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The Horror of Being the Target of a Witch Hunt in India

In many villages in rural India, the practice of witch-hunting continues today—despite local laws. Several women who were accused of witchcraft in the state of Rajasthan describe how their lives changed after being branded as witches.
Masuma Ahuja
2.9.18
witchcraft

The Young Brujas Reclaiming the Power of Their Ancestors

Long stigmatized by colonizers and the Catholic Church, indigenous forms of spirituality and witchcraft are experiencing a renaissance among Latinx millennials.
Eda Yu
1.10.18
witchcraft

What Happened When Romania's Most Powerful Witch Moved to LA

Mihaela Minca is one of the most powerful—and feared—witches in Eastern Europe. This year, she relocated to California to work with some clients. We spoke to her about living out her American dream, which of course included hexing Donald Trump.
Milene Larsson
10.31.17
occult

How the Socialist Feminists of WITCH Use Magic to Fight Capitalism

The first incarnation of WITCH performed their inaugural action—a hex on Wall Street—on Halloween in 1968. Now a new generation of witches is taking up the mantle from the infamous provocateurs.
Gabby Bess
10.2.17
actually it's good

This Terrible Nicholas Cage Film Is Only Redeemed by a Gorgeous Hard-Boiled Egg

"Season of the Witch" (2011) is obvious anti-witch propaganda. The only good parts of it are CGI wolves, and one scene in which Nicolas Cage casually peels a hard-boiled egg but doesn't eat it.
Gabby Bess
Callie Beusman
Diana Tourjée
8.11.17
witchcraft

Actually, Trump Is a Witch Hunter, Says Male Witch Community

Donald Trump has complained that investigations into him constitute "the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!" Male witches say otherwise.
Diana Tourjée
5.19.17
Dating

What Happens When You Date Someone with a Wildly Different Religion

For many modern couples, contrasting spiritual beliefs don't have to signal the end of a relationship.
Jessica Bateman
5.12.17
witchcraft

Stop Egging My Magic Store, Says Angry Canadian Witch

Manitoba's Elemental Book and Curiosity Shop has been repeatedly vandalized, and its owner claims that police aren't taking her allegations of religious hate crime seriously.
Sirin Kale
3.2.17
politics

Wicked W.I.T.C.H: The 60s Feminist Protestors Who Hexed Patriarchy

Forty-eight years ago, a coven of self-styled witches gathered to curse Wall Street bankers, beauty pageants, and the Playboy Club. We speak to two former W.I.T.C.H. members about their spellbinding campaign against sexism.
Mary McGill
10.28.16
witchcraft

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.
Gabriela Herstik
3.20.16
witchcraft

The White Witch of Los Angeles Wants You to Seek Truth

A former teen witch/Riot Grrrl/biochemistry major, Maja D'Aoust now uses her science background to examine the world through her lecture series, tarot readings, and insightful performances as the Oracle.
J Bennett
3.7.16
Interviews

​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.
Gabriela Herstik
1.24.16