Whether they’re wicked, charmed, teenaged or otherwise, witches have captivated the popular consciousness for centuries.
A law professor takes a swing at the mother of all questions.
Not long ago, an astonishing book landed on my desk. It’s called “Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan” and it weighs in at an impressive 1,076 pages. The author is Anthony Kronman, the former dean of the Yale Law School.
…the shop focuses on more than the Wiccan faith. Books on Satanism, Nortic magick, Celtic magick, black magick, Voodoo and herbal remedies line the shelves.
Delicate stones and crystals hang on the branches of a tree display. A collection of small cauldrons and figures are thoughtfully placed throughout the store, along with an assorted supply of incense, oils, powders, tinctures and card decks.
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Spiritually curious Millennials are turning to witchcraft to conjure their dreams into reality. Occult apprentice, Tamsin Crimmens asks: is the witch revival a symbol of female power, or a load of old hocus pocus? Photo by Kate Anglestein
There’s not much nature to connect with out in the middle of the ocean.
Victoria Crabtree, who is assigned to the USS George Washington as a petty officer second class in the Navy, was searching the internet while underway on the aircraft carrier about two years ago when she came across an article about Wicca, a form of paganism, the nature-based collection of faiths that celebrate deities, or gods and goddesses. Though she’d grown up Christian, Crabtree then identified as agnostic but was looking for something more. Paganism made sense to her, she said.
“Nature has energy and you can connect with it,” Crabtree said, adding that she tried hard to connect with the water while out at sea. The rest was left to her imagination.
It is one of the darkest episodes in human history: the “witch-hunts” that led to thousands of people being persecuted all over Europe.
Hull did not escape the panic, although the witch trials that happened here have long been forgotten. And yet over a period of three centuries, many ordinary residents – and mainly women – were accused of being witches and some were put to death.
As unbelievable as it may seem, the town even had its own ducking stool. Read on to find out exactly where this awful torture device was located.
Many people in Japan love autumn best out of all the seasons. The weather is generally pleasant, and the autumn landscapes are very beautiful as the leaves turn vivid red, orange and gold.
The Japanese associate autumn with a variety of different activities, many of which sound like they would appeal to people in other countries as well, including western Pagans. So if you’re looking for ways to celebrate autumn, particularly with the Autumn Equinox coming up. here’s some ideas from Japan