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Witchcraft
Mar 9 2021
"Witches, Druids and King Arthur" by Ronald Hutton

In the first few pages of this book, we learn that the “traditional” Scots kilt was invented by an Englishman in the 1730s, the first “ancient” clan tartans by two English brothers in 1822, and that the Welsh female national costume was invented by an Eng…

Demi Powell
2 min.
Witchcraft
Feb 25 2021
What is a Witch?

A Witch is someone with wisdom and knowledge of the natural world around them, and the energies contained within it. They would follow the pattern of the seasons and all that entails. They would have an appreciation and understanding on subjects li…

Rob Hardy
2 min.
Witchcraft
Feb 8 2021
Ancient Spell Scrolls Found in Europe

Extremely rare curse tablets made of gold and silver instead of the usual lead have been unearthed at the ancient site of Viminacium in Serbia, about 60 miles east of Belgrade. Archaeologists were excavating land adjacent to power plant before constructio…

Demi Powell
3 min.
Witchcraft
Feb 4 2021
A Story about an Astronomer and a Witch

Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) is one of the world’s most famous astronomers. He defended Copernicus’s sun-centred universe and discovered that planets move in ellipses. A planet, NASA mission and planet-hunting spacecraft are named after him.

Yet in recent…

Demi Powell
7 min.
Witchcraft
Mar 29 2018
Spiritual Ancestors as Heroes

Recently I’ve had a very unpleasant experience arguing with an occult pundit (Nick Farrell) who basically called me a naïve fool because I honor my spiritual ancestors and treat them as heroes. Because I celebrate and honor my spiritual ancestors and trea…

Norma Rhodes
7 min.
Witchcraft
Mar 29 2018
Inside the Mysterious World of Witch Tattoo Art

Noel’le Longhaul – one of the world’s first ‘witch tattoo artists’ – has mystified Instagram with her primeval creations

The best word to describe Noel’le Longhaul’s tattoos is “primeval.” Even when freshly inked and uploaded onto her Instagram, they loo…

Marian Yates
2 min.
Witchcraft
Mar 29 2018
Why Are Lemons Used In Black Magic?

People often say everything is fair in love and war. This is not just a saying; it is a statement that gives birth to many evil activities that people often justify in the light of this saying. Whenever people suffer from any type of problems in their per…

Emma Wood
2 min.
Witchcraft
Mar 29 2018
Scottish Witchcraft Book Published Online

The pages of a 350-year-old book used to record the names of those accused of witchcraft in Scotland have been published online.

The Names of Witches in Scotland, 1658 collection, was drawn up during a time when the persecution of supposed witches was ri…

Emma Wood
9 min.
Witchcraft
Mar 29 2018
Hutton and the Writing of Witchcraft History

No - this article is not about UFOs or Fox Mulder! It is instead about the recent article written by Ronald Hutton in the latest issue of “The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies.” That article is entitled “Writing the History of Witch…

Emma Wood
7 min.
Witchcraft
Mar 29 2018
Questions About the del Bosco Sacro of Benevento Strega Family

Recently there has been some questions posed by individuals both outside and inside the Strega tradition about the new family that has arrived to the U.S. from Italy, which calls itself the del Bosco Sacro of the Benevento. Since I personally know the ind…

Emma Wood
1 min.
Witchcraft
Mar 29 2018
The Witch’s Ointment: The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic

Rarely does a book about pagan history rise to the level of a scholarly work that is simultaneously readable and meticulously researched. The Witch’s Ointment is both.

Packed with rich details on the history of the elusive, mysterious, infamous use of fl…

Emma Wood
2 min.
Witchcraft
Mar 29 2018
Kitchen Witchcraft: Crafts of a Kitchen Witch

The phrase ‘Kitchen Witchcraft’ conjures up brewing potions and hanging herbs, and while this of course can be the case, the experienced witch knows the kitchen can be the beating heart of their home, where the material and the mystical meld to create mag…

Emma Wood
Witchcraft
Mar 29 2018
Famous Witch: Angéle de la Barthe (c.1230 - 1275)

Angéle de la Barthe was a prosperous woman of Toulouse, France, who was supposedly tried for witchcraft and condemned to death by the Inquisition in 1275. She has been popularly portrayed as the first person to be put to death for heretical sorcery during…

Emma Wood
15 min.
Witchcraft
Mar 29 2018
Witchcraft: Remembering Michael Bertiaux

It was back in the summer of 1977 on a sweltering Sunday afternoon in Chicago that I got to meet the notorious Michael Bertiaux. I had traveled with my teacher and High Priest, Christopher Syn (Bill Schnoebelen) and selected members of our group from Milw…

Emma Wood
13 min.
Witchcraft
Mar 29 2018
CEREMONIAL MAGIC AND SORCERY

CEREMONIAL magic is the ancient art of invoking and controlling spirits by a scientific application of certain formulæ. A magician, enveloped in sanctified vestments and carrying a wand inscribed with hieroglyphic figures, could by the power vested in cer…

Emma Wood
8 min.
Witchcraft
Mar 29 2018
Most Important Lesson in Magick and Witchcraft

Once a student has mastered the basic regimen of practicing meditation, casting a magic circle, undergoing trance, raising power for basic kinds of workings and performing the simple liturgies for Sabbats and Esbats, then the next and most important step …

Emma Wood
9 min.
Witchcraft
Mar 29 2018
How the Power of Witchcraft Gripped 70s Britain

In modern society, we’re totally past burning people at the stake, or dunking women in the town lake because our crops died. The tendrils of witchcraft have found their way into contemporary fashion, zine culture and sharp-tongued 90s rom-coms. Not that t…

Emma Wood
2 min.
Witchcraft
Mar 29 2018
HOW TO BE A KITCHEN WITCH – A GUIDE TO HEARTH MAGIC

THE IDEA OF THE KITCHEN WITCH

The kitchen is well-known as the spiritual centre of the house, and where all the best parties end up in. Food sustains us. Food can give us warmth, happiness and a even a pinch of magic too. Although superficially mundane, …

Emma Wood
24 min.
Witchcraft
Jun 23 2017
Austin Osman Spare and the Zos Kia Cultus

H.P. Lovecraft, in one of his tales of terror, alludes to certain entities which have their being “not in the spaces known to us, but between them. They walk calm and primal, of no dimensions, and to us unseen.”

This aptly describes Austin Osman Spare. T…

Marian Yates