The Demon-Haunted Mind

Demons exist only within the human imagination, but that doesn’t make them harmless. If positive religious world views can result in a more positive state of mind, then might belief in soul-clawing, life-wrecking horned Hell fiends edge one closer to the edge of madness? Join Robert and Christian as they explore a recent study on the topic, and they might even summon a demon or two from the realms of myth.

Monster of the Week: Baphomet

Monster of the Week: The Demon Buer

Blow the Mind: Hammer of the Witches

Imagine a half million corpses -- mostly women -- piled high on a pyre. Imagine an age of social turmoil, spiritual crisis and technological revolution. Imagine an age in which children as young as seven were executed for the crime of demonic copulation. It's difficult to put ourselves in the shoes of our 15th century predecessors. Witchcraft trials and witch persecutions have become a part of our shared mythology and history, but what truly went on during those centuries of brutal torture and death? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I look at some compelling theories to why so many men, children and especially women suffered at the hands of superstitious religious persecution.