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PHANTASMA NOCTURNA by mistertrece
PHANTASMA NOCTURNA
Ink, tissue and brush on cardboard. PLEASE LISTEN TO THE SONG READING THE TEXT AND WATCHING THE IMAGE FOR TO CATCH THE VIBE:

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The third time i´ve painting the fucking face. Finally im happy with it ( until... tomorrow? )

When the answers found in religions or science seemingly fail to satisfy the curiosity people have about the paranormal, many paranormal researchers turn to alternate forms of spirituality.

These alternate explanations do not necessarily explain paranormal phenomena, but they certainly help to promote ideas and beliefs not belonging to the religion. Some paranormal researchers do this in order to excite and please the masses, and perhaps there is also the aspect that many paranormal researchers are themselves sincere believers of alternate belief systems and superstition. However, when these alternate forms of spirituality fail to legitimize paranormal phenomena among sceptics, science becomes the next alternative.

Many people are under the false impression that paranormal investigations are scientific, simply because some forms of technology are included in the investigations. Paranormal research is not a recognized science. The reasons for this are many, but the most obvious reason is that numerous frauds have destroyed the credibility of paranormal phenomena as worthy of scientific endeavour. Before any comparison between science and paranormal phenomena can be explored, the following is a general description of what science is.

The word ‘Science’ comes from the Latin word scientia, meaning, knowledge. Science explores a broad field of knowledge that deals with observed facts and the relationships existing among those facts. Scientific theories utilize general rules or laws that attempt to explain how and why something happens or happened. More specifically, scientific theory organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the natural world. Paranormal theories do not adhere to the rules and laws of scientific theory, and are at most, philosophical.

There are numerous paranormal theories, each deserving greater attention, but some things will be mentioned here in order to provide a sense of how paranormal theories differ from scientific theories. As stated, paranormal theories often fall outside any of the rules or laws applied to scientific theory, although they are thought to have some scientific basis – for example: the theory that ghosts can generate Electro Magnetic Fields (or EMF) that can be measured with EMF meters. Many cases involving a haunting or poltergeist have reported electrical lighting being affected in some way. One explanation for this theory is that due to such reports, the manifestation itself is electrical. The problem with this theory is that it excludes how a haunting or poltergeist activity is also said to include a variety of other influences on physical surroundings having nothing to do with electricity.

In other words, any affect on electrical lighting is incidental and belongs to a wide range of experiences belonging to both a haunting and poltergeist activity – to which EMF does not apply. The question, then, is how can such phenomena be reduced to Electro Magnetic Field? Other paranormal theories following this first example claim that the human body is bio-electric and that when the body dies, the energy cannot be destroyed, but transforms from one state to another. This change of state of energy is thought to become a ghost in most cases. Sounds scientific? At first, it does sound convincing. According to science, neurons are electrical impulses active in the brain. What the paranormal theory attempts to do is to use the first law from Thermodynamics, which states: “Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. It can only change forms from one state to another.”

By including this scientific rule or law, the paranormal researcher attempts to legitimize his or her theory concerning ghosts. Although this is certainly an interesting theory, it is problematic in other ways. In terms of how conclusions are often made without any testable explanations, what remains is the use of EMF meters to demonstrate an affect. The EMF thought to be detectable in paranormal phenomena involving ghosts, a haunting, or poltergeist activity is never demonstrated properly. If a house is thought to be haunted, and a paranormal investigator uses an EMF meter, there will most certainly be something measured, and not necessarily because a ghost is present. What actually occurs are measurements being made in relation to environments that naturally produce EMF – electrical wiring, computers, and other household appliances; an electrically charged object. In fact, EMF meters are designed to measure fields generated from electrically charged objects, and not ghosts. Having briefly examined paranormal theory concerning EMF and ghosts, it is easy to recognize how science is simply misapplied to support a belief without any proper testable explanations. The technology used to draw conclusions from such environments as homes and other buildings is not practical to any testable explanation.

The reason is largely due to how this paranormal theory misrepresents why electrical lighting is affected, by excluding other circumstances associated to the same paranormal phenomena. This does not mean that EMF is not worth investigating. The point here is that EMF meters are used to detect EMF and do not verify a paranormal phenomenon alone. Some paranormal researchers use EMF along with video/photography, EVP, and so forth. However, there are problems with these other forms of technology that are used to give the impression that something scientific is being applied to the paranormal investigation itself. Photography is another form of technology used among paranormal investigators, seeking to give credibility to their research as a science. In the hopes of capturing anything unusual, photography could potentially provide a record of paranormal phenomena. In the past, “Spirit Photography” was a form of evidence produced by many Modern Spiritualists from the mid 19th to early 20th century. Most of those photos, if not all, were faked.

