John Podesta, chairman of Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, has a very strange brother — so strange, in fact, that he once invited his younger sibling to attend an occult “Spirit Dinner.”
The invitation by older brother Tony Podesta was sent on July 27, 2015, and was in reality a forwarded email originally sent by Marina Abramović, a fairly well-known performance artist who reportedly enjoys playing with blood.
“I am so looking forward to the Spirit Cooking dinner at my place,” she wrote to Tony. “Do you think you will be able to let me know if your brother is joining?”
Take a look at the email below, courtesy WikiLeaks, which published it early Friday morning:
Whether either Podesta brother attended the event was unknown. Also unknown was what exactly a “Spirit Dinner” entailed.
In a profile published five years ago, The New York Times claimed that Abramović’s dinners were just performance stunts featuring scrumptious delights such as Volcano Flambé, a dessert featuring a “core of dark chocolate ice cream … covered with meringue, decorated with gold leaf and a swirl of spun sugar, bedded on chocolate cookie crumbs and flambéed with rum.”
WikiLeaks disagreed and has claimed that the dinners involved “blood sperm and breastmilk.” Moreover, a video has been discovered allegedly showing one of Abramović’s so-called “dinners” in action, and nothing about it looked pleasant.
In fact, it looked quite disturbing, as it showed several men and women painting walls with what looked to be blood.
The video may be seen by clicking the link in the WikiLeaks tweet below, but it’s not for the faint of heart.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) November 4, 2016
Plus, Abramović once admitted that her “art” was not necessarily in reality art.
“If you are doing the occult magic in the context of art or in a gallery, then it is the art,” she said, according to LifeZette. “If you are doing it in different context, in spiritual circles or private house or on TV shows, it is not art.”
What does that mean? Well, if it’s not art, it’s something else, obviously. Perhaps something more sinister.
Everything about this story is strange to say the least, as is Podesta’s brother, though whether or not any of his sibling’s strangeness ever rubbed off on him is another story altogether.