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My name is Dr Price and this is my Compendium of Horror. A place to collect all the stories I have gathered over the years that are guaranteed to send a shiver down your spine! I can't guarantee that they are all 100% true, but I have been able to verify at least a portion of each one. It is up to you whether you choose to believe them or not... New episodes monthly!
 
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My Dark Path

MF Thomas, Creator & Host

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My Dark Path explores the fringes of history, science, and the paranormal. In every episode, creator and host MF Thomas illuminates a topic taken from the dark corners of our world. Combining his personal, on-location research with insights from experts, researchers and historians, every episode will intrigue, excite, and perhaps, send a shiver down your spine. Visit www.mydarkpath.com for more information.
 
A short story classified under the American Gothic genre, the piece depicts an eerie set of events following the distressing occurrences within the Boyne household, as their dream relocation takes a drastic turn. Wharton cleverly weaves together Gothic themes including horror, retribution, and despair to create a dynamic plot which is additionally aided by the use of foreshadowing, an uncanny setting, and the reflective voice of its character. Divided into five parts, Afterward introduces ne ...
 
From the master of the psychological horror genre comes this brilliant collection 12 Creepy Tales by Edgar Allan Poe. It features some of his classics like The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat and The Cask of Amontillado which are supreme examples of his craft. The Black Cat is a truly horrifying story of a death-row confession of guilt by a serial killer. The much loved family cat becomes the agent of his destruction and inevitable descent into crime and madness. Another superb story is The F ...
 
An eerie supernatural story, The Monkey's Paw follows the White family as they come to realize that nothing in life comes without a price or at the simple push of a button. First published in 1902, the short story powerfully suggests that one should not interfere with the course of nature, as cheating fate can result in unforeseen consequences that leave one with more than they bargained for. Set in England, the tale opens on a dark and stormy night inside Laburnam Villa, home to Mr. and Mrs ...
 
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On this week's episode we cover the powerful goddess Hecate, how to work with her, and how to incorporate her in your Shadow Work. We also teach you how to get started with Shadow Work to help integrate your whole self and heal. Thanksgiving Margarita: Vanilla Bourbon Cranberry Sauce - 1 Bag Fresh Cranberries 1 Cup Sugar 1 Cup Water 2 Tbps bourbon …
 
Join us on this week's dark path into the lives of people in witness security, and learn more about the Italian Mafia on the way. Listen to Learn More About: —Notable Mafia members like Salvatore Maranzano, who established the five dominant Mafia families, and Joseph Barbra, a powerful mafia leader that established a famous soda company still aroun…
 
A teenage boy becomes obsessed with his classmate’s tattoo, and a strange man seems all too willing to help him get one just like it... Read along here: The Tattoo (drpriceshorrorcompendium.com) Story by J King Narrated by Alastair Christie Recorded by Alastair Christie Edited by Merlin Walter Original score by Merlin Walter Post-production by Merl…
 
Come walk this dark path with us and plunge into the history of spies. Learn from MF Thomas' first hand experiences about the uncrackable codes used to transmit information at ‘number stations.’ Listen To Learn More about: 1. Number Stations and how they allow spies to transfer information 2. Real life spies, Kendall and Gwen Myers 3. The North Kor…
 
You probably know a lot about the Salem witch trials, but did you know that it was not the site of the first witchcraft trial in the colonial United States? Accused witches had been appearing in New England courtrooms for half a century. In many ways, Salem was the last gasp, the most notorious, nightmarish outcome of a process that, maybe, made it…
 
Can you all believe that our podcast has hit it's one year anniversary?! Because we certainly can't. While we have a extra special spooky episode planned for you all on our actual anniversary this weekend, we thought we would bring back our Samhain episode, which just so happens to have been our first. I can't believe how far our episodes, and soun…
 
In many cases we underestimate the magic that books bring us. They can ship us off into a whole new world, or change our perspective on something to give us hope. We can learn so many different things and they can quite literally change our lives. On this week's episode Ruby and Freya reveal the books that changed their lives and had a strong, magi…
 
A visit to the deepest hole ever made leads to terror and betrayal in the far north of Russia… [This story was submitted to my compendium some time ago. Although it fails to reach my standard of veracity – for reasons that will become apparent – I enjoyed the creativity enough to feature it regardless.] Read along here: The Captain's Log (drpricesh…
 
