Friday, August 2, 2013

When the Going Gets Weird, the Weird Turn Pro

Vice magazine is in the habit of putting out some pretty cool documentaries.  (It's beyond the scope of this discussion, but my introduction was The Vice Guide to North Korea, which I highly recommend.)

Recently, I've come across two that detail weird, idiosyncratic little bits of modern occult lore.  I give these to you specifically with the white trash gutter magic of Unknown Armies in mind, but they could conceivably be used in any modern occult conspiracy game, like Call of Cthulhu or World of Darkness.

Do you remember hearing anything at all about a woman named Valeria Lukyanova?  She's a Ukrainian model who gained notoriety a year or so ago for being one of those women who gets reconstructive surgery to resemble Barbie.  Well, Vice did a documentary on her, detailing both her modeling thing, as well as her life as a New Age guru:

I also came across one recently featuring several teenage girls from Arizona who perform exorcisms, trying to prevent things like "sexually transmitted demons."  Watch it here:

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