Death

Anti-apartheid activist and South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, is dead today at 95. Via NBCNews.com: Though he was in power for only five years, Mandela was a figure of enormous…


The Dreamatists notes that Friday marked the 50th anniversary of novelist Aldous Huxley’s passing in what may be the ideal way to die:

Laura Huxley described: “I went into Aldous’s room with the vial of LSD and prepared a syringe. The doctor asked me if I wanted him to give the shot. I said, ‘No, I must do this.”

An hour later she gave Huxley a second 100mm. Then she began to talk, bending close to his ear, whispering, “light and free you let go, darling; forward and up. You are going forward and up; you are going toward the light. … You are going toward the best, the greatest love, and it is easy, it is so easy, and you are doing it so beautifully.”

The breathing became slower and slower and slower until, ‘like a piece of music just finishing so gently in sempre piu piano, dolcamente,’ at twenty past five in the afternoon, Aldous Huxley died.”




The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft houses the only known intact pair of necropants, a beyond-disturbing item popularly used for purposes of traditional magic in seventeenth century Iceland. To make your…

















Thenews.pl reports on what lies beneath: Archaeologists in Gliwice, southern Poland have discovered a burial ground where the dead were laid to rest in accordance with practices for alleged vampires. Four skeletons…




Richard Matheson has died. Via suvudu.com: Legendary author of science fiction and horror Richard Matheson died today. He was 87 years-old. Matheson leaves behind an incredible legacy of short stories and novels,…