Some of the more infamous examples were faked by people such as William H. Mumler (b.1832–d.1884) and William Hope (b.1863–d.1933). The “theory” belonging to Modern Spiritualism during the 19th century consisted of the belief that spirits could communicate with the living through photography by permitting themselves to be photographed, with the assistance of a medium. Since that time, other paranormal theories involving photography have developed, having little to do with science. Strange images or anomalies have been photographed, and although there are scientific explanations, paranormal theories continue to be promoted. Among the various types of anomalies occurring in photographs and used to apply paranormal theory, are Orbs.

Described as a semi-translucent sphere-shaped mass of energy, an Orb is thought to be the most common form that a spirit takes. The paranormal theory does not explain how such a conclusion can be made, but only makes an assumption based on photographs of Orbs that have been documented. There is, however, a more rational explanation to such anomalies. What most often occurs in Orb phenomena is that dust or moisture particles in the air are reflecting the flash from the camera, thereby appearing as illuminated, semi-translucent spheres in the photographs. Despite this rational explanation, the paranormal theory continues to be promoted as a matter of scientific documentation. There are a variety of other photographic anomalies associated to Orbs, each applying the same assumptions. Another example of photography used to promote a different paranormal theory is Ectoplasm.

Unlike Orbs, many paranormal investigators have photographed a mass of mist-like substance thought to be Ectoplasm. The paranormal theory identifies Ectoplasm as a residual substance that occurs before or following a spirit manifestation. The theory itself has nothing to do with science, but comes from definitions and beliefs stemming from the Modern Spiritualist movement. In photographs depicting what is thought to be Ectoplasm, the photographer often testifies that no such mass of smoke or mist was visible when the photo was taken. As with the Orb anomaly, there are rational explanations that can explain the so-called cases of Ectoplasm.

In cooler environments, an exhalation from the photographer can occur and produce the misty anomaly thought to be Ectoplasm. The same can occur with a lit cigarette. In other words, careless photography can account for these so-called Ectoplasm manifestations. As for the paranormal theory promoting the belief in Ectoplasm, what must also be considered is that if Ectoplasm is spirit matter or residue, this should register with the human eye, although the spirit itself does not. Not surprisingly, Ectoplasm that is photographed does not. In all other manifestations of Ectoplasm – primarily through an orifice of a medium, typically the ear or nostril – it is visible to the human eye. Why then is Ectoplasm not detectable to the human eye when photography is involved in paranormal investigations? Certainly, the “Spirit Photography” of the 19th century – from which the theory for Ectoplasm is derived – recognized Ectoplasm as a physical manifestation. Not all paranormal researchers make use of paranormal theory, or use the camera as a means to communicate with spirits. There are a few paranormal researchers who are fully aware of the type of technology they are using, and of the purpose it serves in relation to scientific theory. They are also aware that film negatives can verify if the image was tampered with, or if there was any light or chemical contamination. Old film roles can also become defective and create various distortions.

Digital photography also presents similar problems, but it also provides new perspectives on how objects can be photographed and analyzed. Overall, photography can provide a visual record of events or activity, but it does not explain paranormal phenomena. There are countless other examples of paranormal theory that can be explored such as UFO phenomena, Near Death Experience (NDE), and so on. In each of these areas, science has been misapplied to paranormal theories in order to legitimize the paranormal phenomena. The outcome of such misapplied science is not only damaging to the legitimacy of paranormal research, but also tends to promote false notions about spirituality and misguided faith. Obviously, the OCPRS (Toronto, Canada) rejects alternate forms of spirituality and explanation, but does acknowledge how important science is to answering questions.

Although the OCPRS approaches the paranormal from a religious and philosophical point of view, science helps to expose impractical ideas and practices recognized in many other paranormal theories. There are, however, other paranormal societies emphasizing science as their primary mode of operation, but their approaches and conclusions ignore Christian spirituality. The variety of paranormal societies in existence today exhibit a wide range of beliefs in something beyond the ordinary. Science is a tool that can help construct an understanding of the extraordinary world, which most people choose to ignore. Unfortunately, science can be misused or misunderstood by people eager to promote their own personal
 beliefs.

