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  • Kali Ma by Alice Popkorn
    Mabon, the equinox:Time to welcome the dark mother goddess
    Mabon, the second harvest and autumnal equinox, marks the time when the nights begin to be longer than the days. In the northern hemisphere that happens sometime between September 21 and 23. It is a time of celebration, but also of preparation....
  • Haxan
    HÄXAN Remains A Horror Classic Of The Silent Era
    When Benjamin Christensen found a copy of the treatise, "Malleus Maleficarum", in a local bookstore, he was immediately inspired, creating a documentary film entitled Häxan on the subject of witches and witchcraft, with fully realized...
  • witchy witch
    An atheist reviews a modern Christian witch-hunter's book
    Destroying the Works of Witchcraft through Fasting & PrayerBy Ruth BrownImpact Christian Books, Inc., 1994ISBN #0-89228-110-3From ghoulies and ghostiesAnd long-leggedy beastiesAnd things that go bump in the night,Good Lord, deliver us! (Old...
  • 'House of Ivy and Sorrow' leaves room only for joy
    'House of Ivy and Sorrow' leaves room only for joy
    Natalie Whipple has a knack for drawing a clear and interesting world through the eyes of her main character with a few simple sentences. It is done with a mastery of language that engages the reader while be simple and compelling. Reading any of...
  • Kiki's Delivery Service DVD cover art
    Classic film review: 'Kiki's Delivery Service' is magically sublime
    Hayao Miyazaki's "Kiki's Delivery Service" is all about Kiki's black cat, Jiji. Not in the sense that Jiji is the main character or that the story revolves around him but that the main thematic core that Miyazaki is trying to...
  • Dragonflame: Tap into Your Reservoir of Power Using Talismans, Manifestation, and Visualization
    Lawren Leo on Talisman magic in 'Dragonflame'
    Q & A with Lawren Leo, author of Dragonflame: Tap into Your Reservoir of Power Using Talismans, Manifestation, and Visualization (Pompton Plains, NJ: New Page Books, 2014).What was your inspiration for this book?Spirit. What I mean by Spirit...
  • Ouija Board
    Should used Ouija Boards be sold on eBay?
    The Ouija Board first appeared in 1891 in a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania novelty shop. The game was advertised as a magic board that answered questions about the past, present, and future with amazing and spooky accuracy. The board was constructed...
  • Goddess
    Magical vacations 101: deities of travel, roads and good weather
    There are many deities associated with travel, journeys, roads and good weather. Consider working with one while making your summer vacation plans! Always remember, before working with any deity, to research them fully and form a relationship with...
  • Christine Cacciatore and Jennifer Starkman, Authors
    Excerpt from Cat, Charmed: second novel in the Whitfield Witch series
    So, sure, anyone could put out the prologue of their book as a teaser. We did, after all.But what about those authors who live on the edge? Who think, nay KNOW, that they could pull material from the MIDDLE of their novel to tease prospective...
  • Circe5
    Aradia in Tuscany
    Aradia was a mythological figure who appeared in Charles Godfrey Leland’s influential 19th century book Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches. Both the figure of Aradia and the book's description of the religious practices of her...
  • Koala4
    Noah the Albino
    Albinism (from Latin albus, "white") is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to absence or defect of tyrosinase, a copper-containing enzyme involved in the...
  • Kevin Swanson
    Kevin Swanson: Disney's "Frozen" leads kids to witchcraft
    Kevin Swanson has a well-established pattern of responding to anything that might encourage girls to aspire to be anything other than housewives with uptight rage, so it came as little surprise when, during the March 26, 2014 broadcast of his...
  • The Secret Influence of the Moon: Alien Origins and Occult Powers
    Louis Proud on 'The Secret Influence of the Moon'
    1. What inspired you to write your new book, "The Secret Influence of the Moon: Alien Origins and Occult Powers?"I’d been closely researching the Moon for a number of years, from both scientific and esoteric perspectives, and I...
  • How Mark Batterson’s “Honi the Circle Maker” got witchcraft into the church
    How Mark Batterson’s “Honi the Circle Maker” got witchcraft into the church
    In the previous section, The Real Honi the Circle Maker, we got to know Honi Hama'gel (aka Khoni or Choni and also Onias as this is the Greek form of the name) lived in the first century BC (born circa 65 BC) and came to be known as the circle...
  • The Soul of the Witch
    Cover Reveal: The Soul of the Witch by Dana Michelle Burnett
    I am so excited to reveal the cover for The Soul of the Witch! This is my new romantic horror and it will be available summer 2014.The Soul of the WitchIn a small Indiana town, the watcher waits patiently...waiting to see if the stories are true...