It’s one of the most tantalizing rumors on the internet. Aleister Crowley, one of the most famous masters of the occult ever, was secretly the father of Barbara Bush—and thus, also the grandfather of George W. Bush and Jeb Bush. Is it true? Do we care?
In his 1977 book Exo-Psychology, psychologist and psychedelic drug advocate Timothy Leary revealed his eight-circuit model of consciousness, his theory about the workings of the human mind and the future neurological "circuits" that humanity might someday access and utilize in our travels beyond Earth. In 1979, the…
Catherynne M. Valente's new novel, Habitation of the Blessed, is about a mystical figure named Prester John. Here, Valente explains the book's premise with action figures. It's the best lesson in Medieval Christian metaphysics you'll ever get on YouTube.
Why is this ornate, gorgeous "spiritual machine" so threatening that the Vatican wanted to blow it up? Rapture-seeker Erik Davis recently visited the mystical Damanhur temple beneath the Italian Alps to find out.