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.



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



Naoya Sakamata, Thought Amber

Myuu, Reversion

Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

Kai Engel, Floret, Morbid Imagination, Rejecting the Sirens