The New York Times: The Nuns Who Bought and Sold Human Beings Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III $54.00

Nevertheless, the triumph of marriage as a sacrament had given the clergy an opportunity to refine their reflections concerning fornication.  This time, they distinguish categories and cases with precision.  To ‘qualified fornication’ (which stood for the sin of lust consummated and included such public crimes as kidnapping for sex, adultery, incest, and ‘crimes against nature’)…

USA TODAY: There’s ‘poop in the water’ at America’s dirtiest beaches. Is yours on the list? Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. II Paperback Now in Color $90.00

Medicines of human origin are probably the most repugnant to our contemporary sensibilities. Renaissance doctors and druggists relied heavily on human excrement, ingested as well as applied externally, for various cures. In this they followed the example of the doctors of antiquity, who prescribed a mixture of dried children’s feces and honey for inflammation of…

CNN: Suicide rates among America’s young people continue to soar, study shows Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. II Paperback Now in Color $90.00

In 1751, famous artist and brutally honest social critic William Hogarth, captured the darkest moments of London’s Gin epidemic in his etching entitled “Gin Lane”.  The scene captured by Hogarth represents the slum of London’s St Giles district, a neighborhood understandably described by the artists as where, “nothing but idleness, poverty, misery and ruin are…

LawandCrime.com: Man Sentenced to Death for Raping, Murdering Girl as Part of ‘Fantasy’ Shared by Victim’s Mother Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. I Paperback Now in Color $90.00

Rape Romance:  The pastourelle, a genre of medieval French literature, eroticizes the idea of rape across class lines.  In this type of poem, a knight meets a shepherdess and tries to seduce her. In some, she consents; in others, he attempts to rape her but a shepherd defends her; and in thirty-eight of the one…

Took It There: They Asked 100 People If They’ve Ever Done Butt Stuff! “Millennials Are Really Into Eating Azz, And I Am A Millennial” Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. II $54.00

The witches adored Satan, or the Master of the Sabbat who presided in place of Satan, by prostrations, genuflections, gestures, and obeisances.  In mockery of solemn bows and seemly courtesies the worshippers of the Demon approach him awkwardly, with grotesque and obscene mops and mows, sometimes straddling sideways, sometimes walking backwards, as Guazzo says:  Cum…

New York Daily News: Committee: Exploding tick population could become full-blown health crisis – NY Daily News The I.M.P. Insanity, Manias & Plagues DVD – Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. II

Sweating Sickness Another scourge spread by lice, and perhaps also by ticks, was the sweating sickness that swept through the nation, and particularly the armies, in 1485, 1507,1517,1528, and 1551.  It travelled through northern and eastern Europe, reached London in 1528 (causing Henry VIII to retire hastily to Hampton Court and then to various other…