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Culto Charles

Fulgencio Pimentel / · english · mute

Culto Charles was first founded in the early 1960s by poet and activist A. S. Brandon, along with twenty friends from Stanford University. From the beginning, the sect was based on the belief that an occult dimension lays in the border between life and death. The chosen few claimed that in the short lapse between a cardiac arrest and brain death there is a “black hole” through which one can slide to an unknown supernatural universe. An ultimate reverie, that they referred to as The Paradise of Charles. In order to enter “The Paradise of Charles”, it was necessary to observe a disciplined training guided by “the cabbies”. It consisted on two stages: In the first stage, “the cabbie” instructed the initiated member about a simple private choreography which led to the the individual construction of an ultimate dream, subsequently recreated by the follower on a strange altar.
Partially uncut book, splined top fold and cut marks

book format: paperback / pages: 64