Why this occurs is largely due to the reluctance of the scientific community to explore paranormal phenomena, thereby leaving this field of study without any proper guidelines and structure. The purpose of this article was to explore how science is misapplied to paranormal research. If anything is to be learned from this article, it should be to examine and re-examine methodologies, theories, and definitions promoted through paranormal research. In doing so, perhaps a science with rules and laws applied to paranormal phenomena could be established. As unlikely as this notion is, it has become an idealistic ambition of many paranormal societies. In terms of reality, the ideal is far removed from the practices of most approaches of investigating the paranormal.

"Life is so much more interesting with monsters in it" Mike J. Koven
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OUR LADY OF THE SHADOWS by mistertrece
OUR LADY OF THE SHADOWS
Ink, brush and kleenex on cardboard. PLEASE LISTEN TO THE SONG READING THE TEXT AND WATCHING THE IMAGE FOR TO CATCH THE VIBE:

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One of my fav works ever, and the second ink stuff i made one year ago. I dont know what happened, but today i just had noticed this work wasnt on my gallery, one of the DA mysteries..... So here it is again. My own tribute<img src="cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/…" style="border: none !important; display: inline-block !important; text-indent: 0px !important; float: none !important; font-weight: bold !important; height: 10px !important; margin: 0px 0px 0px 3px !important; min-height: 0px !important; min-width: 0px !important; padding: 0px !important; text-transform: uppercase !important; text-decoration: underline !important; vertical-align: super !important; width: 10px !important; background: transparent !important;"> to my beautiful Skinny one.

Santa Muerte is a sacred figure venerated primarily in Mexico and the United States, probably asyncretism between Mesoamerican and Catholic beliefs. The name literally translates to to \"Holy Death\" or \"Saint Death.\"

Mexican culture since the pre-Columbian era has maintained a certain reverence towards death, which can be seen in the widespread Mexican celebration of the syncretic Day of the Dead.Catholic elements of that celebration include the use of skeletons to remind people of their mortality.Santa Muerte generally appears as a skeletal figure,
 in a long robe and carrying one or more objects, usually a scythe and a globe.

The robe is most often white, but images of the figure vary widely from person to person and according to the rite being performed or the petition of the devotee. As the worship of Santa Muerte was clandestine until recently, most prayers and other rites are done privately in the home.

However, for the past ten years or so, worship has become more public especially in Mexico City.Santa Muerte is referred to by a number of other names such as Señora de las Sombras (\"Lady of the Shadows\"), Señora Blanca (\"White Lady\"), Señora Negra (\"Black Lady\"), Niña Santa (\"Holy Girl\"), and La Flaca (\"The Skinny One\"). Sometimes the name is listed as Santa Sebastienne or St. Sebastienne, (\"Our Beautiful Lady Sebastienne\"), as St. Sebastian was an early Christian martyr and is, among other things, patron saint of a holy death.

Devotion to Santa Muerte is what anthropologists call a “cult of crisis.” Devotion to the image peaks during economic and social hardships, which tend to affect the lower classes more. Santa Muerte tends to attract those in extremely difficult or hopeless situations. Some of her most devoted followers are prostitutes, pickpockets, petty thieves and drug traffickers, associated with economic crimes often done out of desperation.

The overwhelming majority of believers are poor people who are not necessarily criminals, but the public belief in her by several drug traffickers and small numbers of other petty criminals has indirectly associated her with crime, especially low-level organized crime.
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THE GOSPEL OF THE FILTH COVER AND FREE DOWNLOAD by mistertrece
THE GOSPEL OF THE FILTH COVER AND FREE DOWNLOAD
Cover of my orchestral side project, The Gospel Of The Filth. Classical orchestral music, influenced by the Salem trials. 
The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachussets, between February 1692 and May 1693. Despite being generally known as the Salem witch trials, the preliminary hearings in 1692 were conducted in a variety of towns across the province: Salem Village, Ipswich, Andover and Salem Town.The most infamous trials were conducted by the Court of Oyer and Terminer in 1692 in Salem Town.

For more info about it, read more here:

mistertrece.wordpress.com/2012…

Dark and epic songs, so different but at the same time, same style of the rest of my music stuff. Available on Bandcamp ( free download ) . 

Tracklist:

- A CHORUS OF DEAD WOMEN ( INTRO )

- THE GOSPEL OF THE FILTH.

- THE COVEN.

- RITUAL.

- THE SMELL OF THE BURNING BODIES ( INTERLUDE )

- THE WITCH TRIALS.

- BURNING PYRE.

