In response to what is seen as a troubling rise in occult practices, a state in India has passed an expansive law which bans a vast array of black magic rituals.
Earlier this week, the Karnataka state government approved their 'Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill.'
Known colloquially as simply the 'Anti-Superstition Bill,' the new regulations prohibit a remarkable number of esoteric rituals which range from the strange to the downright dangerous.
Included among the outlawed practices are walking atop hot coals as part of a religious ritual, calling upon ghosts to aid in a person's affairs, and telling an individual that they are possessed by evil spirits as a way of ensnaring them into servitude to those who use black magic.
Find out some of the other rituals now prohibited by the state as well as one surprising practice still allowed at the Coast to Coast AM website.