Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival – The Live Experience: A Review by Vincent Piazza

“What the Fuck is this Movie about?”-Barry Bostwick And that was the Question asked often before and after I went to Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival – The Live Experience, sometimes whispered, sometimes shouted during the Q&A. The Answer was different depending on who you talked to, and I love a movie like that. This Horror/ Musical/…

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The Black Art of Corpse magic Part II : Stealing the Soul and Zombi making

Another variation of Corpse magic is the Ritual of capturing a Human Spirit. In Taoist Magic, this technique was popular among sorcerers who practiced black magic, and it required the Wu to use Five Deadly Poisons in order to cause a chosen victim to fall into a coma.This is very similar to the Vodoun process of…

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MAKING SEDATIVE WATER; A practical bit of magic.

Sometimes being hospitable takes its energetic toll, especially when you encounter a rude and unruly guest. The following magical technique can be used to quietly sedate a disruptive individual who is “Shen Disturbed.” Or is just too fucked up to deal with. It can be used on both young children and older adults; anyone who…

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5 Good Books About the Evil one (AKA. The Devil )

“Son, the greatest trick the Devil pulled was convincing the world there was only one of him.” ― David Wong, John Dies at the End They say,“Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.”I often write about the Devil and Demons from a Occultist’s point of view,but what about the great stories in…

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Home: A Burlesque Tribute to New Orleans; A Review done by: Vincent Piazza

To commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, performers who lived in New Orleans ten years ago put on a heartfelt tribute to their beloved city,and I, as a homegrown son,decided to attend.And what a night it was! The Master of Ceremonies Ben Wisdom handled the crowd with flair and his own twist of  bawdy behavior and…

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The emergence of chaos

The ‘butterfly effect’ has become a popular slogan of chaos. But is it really so surprising that minor details sometimes have major impacts? Sometimes the proverbial minor detail is taken to be the difference between a world with some butterfly and an alternative universe that is exactly like the first, except that the butterfly is absent; as a result of…

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The Five-Phoenixes Dragon Sprout (Aspidium falcadum; wood fern)

The Five-Phoenixes Dragon Sprout (Aspidium falcadum; wood fern) Deep within the mountain streams, Phoenixes Five is their name; These the alchemist esteems, And their lushness will acclaim. Harvesting the leaves is done Only in the seasons blest; Fifth moon or mid-autumn— Under these the task is best. Strange the name and strange the shape— This…

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