Posts tagged "occult"
A Conversation with Shannon Taggart: Photographer of Séances, Spirits and Ectoplasm

A Conversation with Shannon Taggart: Photographer of Séances, Spirits and Ectoplasm

Don Jolly profiles spirit photographer Shannon Taggart.
Chapel Perilous: Notes From The New York Occult Revival

Chapel Perilous: Notes From The New York Occult Revival

Don Jolly reports on New Yorkers attempting to revive and study the occult.
In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

A round-up of recent religion & media news.

RAW Believer

Peter Bebergal on Robert Anton Wilson, from a post at BoingBoing:
So it is with great respect and admiration that I celebrate the life of Robert Anton Wilson during this memorial week by remembering that he was the great believing skeptic, someone for whom the collection and curating of all that is weird was his...

Good Islam=Clergy, Bad Islam=Crystals

Amy Levin: A controversial religious tradition in Iran you wouldn’t expect to hear about is brewing in the news: occultism–or at least some relative version of it. The narrative arguably begins in medias res, when one of Ayatollah Ali Khameni’s aides accused allies of president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad of engaging in “occult practices.” The aide...

Photography and the Occult

03 October 2005 “There’s a lot of people,” she said, “dead people, who don’t want to go where they’re supposed to go, you know?” By Kate Hawley Theodor Prinz, “Ghost” Journalism about the occult usually files under “news of the weird.” But the opening of a new exhibition of photographs at the Metropolitan Museum last...