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Artist Turns Heavy Metal T-Shirts Into Slightly Frightening Quilts

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts

The world of textile art is an interesting place. We've seen knitted zines, woven pixels, Fiona Apple lyrics as tapestry and a very phallic take on fa...

Breathe Into Your Chakra And Enjoy These Delicate Artworks Of The Occult

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts

1. Breathe in through your base chakra to your solar (666) chakra. 2. Hold your breath as long as you can, comfortably, and focus on your 6th cha...

I'm With Stupid: Stupid Is Alive and Well in the Nutmeg State

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.07.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

This week, however, we Nutmeggers get to take center stage because Connecticut has had a pretty stupid fortnight.

A Love Letter to Popular Music by Way of the Occult

Peter Bebergal | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books
Peter Bebergal

Sitting at a party strumming his guitar, the Scottish troubadour Donovan came upon a riff that seemed to hypnotize him. He played it over and over again and was told later he worked on it for seven hours. This riff was to become "Season of the Witch."

100 Years On: The Forgotten Founder of JPL

Scott Hobbs | Posted 12.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Scott Hobbs

Last week marked the 100th birthday of Jack Parsons, a founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aerojet-Rocketdyne and the inventor of the solid fuel that put man on the moon. In a display of pure serendipity this week, his widow Cameron, will be honored with the first-ever retrospective of her art at MOCA Pacific Design Center.

Meet Cameron, The Countercultural Icon Who Bewitched Los Angeles

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.08.2014 | Arts

Marjorie Cameron Parsons Kimmel, known simply as Cameron, was born in 1923 in Belle Plaine, Iowa. Not far into her life, she established the reputatio...

Pat Robertson Blames Witchcraft For Boy's Stomach Pains

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.14.2014 | Religion

Tell most people your son is having extreme stomach pains, and they will tell you to get to a hospital as soon as possible. Pat Robertson on the other...

Possessed Americans Hospitalized in Mexico: the Superstition, the Controversy and the Truth Behind

Ritoban Mukherjee | Posted 09.04.2014 | Religion
Ritoban Mukherjee

Alexandra Huerta, a 22-year-old American orphan living in south-west Mexico, was hosting a session on the Ouija Board with her brother Sergio, 23, a...

Haunted Travel: Forest Home Cemetery-Milwaukee, WI

Corey Schjoth | Posted 07.28.2014 | Weird News
Corey Schjoth

The social elite here are buried alongside laborers, radical politicians, beer barons, female anarchists, gangsters, and victims of epidemic and fire, equalized by their common fates in their final resting place.

LOOK: The Magical World Of Tarot

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

Someone looking for a tarot reading in Brooklyn, New York would not have to search for too long. The city is rich with tarot readers from many bac...

Saving Witch Children In Nigeria

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 06.17.2014 | 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.