Tuesday 21 July 2020

News: Witches, Curses, Persecution, Pagans & History

Here is a round-up of news stories including young witches cursing the moon, discovery of a witch bottle, plans for teaching Aleister Crowley's magic, witch persecution and a look at history, archaeology and art:

"TikTok Witches Are Claiming to Have Cast a Hex on the Moon" - story at Newsweek: https://www.newsweek.com/tiktok-witches-cast-hex-moon-1519022

"New Orleans Man Finds 'Witch Bottle' With Teeth Inside Buried In Ground By Mississippi River" - Story at UNILAD: https://www.unilad.co.uk/life/new-orleans-man-finds-witch-bottle-with-teeth-inside-buried-in-ground-by-mississippi-river/

"Restored Boleskine House to promote doctrines of 'sex magick' occultist Aleister Crowley" - story at The Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/restored-mansion-to-promote-doctrines-of-sex-magick-occultist-aleister-crowley-vv32z80gn

"Tackling Witch Persecution Amid COVID19 Pandemic in Africa" - story at Modern Ghana: https://www.modernghana.com/news/1016956/tackling-witch-persecution-amid-covid19-pandemic.html

"Julian Clary on his new pagan beliefs and saucy persona, Odette" - story at The Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/julian-clary-on-his-new-pagan-beliefs-and-saucy-persona-odette-rjrfczx0b

"Netflix Cursed: Could the cast survive medieval times?" - interviews with the creators and cast at BBC News: https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/newsbeat-53417705

"The Druids: Philosophers, Politicians, Priests or Sorcerers?" - A look at historical sources on druidry at HowStuffWorks: https://history.howstuffworks.com/european-history/druids.htm

"Vast Temple Complex Found at Navan Fort in Northern Ireland" - story at Ancient Origins: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/navan-fort-0013992

"Who was this witch's occult rival? The great British art quiz" story at The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/jul/10/great-british-art-quiz-royal-cornwall-museum

"Surreal Santa Rosa Art Show Looks at the Occult in America" - story at Bohemian: https://www.bohemian.com/BohoBlog/archives/2020/07/01/surreal-santa-rosa-art-show-looks-at-the-occult-in-america


Jane said...

Those Tiktok witchlings need a few lessons in basic witchcraft. Thinking they can curse the moon is just bonkers. They need a lesson in karma as well, and how to get on in life without depending on trashy publicity. Sad people.

Badwitch said...

Kids rebel and do silly things, don't they?