The nightmare these two women found themselves in was far from over. Throughout their lives, they had been exploited, by poverty, by sexism; and now the exploitation was coming from international politics. They were set up to take the fall for the people who actually planned this crime; and what followed as multiple nations got pulled into the ugly…
 
Join Freya as she goes through the Mabon holiday. Learn the history and how to celebrate it. Sweet As Apple Pie Margarita 2oz Apple Juice 2oz Tequila 2oz Fireball 1.5oz Grand Marnier 2oz Fresh Lime Juice 1/2tsp Cinnamon Honey to taste Combine ingredients in a shaker over ice. Shake that, pour over ice, and let the cauldron bubble…
 
Get ready for a saga about a murder where the murderers, themselves, were victims, and a chillingly contemporary story of how innocent individuals can fall through the cracks when nations clash. Nobody leaves this story with their hands clean. Listen to Learn More about: The mysterious assassination of Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un's ( the current dict…
 
After discovering a broadcast frequency repeating a mysterious message, strange occurrences plague the crew of a pirate radio vessel... Read along here: The Captain's Log (drpriceshorrorcompendium.com) Story by J King Narrated by Alastair Christie Recorded by Alastair Christie Edited by Merlin Walter Original score by Merlin Walter Post-production …
 
These men fought for Britain, France, Poland, and other nations. They were the most daring, imaginative, and brave Allied prisoners plunked into one facility, and for years against all odds and every setback, they relentlessly put the supposedly “escape proof” castle to the test. This is their story – not a single, dramatic mass escape, but a tale …
 
What is a Book of Shadows? What is a Grimoire? Are they different? Join Freya in this week's episode as she goes over the difference between the two, and how to get yours started. The Book Blue Margarita (makes 3) 4 shots of tequila 3 shots of lime juice 3 shots of simple syrup 3 shots of blue curacao Combine in the shaker, pour over ice, and let t…
 
August 8th is a day of great power. It is the peak of the Lion's Gate Portal and the ultimate day of manifesting during the year. Find out just how powerful this day is through this week's featurette where Freya goes through what to expect, how to harness the power of the day, and how to protect yourself in the process.…
 
After surviving a car crash, an artist's work undergoes a disturbing transformation... Read along here: The Portrait of Andrew Edwards (drpriceshorrorcompendium.com) Story by J King Narrated by Dawn Sirrell Recorded by Merlin Walter Edited by Merlin Walter Original score by Merlin Walter Post-production by Merlin Walter "Fireside Waltz" composed an…
 
How could an entire international competition involving dozens of nations and hundreds of elite athletes be stricken from the official history of the Olympic Games? Listen To Learn More About: The founding of the IOC and Pierre de Coubertin The “unofficial” Olympic games of 1906 The gold medalist who was borne with Polio and other amateur Olympians…
 
On this week’s episode Ruby and Freya go over Lughnasadh and how to celebrate! We hit the history, the correspondences, and everything in between. Bountiful Basil Ginerita 1.5oz Gin 4 basil leaves 2 chopped strawberries 0.5 oz orange liquor 0.5oz agave Lime juice Muddle strawberries and basil in the bottom of a glass. Add in the rest of the ingredi…
 
At the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896, anyone who showed up on the day of competition would have an opportunity to compete. And as for what events they would compete in? The classical Olympics were more than sporting events: they included poetry readings, debates, art, theatre, diplomatic meetings between sworn enemies. And Pierre de Coube…
 
We are in the height of summer enjoying the sun and warm weather, but doing so puts us at a higher risk of skin cancer and other sun related illnesses. Sun screen is an important part of our routine if you will be spending time outside. BUT there is a lot of trending topics around the toxicity of some of the ingredients, and it begs the question, i…
 
So where did the idea of using an artificial electrical impulse to control the heartbeat begin? Well, as with most scientific progress, there’s a long chain of contributors, but I want to talk today about a transformational role played by an inquisitive man from Minneapolis, Minnesota named Earl Bakken; and the inspiration he got from a movie he sa…
 
A delivery man gets much more than he bargained for when he visits a building that should only have 12 floors... Read along here: Don't Let Him Know (drpriceshorrorcompendium.com) Story by J King Narrated by William Crow Recorded by Merlin Walter Edited by Merlin Walter Original score by Merlin Walter Post-production by Merlin Walter "Fireside Walt…
 
