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Just had the honor of meeting Merle Allin. If you’re looking for something interesting to do tomorrow, there’s a great GG event happening at the Museum of Death in Hollywood. #livefastdie

Just had the honor of meeting Merle Allin. If you’re looking for something interesting to do tomorrow, there’s a great GG event happening at the Museum of Death in Hollywood. #livefastdie


Singed Handprints of Purgatory cont.
The freeing of these trapped souls became a priority for the Church, and for family members grieving dead loved ones. November 2 was established as All Soul’s Day, whereon it was believed that prayers by the living could intercede on behalf of the faithful dead who had died without absolution, or babies who had died before baptism, thus freeing them for Heaven. (According to Catholic doctrine, one cannot go to hell from purgatory.)

Victor Jouet, the collector and French missionary, was supposedly inspired to build this purgatorial museum after a fire destroyed a portion of the original Chiesa del Sacro Cuore del Suffragio, leaving behind the scorched image of a face that he believed to be a trapped soul. The museum’s small collection of objects is contained in a single glass case. (From Atlas Obscura) #destroytheday

Singed Handprints of Purgatory cont.
The freeing of these trapped souls became a priority for the Church, and for family members grieving dead loved ones. November 2 was established as All Soul’s Day, whereon it was believed that prayers by the living could intercede on behalf of the faithful dead who had died without absolution, or babies who had died before baptism, thus freeing them for Heaven. (According to Catholic doctrine, one cannot go to hell from purgatory.)

Victor Jouet, the collector and French missionary, was supposedly inspired to build this purgatorial museum after a fire destroyed a portion of the original Chiesa del Sacro Cuore del Suffragio, leaving behind the scorched image of a face that he believed to be a trapped soul. The museum’s small collection of objects is contained in a single glass case. (From Atlas Obscura) #destroytheday


Located in the back of the Chiesa del Sacro Cuore del Suffragio on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, Italy, the tiny century-old Piccolo Museo Del Purgatorio, or “Museum of the Holy Souls in Purgatory,” holds a collection of bibles, prayer books, tabletops, and articles of clothing said to have been singed by the hands of souls in purgatory. According to Catholic belief, the soul is stranded in purgatory until it atones for its sins, but can hasten its ascent to heaven through the prayers of loved ones still on earth. The scorched handprints and other burn-marks collected in this museum are believed to be the product of souls begging their earth-bound loved ones to pray harder.

Though not mentioned in the Bible, the idea of purgatory is a very old part of the Catholic faith, dating back to at least the 11th century. The notion that trapped souls might need to be freed comes from a story allegedly told to the Abbott Odilo of Cluny by a monk returning from the Holy Land. He told the Abbott how his ship had been wrecked, and he had been cast ashore on a mysterious island. A hermit who lived on the island related his own story of a mysterious chasm, from which burst forth demonic flames and the agonized screams of trapped souls. He pointed out that the demons were always complaining about losing souls when the living prayed or gave alms to the poor on their behalf. #destroytheday

Located in the back of the Chiesa del Sacro Cuore del Suffragio on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, Italy, the tiny century-old Piccolo Museo Del Purgatorio, or “Museum of the Holy Souls in Purgatory,” holds a collection of bibles, prayer books, tabletops, and articles of clothing said to have been singed by the hands of souls in purgatory. According to Catholic belief, the soul is stranded in purgatory until it atones for its sins, but can hasten its ascent to heaven through the prayers of loved ones still on earth. The scorched handprints and other burn-marks collected in this museum are believed to be the product of souls begging their earth-bound loved ones to pray harder.

Though not mentioned in the Bible, the idea of purgatory is a very old part of the Catholic faith, dating back to at least the 11th century. The notion that trapped souls might need to be freed comes from a story allegedly told to the Abbott Odilo of Cluny by a monk returning from the Holy Land. He told the Abbott how his ship had been wrecked, and he had been cast ashore on a mysterious island. A hermit who lived on the island related his own story of a mysterious chasm, from which burst forth demonic flames and the agonized screams of trapped souls. He pointed out that the demons were always complaining about losing souls when the living prayed or gave alms to the poor on their behalf. #destroytheday


Got a few Star Wars: Ewoks animation cels in as well. #starwars #3fingeredfuckers

Got a few Star Wars: Ewoks animation cels in as well. #starwars #3fingeredfuckers


70s cartoon fans? Groove Ghoulies animation cels just hit the website.

70s cartoon fans? Groove Ghoulies animation cels just hit the website.


Lucerne Valley. CA’s Jack O’Landia is a monument to eccentricity located along Highway 247 in the high desert, where the town slogan is “A Town with Character(s).”

