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Bloodlust: the embodiment of the uncanny in “The Vampyre”

Emily Cline Montréal, QC, Canada   John William Polidori’s The Vampyre, published in 1819, established the conventions of the vampire genre. Though Polidori did draw his inspiration from Lord Byron’s “Augustus Darvell,” the story was wrongfully attributed to Byron by publisher Henry Colburn. This People’s illustrated edition, published in London ca. 1884 and illustrated by […]

When you cannot decide witch doctor to consult

Florence Gelo Rosemary Harris Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States   Healing evil possession Mohamed Osman Acrylic 24” x 36” Physicians often face practical dilemmas when treating patients from cultures whose belief systems may differ greatly from those underlying Western medicine. Non-Western healing modalities often attempt to integrate the spiritual and physical, and in some instances, traditional […]