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In 1453, Constantinople fell to the Turks, ending the Byzantine empire. This date also marks the beginning of the Renaissance, since the waves of Greek refugees spread knowledge of Greek throughout Europe. Included with the newly available Greek manuscripts were the Corpus Hermetica, Plotinus, and the works of the Neoplatonists. Shortly thereafter in 1492, Isabella and Ferdinand expelled the Jews from Spain. This sent waves of Jewish refugees throughout Europe, spreading knowledge of Hebrew and of the Kabbalah. Renaissance philosophers sought to integrate these traditions with the view of unifying the rapidly disintegrating religious factions and also ending the constant political strife.

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SS Watertown Ghosts The case of the SS Watertown is a classic example of what many believe to be an authentic ghost photograph. The story, as recounted by the eminent and long-time director of the American Psychical Institute, Dr. Hereward Carrington, and as detailed in the house magazine of the shipping company, told of the tanker, SS Watertown making its way through the Pacific Ocean in December 1924. Seaman James Courtney and Michael Meehan were assigned to clean out a cargo tank.

Black Witchcraft - Part 1 Black Witchcraft The Foundations of the Luciferian Path by Micheal Ford The nature of Black Witchcraft in the ancient and modern world is of anti-nature, or rather the word “Antinomian” is a Greek form meaning “against the law”. This word makes reference to rebellion from a structure or spiritual design of the masses, the majority and whatever the current ideological mainstream may be at that time. Witchcraft, no matter for what intent or form, has always stood outside any conventional acceptance within society – either by the religious hierarchy (even though it keeps their organizations called Church together and making money) or even governmental ones. To provide a distinct understanding of Luciferian Witchcraft from which I am an initiate of, I must write directly of experience and the vision which all initiates, past, present or secret, have brought to the current and how it manifests today. Symbolism and Commitment

Cartographer's Selects: Occult London and Marylebone's Wizards - The Thinker's Garden London continues to thrive as a mecca for occult studies and groups. Today, salons and bookstores such as Treadwell’s and Atlantis attract hundreds of artists, scholars, and practitioners from around the world—fulfilling a similar function to the Victorian esoteric bookshops of John Denley and George Bumstead. The Warburg Institute, which was the base for historian of magic and science Dame Frances Yates, also maintains the world-renowned Yorke and Innes collections, which include—among many other eclectic tomes—books and manuscripts on alchemy and ceremonial magic. Aleister Crowley in ceremonial garb In the early 20th century, London was the main social arena for occultists like Gerald Gardner and Aleister Crowley.

The Haunted Glenn Dale Hospital Glenn Dale Hospital was built in 1934 to serve as a tuberculosis sanitarium. Sitting on 210 acres in Prince Georges County, Maryland, the 23-building institution was once state-of-the-art, but has stood abandoned since 1982, when it was closed permanently due to concerns about the copious amounts of asbestos used in the construction. The main campus of Glenn Dale consists of a Children’s hospital building and main hospital building, which are connected by a series of underground tunnels and walkways. Each of these buildings has its own morgue, and both structures are close to Glenn Dale Road, which bisects the estate and makes the buildings easy fodder for local trespassers who want to match wits with the Washington, D.C Park Police, who routinely patrol the area.

Demonology Back to Home Page or Contents Page or Past and present beliefs or Index Demonology (Editor's note: Except for a few incidents this article has been published verbatim. Muktabodha On-line Digital Library Overview & login page return→ Palm-leaf manuscript written in Grantha script from the archives of Muktabodha The Muktabodha Digital Library Project was begun in 1995 as a manuscript microfilming project focusing mainly on photographing at-risk and rare palm-leaf Vedic Shrauta ritual manuscripts from both private collections and libraries. From this phase we have approximately 50,000 frames of microfilm in our archives.

10 Chilling Urban Legends From North Carolina Urban legends…they ignite the storyteller in all of us. We hear them, we tell them, and soon they become stories passed down through generations. While North Carolina is full of the haunted, the weird, and the scary…we also have some pretty interesting urban legends that add to the mystery and allure of our state. Roscoe Village Click on any of the titles in the option box below to view the picture: Roscoe Village is located within the town of Coshocton in Coshocton County. It's really close to OH-16. Visiting Roscoe Village is like stepping back in time. There are many historic buildings lining Whitewoman Street, and a few historical tours.

Learn about spells and bewitchment Word of Caution It doesn't matter if you believe or you do not believe in spells. Spells have been a part of our history for centuries and continue to be a part of many peoples daily lives depending on what part of the country you come from or what type of religion you believe in. It must be said that spells do come in the form of good and bad in today's time just as it has in the past. Black art and white art can easily be mistaken and mixed up if you are not experienced in the art of spell casting.

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