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Ergotism History

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Indian History Rewritten
The Indian civilisation, considered to be the product of clash and subsequent inter mixture of the white-skinned civilised invaders and the dark savages native to India, has been rightly questioned in recent years, and the mischievously fabricated history of...
History & Anthropology >> Indic / Vedic
The Truth Behind the History of the Necronomicon
I don't think there are many people out there who haven't heard of the Necronomicon and the dreadful things connected with it. We've all heard the theories about how it is a Satanist tool; actual copies of the book are bound in human skin and how you risk...
Deities & Heros >> Chthulu
History of the Egyptian Religion, part I: Early Dynastic Period
I - Predynastic - Early Dynastic Period. The temples were in essence the *Home of the God* and thus a place where only Pharaoh as the Son of God and those he appointed as his deputies, could meet with the god. This goes all the way back to Archaic and...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part II: The Old Kingdom
II - The Old Kingdom ca 2686-2181 BC During the Old Kingdom the Egyptian society moved from tribal communities to a fully developed theocratic system, where the power of the king was absolute. The great pyramids of Dynasty 4 was made possible by technological...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part IV: Middle Kingdom
First Intermediate - Middle Kingdom (ca 2181 -1786 bc.) The powers that built the solar temples of the 5th dynasty and the pyramids of the 6th dynasty weakened towards the end of the Old Kingdom, perhaps as a result of eroding economics, leaving the King less...
Religions >> Egyptian

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Possessed Or Poisoned? Modern Medical Science Tries To Explain History's Most
In 1976, ergot poisoning was proposed as the cause of the witch persecution in Salem for the first time by Linda R. Caporeal, a graduate student at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Ergot reported in grain at grain elevators
Ergot is showing up in South Dakota's wheat crop this year. A fungal disease, ergot develops in the wheat head and can contaminate grain leading to rejection or dockage at the grain elevators. The fungal pathogen that causes ergot, Claviceps purpurea, ...
The First Surrealists Hellish World
Ron Spronk, a professor of art history in Canada, and a key member of the verification team, acknowledges “de-attribution” of three Prado paintings might have been a thorny issue, but, “We certainly weren't the first to question them,” he said.
Hieronymus Bosch review – a heavenly host of delights on the road to hell
They nibble giant strawberries and cavort inside transparent spheres, naked as newborns. Towers as pink and moist as bodily organs rise above the nude revellers, as they ride unicorns and camels bareback, swim with mermaids or crawl inside an egg.
Stacy Schiff's Salem History Fails to Untangle All the Marthas and Abigails
(The most persistent of these is the ergotism scenario, first proposed in the late 1970s, in which the convulsions and hallucinations of Salem's “bewitched” accusers are attributed to a fungus that infests grain stores.

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