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goddess guide

Meet Parvati, the Hindu Goddess of Love, Power, and Renewal

Parvati can embody many forms, each of which is worshipped as an individual goddess in her own right.
Nadya Agrawal
4.23.19
lore

How to Use Tarot to Find Out What 2019 Will Deal You

Try this tarot spread to see what the future has in store for you next year.
Sabrina Scott
12.26.18
Broadly

Meet Christmas Goddess Perchta, a Belly-Slitting, Half-Woman Demon

If you were naughty, Perchta would enter your home while you slept, disembowel you, and stuff the cavity with rocks.
Mary McGill
12.20.18
occult

The Real Legend of Mongfind, the Witch-Queen Who Inspired Halloween

A direct descendent of Samhain is the spooky reason for the season.
Mary McGill
10.30.18
Books

3 Witchy New Poems That Find Art in the Occult

Some magic words from poets Jen Calleja, Dorothea Lasky, and Amy Key, courtesy of the new collection "Spells: 21st Century Occult Poetry."
Dorothea Lasky
Amy Key
Jen Calleja
10.25.18
tv

Witchcraft in TV and Movies Has Always Been Gay as Hell

From Willow and Tara in "Buffy" to Sabrina the Teenage Witch's co-parenting aunts, pop culture has always had a magical queer streak.
Sophie Wilkinson
10.18.18
Myth Understood

The True Story of Tituba, the Slave at the Center of the Salem Witch Trials

Rather than deny accusations of witchcraft, the enslaved woman spun a rich tale of sorcery that ultimately saved her life.
Christobel Hastings
10.15.18
lore

Reshaping the Occult Narrative, One Witch Portrait at a Time

After learning her ancestral ties to witch persecution, photographer Frances F. Denny decided to shoot a series that reframes the narrative around the occult.
Miss Rosen
10.5.18
NETFLIX

8 Creepy, Occult-Themed Things to Watch on Netflix This October

The most magical month of all needs a binge-watching list that follows suit.
Leila Ettachfini
9.28.18
occult

Tarot Reveals Busy Philipps and Sasheer Zamata's Deepest Desires

We did a tarot reading for the stars of "I Feel Pretty" and peered into their futures.
Broadly Staff
5.4.18
occult

The Hoodwitch Is Changing the Face of Modern Witchcraft

We speak to Bri Luna, the bruja behind the wildly successful Hoodwitch account, about showcasing the diverse history of mysticism.
Linda Yang
2.9.18
occult

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.
Dee Cunning
1.2.18
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