The Cult Machine


Symbol of the Zoroastrian faith. Zarathustra with wings

Why You Can’t Convert to Zoroastrianism

.   You might have just heard about the re-emergence of Zoroastrianism among the Kurds of Iraq and you’re now wondering to yourself “can I convert to Zoroastrianism?” So the short and sweet answer is a resounding…no. You can’t convert to Zoroastrianism.  By happenstance, the Zoroastrian faith is based on

What Happens When We Die? What All The World Religions Say

This is the all-time great, and probably the first, million-dollar question – What happens when we die? I can clearly picture the first humans. Gathering around a recently-discovered fire, amicably discussing the news, when someone dropped the bomb. “Hey, guys, what do you think that happens when we go to

How To Combine Meditation And Jogging

 Making Meditation and Jogging a Habit In our modern society the busy world which we live in can let multi-tasking be difficult. The positive lifestyle choices that we want to make often get overrun by things like career, family, friends etc. I know this personally. I’ll often set plans to

Gay Pride Parade in Istanbul

Straight Pride Parade Identity Politics

    At the time of this article, it’s June 2019 and we are celebrating our beloved Lesbian, Gay, Trans, Bisexual and Queer community. Hence the name LGBT. Nowhere in there is there an “S” for Straight. Yet, popping up more and more among the headlines we are seeing the

Kewpie Doll Tattoo Symbolism

 Those little kewpie doll tattoos are just so loveable, aren’t they? He is always smiling, even in the darkest of times. Kewpie is always happy just to be a part of your skin.  However innocuous he is, the Kewpie doll tattoo symbolism is a very powerful image to add to your

Applied Tattooing: 5 Reasons we get Tattooed

There is not any recorded historical account of exactly how tattooing originated.  But it is thought that tattooing was discovered when ancient peoples rubbed sooted ash into wounds as a disinfectant.  Thus the result of any such subcutaneous trauma being loaded with a pigmented substance naturally resulted in such a


we'd love to have your feedback on your experience so far