Witches of Seattle Tell Us About the Appeal of Magic

"I would define magic as the purest form of love and joy and sharing it in a way that is intentional, that thrives."


How Witchcraft Is Empowering Queer and Trans Young People

"There is no one way to be a witch," says Mey Rude, who left the Catholic church after coming out as trans. "It's a really freeing identity."


A Florida Sheriff Is Investigating a 'Witchcraft'-Related Triple Murder

Local law enforcement think the brutal killing of a woman and her two grown children last week may have been part of a strange ritual.


Photos from New York's Annual Gathering of Witches

Photos of New York's on WitchsFest 2015, complete with devil horns and fairy wings.


Florence Welch Started a Witch Coven and Nobody Knew About It

On the heels of her Glastonbury announcement, the singer talks magic and her "psychic cat."


Get an Espresso and an Exorcism at Bangkok's Premiere Witchcraft Cafe

Created by Wine Kongsorn and Nat Maitreemit to give the Thai Wiccan community a place to gather, Ace of Cups features spells, rituals, and cakes that match your astrological sign.


LARPers Have Created a Real Hogwarts School in Poland

​A video shot last month near Czocha, Poland, shows about 190 pointy-hatted Potterites commandeering a castle for the world's largest J. K. Rowling–themed live-action role-playing adventure.


I Had the Leader of ISIS Cursed by a Hong Kong Sorceress and It Almost Worked

"Villain hitting" is a uniquely Hong Kong combination of political defiance and local superstition.


Meet The Wizard Behind the World's Only Real-Life Hogwarts

"Without pointy hats, we’re just old men with beards," says Oberon Zell-Ravenheart.


Schindler's Witch

During the Rwandan genocide, Zula Karuhimbi saved more than 100 people through “sorcery.”


Militias in the Central African Republic Are Using Black Magic to Protect Them From Rockets

A witch doctor told me it works just fine, as long as you avoid touching women while they're on their period.


Papua New Guinea Are Still Burning 'Sorcerers' at the Stake

Sorcery related violence is on the up.