- SALEM 1692.

You can download the full album in for free here:

thegospelofthefitlh.bandcamp.c…

“The witches were a vast political movement, an organized society, which was anti-social and anarchical, a world wide plot against civilizations.”

– Montague Summers (1928 preface to the Malleus Maleficarum) -

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THE SHADOWS ARE COMING by mistertrece
THE SHADOWS ARE COMING
Ink, brush and tissues on cardboard. PLEASE LISTEN TO THE SONG FOR TO CATCH THE RIGHT MOOD:

soundcloud.com/mistertrece/mis…

When the answers found in religions or science seemingly fail to satisfy the curiosity people have about the paranormal, many paranormal researchers turn to alternate forms of spirituality. 

These alternate explanations do not necessarily explain paranormal phenomena, but they certainly help to promote ideas and beliefs not belonging to the religion. Some paranormal researchers do this in order to excite and please the masses, and perhaps there is also the aspect that many paranormal researchers are themselves sincere believers of alternate belief systems and superstition. However, when these alternate forms of spirituality fail to legitimize paranormal phenomena among sceptics, science becomes the next alternative.

Many people are under the false impression that paranormal investigations are scientific, simply because some forms of technology are included in the investigations. Paranormal research is not a recognized science. The reasons for this are many, but the most obvious reason is that numerous frauds have destroyed the credibility of paranormal phenomena as worthy of scientific endeavour. Before any comparison between science and paranormal phenomena can be explored, the following is a general description of what science is. 

The word ‘Science’ comes from the Latin word scientia, meaning, knowledge. Science explores a broad field of knowledge that deals with observed facts and the relationships existing among those facts. Scientific theories utilize general rules or laws that attempt to explain how and why something happens or happened. More specifically, scientific theory organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the natural world. Paranormal theories do not adhere to the rules and laws of scientific theory, and are at most, philosophical.

There are numerous paranormal theories, each deserving greater attention, but some things will be mentioned here in order to provide a sense of how paranormal theories differ from scientific theories. As stated, paranormal theories often fall outside any of the rules or laws applied to scientific theory, although they are thought to have some scientific basis – for example: the theory that ghosts can generate Electro Magnetic Fields (or EMF) that can be measured with EMF meters.

Many cases involving a haunting or poltergeist have reported electrical lighting being affected in some way. One explanation for this theory is that due to such reports, the manifestation itself is electrical. The problem with this theory is that it excludes how a haunting or poltergeist activity is also said to include a variety of other influences on physical surroundings having nothing to do with electricity. In other words, any affect on electrical lighting is incidental and belongs to a wide range of experiences belonging to both a haunting and poltergeist activity – to which EMF does not apply. 

The question, then, is how can such phenomena be reduced to Electro Magnetic Field? Other paranormal theories following this first example claim that the human body is bio-electric and that when the body dies, the energy cannot be destroyed, but transforms from one state to another. This change of state of energy is thought to become a ghost in most cases. Sounds scientific? At first, it does sound convincing. According to science, neurons are electrical impulses active in the brain. What the paranormal theory attempts to do is to use the first law from Thermodynamics, which states: “Energy can be neither created nor destroyed. It can only change forms from one state to another.” 

By including this scientific rule or law, the paranormal researcher attempts to legitimize his or her theory concerning ghosts. Although this is certainly an interesting theory, it is problematic in other ways. In terms of how conclusions are often made without any testable explanations, what remains is the use of EMF meters to demonstrate an affect. The EMF thought to be detectable in paranormal phenomena involving ghosts, a haunting, or poltergeist activity is never demonstrated properly. If a house is thought to be haunted, and a paranormal investigator uses an EMF meter, there will most certainly be something measured, and not necessarily because a ghost is present. 

What actually occurs are measurements being made in relation to environments that naturally produce EMF – electrical wiring, computers, and other household appliances; an electrically charged object. In fact, EMF meters are designed to measure fields generated from electrically charged objects, and not ghosts. Having briefly examined paranormal theory concerning EMF and ghosts, it is easy to recognize how science is simply misapplied to support a belief without any proper testable explanations. The technology used to draw conclusions from such environments as homes and other buildings is not practical to any testable explanation. The reason is largely due to how this paranormal theory misrepresents why electrical lighting is affected, by excluding other circumstances associated to the same paranormal phenomena. This does not mean that EMF is not worth investigating. 

