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How the She-Werewolf Legend Exposes a Centuries-Old Fear of Women

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The ‘horrifying and never before heard’ news of 300 female werewolves (lycanthropes), who terrorized the Duchy of Jülich after making a pact with the devil was published in a sensational broadsheet by Georg Kress in 1591 in Augsburg (now in Germany). 967 more words

Day 41: Faith Healing

“Faith Healing” and “Faith Healer” are a couple of those terms that have developed a bad connotation over the years. It brings to mind fervent preachers in expensive suits knocking over old ladies before they turn around and empty their pockets into a collection plate. 939 more words

Folk Magic

Showing Their True Colours

It would appear that the Catholic Church is not happy, not happy at all, about the result of the Irish referendum supporting same-sex marriage.

First we had the Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin saying that the church needed to take “ 263 more words

Society

The Devil's Carnival (2012)

The Devil’s Carnival (2012)

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman

Writer: Terrance Zdunich

Starrring: Sean Patrick Flanery, Briana Evigan, Jessica Lowndes

If you’re familiar with “Repo! The Genetic Opera” then “The Devil’s Carnival” is a bit like it’s obscure, younger cousin. 268 more words

Movies

The Once and Future Foxglove: Patience. And a Reader.

These photographs are all that remain of my foxgloves. They lived in 2010. One purple and one white. I planted them in the garden I had wrung out of the fumes from the nearby Eli Lilly campus, long-neglected soil, and an old, shotgun-style house — all 400-ish square feet of it — which I both affectionately and derisively referred to as “The Tenement.” 1,037 more words

Arts And Letters

Shadows Of Guta (Excerpt 358) Be Safe

Stephen knows he should be heading back to the manor, but the path he took into town was much longer than the hike through the woods. 191 more words

Thriller