Archive for the 'supernatural' Category

2529

Béréchith Bârâ Elohim. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2526

Huginn (“thought”) and Muninn (“memory”) are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world, and bring information to the god Odin.

2521

A group of people have been reading a book together for thirty years. They have been reading it again and again, with each journey from the first to the last page taking eleven years. Once they arrive at the last word, a very enigmatic “the,” they begin again with the first word, “riverrun.” The text appears inexhaustible, its interpretation endless, the inconclusive nature of the reading exciting. The world seems to cease existing outside this reading room or, perhaps, it exists because of it.

2514- Jasper Kettner

Boy meets girl.

2499

A book able to reverse time.

2486

An Arab family takes a genie to court, alleging theft and harassment. The lawsuit filed in Shariah court accuses the genie of leaving them threatening voicemails, stealing their cell phones and hurling rocks at them when they leave their house at night.

2458

A fugitive finds refuge within a traveling carnival comprised of a tarot card reader and her catatonic/telekinetic mother, a blind mentalist, a bearded lady, and conjoined twins, amongst others. The carnival is owned by the mysterious and unseen Management, who has designs on the fugitive, for the boy can heal the lame and raise the dead–at a price.

2444

A jovial 60-year-old claims not only to see dead people but also receive messages from them that she passes on to their loved ones who pay $40 per half hour for her services.

2396

Friar Galvao began a tradition among Brazilian Catholics of handing out tiny rice-paper pills, inscribed with a Latin prayer, to people seeking cures for all manner of ailments. Although he died in 1822, Brazilian nuns still toil in the Sao Paulo monastery where Galvao is buried, preparing thousands of the tiny pills for free daily distribution. Each one carries these words: “After birth, the Virgin remained intact. Mother of God, intercede on our behalf.”

2371

Four million Americans believe they have been abducted by extraterrestrials. Many of them share personality traits and sleep disorders. Most of them have pre-existing new-age beliefs – they are into bio-energetic therapies, past lives, astral projection, tarot cards.