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The Skeptical Witch
The Choir finished the last notes of the worship service. I sit down in unison with 3000 other people preparing to hear the word of the Lord from Apostle Benjamin. The worship service does not touch me. The words of the Apostle are empty for me. My mind is in...
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life
Building Shadows: A Witch
A witch's Book of Shadows. That mysterious Grimoire that holds all the information a witch will ever need, a volume of all the spells ever written, the magic of the ages bound together with paper and inkā€¦. Poppycock. It is not some ancient arcane book that...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Mabon, The Witch's Thanksgiving
To Autumn O Autumn. Laden with fruit, and stained With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit Beneath my shady roof, there thou may'st rest, And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe; And all the daughters of the year shall dance, Sing now the lusty song...
Holidays >> Mabon
Book Review: A Witch's Book of Dreams by Karri Ann Allrich
Buy on Amazon Artist and Author Karri Ann Allrich has enriched us all with, "A Witches Book of Dreams." For anyone, who has ever feared or questioned a dream, this is the book for you. I have never seen a book with such an extensive "Dream...
Parapsychology >> Dreams
False Memory Syndrome and the Inquisition
Memories are modified by circumstance and environment There is a new witch hunt in the United States. It has no need for proof and there is no reprieve. It is sufficient to be accused, and the lingering stench never fades. It is sexual abuse of children. The...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
Reinforcement Effect and Displacement Trend: No Wine in Old Bottles?
Two phenomena concerning displacement--the reinforcement effect and the displacement trend--have been only meagerly investigated with virtually no further published studies of them since they were first reported decades ago. Because there appears to be...
Journal of Parapsychology >> vol 53, 1989
Grimassi, Raven
Raven Grimassi is the author of several books on Wicca and Witchcraft, including The Wiccan Mysteries, which was awarded Book of the Year and First Place-Spirituality Book by the Coalition of Visionary Retailers in 1998. Raven Grimassi was born in 1951 to an...
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JK Rowling's new writing reveals tragic truth behind the Salem Witch Trials
In the new piece, titled Seventeenth Century and Beyond, Rowing takes inspiration from real-life history, explaining how both No-Majs (aka muggles, or non-magic humans) and witches and wizards lost their lives in the infamous Salem Trials. In her Harry ...
J.K. Rowling 'Fantastic Beasts' Latest Essay Features Salem Witch Trials
Expect to hear about the scourers and the Salem Witch trials in WB's upcoming Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Salem Witch Trials
For more than a year in the late 17th century, a small village in colonial Massachusetts was the scene of a series of trials and executions of people accused of witchcraft.
The Surprising True History Behind The Witch
Filmmaker Robert Eggers spent years researching the period, from daily 17th-century life and the way people really spoke, to the true history of early American witch trials. You may think you know about that last part: in Salem, Mass.
salem witch trial
Most of these moralistic crusades start off with good intentions born out of some high profile scandal that leads good people to overreact in their response.

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