In 1853, a reverend named John Murray Spear attempted to do something shocking. He believed he was receiving messages from spirits beyond the grave, who gave him instructions on how to build a mechanical messiah who would usher in a new age of man. What happened next carries echoes of Frankenstein, only this story was very real.

 

Notes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Shelley

https://newrepublic.com/article/134271/frankensteins-monster-became-human

The Crucifixion of the Mechanical Messiah: John Murray Spear and the Synthetic Savior

The New Motor: Building John Murray Spear’s ‘God Machine’ in Lynn, Massachussets

The Bizarre Mechanical Messiah of John Murray Spear

 

Music:

Naoya Sakamata, Thought Amber

Myuu, Reversion

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party

Kai Engel, Floret, Morbid Imagination, Rejecting the Sirens

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/

 

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