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Dabble In Magic Using This Handbook Of Witchcraft

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 06.21.2016 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

There was a time when choosing to invoke an incantation as a means to an end would get one burnt at the stake. In today's world, taboos seem to be falling like leaves in autumn. So one need not be fearful any longer when choosing to resort to witchcraft in a time of need.

Attacks On Albinos Grow In Malawi As Body Parts Are Sold For Witchcraft

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An increase in the number of attacks on people with albinism in Malawi since late 2014 by people seeking their b...

Guinevere Turner Joins "Capitol Hill"

Wes Hurley | Posted 05.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Wes Hurley

Lesbian film luminary, Guinevere Turner guest stars in the brand new episode of Capitol Hill. Waxie Moon returns as Roses Smell in need of much therapy.

What's behind children being cast as witches in Nigeria

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.15.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Utibe Effiong, University of Michigan The rescue of a two-year-old Nigerian child has attracted extensive social and online media coverage across th...

Dealing with aged relatives? Your situation is not as unprecedented as you might think

Carla Gardina Pestana | Posted 04.13.2016 | Parents
Carla Gardina Pestana

Billboards in Los Angles, and presumably elsewhere too, caution that we are living longer and therefore need to save more for retirement. This adverti...

Sneak Peek: Scott Foley's Revolutionary and Bewitching 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Journey

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.07.2016 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Actor, director and screenwriter Scott Foley takes his turn under the Who Do You Think You Are? microscope to explore family stories that have been pa...

Child Abandoned And Accused Of Witchcraft Makes Extraordinary Recovery

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 04.01.2016 | Impact

Hope, a young boy in Nigeria, has made an astonishing recovery just months after he was found starving in the street, and a photo of him went viral. A...

Believe in Witchcraft? The Witch: A New England Folktale

Carla Gardina Pestana | Posted 03.01.2016 | Religion
Carla Gardina Pestana

Witchcraft in colonial New England both intrigues and confounds us. Long before film and television focused obsessively on supernatural themes, Americans writers and artists have grappled with how best to comprehend the 1692 witchcraft scare in Salem and the larger system of beliefs that gave rise to that chilling incident.

How A 'New World' Would Look To One Of The Most Famous Pagans Alive

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.24.2016 | Religion

The average writing day for pagan author Starhawk seems apt for someone whose spirituality is embedded in the magical qualities of nature. The 64-year...

Photo Of Charity Worker Helping Child Accused Of Witchcraft Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 02.18.2016 | Impact

After an aid worker who helped a Nigerian boy accused of witchcraft posted a photo of the act on Facebook, people around the world were moved to donat...

Scene Of Salem 'Witch' Hangings Found... Behind A Walgreens

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.15.2016 | Weird News

A team of scholars in Salem, Massachusetts, has uncovered the scene of one of the darkest chapters in the history of New England: The site where 19 in...

Douthat and the Desire for an Unchanging Church

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 11.02.2015 | Chicago
Stan Chu Ilo

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat's critique of the direction of Catholicism under Pope Francis has recently come under attack from some prominent American Catholic theologians.

When Mister Rogers Rankled Witches

Michael G. Long | Posted 10.29.2015 | Religion
Michael G. Long

Fred Rogers often encountered criticism from viewers of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.' In letter after letter, irate viewers criticized everything from his generous views of divine grace to his pacifist approach to war to his bold decision to show the erect nipple of a breast-feeding mother.

The Neuroscience of Witches

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 10.29.2015 | Science
Dr. Douglas Fields

Sex, bias, and mind-bending properties of natural products are at the core of witchcraft. The Tarot cards and highly intuitive witches who read them in New Orleans were fun, but all of this natural and supernatural human behavior--witch's brews, witchcraft, and witch hunts--is neuroscience.

Diplomats and Witch Doctors

ADST | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
ADST

When stationed abroad, Foreign Service Officers may face dangers such as carjackings, bombings, or even assassination attempts. However, for some, the most serious threat may be a supernatural one: being cursed by a local witch doctor.

Samhain 2015: Dates, Traditions And Rituals Of The Pagan New Year

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.27.2015 | Religion

In late October and early November, many witches, Wiccans and other pagans around the globe celebrate Samhain, believed to be an ancient Celtic festiv...

How Creativity Becomes Magic In A Pagan Ritual

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.23.2015 | Religion

Rituals in the pagan Reclaiming tradition typically begin with the same basic structure: Priestesses and priests deliver invocations to the four direc...

A Modern-Day Witch Explains How Magic Can Empower Women

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.22.2015 | Women

Witchcraft, Wicca, paganism, goddess-based spirituality. Whatever you want to call the practice of magic, it's empowering women. Enchantments is a Ne...

10 Witchy Books To Learn More About Paganism

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.16.2015 | Religion

Remember that mysterious girl in middle school who clutched a copy of The Mists of Avalon to her heart like it was a Bible? A powerful novel can have ...

The Magical Lessons We Can Learn From These Pop Culture Witches

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.13.2015 | Religion

At its best, popular culture can reflect certain truths about society and offer clarity on some of life's challenges. These iconic, fictional witches ...

Why The Witch Is The Ultimate Feminist Icon

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.08.2015 | Women

Witches are having a cultural moment. From "American Horror Story" to "Witches Of East End" to Jenji Kohan's upcoming series about the Salem Witch Tri...

We're Not All Witches: An Introduction to Neo-Paganism

John Halstead | Posted 10.02.2015 | Religion
John Halstead

A lot of the coverage of Paganism tends to be sensationalist and tends to focus on Witchcraft and Wicca. But not all Pagans are Witches or Wiccans.

In Praise of Witches Everywhere

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.24.2015 | Women
Miriam Ava

Over the centuries, our culture has created a wonky, wicked view of witches. A whirlwind of power wielding from the Inquisition to the Salem witch hun...

Stop Accusing Us Wiccans of Ritual Murder

Courtney Weber | Posted 08.06.2015 | Religion
Courtney Weber

I don't know how else to say this. Wiccans don't practice ritual murders. Wiccans don't practice ritual murders. Wiccans don't practice ritual murders, okay? How are we in 2015 and still trying to make this clear? I'm scratching my head over here. Okay, I lied. I'm banging it against my desk. Or at least, I was until I stopped to type you this letter.

Mystical Summer Fun for Kids: Part II

Laurie Lovekraft | Posted 07.21.2016 | Religion
Laurie Lovekraft

Instead of an abundance of screen time this summer, how about weaving a story around the campfire that culminates in a kid-friendly ritual? Or camping with your children and building a labyrinth in the woods. Or taking a group of teens on a night hike that includes a silent meditation.