New Religions Religion and Media

Entheogens, Spirituality, And Modern Myths, Part 1 (John Cuda)

The following is the first of a three-part series. Introduction: Alice and Entheogens In this article I seek to analyze spiritual phenomena using contemporary mythological and pop-cultural referents, such as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There (1871), and The Matrix. Using these texts as interpretive mediums, I […]

New Religions

More Sympathy for the Devil, or The State of Satan in The Age of Obama and Trump

Fifty years ago this weekend in the year 1966, according to lore and legend, San Francisco showman, musician, and self-professed huckster Howard Stanton Levey a.k.a. Anton Szandor LaVey founded the Church of Satan, proclaiming at the same time the advent of the Age of Satan (coinciding roughly with the immense popularity of the Rolling Stones […]