Posts Tagged ‘Occult’

The Ghastly Tale Of South Philly’s Cult Of The Holy Ghost

The Ghastly Tale Of South Philly’s Cult Of The Holy Ghost

October 30, 2018  |  Vantage

A secretive cult dedicated to the worship of a Swiss woman met a horrific end in 19th century South Philly. Ryan Briggs unearths the grim details > more

Fishtown Church Conversion Summons Spiritualist Past

Fishtown Church Conversion Summons Spiritualist Past

March 31, 2016  |  News

Philadelphia's only purpose-built Spiritualist church trades séances for office space at Frankford and Thompson. Michael Bixler reports. > more

 In Kensington, A Secret “Punk Rock” Temple Of The Occult

In Kensington, A Secret “Punk Rock” Temple Of The Occult

November 28, 2012  |  Vantage

Our master of the occult John Vidumsky finds himself inside a Thelemite temple, talking magic worship and DIY construction with the occult religion's local leader Frater Lux ad Mundi, whose name means “Brother of Light to the World” > more

A Castle Of The Occult On Rittenhouse Square

A Castle Of The Occult On Rittenhouse Square

March 23, 2012  |  Vantage

During a turbulent year in Philadelphia, Madame Blavatsky laid the foundation for the occult religion of Theosophy. Hunting down the ghosts of 1875, our John Vidumsky found himself in the Theosophy lodge off Rittenhouse Square, a stylish mansion built for the brother of John Wanamaker > more