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.


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

A direct descendent of Samhain is the spooky reason for the season.


Pessimist Melds Techno with Drum and Bass on Roiling New Track

"Astrous" is off his forthcoming pagans EP.


The Men Who Love to Worship Satan and Summon Demons

As more young women get into paganism and crystal work, men are also turning to the occult for answers, power, and good Tinder pick up lines.


Stonehenge Stoners and Worshipping Wizards: 12 Hours at the World’s Biggest Pagan Party

We traveled to Stonehenge on the summer solstice—one of the most sacred days for pagans—to find out if the event's spiritual significance has survived the recent influx of drunken revelers.


The Best Witchy Style from New York's Annual Pagan Festival

At the fifth annual WitchsFest, attendees accessorized with healing crystals, lots of leather, and, on one occasion, an iguana on a leash.


Witch Trials: There Is Nothing Magical About Being a Pagan in Prison

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.


​The Broadly Guide to Celebrating the Summer Solstice

Today is the day the sun sits directly above the Tropic of Cancer, appearing to stand still as the longest day of the year rolls out over the sky. Get your herbs ready, witches!


Nothing Says Springtime Like a Coven of Witches Chilling in the Park

We attended the seventh annual May Day celebration with New York's Grailwood Coven, a group of witches who honor female energy with their craft.


Pagan's Progress: Blood Ceremony's Trickster Rock Is More Magical Than Ever on 'Lord of Misrule'

Stream 'Lord of Misrule,' the bewitched new album from these Canadian doom-rock pagans.


Capturing the Treasured Wisdom of Female Shamans in Russia

In the Russian wilderness of Tuva, female shamanism is alive and well—and visiting the local healer is as commonplace as a day out at the beach.


The Women Who Worship Isis for Christmas

No, not that ISIS.