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Saving Witch Children In Nigeria

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 04.17.2014 | Impact
Tihomir Kukolja

In Nigeria beautiful, innocent children, as young as two years of age, are tortured, abandoned and killed by their own parents, family and community members. Deliverance pastors and prophets have over the years branded thousands of children as witches.

Charlotte Is Just... Bizarre

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel

Lately, it seems like Charlotte is topping the list of just about everything. While it is a great place for young professionals and anyone in banking...

WATCH: Occult New York: Gotham's Hidden History

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion
Mitch Horowitz

My lecture on the history of the occult in New York delivered at the 2013 International Theosophy Conference in Manhattan explores how New York City served as a surprising springboard for alternative spiritual ideas in the Victorian era and beyond.

VIDEO: Halloween As a Religious Holiday: A Lecture at the New York Public Library

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 12.31.2013 | Religion
Mitch Horowitz

In my Halloween-eve lecture at the New York Public Library, delivered October 30, 2013 at the Mid-Manhattan Branch, I highlight the ancient roots of Halloween and its rebirth in modern America.

My Occult Boyhood

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 12.30.2013 | Religion
Mitch Horowitz

For me Halloween has always been more than just a holiday for costumes, parties, and trick-or-treating. It is a time of year that summons up occult interests that grew deep in me in childhood.

Screams to Stream: New Horror Web Series

Jill Di Donato | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment
Jill Di Donato

It's the season for macabre. Horror has come a long way, baby. Whether in movie theaters, on TV, and now streaming from computers as webisodes, audiences just want to be scared.

The Internet: A Superhighway of Paranormal Hoaxes and Fakelore

Sharon Hill | Posted 07.14.2013 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

The occulture scene gets decidedly more unhealthy as money, greed, quest for notoriety and lack of scruples allow the sensationalist speculation and outright hoaxers to keep right on fooling everyone, time and time again. There's a sucker born every minute.

Christian Slater Joins Kyle Killen Pilot

Posted 03.11.2013 | TV

Christian Slater is taking a stab at TV once again with a Kyle Killen pilot. According to TVLine, Slater will star in "Influence," Killen's latest TV ...

Prophetic Predictions: Nostradamus and 2012

GAIAM TV | Posted 02.18.2013 | Weird News
GAIAM TV

A poetic prophet who wrote in puns, anagrams and quatrains, Nostradamus was the quintessential Renaissance man with a twist. Apothecary, healer and dyslexic, Nostradamus became interested in astrology and the occult.

Rocket Man

Scott Hobbs | Posted 08.15.2012 | Weird News
Scott Hobbs

Sixty years ago on June 17, 1952, a brilliant young rocket scientist and occultist was killed in an explosion in Pasadena of origins that remain mysterious to this day.

Painting In The Haunted Spice Factory: Hernan Bas Talks About His Work

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.11.2012 | Detroit

Hernan Bas isn't sure if he's 33 or 34 years old. The painter has been too busy working to keep track of his birthday. Bas, who's made painting hi...

David Moye

The Spooks That Inspired 'Poltergeist'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 03.12.2012 | Weird News

The names Lucille Hermann or Christopher Lutz may not scare up immediate recognition, but horror fans owe them a debt of gratitude of sorts. Both o...

Doctor Who Is Really Dr. Hans Holzer (VIDEO)

Alexandra Holzer | Posted 05.01.2012 | Weird News
Alexandra Holzer

Just like Dr. Who, my father was a universal explorer who, through travel and the use of science and metaphysics, time-traveled back into paranormal history.

Ray Sanchez

'In Good Times And Bad, They Come To The Botanica'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ray Sanchez | Posted 01.08.2012 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- Deirdre Bentancourt, currently unemployed, escorted her daughter through the aisles of a Bronx botanica that bills itself as the largest o...

The Occult Chickens Have Come Home To Roost: Religious Superstition In Iranian Politics

Ali Rahnema | Posted 09.07.2011 | Religion
Ali Rahnema

Since early May 2011, charges of sorcery, witchcraft, and using supernatural powers to manipulate people and events for particular political ends have been leveled against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

New Tudor Hero, John Dee: Scientist, Conjurer, Sleuth

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

The Bones of Avalon chills, thrills and satisfies, providing good history, great plot, and fascinating characters. Pull up a chair, turn off the phone, and settle in for a most delectable read.

The Occult In American History

Mitch Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mitch Horowitz

The spirit of tolerance and openness that suffused esoteric movements in early America forged a bond between the occult and liberalism. This was especially true in the nineteenth-century movement of Spiritualism.

Scouting the Occult in Brooklyn

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

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Occult America: The Secret History Of How Mysticism Shaped Our Nation by Mitch Horowitz

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Corso

Early America was a spiritually rocking place. For what it's worth, it remains so to this day for those with eyes to see and ears to hear.