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Steven Dark (Wytchewoode)

Joined 9 years ago from Bohemia

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  • The Grim Reaper returns

    The Grim Reaper returns

    6 years ago

    'There's a Mr. Reaper at the door. He's come about the reaping.' (Monty Python, The Meaning of Life). Ah OK, so the Grim Reaper is here with sharpened scythe ready to harvest another lost soul. Again. This isn't the first time I've been confronted...

  • FIRE - Humble Beginnings

    FIRE - Humble Beginnings

    6 years ago

    FIRE – Humble Beginnings “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” William Shakespeare. There is enough phosphorus in the human body to make the heads of 200 matches. There is Magnesium enough for two photographic...

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    "Who knows the secret . . . of the Black Magic box?"

    8 years ago

    "Who knows the secret . . . of the Black Magic box?" At the tender age of 6, I remember seeing a television commercial for Rowntree's 'Black Magic' chocolates. I was fascinated and hooked, both by chocolates and the concept of black magic, even...

  • The First Film I Ever Saw

    The First Film I Ever Saw

    6 years ago

    The first film I ever saw? Well, at least, the first film I remember seeing, and at the cinema was 'The Reptile'. In 1966, the same year as the 'Black Magic' chocolates commercial the great Hammer Horror studios released this chilling and...

  • The Patchwork Doll

    The Patchwork Doll

    5 years ago

    The Patchwork Doll On a fine spring morning Frederick awoke with a start. As the early dawn light filtered through the faded cotton nets illuminating the edges of the heavy dishevelled drapes, Frederick realised with a start it was his final...

  • Grim's Tale

    Grim's Tale

    5 years ago

    ‘Welcome to Dark Entertainments Ghost Tours!’ Major Grim announced. ‘Your guide for this evening is Barby.’ Major Grim gestured towards the tall, slender blonde who smiled. With a hint of irony, unnoticed, he added ... ‘Enjoy your...

  • Is Hypnosis Dangerous? Beliefs About Hypnosis & Expectation Of Negative Effects

    Is Hypnosis Dangerous? Beliefs About Hypnosis & Expectation Of Negative Effects

    8 years ago

    Since the early 1980’s increasing public and professional concern has been expressed over the possible dangers of hypnosis. A flurry of lurid newspaper reports has suggested that the largely unregulated use of hypnosis may be causing physical,...

  • The Elf & the Wizard

    The Elf & the Wizard

    8 years ago

    Mischievous yet kind-hearted, sprightly and lithe, Viktoria was well-liked in the community where she lived. Rarely a moment passed when she would not make someone smile with happiness. The Elven Viktoria lived on the outskirts of town with Petri,...

  • Jack the Ripper: Social Reformer?

    Jack the Ripper: Social Reformer?

    8 years ago

    Posted on August 19, 2010 by Wytchewoode In the autumn of 1888 an unknown killer stalked the poorly lit streets of Whitechapel in the East End of London killing and badly mutilating five, and possibly more, women. The exact number of his victims...

  • Are You Mad?

    Are You Mad?

    9 years ago

    Well, now you can find out with a "medical grade mental health analysis" from MindSite.com! MindSite delivers what they claim to be "objective and accurate diagnoses based on the criteria used by mental health professionals"! Based on the...

  • Esoteric Prague Part 2

    Esoteric Prague Part 2

    8 years ago

    In the Old Town area of Prague in the heart of Josefov, the Jewish quarter, stands an unprepossessing building that hides within its walls a secret. In the attic of the Old-New Synagogue there is a genizah, a room or depository in a synagogue or...

  • Esoteric Prague Part 1

    Esoteric Prague Part 1

    3 years ago

    Prague, mother of cities and the city of more dreaming spires than Oxford is a city both modern and ancient. The capital of the Czech Republic with a population of about 0.9 million is the powerhouse of a booming Czech economy. Even in the current...

  • The difference between Bipolar and Mental Disorder

    The difference between Bipolar and Mental Disorder

    9 years ago

    Mental disorder? If you look closely at the classification of mental disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in its Diagnostic and Statisitical Manual version IV (DSM-IV) the majority of 'disorders' listed are actually...

  • The Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders version IV (DSM-IV) under review.

    The Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders version IV (DSM-IV) under review.

    8 years ago

      First published in 1952 by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is a particularly insidious publication that stands as the ‘Bible’ of Psychiatry in the Western world. Since the...


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