The point here is that EMF meters are used to detect EMF and do not verify a paranormal phenomenon alone. Some paranormal researchers use EMF along with video/photography, EVP, and so forth. However, there are problems with these other forms of technology that are used to give the impression that something scientific is being applied to the paranormal investigation itself. Photography is another form of technology used among paranormal investigators, seeking to give credibility to their research as a science. In the hopes of capturing anything unusual, photography could potentially provide a record of paranormal phenomena. 

In the past, “Spirit Photography” was a form of evidence produced by many modern spiritualist from the mid 19th to early 20th century. Most of those photos, if not all, were faked. Some of the more infamous examples were faked by people such as William H. Mumler (b.1832–d.1884) and William Hope (b.1863–d.1933). The “theory” belonging to Modern Spiritualism during the 19th century consisted of the belief that spirits could communicate with the living through photography by permitting themselves to be photographed, with the assistance of a medium. Since that time, other paranormal theories involving photography have developed, having little to do with science. Strange images or anomalies have been photographed, and although there are scientific explanations, paranormal theories continue to be promoted. Among the various types of anomalies occurring in photographs and used to apply paranormal theory, are Orbs. Described as a semi-translucent sphere-shaped mass of energy, an Orb is thought to be the most common form that a spirit takes. 

The paranormal theory does not explain how such a conclusion can be made, but only makes an assumption based on photographs of Orbs that have been documented. There is, however, a more rational explanation to such anomalies. What most often occurs in Orb phenomena is that dust or moisture particles in the air are reflecting the flash from the camera, thereby appearing as illuminated, semi-translucent spheres in the photographs. Despite this rational explanation, the paranormal theory continues to be promoted as a matter of scientific documentation. There are a variety of other photographic anomalies associated to Orbs, each applying the same assumptions. Another example of photography used to promote a different paranormal theory is Ectoplasm. Unlike Orbs, many paranormal investigators have photographed a mass of mist-like substance thought to be Ectoplasm.

The paranormal theory identifies Ectoplasm as a residual substance that occurs before or following a spirit manifestation. The theory itself has nothing to do with science, but comes from definitions and beliefs stemming from the Modern spiritualist movement. In photographs depicting what is thought to be Ectoplasm, the photographer often testifies that no such mass of smoke or mist was visible when the photo was taken. As with the Orb anomaly, there are rational explanations that can explain the so-called cases of Ectoplasm. In cooler environments, an exhalation from the photographer can occur and produce the misty anomaly thought to be Ectoplasm. The same can occur with a lit cigarette. In other words, careless photography can account for these so-called Ectoplasm manifestations. As for the paranormal theory promoting the belief in Ectoplasm, what must also be considered is that if Ectoplasm is spirit matter or residue, this should register with the human eye, although the spirit itself does not. 

Not surprisingly, Ectoplasm that is photographed does not. In all other manifestations of Ectoplasm – primarily through an orifice of a medium, typically the ear or nostril – it is visible to the human eye. Why then is Ectoplasm not detectable to the human eye when photography is involved in paranormal investigations? Certainly, the “Spirit Photography” of the 19th century – from which the theory for Ectoplasm is derived – recognized Ectoplasm as a physical manifestation. Not all paranormal researchers make use of paranormal theory, or use the camera as a means to communicate with spirits. There are a few paranormal researchers who are fully aware of the type of technology they are using, and of the purpose it serves in relation to scientific theory. 

They are also aware that film negatives can verify if the image was tampered with, or if there was any light or chemical contamination. Old film roles can also become defective and create various distortions. Digital photography also presents similar problems, but it also provides new perspectives on how objects can be photographed and analyzed. Overall, photography can provide a visual record of events or activity, but it does not explain paranormal phenomena. There are countless other examples of paranormal theory that can be explored such as UFO phenomena, Near Death Experience (NDE), and so on. In each of these areas, science has been misapplied to paranormal theories in order to legitimize the paranormal phenomena.

The outcome of such misapplied science is not only damaging to the legitimacy of paranormal research, but also tends to promote false notions about spirituality and misguided faith. Obviously, the OCPRS (Toronto, Canada) rejects alternate forms of spirituality and explanation, but does acknowledge how important science is to answering questions. Although the OCPRS approaches the paranormal from a religious and philosophical point of view, science helps to expose impractical ideas and practices recognized in many other paranormal theories. There are, however, other paranormal societies emphasizing science as their primary mode of operation, but their approaches and conclusions ignore Christian spirituality. The variety of paranormal societies in existence today exhibit a wide range of beliefs in something beyond the ordinary. 

