A direct descendent of Samhain is the spooky reason for the season.
"It takes both a disciplined and experienced witch to harvest the power of the eclipse magic."
Welcome to Brisbane's annual Beltane festival.
... And I have now turned to witchcraft.
From his cell, William Rouser waged a decades-long legal battle with the California Correction System for Wiccan rights, incense, and candles. He's one of many in the fight to get prisons to recognize and accommodate the religion.
On its 20th anniversary, we look back at the 1996 cult classic that helped make witchcraft mainstream and inundated covens with curious teenage girls.
Doreen Valiente is best known for popularizing the Wiccan craft, and her work is now being celebrated in a new exhibition in the UK. But she was also many other things, including a World War II spy.
It sounds like a hoax, but Silicon Valley is taking her seriously.
Laurie Cabot was dubbed "The Official Witch of Salem" back in the 1970s, and she's more than deserving of the title. We called her up to see how she and her fellow witches are celebrating Samhain, the pre-Christian precursor to Halloween.
Margaret Murray discovered the existence of covens and witches' sabbaths in 1921. There was one problem: She was wrong.