Thursday 30 January 2020

News: Witchcraft, Wicca, Paganism and the Occult

Here is a round-up of recent news stories about paganism, witchcraft and the occult as well as links to post about Wicca, witchcraft and the supernatural on TV, in art and in a library:

"St. Brigid offers healing for today’s divided world: How an ancient Irish saint confronts injustice, teaches peace, and offers hope for today’s troubled times" - an article on a Catholic site about a sacred figure that Christians and Pagans both honour, at US Catholic:

"Man arrested over 'occult' attacks on farm animals" - story at FarmersWeekly. A police organisation has also confirmed that the man arrested in not a member of the pagan community. Story at:

"'Satanists' repeatedly break in to Lincolnshire church to perform animal sacrifice rituals" - story at LincolnshireLive:

"'Blue moon' murder case: State rests, defense calls ordained Wiccan minister to testify" - story at Pensacola News Journal:

"'Witch bottle' found in Virginia dates to the Civil War" - story at

"A Modern Witch’s Guide to Paris: Where to Find the Occult and Esoteric" - Travel feature at Frenchly:

"The Art Angle Podcast: How the Art World Fell Under the Spell of the Occult" - details about a podcast, at artnet News:

"Double, double toil and trouble – help a witch escape Selby library" - Details of a witch-themed escape room at North Yorkshire County:

"Here's What CAOS Is Teaching Us About Pagans… and What Pagans Actually Did" - story about the TV series Sabrina at Refinery29:

The picture at the top shows the crypt chapel at St Bride's Church in London.

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