occult

politics

Is It OK to Hex a Nazi? How Anti-Fascist Witches Are Mobilizing Under Trump

As Trump supporters and antifa clash throughout the country, witches are turning their magical attention towards the new administration—and their spells are not all about love and light.
Callie Beusman
5.4.17
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
Culture

The Artists Recreating the Tarot Deck for the 21st Century

A team of four female curators brought over 70 artists together to create a new, more diverse tarot deck for an upcoming London exhibition. See exclusive images from the deck.
Sirin Kale
1.5.17
WITCHES

Hexes, Penis Thievery, and a Stonehenge Rave: The Year in Witchcraft

As we prepare to cast a binding spell on Donald Trump's entire transition team, we look back on some of our best witch-related stories from 2016.
Callie Beusman
12.29.16
Sex

Sex Magic: How to Cast Spells with Your Orgasms

Since time immemorial, witches have been harnessing their sexual energy to do magic. We spoke to some modern-day practitioners about their craft.
Sophie Saint Thomas
12.16.16
Interviews

The Woman Behind 'The Love Witch' on Creating a Film for Female Pleasure

"The Love Witch" is a swooning technicolor fairytale about an extremely stylish witch determined to find love using any means necessary—including murder. We spoke to director Anna Biller about women in film and the rise of the occult.
Zing Tsjeng
11.11.16
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Boneghazi: How a Grave-Robbing Controversy Tore an Online Witch Community Apart

A year ago, a lone necromancer posted in a queer witch group on Facebook, offering to ship some human bones they'd discovered in a walk through the cemetery across state lines. What transpired next left the witch community fragmented—and resulted in...
Diana Tourjée
10.31.16
videos

Casting Curses and Love Spells with the Most Powerful Witches in Romania

Witchcraft is very much alive in Romania, and even politicians fear its power. We join the country’s most famous witch dynasty and partake in their yearly rituals.
Broadly Staff
10.31.16
Sex

Witches Allegedly Stole Penises and Kept Them as Pets in the Middle Ages

According to a 15th century guide to detecting and eradicating witchcraft, witches were capable of making penises vanish—and some even kept them in nests and fed them oats.
Callie Beusman
9.19.16
uk

The Witching Hour: Dancing with Darkness at a Club Night for Witches

COVEN bills itself as London's first—and only—occult-themed nightclub. We went down to party with some witches.
Jessica Bateman
8.31.16