Science is a tool that can help construct an understanding of the extraordinary world, which most people choose to ignore. Unfortunately, science can be misused or misunderstood by people eager to promote their own personal
 beliefs. Why this occurs is largely due to the reluctance of the scientific community to explore paranormal phenomena, thereby leaving this field of study without any proper guidelines and structure. The purpose of this article was to explore how science is misapplied to paranormal research. I

If anything is to be learned from this, it should be to examine and re-examine methodologies, theories, and definitions promoted through paranormal research. In doing so, perhaps a science with rules and laws applied to paranormal phenomena could be established. As unlikely as this notion is, it has become an idealistic ambition of many paranormal societies. In terms of reality, the ideal is far removed from the practices of most approaches of investigating the paranormal.

"Life is so much more interesting with monsters in it"

Mike J. Koven
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MALLEUS MALEFICARUM by mistertrece
MALLEUS MALEFICARUM

Marker on cardboard and a lot of patience. PLEASE LISTEN TO THE SONG READING THE TEXT AND WATHCHING THE IMAGE FOR TO CATCH THE RIGHT MOOD, YOU´LL UNDERSTAND IT BETTER:

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My scanner sucks. The whole image is made with little spots, a pain in the ass but funny, same shit, different bathroom, expect more crap like this soon..

This one is for my friend Natascha for her amazing support, you know how to ROCK.

“The witches were a vast political movement, an organized society, which was anti-social and anarchical, a world wide plot against civilizations.”

– Montague Summers (1928 preface to the Malleus Maleficarum) -

The Age of Enlightenment was still in its infancy and the French Revolution wouldn't touch off for another century. Ruled by a traditionalist monarchy and a corrupt state church, France was still very much stuck in the dark ages throughout the Early Modern period. The Catholic Church dominated nearly all areas of social, political and economic life, and nowhere was the iron grip of "divine authority" felt stronger than by the rural peasantry.

As the largest single property owner in France, the Church controlled nearly 40% of the country's wealth – much of which accrued through a heavy taxation on the peasantry and the confiscation of lands. Upper Church officials mostly came from old nobility provincial and royal court families, and they maintained a lavish and decadent lifestyle (“by the will of God”) while the poorest segments of rural society struggled daily against debt, eviction, poverty, malnutrition and premature death.

The history of witchcraft reaches back to ancient times. But it wasn’t until the later Middle Ages that witches ceased to be “cunning folk” who were sought out for medicinal aid or prophetic advice and became the devil’s foot soldiers in an all-out war against Christian morality and virtue.

By the 13th century, witch gatherings were said to be taking place nightly in wooded areas throughout the countryside, drawing crowds numbering in the hundreds and thousands (Pierre de Lancre, a leading French demonologist, spoke of nocturnal meetings that brought together “some 100,000 devotees of Satan”). People couldn’t line up fast enough to pledge their oaths to the Devil at these nocturnal ceremonies, which were said to be followed by cannibalistic feasts and mass orgies. Once aligned with the forces of darkness a witch could, on their own or with the Devil acting through them, wield supernatural powers against person and property alike. They were responsible for everything from infertility, demonic possession and family misfortune to unexplained storms, crop failures, arson, plague outbreaks, attacks on livestock and unexplained deaths.

This was the basic image that was burned into the public consciousness, and the propaganda used to create a climate of mass panic where ‘witches’ could be hunted down ruthlessly and put to the stake, thereby extending the power and influence of the Church deep into the countryside.

Between the mid 16th and 17th centuries France's witch-hunt was at its height: forty witches were burned at Toulouse in 1557, four at Poitiers in 1568, and eighteen at Avignon in 1582. In Lorraine, some nine-hundred witches were condemned and executed between 1581-91. In Normandy there were witch-hunts between 1589-1594 (and again between 1600-1645).3 On the French Basque Coast entire communities were said to be taken over by witches, resulting in a succession of mass trials and executions between 1576-1605 that ended with nearly nine-hundred witches being put to the stake4 . The largest witch hunt in French history would take place between 1643-1645, with 650 witches arrested in Languedoc (a province with strong heretical traditions that trace back to early medieval times) alone.

All told, nearly six thousand people were executed for the crimes of witchcraft and heresy in France.5 The highest concentration of trials took place in the mountainous border areas, and the accused were disproportionately women from the poorest segments of society. Much debate has gone into the complicated set of circumstances that led to this bloody chapter in history. But it can’t be denied that, at its most basic level, the witch-hunts were a brutal form of social control used to keep oppressed – and potentially rebellious – populations in line.

