ritual

Fashion

Morticians Explain How People Choose Their Last Outfits

From a simple shroud to Aretha Franklin's multiple costume changes, here's how to pick the clothes you'd literally be caught dead in.
Ilise S. Carter
12.10.18
Religion

An Exorcist Is Now Trying to Protect Kavanaugh from Brooklyn Witches' Hex

An exorcist in California is holding a Mass to protect Brett Kavanaugh from the "evil" of a ritual hex set to curse him this weekend.
Leila Ettachfini
10.18.18
Motherboard

Archeologists Discover ‘Vampire’ Child Who Died 1,500 Years Ago

The body of a 10-year-old child who died in the 5th century had a rock inserted into its mouth to prevent undead attacks.
Becky Ferreira
10.16.18
Church

Terrible Tales of a Lizard-Smoking, Blood-Drinking Satanic Cult

In a town with a reputation for religiousness, a group of Satan worshippers are among the faithful.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
6.11.18
VICE INTL

The Venezuelan Ceremony Where Spirits Take Over the Living

VICE trekked to Venezuela for Baile en Candela, a yearly spiritual ceremony where people use blood, fire, and age-old rituals to channel the spirits of the dead.
VICE Staff
3.30.18
psychedelics

Why You Vomit on Ayahuasca

Is it physical, mental, or both?
Suzannah Weiss
3.28.18
Premieres

The Undeniable Magic of Francine Thirteen's Powerfully Feminine Ritual Pop

Dallas native Francine Thirteen celebrates the sacredness of feminine power through psychically charged pop in her video for “Sovereign, Song of Auras.”
Dianca London Potts
7.3.17
Ancient Ruins

The World's Oldest Known Temple Was Home to a ‘Skull Cult’

The people of Göbekli Tepe loved carving headless humans into stone. Turns out they also loved carving human heads using stone.
Becky Ferreira
6.28.17
painting

Masturbation Meets Shamanism in Colorful Patterned Wall Pieces

Elijah Burgher’s ritual process ruminates on friendship, death, gods, and demons.
Laura Hutson Hunter
5.19.17
Travel

My Strange Winter with a Shaman in Kazakhstan

Photographer Denis Vejas documents the practices of one of the country's last Sufi dervishes.
Denis Vejas
11.30.16
thump news

Marshmello Shares Video for Cathartic New Single "Ritual" on OWSLA

The track features vocals from LA artist Wrabel, and marks the anonymous producer's debut on Skrillex's label.
Alexander Iadarola
11.1.16
apples

Why Apple Bobbing Is Actually a Female Fertility Ritual

Apple-bobbing is more than just a watery Halloween game. Throughout history, it has been the dominion of witches, sex, love, and women—an act of enchantment rather than simple pomaceous fondling.
Nell Frizzell
10.30.16
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