Interesting piece from World of Psychology examining the Amanda Knox trial as a ritual scapegoating: via The Ritual Sacrifice of Amanda Knox | World of Psychology. Knox’s original conviction — with the Italian…
Los Angeles Man Receives Life Sentence For Skinning And Dismembering Mother In Satanic Ritual Killing
This incredibly disturbing saga harkens back to the heyday of heavy metal moral panic. Via the Los Angeles Times: Prosecutors say that Moises Meraz-Espinoza strangled his mother and then skinned, filleted and…
Yep, one the cooler things I’ve ever seen, and hey, I just interviewed Emily Pothast and Steven Miller who are the freakish brainchildren behind the whole thing:
Thad: I found the concept particularly fascinating, because one of the themes that has been interpenetrating my psychic life as of late has been that of female energy consuming and feeding off the masculine — as if the previous era of humanity has shifted and now it’s time for the sacred feminine to devour the dark war mongering energy that “mankind” has created. Terence Mckenna, Whitley Strieber, and others have described encountering entities that have an almost insectile-multi-eyed-telepathic-hive-mind characteristics. I don’t know if you’re up on insect sexuality, but the feminine typically reigns supreme in that micro-verse. There are no King Bees, if you catch my drift. Thoughts?
EP: Oh wow. Well, I mentioned the inspiration of mystery religions, myths that explore the inner workings of sex and death, which definitely relate to the core processes of nature. These myths are at the root of Christianity, but while the basic mechanism of the dying/resurrecting godman is alive and well in the character of Christ, the “feminine” and erotic aspects of the eternal that were also present in early versions of the myth have been considered taboo for most of Western history.