Gnosticism

Ep 182: Gnosticism

Flora and Stecco bust open the jar of religious history as they discuss Gnosticism! An early sect of Christianity, Gnosticism was constantly controversial with its focus on secret knowledge and salvation from within. It grew and evolved for centuries before being snuffed out by orthodox Christianity, but modern findings have shed new light on just […]

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Demonology

Ep 163: Demonology

The sigils are etched and the circle is protecting as Dave and David summon an episode about demonology! The study of demons etc., demonology stretches as far back as recorded history, but how credible is it in practice and lore? The boys look at the etymology of demons, a few cultures and demons in their […]

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Narco Saints

Ep 160: Narco Saints

Dave and David grab the flowers and votives for a virtual trip to Mexico to look at Narco Saints. A relatively recent evolution of Catholicism in Mexico, Narco Saints are figures of the church and folklore venerated by the destitute and criminals. Figures such as Santa Muerte, Juan el Soldado, and San Ramon Nonato provide […]

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Codex Gigas

Episode 149: The Codex Gigas

Grab your gloves and good luck charms as Blurry Photos dive into the Codex Gigas! Commonly called “The Devil’s Bible,” the Codex Gigas is a legendary medieval manuscript that’s huge, old, and… cursed? Flora and Stecco take a look at its interesting history as well as its contents and design. The real fun lies in […]

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The Salem Witch Trials

Episode 138: The Salem Witch Trials

You stand accused of wanting to learn more about the Salem witch trials! A sad chapter of American history, the Salem witch trials were a time of paranoia, hysteria, requital, and religious fervor gone awry. Flora and Stecco discuss the cultural climate leading up to this period, including witch hunts and persecution in general. How […]

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Possession and Exorcism

Episode 126: Possession and Exorcism

Blurry Photober 2015 begins with a look into the disturbing world of possession and exorcism. A controversial, creepy subject, possession and exorcism has been around since recorded history, but are demons really taking hold people?┬áIt’s something many are familiar with, but few truly understand. A person seems to lose control of him/herself, and a religious […]

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Mithra

Episode 108: Mithra

Dave and David dive into the current hot theological debate about the mysterious figure of Mithra in this episode. An ancient god whose origins can be traced to Persia, Mithra has been called the precursor to Jesus, and in some instances the exact model for him. How could a Persian god have anything to do […]

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Druids

Episode 105: Druids

Season 4 of Blurry Photos is here! Flora and Stecco don their robes and beards to talk about Druids in the kickoff episode. An ancient order of learned folks, Druids have a storied and harsh history, and the current fantastical perception of them does no favors. The boys discuss their past, the belief system and […]

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