The mysterious Jack O’Landia sits in the “downtown” of tiny Lucerne Valley, and is essentially a lot filled with a replica of a small western town. It looks like an old western theme park, but its not clear if it was built with children or adults in mind. A “last stop” gallows complete with noose and replica saloon imply adults, but a set of swings and slides says children. There is also a big banner read which reads “In memory of Victor Avila 1986-2011”, in reference to the owner’s son. Yet another sign reads “In memory of Freddy Fender 1937 to 2006.”

Many locals say they have never actually seen it open, but claim it has been standing for over 30 years. When pressed on the origins of the park locals shrug and reply with “I heard its just a weird guy with too much money.” Jack O’Landia is a truly unique creation that must be seen to be understood. #destroytheday

Lucerne Valley. CA’s Jack O’Landia is a monument to eccentricity located along Highway 247 in the high desert, where the town slogan is “A Town with Character(s).”

The mysterious Jack O’Landia sits in the “downtown” of tiny Lucerne Valley, and is essentially a lot filled with a replica of a small western town. It looks like an old western theme park, but its not clear if it was built with children or adults in mind. A “last stop” gallows complete with noose and replica saloon imply adults, but a set of swings and slides says children. There is also a big banner read which reads “In memory of Victor Avila 1986-2011”, in reference to the owner’s son. Yet another sign reads “In memory of Freddy Fender 1937 to 2006.”

Many locals say they have never actually seen it open, but claim it has been standing for over 30 years. When pressed on the origins of the park locals shrug and reply with “I heard its just a weird guy with too much money.” Jack O’Landia is a truly unique creation that must be seen to be understood. #destroytheday


Sifting through a pile of My Little Pony animation cels.  More like My Sexy Pony #ifyaknowwhatimsayin Let the clopping begin! #lol #bronies

Sifting through a pile of My Little Pony animation cels. More like My Sexy Pony #ifyaknowwhatimsayin Let the clopping begin! #lol #bronies


Devil devil devil…

Devil devil devil…


Located in Raufarhöfn, one of Iceland’s most remote northern villages, the Arctic Henge is a colossal piece of stone construction that, when finished, will dwarf its ancient counterpart, Stonehenge. Started in 1996, the Arctic Henge project is a monument not only to the country’s nordic roots, but also to some of the neo-pagan beliefs that have arisen in certain areas. The piece was inspired directly from the eddic poem Völuspá (Prophecy of the Seeress), taking from it the concept of 72 dwarves who represent the seasons in the world of the poem, among other symbolic queues. In the Arctic Henge, 72 small blocks, each inscribed with a specific dwarven name will eventually circle four larger stone monuments, which in turn will surround a central balanced column of massive basalt blocks. Similar to Stonehenge, the Arctic Henge is like a huge sundial, aiming to capture the sun´s rays, cast shadows in precise locations and capture the light between aligned gateways. Each aspect of the deliberate layout corresponds to some aspect of ancient Norse belief and when each piece of the monument is installed, visitors will be able to “capture the midnight sun” by viewing it through the various formations at different vantage points depending on the season. 

At current, only the imposing central tri-column and one of the four larger gates have been constructed, along with a smattering of the smaller stones, but it is still a work in progress. Along with the outer circle, the final henge will be a massive 52 metres in diameter. When it is complete, the Arctic Henge could easily become the premiere site for Paganism in the entire world and millennia from now it might seem as mysterious as Stonehenge seems to us today. #destroytheday

Located in Raufarhöfn, one of Iceland’s most remote northern villages, the Arctic Henge is a colossal piece of stone construction that, when finished, will dwarf its ancient counterpart, Stonehenge. Started in 1996, the Arctic Henge project is a monument not only to the country’s nordic roots, but also to some of the neo-pagan beliefs that have arisen in certain areas. The piece was inspired directly from the eddic poem Völuspá (Prophecy of the Seeress), taking from it the concept of 72 dwarves who represent the seasons in the world of the poem, among other symbolic queues. In the Arctic Henge, 72 small blocks, each inscribed with a specific dwarven name will eventually circle four larger stone monuments, which in turn will surround a central balanced column of massive basalt blocks. Similar to Stonehenge, the Arctic Henge is like a huge sundial, aiming to capture the sun´s rays, cast shadows in precise locations and capture the light between aligned gateways. Each aspect of the deliberate layout corresponds to some aspect of ancient Norse belief and when each piece of the monument is installed, visitors will be able to “capture the midnight sun” by viewing it through the various formations at different vantage points depending on the season.

At current, only the imposing central tri-column and one of the four larger gates have been constructed, along with a smattering of the smaller stones, but it is still a work in progress. Along with the outer circle, the final henge will be a massive 52 metres in diameter. When it is complete, the Arctic Henge could easily become the premiere site for Paganism in the entire world and millennia from now it might seem as mysterious as Stonehenge seems to us today. #destroytheday


#artautopsy is live right now, hosted by @systemsyn Come make art with us or catch the Livestream (link on FB)

#artautopsy is live right now, hosted by @systemsyn Come make art with us or catch the Livestream (link on FB)