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Adnan Oktar is self-titled Turkish “Islamic creationist,” anti-Darwinist, and so-called religious guru who is currently awaiting trial on a number of criminal charges including but not limited to sexual intercourse with minors, harassment, espionage, perpetrating fraud by exploiting religious feelings and beliefs, kidnapping, and money laundering, although no one knows

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1968, Rishikesh, India. The four Beatles are sat at the foot of a man whose legs are bound in a lotus pose. His eyes are shut in and his face still mantric contemplation. They have come to the ashram of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to study his teachings of Transcendental

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From the Dionysian rituals through to military chants; from gospel choirs to protest marches; from out the lips of the beautiful, the bad and the ugly-minded – we have continually used music as a medium through which we seek to alter our conscious state and to impress meaning upon the

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When it comes to popular cults originating on U.S. soil, there are certain paths their enigmatic leaders have typically gravitated towards. These leaders have sexually terrorized congregations, mollified fear through mass suicide, summoned the fell swoop of government henchmen, or became wealthy enough to join Sea Org. However, some lesser

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Roch Thériault was a man with a mission: to save himself and his followers from the coming apocalypse. As a child, Thériault dropped out of school and started teaching himself the Old Testament. He was convinced that a war between good and evil was about to come, and that this

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Deep in the valley of northwest Oregon in a particularly rainy March, a young woman gave birth to twin girls in her parent’s home. Within hours, one of the twins developed a breathing problem and died. Her parents never sought medical care for her. Now, they are being investigated for her

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