In a world where the Church dictated a life of misery, conformity and ignorance its no wonder ‘the Devil’ (as both “adversary” and “light bringer”) had such a strong attraction among the knowledge-starved and rebellious-minded. France’s Early Modern Era gave birth to what we know as “modern satanism”. Amidst the backdrop of the witch craze that swept the countryside the major works of black ritual magic –The Grimorium Verum, The Grand Grimoire and The Constitution of Honorius – first saw general distribution around this time. The convents and church institutions were rocked by a series of ‘satanic’ possessions. And eventually even members of the aristocracy were starting to dabble in the dark arts to advance their social positions.10 The Devil, it would seem, was gaining influence at all levels of French society. But it was the rural poor who needed him most.

Self-empowerment has always been at the heart of black magic: the promise of elevating mortals to the level of gods. For those living a life of bondage and toil (with only a vague hope for a better lot in the afterlife) this promise had immense appeal, worthy of great sacrifice and devotion. Finding no relief from their miserable lot in life through their prayers to the Christian god, many serfs looked to his opposite - the Devil - for salvation. The Church feared as much, admitting that “the poor are more likely to turn to the Devil to better their miserable position, rather than accepting the lot in life assigned to them by God”. In certain French border regions, torn by religious and social instability, it was said that many peasants were “driven to despair" and "prayed to the Devil only.

Others went a step further, pledging their formal allegiance to Satan through a binding pact. The first appearance of the diabolical pact in France occurred in 1335. In Toulouse, an accused witch named Anne-Marien de Georgel was convicted of having entered into a signed pact with the Devil and of attending a meeting “that was presided over by a goat who taught her secret ways to work evil.”

By pledging a binding oath to Satan, witches were practicing a form of heretical dissidence that challenged not only religious authority, but also that of "rulers, judges, masters of all kind." According to the Church, witchcraft subverted the very principle of law and order, "for all social relationships rested on legitimation by divine authority.”

This was the essence of witchcraft, at least as far as the Inquisitors and demonologists were concerned. In the view of Jean Bodin, a leading 16th century French demonologist and political theorist, sects of witches represented a rebellious counter-society that sought to "divert divine power to its profit" and "overturn the natural order of religion".16 A witch wasn’t just an individual agent of malevolence, but "members of an antichurch and an antistate, the sworn enemies of Christian society.

“Satan, literally the “adversary,” and chief supervisor of the Witches Sabbat, symbolically represents self-realization through rebellion. The celebrant utilizes rebellion as the means by which consciousness can be moved to challenge one’s own personal convictions as well as those complacencies that inhabit the conditions of the celebrant’s everyday life. [...] Through this rebellion a new possibility for self-realization emerges through an introspection of one’s most natural state and camaraderie with the daemonic agents summoned at the Witches Sabbat."

– The Witches Sabbat, Michael Ford and Michael Riddick (Silver Star: A Journal of New Magick)




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NEW FEAR IS THE LIAR ALBUM, FREE DOWNLOAD

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 29, 2014, 12:44 PM


" TENEBRIS", the second album of my FEAR IS THE LIAR is now on Bandcamp for free. Fear Is The Liar is one of my music side projects, influenced by the Spiritisim world and history. 

You´ll find slow, atmospheric, ethereal and emotive 10 songs turned into ghosts, ouija, haunted places, the weird noises you heard every night....
10 songs, less electronic, i´ve used a lot of new sounds and instruments like cellos, double bass, themerin.... and more ethereal choirs, powerful orchestral PARTS... and more dark atmospheres with real ghost voices. 

New sound, same style. Check some tracks here:

soundcloud.com/mistertrece/mis…

soundcloud.com/mistertrece/mis…

soundcloud.com/mistertrece/mis…

... and if you like it, you can DOWNLOAD the full album for FREE here:

fearistheliar2.bandcamp.com/al…


TRACK LIST:

- 01 - MARCH OF THE DAMNED.

- 02 - SOULCIDE.

- 03 - MIDNIGHT DOOM.

- 04 -  TENEBRIS.

- 05 - RIGOR MORTIS ( INTERLUDE ).

- 06 - NIGRO MORITS.

- 07 - UNMARKED GRAVES.

- 08 - ANABELLE.

- 09 - AMPUTATED SOULS.

- 10 - MOURNING ( OUTRO ).


