magic

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
HOLIDAY

Praise Gryla, a Terrifying Christmas Cannibal with 13 Deviant Sons

In Iceland, 54 percent of the population believe in elves and other paranormal beings. Grýla—who is believed to kidnap bad children and cook them into a soup—plagues them every year, as do her 13 Yule Lads.
Diana Tourjée
12.22.17
witchcraft

Psychics and Spencer Pratt Weigh In on Jennifer Lawrence Crystal Debacle

The "Hunger Games" actor recently revealed that after purchasing a home filled with crystals, she had them "yanked" out despite being warned of their power. Then her house flooded.
Diana Tourjée
8.10.17
witchcraft

Sex with Demons Was Totally Chill Until the Church Ruined It

Throughout history, men and women have had sex with supernatural beings—but when did summoning Satan to fuck become an evil act?
Diana Tourjée
7.21.17
Weed

Dank Magic: How Witches Use Weed in Their Craft

Happy 4/20! For millennia, witches have been getting high to access the spirit realm and/or have orgies with the devil.
Sarah Lyons
4.20.17
WITCHES

Professional Witches Explain How to Use Magic to Make Money

As capitalism crumbles, why not turn to witchcraft to make money? After all, anything’s worth a shot.
Sirin Kale
4.4.17
Trump

Anti-Trump Witches and 4Chan Magicians Are Battling Over the Future of America

While witches gather nationwide to cast a binding spell upon our new president, a mysterious 4chan cult claims to have gotten Trump elected through the power of Pepe the Frog and his connection to an ancient Egyptian god.
Callie Beusman
3.2.17
Sex

How to Do Sex Magic, According to Shamanic Sex Coaches

We talked to two experts in sex magic about the concept of sexual authenticity, as well as how to use sex magic to do everything from heal a broken heart to summon your soulmate.
Amanda Arnold
10.14.16
Clowns

In Wake of Creepy Sightings, Clowns Struggle to Reclaim Their Tarnished Image

Not all clowns.
Kimberly Lawson
10.5.16
magic

A Modern Witch's Guide to Celebrating the Fall Equinox

If you don't have time to meditate or cast a spell honoring the Mother Goddess, you can always just throw a big party.
Gabriela Herstik
9.22.16
Religion

The Haunting World of Jewish Female Demons and Spirits

Untamed female sex demons, possessive evil spirits, brainless mud men, and even some exorcisms. Who says Jews don't know how to get down with the dark side?
Gabriela Herstik
4.23.16
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
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