Month: October 2018

Halloween needs more weird plays and magic potions

Halloween needs more weird plays and magic potions

Modern Halloween evolved out of the Celtic festival of Samhain. Over time, it kept most of the cool bits of the holiday: People would don costumes, go around the village and recite verses for food. Sure, the verses were probably more complex than shouting…

The real appeal of Halloween – and how to keep it from breaking you

The real appeal of Halloween - and how to keep it from breaking you

What’s the deal with Halloween? Or scary movies, bungee jumping, rollercoasters… Those are all popular things. It’s not pleasant to feel your stomach drop from underneath you and yet we can’t resist it. Why is fear fun? We humans are strange creatures. We’ll draw…

Exorcise your deadly ghost emotions

Exorcise your deadly ghost emotions

Every story, myth and fantasy reflects something about us. We wrote these stories to express something in our nature. Like how werewolves reflect the uncontrollable beast within. We wear civilized facades that shatter on schedule. And ghosts have issues so unresolved, not even death…

Little green wisdom from little green people

Little green wisdom from little green people

Indulge me for a moment and remember something for me. Think back to when you last made a radical change in your life. Maybe you got a new job, entered a relationship or “just” cleaned out your house for the first time in years….

Why everyone should praise Satan

Why everyone should praise Satan

Stop me if this becomes blasphemous. Or maybe don’t. It’s almost Halloween, after all. A little bit of sacrilege is good for your soul. When Lucifer was banished from heaven, he fell. He was an angel, and then he wasn’t. Wings clipped, halo revoked…

Beat thought-ninjas with consciousness-samurai

Beat thought-ninjas with consciousness-samurai

Aren’t our minds supposed to be on our side? Sometimes it doesn’t seem like it. They take little shots and snipes at us as we try our best, darn it, and their backseat driving doesn’t help. I’m talking about those voices that whisper (and…

Like garlic for emotional vampires

Like garlic for emotional vampires

If you want to do anything well – whether it’s launch a new business, raise a family or simply be happy – then you need to manage your energy. I’m lucky enough to explode with energy. I’ve worked on it so it’s not all…

Why zombies and angels are secretly unhappy

Why zombies and angels are secretly unhappy

There are three kinds of people in the world: zombies, angels and wizards. And only one group of them are happy. I’m not talking about how often they smile. Plenty of zombies will chuck a grin while roasting brains on a barbecue. I’m talking…

Avoid horrible hallucinations this Halloween

Avoid horrible hallucinations this Halloween

You know what they say about abysses and what happens when you stare into them. The mind’s the same way, so why not use Halloween as an excuse to take a peek. Go on, you know you want to… Why is now the perfect…

The scariest thing (and how to avoid it this Halloween)

The scariest thing (and how to avoid it this Halloween)

The scariest thing isn’t a ghost, vampire or werewolf. It isn’t a crazed and starved cannibal. And it certainly isn’t the latest meme, pop culture reference or anything sexy. No one will dress up as this. Maybe because it’s too unsettling, or maybe it’s…

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