400-year-old witchcraft trial resumes

Feb 14, 2012 by

The case of Katharina Henot who was burnt at the stake in 1627 has been re-opened this week.   Originally accused of practicing black magic, Katharina was arrested, tortured and paraded through the streets of Cologne before being tied to a stake and set on fire. Between the 14th and 19th century over 25,000 people [...]

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Mountain of the Dead: The Dyatlov Pass Incident

Jan 10, 2012 by

One of the most bizarre, not to mention flat out terrifying, mysteries of the modern age concerns the enigmatic deaths of nine Russian mountaineers whose cross-country skiing trip ended in a tragedy so ghastly and perplexing that it has mystified experts for over half a century.   Excursions into nature can be serene for some [...]

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Could it be magic? Occult specialist Atlantis Bookshop claim lights ‘stayed on’ during blackout

Jan 08, 2012 by

MYSTICISM and the occult have been the mainstay of the Atlantis Bookshop for the best part of a century. So when the shop overcame a street-wide power cut this week, what else could be the cause but magic?   Managers at the store, just off New Oxford Street, were startled when they saw flames shooting [...]

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Why Are Medical Associations Against Alternative Medicine?

Jan 07, 2012

The medical profession has a long history of opposing alternative healing professions. he rules of engagement have changed; as the AMA is finding new “legal” ways to discredit and limit practitioners of natural medicine.   Alternative healthcare professionals such as chiropractors, naturopaths, and midwives have been targeted by the American Medical Association (AMA) for nearly [...]

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Vatican throws light on history as it opens secret archives

Dec 28, 2011

As the confidential correspondence of popes, princes and potentates, the Vatican Secret Archives have been jealously guarded for centuries.   But now 100 of the most historically significant documents held by the Vatican’s Secret Archives are to go on public display in Rome – the first and probably last time that they will leave the [...]

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Advent

Dec 02, 2011

Image Source: Daily Mirror. Advent is taken from the Latin word Adventus, and refers to the coming of the Messiah. It is a period of waiting; in Christian terms, it refers both to the Hebrews waiting for the coming of the Messiah and to the Christians waiting for Christ's Second Coming, which ties the season to various [...]

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California researcher cracks secret society’s cipher

Nov 12, 2011

A computer scientist at the University of Southern California and two Swedish linguists have cracked a 75,000-character cipher from the 18th century that described the laws of a secret society. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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