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  • Hedgewitch Book of Days
    Mandy Mitchell on 'Hedgewitch Book of Days'
    Hedgewitch Book of Days can be purchased on Amazon.1. What was your prime inspiration and motivation in creating your book, "Hedgewitch Book of Days: Spells, Rituals, and Recipes for the Magical Year"?I think my prime motivation for the...
  • Hexenkopf Rock
    Hexenkopf Rock
    Hexenkopf Rock is a large, hilly cluster of rocks which you’d probably walk right past if you didn’t know its long history of witchcraft, evil spirits, death and curses.Ancient Indian tribes performed rituals of healing there, drawing...
  • Psychological stress in 1692 Salem Village
    Psychological stress in 1692 Salem Village
    With a long and difficult winter, political uncertainty, ongoing Indian attacks, religious disagreements, strange illnesses, unexpected deaths, land feuds, and squabbles among neighbors, the people of Salem Village were feeling the pressure of the...
  • Face down skeleton
    Remains of medieval ‘witch girl’ discovered in northern Italy
    Archaeologists working in northern Italy recently unearthed the skeletal remains of a 13-year-old girl who was buried face-down in her grave, suggesting that despite her age, her community feared her as a witch. The skeleton, which has been dubbed...
  • The Witch's Eight Paths of Power
    Sable Aradia on 'The Witch's Eight Paths of Power'
    Brought to you by Red Wheel Weiser.This book can be purchased on Amazon.1. What was your prime inspiration and motivation in creating your book, "The Witch's Eight Paths of Power A complete course in magick and witchcraft"?I was...
  • 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...