Thursday 16 August 2018

News: Witchcraft, Witches and Witch Hunts

It has been a few weeks since I last did a round-up of news relating to witchcraft. I'm catching up - so here is a rather long list of links to stories about witches past, present and fictional:

"The Wizard of Oz and a brief history of the witch hat" - story at Syfy Wire:

"Beyond the Stereotypes – What is Witchcraft?" - interview with a traditional witch at Sputnik International:

"Witch Windows" - story at Atlas Obscura:

"How a small Fife town became a 'hotbed of witch-finding and punishing'" - story about a historical witch hunt, at The Scotsman:

"Concern over witch-hunting" - story about modern witch hunts, at The Telegraph India:

"Known as the Black Witches of Salem, these women caused massive hysteria in a US town in the 1690s" = story bout Black history, at Face2Face Africa

"Pagan outcry over fencing at Jersey tomb site" - story at BBC News:

"Charmed bolstered its writing room with an actual witch" - story at Syfy Wire:

"A Halifax 'school of witchcraft' guides people on their spiritual paths" - story at

"The magical roots of feminism on film" - story at Syfy Wire-:

"A Discovery of Witches cast: Who is in the cast of A Discovery of Witches on Sky" - story at

"'The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion' Review: Terrible Title, Kick-Ass Movie (Fantasia 2018)" - story at Film School Rejects:

Picture: Witches: five silhouetted figures. The file comes from Wellcome Images, a website operated by Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation based in the United Kingdom. Refer to Wellcome blog post

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