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The Alchemical Devilry Series, Part I: The Temptation of Christ, The Black Trinity, and The Choice Before The Children of God

[AN: Part One of a multi-part occult series regarding the Devil, this essay provides a foundation for concepts which will be elaborated later, such as the devil’s representations in art and culture and the crafting of a psychic contract. More practical-application occult discussion will be occurring in future essays, to be published every Friday beginning 7/29 until their completion. After this devilry series is complete, more discussion will be given

Saturnism In The Emerald City: The Alchemical Symbolism Of Return To Oz

Even the most painful-to-watch, trashy piece of cinema can be littered with accidental (or, perhaps, intentional) symbolism enough to trigger a serious acid flashback or psycho-spiritual experience otherwise unlabeled. Barbarella, for God’s sake, is a pretty profound (well, ‘thoughtful’, say) exploration of a woman’s emerging sexuality and her embrace of the power it gives her. But I think a better, and safer place to start touching on this subject is

[GUEST POST] – Richard Vasko’s Compendium of Killer Literature

A note from M. F. Sullivan: This was originally written as a comment for for reddit.com/r/serialkillers, but I thought we’d get some mileage out of it here. Introducing our first ever guest post with our on-staff serial killer expert, the artist Richard Vasko. I have no real explanation as to what brings me here, my situation being what it is, and all, but I do have books to discuss with

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