The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

"Theosophy"

An occult religion founded by Helena Blavatsky, Theosophy teaches that there are secret mysteries of which our modern religions are just pale emanations. Theosophical thought and ideas permeated a lot of late 19th century religious thinking, even in religions that weren’t explicitly Theosophical.

The Best Exotic Marigold Gospel

for one messiah, this is just the beginning of an exotic adventure

Where did Jesus get his ideas? Some people think he learned them in India. And some of those people have even ginned up fake evidence for that theory...

Dr. John Ballou Newbrough

Suffer Little Children

John Ballou Newbrough, Oahspe, and the Faithists of SHalam

In 1880, God dictated a new Bible to J.B. Newbrough, and then told him to move to New Mexico and open up the weirdest orphanage the world has ever seen.

Color Wheel from Edwin D. Babbitt's THE PRINCIPLES OF LIGHT AND COLOR

Normalating

let me tell you about the healing power of color

The idea that color has healing power is a relatively modern (and utterly fallacious) one. We discuss its development through the 19th and 20th centuries.

Ann O'Delia Diss Debar

Spirit Princess

one woman, thirty aliases, forty years and too many crimes to count

The greatest and most notorious Spiritualist swindler of all time was a woman from Kentucky who looked a bit like Lola Montez (if you squinted).