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
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.
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.
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
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.
Why You Vomit on Ayahuasca
Is it physical, mental, or both?
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
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.
Masturbation Meets Shamanism in Colorful Patterned Wall Pieces
Elijah Burgher’s ritual process ruminates on friendship, death, gods, and demons.
Laura Hutson Hunter
My Strange Winter with a Shaman in Kazakhstan
Photographer Denis Vejas documents the practices of one of the country's last Sufi dervishes.
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.
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.