More FEAR IS THE LIAR stuff:

" DARKNESS AWAITS"  FEAR IS THE LIAR - DARKNESS AWAITS COVER AND ALBUM by mistertrece

( First album, download it for free here: fearistheliar13.bandcamp.com/a… )

" AMPUTATED SOULS EP" FEAR IS THE LIAR - AMPUTATED SOULS COVER by mistertrece

( Mini album of outtakes and new stuff, download it for free here too: fearistheliar1.bandcamp.com/al…  )

Embrace the darkness.






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Mister Trece
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Spain
I´m Mister Trece and i paint creepy things. That´s a good way to introduce mysfelf. I don´t call myself artist, because i´ve a really aerosol spray addiction, and i do it for the need to create and just for the fun of it. My influences comes from so many different worlds, from the horror movies of the 70´s and the 80´s, the art music covers, graffiti, the supernatural and paranormal, tattoo world, religions, philosophy, urban legends, music, life, death, and everything in between.My tools are a simple blade, a cardboard, aerosol spray cans,canvas, ink, cotton, kleenex, loud music and coffee. I don´t know if i can call my stuff stencil art, because my paints are raw and rotten, and that´s the way i like it. I want to create something different, new ways to create with the same old tools. I don´t know if i do it. But to be honest… I don´t give a fuck and who cares about it. You just should to know one thing: expect the unexpected.


You can find me here too: Futur Maestri futurmaestri.net/ My music soundcloud.com/mistertrece and Shadowness shadowness.com/MISTERTRECE

If you like my stuff, check my blog, is full of paranormal stories, art and music mistertrece.wordpress.com/

OFFICIAL: ALL MY STUFF ARE PROTECTED AND REGISTERED, BE CAREFUL WITH MY DARK ARTS! IF YOU WANT TO DO A COLLABO, PIECE OR WHATEVER YOU WANT, PLEASE ASK TO ME! theurbanlegendtrece@gmail.com
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LilithAnael Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Student Interface Designer
Thanks for the fav and the Watch! :3
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oaklungs Featured By Owner 1 day ago
thank you so much for the watch! :heart:
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xToxic--Angelx Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for such a wonderful comment and fav! You work is WOW! Creepy and scarey but it also makes you think. I have an affinity for creepy things :)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No fucking way! I just have found your art and it made my day, the meaning of beauty is on your art, so is amazingto know you like my art. So thank you, im so happy to know it, i try to create something different and when people like you tell me about things like that, it makes me feel im on the right way. Heart 
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Helenarelativity Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for favs :)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
De nada! Hacía<img src="cdncache-a.akamaihd.net/items/…" style="border: none !important; display: inline-block !important; text-indent: 0px !important; float: none !important; font-weight: bold !important; height: 10px !important; margin: 0px 0px 0px 3px !important; min-height: 0px !important; min-width: 0px !important; padding: 0px !important; text-transform: uppercase !important; text-decoration: underline !important; vertical-align: super !important; width: 10px !important; background: transparent !important;"> un montón que no checkeaba tu galería, sigues haciendo cosas increibles!!
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BetinaDanailova Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Thank you !!! Hug 
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You´re welcome! Great art.Hug 
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Thank you for favouring After Talking The White Powder. This is an early favourite of mine as well. My dark side folder is an uneven body of work compared with your own and shows nothing like your consistency. Do have a llama and take a peek aegiandyad.deviantart.com/gall… .
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your words! I love that one, i´ll wait for more!
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SenhArt Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  New member
Thank you very much!  Black Rose Handshake
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, amazing art!!! 
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jennasartwork Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
:iconsmilieplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: Hi there, thanks for adding me to your watchlist, hopefully you enjoy what art is to come :) If you ever would like my advice on your art or have any critique for mine I'm always happy to chat. Take care and have a great day, Jenna x www.facebook.com/jenna.bastabl…
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure, you´re art got me haunted! <3
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LUCKy-LoTi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you again for the favorite 😊😊😊
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No way, thank you for to share it, your works always keep my soul warm!
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LUCKy-LoTi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I am glad that I can do that
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love 
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formaldehyd Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thanks .)
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ALWAYS, my super artist! <3
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Bernardumaine Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving :-) (Smile)
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x-xSpitFirex-x Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Are We Dreaming? by x-xSpitFirex-x The Apple Tree by x-xSpitFirex-x  thank you!!!
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ArtofPatchouly Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: :hug:
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mistertrece Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Always. You got me fascinated!!! Oops! 
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ArtofPatchouly Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
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