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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Covens Versus Coders: How Witchcraft Apps Are Pissing Off Real Witches
Can divination be done through algorithm?
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.
How to Use Faeries in Your Magic this Equinox
The spring equinox, a day of equal sunlight and equal darkness, means it's a good time to work with faeries who tend to hang out in liminal spaces.
Casting a Light on The Light Witch, Photographer Courtney Brooke
By weaving a relationship with witchcraft and spirituality into her visual work, Brooke has been able to explore rituals, paganism and feminism in a haven all her own.
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