Occult

Looking Back at the ‘Satanic Panic’ of the 80s

Looking Back at the ‘Satanic Panic’ of the 80s

During the 1980s, Americans absolutely lost their minds–and not just over legwarmers and acid-washed denim. The so-called Satanic Panic swept the nation with lurid tabloid stories of ritual abuse and repressed memories. What really happened? And why were so many people convinced that satanic cults were running rampant in the …

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Killer Cults, Zombies, and Satanic Soldiers

Killer Cults, Zombies, and Satanic Soldiers

What a month it’s been, my friends. As we draw a line under July 2020, I’ve got one thing on my mind: killer cults. Two news stories this month demonstrated what happens when dangerous occult beliefs collide with cold-blooded killers. Here’s what happened. Idaho Cult Mom Believed Kids Were ‘Zombies’ …

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Bizarre Occult Obsession

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Bizarre Occult Obsession

How is it possible that the creator of the most famous rational mind in all of literature also believed in ghosts, fairies, and ancient Egyptian curses? Sherlock Holmes debunked supernatural phenomenon, such as the legend of the spectral beast in “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” Yet Conan Doyle was an …

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Iconic Good Witches from Movies and Television

Iconic Good Witches from Movies and Television

We’ve come a long way from the cackling, green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West! Once limited to villains–and ugly ones, too–witches have gradually gotten a makeover in the last 30 years. Perhaps that change has something to do with the rise of real-life pagan and Wiccan practitioners. More people than …

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Fact or Fiction: King Tut’s Curse

Fact or Fiction: King Tut’s Curse

In 1922, an expedition led by Howard Carter opened King Tutankhamen’s tomb. By 1939, Carter and several other prominent figures associated with the expedition were dead. Was it mere bad luck? Or was the Curse of the Pharaohs to blame? Curses of Ancient Egypt The Egyptians did sometimes place curses …

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Why Is Tarot So Popular Now–and Should You Try It?

Why Is Tarot So Popular Now–and Should You Try It?

Tarot is back, baby! Or more accurately, it never really went away. People have used some form of cartomancy–that’s divination using cards–since the 14th century. However, tarot has become wildly popular, especially among Millennial and Gen Z women. Here’s why–and how you can start reading the cards for yourself. What …

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Hidden Secrets of the Mysterious Voynich Manuscript

Hidden Secrets of the Mysterious Voynich Manuscript

In 1912, a book dealer named Wilfrid Voynich purchased an odd codex filled with indecipherable script and elaborate drawings. Ever since then, the Voynich Manuscript has been a source of mystery and fascination for those interested in both the occult and cryptography. What We Know for Certain The manuscript consists …

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Did NASA Scientists Just Discover a Parallel Universe?

Did NASA Scientists Just Discover a Parallel Universe?

Imagine a parallel universe where time runs backwards. Freaky, right? Dozens of tabloids and blogs reported that NASA had discovered just such a place, but the truth is more complicated. Per usual, the headlines only hint at the real research behind the work published by NASA researchers. In fact, the …

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