Witchcraft

Homes torched in Mpumalanga as residents accuse families of witchcraft

Acornhoek police are investigating cases of arson and intimidation, among other crimes, after residents of Arthur City in Mpumalanga vandalised and …

News (South Africa)

Witchcraft in films reflects ‘reality’

Actor Jim Iyke has described the Nigerian film industry’s focus on witchcraft as its way of telling stories that are based on the “good vs evil” …

News (South Africa)

Nigerian girl 'killed for witchcraft rituals'

<b>A 17-year-old girl in Nigeria has been murdered for body parts to be used in suspected rituals believed to bring wealth, police have told the BBC.</b><p>Three people have been arrested, including a man who allegedly confessed to killing her and selling some body parts to a witch doctor for $25 (£18).<p>He …

Shamanism

Review: Old World Witchcraft

Old World Witchcraft: Ancient Ways For Modern Days by Raven Grimassi is a great introduction to the relationship between the witch and the plant …

Occult

Zimbabwe's eccentric president Mugabe accuses his deputy of using witchcraft against him

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he banished a longtime ally because the man plotted to overthrow him with witchcraft.<p>The bizarre statement …

Africa

200 Artifacts of Witchcraft Cast a Spell in Cornell's “The World Bewitch’d”

The exhibit, full of manuscripts, photographs and posters, highlights the history of witchcraft in Europe<p>Comment on this Story

Art

Women accused of witchcraft beaten by a mob of Indian villagers

Footage of the incident shows the victims tied to a tree as a mob beats them and hits them with branches.<p><b>WARNING: Graphic content showing violence</b><p>A …

Crime

Burundi:Over 30 People Accused of Witchcraft to Be Killed in Mugina Commune

(Photo: http://www.irinnews.org)The inhabitants of Mugina Commune of Cibitoke Province are gripped with fear because of tracts found in this …

Occult

5 November 2017

<i>Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.</i><p>Tube Challenge: How Many Station Anagrams Can You Decipher?Release your competitive side<br>Ever …

London

Season of the Witch

On a Wednesday evening last week, I sat in on a class called “Witchcraft 101: Curses, Hexes and Jinxes,” at Catland, a fashionable occult boutique in Bushwick, Brooklyn. More than a dozen people, most of them young women, sat in folding chairs in the store’s black-walled event space. The instructor …

Donald Trump

Sarfraz dismisses Chandimal's witchcraft claim, 'we lost because of bad batting'

Pakistan's captain Sarfraz Ahmed has dismissed claims by the Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal that the Islanders' recent two-match Test series win …

Sri Lanka

News24.com | Three men found guilty of exhuming body of albino girl,16, for witchcraft rituals

A Malawian court has found three suspects guilty of illegally exhuming the body of a 16-year-old girl living with albinism - for traditional rituals, …

News (South Africa)

7 Sex Tips From Witches To Infuse Some Magic Into Your Life

Sex and witchcraft make intimate bedfellows. Both practices harness primal desires and powerful energies — and are still taboo for women and queer …

Occult

Enhance Your 2017 Halloween Costume Idea With These 7 Witchcraft Minerals

Interested in adding a creepy touch to your 2017 Halloween costume? Regardless of the costume idea you went with, there’s a witchcraft mineral that can help add a disturbing angle to your costume.<p>You can use them to decorate your house or wear them as pendants, but be sure you know of their magical …

Occult

Why I Want to Believe in Witches

It’s January 2017 and I’m inside a community centre, standing poolside, wearing bathing suit bottoms and nothing else. A middle-aged woman waves her …

Canadian News

20 best film witches of all time

SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 07: Anjelica Huston watches a clip of the film ‘Witches’ after receiving the Seattle International Film Festival Outstanding …

Entertainment

What Pop Culture Gets Right and Wrong About Witches, According to a Real Coven

<i>In TV, movies, and real life, women have been at the forefront of the year’s biggest stories — so this Halloween season, we’re looking at pop</i> …

Entertainment

The story of the first woman in Wales to be hanged for witchcraft

In 1594, Gwen ferch Ellis was a three-times married woman making her living weaving cloth and providing cures for sick animals.<p>She was proud of her …

News (Wales)

Witch Trials Are Killing More Women Than Ever in Papua New Guinea

If you thought the ideas behind the Salem Witch Trials were a thing of the past, you'd be wrong.

Papua New Guinea

'My relation was stabbed as a witch'

<b>It's Halloween and the shops are full of make-believe witches and ghosts.</b><p>But Emily Ward-Willis has a more personal connection.<p>Her research into her family history found an ancestor accused of being a real witch, 150 years ago this week in Stratford-upon-Avon.<p>Such was the suspicion and whispering …

Crime

The Halloween Special – Witchcraft in Canada

“What the boys did to the cow.” Postcard. Date unknown. Toronto Reference Library. Arts department. ARTS-PC-117. Public Domain.<p><b>Note from Andrea:</b> When …

French Canada

Witchcraft helped us win against Pakistan, says Sri Lanka captain

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka 's surprise two-match Test cricket win against Pakistan this month was down to witchcraft , captain Dinesh Chandimal said Tuesday, …

Sri Lanka

Annual East Passyunk Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl

<b>Victory brewing company</b> and <b>Troeg's brewing</b> offered a taste of their many concoctions at 17 bars and restaurants along East Passyunk Avenue. The Crawl …

Philadelphia

Samhain ushers in a new year for witches

Halloween is the product of a centuries-long game of telephone that started with Samhain, the pagan Sabbat of death and rebirth, though the meaning …

Vulnerable women used to be suspected of witchcraft. Now witchiness is a sign of strength.

When you think of a witch, what kind of person do you imagine stirring a cauldron bubbling and boiling with trouble?<p>Woody Allen might conjure up a Harvey Weinstein or his equivalent, as he warned of “a witch hunt atmosphere” in the wake of the film executive’s sexual misconduct scandal. Men <i>have</i> …

Lifestyle

Alt-Left Insanity: Sciency Liberals Actually Believe In Witchcraft, Occult

<p>Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Answer yes either way and that might make you an alt-leftie. Marketwatch just ran an interesting piece …

Conservative View

Witchcraft Allegations: Violence Against Women in the 21st Century

It has been witnessed that gender based violence against women has its roots in patriarchy albeit violence is induced on women by both men and women. …

Violence Against Women

Witchcraft 101 – Sometimes You Have to Follow the Rules

Last year I posted an article called Everything is Open to Interpretation. In this I discuss how the way we feel about certain things, namely …

Spirituality

History Of Medicine: 4 Real Health Problems Blamed On Witchcraft And The Devil

When authorities burned accused witches at the stake throughout history, they often thought they were performing their own version of defense against …

News (U.S.)

Why the Witch Is the Pop-Culture Heroine We Need Right Now

<i>In TV, movies, and real life, women have been at the forefront of the year’s biggest stories — so this Halloween season, we’re looking at pop</i> …

Entertainment