Only rarely, very rarely, if ever, is murder committed without some motive. Money, revenge, to cover another crime, to make a social or political statement, and many other reasons. Typically the motive is apparent, if a bit distorted. Such is the case with serial killers. A rational person can’t understand what moves many serial killers to action but to the killer his activities make perfect sense. Are even necessary. One such motive is that some serial killers believe their murders will give them supernatural powers. My friend Dr. Katherine Ramsland has written a very interesting article on this subject for Psychology Today.