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« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2014, 11:44:05 pm »

Fairy Tales Inspired Photo By Margarita Kareva:
http://www.boredpanda.com/fantasy-photography-russian-photographer-margarita-kareva/
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The word pagan came from paganus , who mean peasant . Its was a way to significate than christianism was the religion of the elite and paganism the one of the savage worker class.

''Trickster shows us how we trick OURSELVES. Her rampant curiosity backfires, but, then, something NEW is discovered (though usually not what She expected)! This is where creativity comes from—experiment, do something different, maybe even something forbidden, and voila! A breakthrough occurs! Ha! Ha! We are released! The world is created anew! Do something backwards, break your own traditions, the barrier breaks; destroy the world as you know it, let the new in.''
Extract of the Dreamflesh article ''Path of The Sacred Clown''
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« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2014, 10:47:26 pm »

Quoted from Cracked.Com's Article 5 Seemingly Sane Celebrities With Bizarre Paranormal Beliefs :


David Bowie Lived in Constant Fear of Witches


If cocaine and not giving a fuck somehow managed to have a baby, that baby's name would be David Bowie. Over the years, the man has become the definition of the experimental, oddball musician, but you probably assumed that, even at its worst, Bowie's craziness was always of the creative, artistic variety. Definitely not something that involved, say, witches.

Surprise! It was witches -- as in, throughout the 1970s, Bowie lived in crippling fear that he was being stalked by witches who wanted to steal his sperm.

Biographers of Bowie's most fucked-up phase record that his obsession reached fever pitch at around the time he was working on his 1976 album Station to Station, which mainly involved snorting coke and reading every book in his house. Eventually, he got really into occult subjects like psychic-protection techniques, claiming that they prevented brides of Satan from breaking into his mind (see: coke).


Cameron Crowe, who was a journalist at the time, once encountered Bowie in his studio, fearfully lighting black candles after supposedly detecting a malevolent presence. He also carried a cross and a Jewish talisman, because, dammit, the witches had to be scared of at least one of them. He couldn't take any chances, you see. During that time, Bowie was convinced that witches were trying to get their hands on his semen to make a baby that they were going to sacrifice to Satan, like a glam-rock Rosemary's Baby.

In the following years, rumors abounded that Bowie was collecting his semen, urine, and other bodily fluids in jars and hiding them around the house (which we assume was due to the witch thing). Eventually, his paranoia came to an end when concerned friends hooked him up with a practicing good witch who agreed to perform an exorcism for him, after which Bowie finally stopped worrying about paranormal rapists. He also quit cocaine around that same time, but we're sure that had nothing to do with it.





Carter and Reagan's UFO Sightings Helped Shape Their Presidencies

The world tends to dismiss UFO sightings because the majority of them are reported by people in trailer parks who may or may not have been inebriated at the time. But sometimes, even respected, level-headed folks look up in the sky and see something they can't explain. In fact, not one but two U.S. presidents have had alien encounters of the weird kind, which for once isn't Secret Service code for the POTUS popping into a brothel during his European tour.


In 1969, while still a state-level politician in Georgia, Jimmy Carter reported sighting a UFO while hanging out outside a Lions Club. According to interviews, he said, "It seemed to move towards us from a distance, stop, move partially away, [and] return," additionally describing the thing as bluish-reddish, luminous, and not solid.

To be fair, Carter has always maintained that what he saw was a UFO in the strictest definition of the term -- an unidentified flying object, which doesn't necessarily imply three-breasted Martian astronauts. But years later, the Gipper himself had a similar experience.

Ronald Reagan never officially reported a UFO encounter, but witnesses say he spotted weird lights in the sky at least twice in his life. Pilot Bill Paynter was there for the 1974 sighting. He and his passengers (including Reagan, then-governor of California) spotted a big light flying behind the plane and moving at high speed at a 45-degree angle. "Everyone on the plane was surprised," Paynter reports. "Governor Reagan expressed amazement."


So what? They both saw some weird lights. That doesn't mean they spent the rest of their lives with aliens on the brain, right?

Actually, after being elected president, both Carter and Reagan put extraterrestrial affairs on their electoral agendas. Carter promised to release every piece of information the country had about UFO sightings to the public, and to look into the whole Roswell UFO crash-landing. As for Reagan, he slipped a lot of puzzling remarks about aliens into his official speeches, including one memorable moment in 1987 when he mused that world peace might be achieved if, just hypothetically, we had to fight an alien invasion. Just, you know, putting it out there. Really, what president hasn't had that exact thought?








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« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2014, 04:19:08 pm »

4 Insane Theories People Still Believe About the Nazis by Cracked.Com :

http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-insane-theories-people-still-believe-about-nazis/

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chicar
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« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2014, 10:13:11 pm »

Soviet Christmas In Space:
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/engrossing_soviet_science_fiction_holiday_cards

And On The Subject Of Space Faring Communism:
http://io9.com/how-soviet-artists-imagined-communist-life-in-space-1558140402?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/chinese_space_babies_the_taikonaut_tykes_of_the_future
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