Casting Curses and Love Spells with the Most Powerful Witches in Romania
Witchcraft is very much alive in Romania, and even politicians fear its power. We join the country’s most famous witch dynasty and partake in their yearly rituals.
Witches Allegedly Stole Penises and Kept Them as Pets in the Middle Ages
According to a 15th century guide to detecting and eradicating witchcraft, witches were capable of making penises vanish—and some even kept them in nests and fed them oats.
The Victorian Occultist Accused of Killing Men With Her Mind
Pioneering feminist and animal rights campaigner Anna Kingsford was one of the 19th century's most remarkable women. Then she was charged with using black magic to murder two vivisectionists.
The Film Shedding Light on the Modern-Day Witch Hunts in Zambia
Rungano Nyoni’s debut film, "I Am Not A Witch," was the talk of Cannes. She explains how she used satire to depict the struggles of a child accused of witchcraft.