A woman joins a group of hikers in the Russian mountains but nothing will prepare them for what is waiting in the wilderness... Read along here: The Incident (drpriceshorrorcompendium.com) Story by J King Narrated by Dawn Sirrell Recorded by Merlin Walter Edited by Merlin Walter Original score by Merlin Walter Post-production by Merlin Walter "Fire…
 
Scientists investigating a sunken wreck are faced with horror when their rover becomes trapped beneath the waves... Read along here: The Wreck (drpriceshorrorcompendium.com) Story by J King Narrated by Alastair Christie Recorded by Alastair Christie Edited by Merlin Walter Original score by Merlin Walter Post-production by Merlin Walter "Fireside W…
 
It’s one of the darkest stories we’ve told here – the story of a man who became famous for saying he saw a UFO, and who became a terrorist because his own government invited him to. The UFO wasn’t real, but the bombings, terror, and death that followed – they’re as real as it gets. Listen to learn more about: 1. Cult psychology 2. Aladino Felix's U…
 
Today we are celebrating Litha, or Midsummer, or Summer Solstice. Join us as Freya breaks down historical celebrations, correspondences, and how you can celebrate this special holiday. Midsummer Sunshine Margarita 2.5oz tequila 1.5oz triple sec 3oz OJ 1oz lime juice Agave syrup to taste Combine in a shaker with ice. Shake that witch. Pour over ice.…
 
As well-documented as things are, there’s so much left that’s unknown. And the speculation about just what the Nazis could be capable of didn’t start in the aftermath as historians and scientists worked to put together a record of it all. It had an impact on the battlefield at the peak of the fighting. Maybe the best way to capture this dark path o…
 
The Museum of Automatons is packed with automatons... mechanical figures that move and speak. Imagine what Walt Disney would have designed in the 18th century - automatons were attempts to mimic human figures in remarkable ways. Really, just the first glimpse at the future of robotics...or at least robots that would mimic humans and other animals. …
 
Reading tea leaves is a great way to use your intuition in answering a question or helping tell your future. Similar to other forms of divination, it can help read time in the form of past, present, and future. In this featurette, Freya goes over how to use tea divination, the steps to take, and other ways you can incorporate tea into your magickal…
 
In case you couldn't tell, we took a bit of a break this past week because FREYA GOT MARRIED! We have had a boom of new listeners so we thought on our week off, we could reintroduce ourselves. Meet Your Mystical Mages was our 8th episode and we get into how we came into our craft, what our beliefs are, and what path we are on now. We invite all our…
 
Air travel to Hawaii is actually an amazing story of innovation, imagination, and tremendous courage as well as a great deal of tragedy. Like most opportunities we have in our lives, it’s easy to take for granted the sacrifices that made them possible. So, it’s a dark path that eventually opens up into the sunny skies to the land of Aloha, and invo…
 
Blessed Beltane All! In this week's episode we go over Beltane's history, how to celebrate, and the associations with the holiday. This is the first of the fire festivals and if you're feeling love (or lust) in the air, you aren't alone! The Summerita: 1 cup fresh watermelon 2oz favorite tequila 1oz triple sec 1oz lime juice sugar to taste Combine …
 
On this week's episode, we do a dive into the witchy world of Hollywood. Ruby plays a game of Witchy Fact or Fiction about how Bonnie Bennett is portrayed in the Vampire Diaries, against what we practice as modern witches. Freya dives in to just how wrong Hollywood got the story of Rasputin. He is not the dungeon hiding, cauldron bubbling man we se…
 
We may be a week late (due to technical issues) but we have a very special Ostara episode for your all. We go through the history of the holiday, dabble in the Wheel of the Year, and give you ideas on how you can celebrate. As an extra special surprise, Freya tells us the story on how she celebrated Ostara on her 30th birthday last year with her fa…
 
John Glenn. Alan Shepard. Scott Carpenter. Gordon Cooper. Gus Grissom. Deke Slayton. Wally Schirra. These are the names of the members of the Mercury Seven— America’s first astronauts, charged with the task of being the human faces of a massive collective effort to beat the Soviet Union in a race to space. And, of course, charged with the task of a…
 
This week's episode we provide an introduction to the Fae and a deep-dive into working with Fairies. The lore surrounding Fairies and the Fae in general is complex and should always be approached with caution and respect. We tell you how, on this episode. The Green Fairy Margarita: 4oz margarita mix 1.5oz Absinthe 1 Lime Wedge Combine over ice, sha…
 
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