Flavour, a popular Nigerian musician, can wear his dreadlocks in peace because they are seen as a temporary fashion statement.
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Nigerian men who wear their hair in knots are not a new phenomenon, but the hairstyle's spiritual heritage sparks fear in the hearts of many.
A restaurant in Bishopville, S.C. markets the town’s association to the Lizard Man.
Joseph P. Laycock
Towns are embracing their eccentric visitors as a way to boost their struggling economies.
Facilitated Communication began in Australia in the 1980s.
Facilitated Communication began in Australia in the 1980s to help people with disabilities communicate, but it has since been shown to replace the voice of the person with that of the facilitator.
J Cole at Etihad Stadium in 2014. Cole (aka ‘Therapist’) runs non-profit organisation Dreamville Foundation, and houses single mothers rent-free in his childhood home.
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Hip hop often gets a bad rap but for therapists and teachers it can be a transformative tool.
'Ouija board' via www.shutterstock.com
The Oujia board's origins were anything but evil. It emerged, in part, out of a longing to communicate with loved ones who had died during the Civil War.
According to a recent poll, 45 percent of Americans believe extraterrestrials have visited the Earth.
Raphael Terra, 'UFO Sunset.'
Whether it's Hillary Clinton's courting the UFO vote or Donald Trump's lending credibility to various conspiracy theories, the "triumph of reason" seems to have gone by the wayside.
A photograph from The Sabbat Cycle’s Austin stop, where a screening of ‘The Witch’ was held, followed by a satanic ritual.
The Satantic Temple
What, exactly, are the political goals of The Satanic Temple, which formed in 2013? A religion professor attended a recent satanic ritual to find out.
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The prosperity gospel – a uniquely American strand of Christian theology – creates a dilemma for its adherents.
An exorcism being performed in Fafe, Portugal.
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The belief in demonic possession – often thought to be a relic of The Dark Ages and the Salem Witch Trials – remains surprisingly mainstream.
A miniature orc from the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.
When conspiracy theorists label games and literature "Satanic," what does it say about their own imaginations and ability to engage in play?
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