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Saturday, September 14, 2019

From Here to Eternity:
Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
By
Caitlin Doughty

Doughty, founder of the Order of the Good Death, a nonprofit organization that advocates for natural burial and reducing the stigma around death, describes funereal rituals around the world while stopping to reflect on U.S. practices. In Indonesia, for instance, the Toraja keep the dead at home for several months or years until the funeral. The author also explores the North Carolina's FOREST facility, which composts corpses, and the Crestone End of Life, a Colorado nonprofit that performs open-air cremations.

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Caitlin Marie Doughty (born August 19, 1984) is an American mortician, author, blogger, and YouTube personality known for advocating death acceptance and the reform of Western funeral industry practices. She is the creator of the Web series "Ask a Mortician", founder of The Order of the Good Death, and author of two bestselling books, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes & Other Lessons from the Crematory in 2014, and From Here to Eternity; Traveling the World to Find the Good Death in 2017, both published by W.W. Norton and Company...
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Friday, September 13, 2019

HAPPY BLOODY-TERRIFYING
FRIDAY The 13th To One And All!

Grab your favorite ax or most-cherished machete and wack someone you love!







 
 
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Sunday, September 8, 2019

TALKING HEADS: THE VENT HAVEN PORTRAITS
(Photography by Matthew Rolston)


Influential American celebrity photographer, director and creative director MATTHEW ROLSTON turns his eye for portraiture to a new cast of characters with the launch of "TALKING HEADS: THE VENT HAVEN PORTRAITS". Using techniques he has honed over decades of celebrity portraiture, and marking his first foray into the world of fine arts, Rolston has captured the inherent humanity of a rarely-seen collection of unique entertainment figures: ventriloquist dummies. Unearthed from the intimate and obscure Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, Rolston used a rigorously formal photographic approach to bring out the power in the faces of these figures through a series of 100 portraits, or "headshots".


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Rolston painstakingly selected the faces he was most drawn to and, in particular, those that conveyed a sense of character through pronounced aging, exaggerated features, and ornately painted faces, drawing the eye directly to the sometimes disturbingly human quality of each dummy. Breathing new life into these inanimate figures, Rolston's photographs channel a sustained and energetic presence that is at once commanding, totemic, and touchingly familiar.

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I've personally continued to this most excellent book since my parents surprised me with for Christmas a few years ago.  Over 100 entrancing (and often creepy) portraits of ventriloquist dummies chosen from over 700 at the VENT HAVEN MUSEUM in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. A museum whose collection of ventriloquist dummies began back in 1910 by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE BERGER.  (Scroll down to enjoy some pics from my personal copy of the book)!

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

GOTTA LOVE A GRIMOIRE!
GRIMOIRE (/ɡrɪmˈwɑːr/ grim-WAHR) (also known as a “book of spells”) is a textbook of magic, typically including instructions on how to create magical objects like talismans and amulets, how to perform magical spells, charms and divination, and how to summon or invoke supernatural entities such as angels, spirits, deities and demons.  In many cases, the books themselves are believed to be imbued with magical powers, although in many cultures, other sacred texts that are not grimoires (such as the Bible) have been believed to have supernatural properties intrinsically.  In this manner, while all books on magic could be thought of as grimoires, not all magical books should be thought of as grimoires.





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Just days before All Hallow’s Eve, two handwritten, spiral-bound books of spells have sold on AbeBooks.com for $13,865, but the buyer risks being cursed if they are not a believer in witchcraft.  The opening page of the first of the two grimoires (that’s a magical textbook) is inscribed with the haunting warning:
 
To those not of the craft – the reading of this book is forbidden!  Proceed no further or justice will exact a swift and terrible retribution – and you will surely suffer at the hand of the craft.” 
 
The same warning is then inscribed again in Theban, an ancient alphabet used in modern Wicca to hide magical text from those who do not believe in witchcraft.  The author, a witch, has signed the page using the Theban alphabet.  Let’s hope the buyer is a real-life Hermione and not a Muggle.

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CLASSIC GRIMIORES
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"The Satanic Bible" by Anton Szandor LaVey
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ABOUT:
Called "The Black Pope" by many of his followers, Anton La Vey began the road to High Priesthood of the Church of Satan when he was only 16 years old and an organ player in a carnival:

"On Saturday night I would see men lusting after halfnaked girls dancing at the carnival, and on Sunday morning when I was playing the organ for tent-show evangelists at the other end of the carnival lot, I would see these same men sitting in the pews with their wives and children, asking God to forgive them and purge them of carnal desires. And the next Saturday night they'd be back at The carnival or some other place of indulgence.
"I knew then that the Christian Church thrives on hypocrisy, and that man's carnal nature will out!"

From that time early in his life his path was clear. Finally, on the last night of April, 1966—Walpurgisnacht, the most important festival of the believers in witchcraft—LaVey shaved his head in the tradition of Ancient executioners and announced the formation of The Church Of Satan. He had seen the need for a church that would recapture man's body and his carnal desires as objects of celebration. "Since worship of fleshly things produces pleasure," he said, "there would then be a temple of glorious indulgence . . ."



"The Necronomicon" by Abdul Alhazred (The Mad Arab)
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In the past 31 years, there has been a lot of ink—actual and virtual—spilled on the subject of the Necronomicon. Some have derided it as a clumsy hoax; others have praised it as a powerful grimoire. As the decades have passed, more information has come to light both on the book's origins and discovery, and on the information contained within its pages. The Necronomicon has been found to contain formula for spiritual trans-formation, consistent with some of the most ancient mystical processes in the world, processes that were not public knowledge when the book was first published, processes that involve communion with the stars.
 
In spite of all the controversy, the first edition sold out before it was published. And it has never been out of print since then. This year, the original designer of the 1977 edition and the original editor have joined forces to present a new, deluxe hardcover edition of the most feared, most reviled, and most desired occult book on the planet.
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MORE GRIMIORES...

"The Complete Grimoire of Pope Honorius"


"Grimoire of Tiamat" by Asenath Mason


"The Lesser Key Of Solomon: The Book Of Evil Spirits"
By L.W.  DE LAURENCE


"The Lesser Key of Solomon"
by MacGregor Mathers & Aleister Crowley


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GREAT BOOKS About GRIMIORES...

 "Grimoires: A History of Magic Books"


"Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires:
The Classical Texts of Magick Deciphere"


"The Book of Grimoires:
The Secret Grammar of Magic"
Goetic Demon "Bael"


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Goetic Demon "Abigor"

Goetic Demon "Ahares"

Goetic Demon "Amduscias"

Goetic Demon "Asmodeus"

Goetic Demon "Astaroth"

Goetic Demon "Pruflas"

Goetic Demon "Ronwe"




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