Links for 2009-10-13

October 14th, 2009 | brainjuice

  • Venezuela folk religion seen in secretive rituals
    "Thousands of Venezuelans congregated for candlelit rituals on a remote mountainside where adherents make an annual pilgrimage to pay homage to an indigenous goddess known as Maria Lionza. Some calling themselves the ?Vikings? pricked their tongues with razor blades, drawing blood that ran down their chins and chests. They said they could not reveal the esoteric secrets that govern their traditions…"
    (tags:culture )
  • Unreleased tracks and demos, 1999-2006 | Seventh Harmonic
    "A collection of mainly instrumental tracks dug out from the archive to mark 10 years since the inception of the band. It moves through various stages, and all tracks are demos. Each track comes with its own imagery – click on tracks individually to see the artwork. If you like what you hear, check out the official releases on the right…"
    (tags:music )
  • Ever Dream This Man?
    "From January 2006 until today, at least 2000 people have claimed they have seen this man in their dreams, in many cities all over the world: Los Angeles, Berlin, Sao Paulo, Tehran, Beijing, Rome, Barcelona, Stockholm, Paris, New Dehli, Moskow etc. At the moment there is no ascertained relation or common trait among the people that have dreamed of seeing this man. Moreover, no living man has ever been recognized as resembling the man of the portrait by the people who have seen this man in their dreams."
    (tags:weird probably+a+marketing+stunt quite+a+good+one+though )

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