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Witches Are Selling Sex Spells On Etsy

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.25.2015 | Religion

Enterprising witches, wiccans and occultists are setting up shop online, where customers can pay a fee to have a spell cast remotely on their behalf. ...

The Pagan Side of Easter

Yolanda Shoshana | Posted 03.16.2015 | Religion
Yolanda Shoshana

Eostre is the pagan connection to Easter. Does that mean that Easter is a pagan holiday? There is not a simple answer to this question.

Witch Hunts In Tanzania On The Rise As Vigilantes Seek Justice For Murders Of Albinos

Religion News Service / USA Today | Tonny Onyulo | Posted 03.02.2015 | Religion

TABORA, Tanzania (RNS) Many women are living in fear in this rural part of northwestern Tanzania because they are increasingly being targeted by witch...

What's With Wicca and Witches?

Yolanda Shoshana | Posted 02.24.2015 | Religion
Yolanda Shoshana

What's your story? That is a question that I am constantly asked and it use to annoy me. Somewhere along the way I embraced the fact that I am unique.

9 Totally Weird Holiday Traditions Around the World

Findery | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel
Findery

There are hundreds of holiday traditions around the globe, many of which you've probably never heard of -- the giant goat made of hay (Sweden), the witch that brings candy (Italy), the burning pile of dirt (Guatemala).

If You Want To Attend Hogwarts, Go To Poland

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment

The day everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived: We can all attend Hogwarts. Thanks to a few Polish and Danish Harry Potter fans who were...

Witches Were Sometimes Year-Round

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 01.18.2015 | Comedy
Bil Hitchcock

I remember Miss Marshall very well. She was my third grade teacher at Cloverdale Elementary School in Dothan, Alabama in about 1964. I remember the first time that I saw The Wizard of Oz that I thought she looked just like Almira Gulch.

Stop the Thanksgiving Insanity

Karl Wilder | Posted 01.17.2015 | Travel
Karl Wilder

I'm amazed that millions of people still travel for hundreds of miles in brutal traffic or go to crowded airports to go someplace they don't want t...

My Pagan Youth Within The Walls Of Christianity

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 01.09.2015 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

The all girls' private school that I attended from kindergarten through the sixth grade, played havoc with my personal wardrobe creativity. Being called out of class and into the school office to have my skirt length measured or queried about a certain hairstyle I had designed that morning on the way to school, was a regular occurrence for me. So was detention.

11 Witches From Fiction Who Embody What Feminism Really Means

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.31.2014 | Books

Of all the spooky beings spotlighted on Halloween, none is more truly badass than the witch. Sure, they may seem a little square in the age of sex...

What Witches Have in Common (Hint: It's Not the Hat)

Katherine Howe | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Katherine Howe

Witches are tricky. If I say the word "witch" to you, I suspect an immediate image comes to mind. It involves a broomstick, a hat, an ill-tempered fel...

Witch Is the Black: How to Dress Like Your Favorite Sorceress

Bianca Heyward | Posted 12.28.2014 | Style
Bianca Heyward

This week you will likely be seeing far more black and pointy witch hats than you're used to, but it doesn't need to be Halloween for you to dress like the sartorially conscious sorceresses that haunt your television screens.

Which Witch Is Which? The Blurred Lines Of Halloween Reappropriation

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.28.2014 | Religion

A black cape, a pointed hat and a broom. There is perhaps no Halloween costume more iconic than a witch. But does it cross a cultural sensitivity line...

Sexy Tween and Teen Halloween Costumes? Let's Talk

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Halloween is almost here and I've had costumes, not candy, on my mind. Lots of parents have been asking me about the appropriateness of sexy costumes for their tween and teen daughters.

6 YA Witch Books to Read This Halloween

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 12.14.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Whether you're a fan of the "casters" found in Beautiful Creatures, or a witch in a modern fairy tale like Spellbound, this list has something for everyone and is sure to satisfy all your spooky needs this fall.

4 Things I Learned When I Wrote Macbeth

Ian Lendler | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Ian Lendler

For me, Macbeth is the play that I co-wrote with Shakespeare. Okay, technically I just adapted it into a graphic novel for kids, but by sticking my head under the hood and seeing how the play's engine worked, I learned some interesting things along the way.

The Real, Shocking History Of Witch Hunts (EXCERPT)

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 09.30.2014 | Books

The word "witches" may cause modern minds to leap to Harry Potter and the fantastical world of Hogwarts, but witches and witchcraft have a real and tr...

Analysis of the Bob McDonnell Trial and That Crazy Story About Pagans and Fortune Tellers (Video)

Dan McDermott | Posted 10.23.2014 | DC
Dan McDermott

I discussed the corruption trial of former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell and the controversy over whether Front Royal, Va. should keep a ban against fortune tellers, "gypsies" and practitioners of the "magic arts."

Modern Witch Explains How Her Beliefs Affect Her Children

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.10.2014 | Religion

What's it like to have a witch for a mother? Tova, a self-identified witch who uses her first name only and created the website The Way Of The Witc...

Author Katherine Howe Talks About Her Latest 'Conversion'

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.09.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

New York Times bestselling author Katherine Howe really shows her ability to craft a suspenseful and compelling young adult novel with her latest book Conversion.

The First Time Our Favorite Magical Creatures Appeared in Fantasy Novels and Legends

Meira Bienstock | Posted 09.08.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

The language and characters intertwined with the fantasy world we have imagined has come as second nature for those of us who read stories of magic. Listed below are the magical creatures and the first time they made an appearance in literature.

Burning Witches in Denmark: A Midsummer Ritual Unintentionally Endorses Gender-Based Violence

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 08.23.2014 | Religion
Nancy Graham Holm

Am I lacking a sense of humor? Too politically correct? Maybe. But the feminist in me never fails to be offended.

Fairies, Witches and Astronauts

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

What were all the boys who were running away from girls like me running toward, you might ask? Their glorious futures, of course. If boys wanted to fly, they had plenty of assistance.

'Hexed' - Witches, Romance, & Tons of Fun

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 08.09.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

If you like cheerleaders, hot guys, and witchcraft (who doesn't, right?), you need to add Hexed by Michelle Krys to your summer reading list, and pronto!

Daughter of Chaos Full of Magic, Mythology and More

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Daughter of Chaos is honestly a must for anyone whose a fan of young adult fantasy. I was fortunate enough to chat with author Jen McConnel to get the inside scoop on her magical novel.