wicca

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
éclipse

How to Celebrate Today's Historic Eclipse Like a Witch

"It takes both a disciplined and experienced witch to harvest the power of the eclipse magic."
Steven Blum
8.21.17
photo story

Overflowing with Joy and Pagan Pride at Australia's Biggest Witch Party

Welcome to Brisbane's annual Beltane festival.
Angela Skujins
11.7.16
Teenage Fanclubbing

The Lack of Information Around Frank Ocean's Album Is Making Me Physically Sick

... And I have now turned to witchcraft.
Ryan Bassil
8.11.16
witchcraft

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.
Gabby Bess
7.8.16
Film

How 'The Craft' Realized the Power of Teen Girls and Made Witchcraft Cool

On its 20th anniversary, we look back at the 1996 cult classic that helped make witchcraft mainstream and inundated covens with curious teenage girls.
Hannah Ewens
5.3.16
uk

The Mother of Modern Witchcraft Was Also a Pro-Choice Spy

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.
Sarah Waldron
4.14.16
magic

We Talked to a Witch Who Casts Viruses Out of Computers With Magic

It sounds like a hoax, but Silicon Valley is taking her seriously.
Tracy Chabala
1.12.16
WITCHES

We Asked Salem's Official Witch What to Eat at a Pagan Sabbat

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.
Matthew Zuras
10.31.15
Stuff

Why Do Teens Love Witchcraft So Much?

An interview with sociologist Helen A. Berger about paganism, how young people get into spells, and coming out of the "broom closet."
Allie Conti
10.31.15
Culture

The Forgotten Egyptologist and First Wave Feminist Who Invented Wicca

Margaret Murray discovered the existence of covens and witches' sabbaths in 1921. There was one problem: She was wrong.
Sarah Waldron
10.30.15
uk

The Trials of Being a Witch Today

Society doesn't burn witches at the stake anymore, but that doesn't mean life is easy for those who come out of the broom closet.
Leonie Roderick
10.28.15
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