Tuesday 4 August 2020

News: Stonehenge, Witchcraft, Magic & Baby Names

Here's a round-up of an extremely varied range of recent news stories about witches, magic and the occult. They range from theories about Stonehenge, to a horrific crime by a self-styled "black witch", to persecutions in Ghana, to details of books on magic and paganism, to folklore and even witchy baby names.

"Why and how was Stonehenge built? Theories on the ancient architects explained, after sarsen stones discovery" - story at iNews: https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/tonehenge-built-why-how-who-when-theories-sarsen-stones-marlborough-west-woods-566420

"Cannibal 'black witch' shouted 'I'm evil' before sadistic sex attack on elderly man" - story at Mirror.co.uk: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/cannibal-black-witch-shouted-im-22450208

"Should witch-camps in Ghana be closed down?" - story at GhanaWeb: https://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/features/Should-witch-camps-in-Ghana-be-closed-down-1023430

"I have killed many 'witches', please forgive me" - story at Graphic Online: https://www.graphic.com.gh/features/opinion/i-have-killed-many-witches-please-forgive-me.html

"Cannabis, Sex, And The Occult: A Conversation With Sophie Saint Thomas" - interview with Sophie Saint Thomas, author of the forthcoming Sex Witch: Magickal Spells for Love, Lust, and Self-Protection, at Benzinga: https://www.benzinga.com/markets/cannabis/20/08/16837495/cannabis-sex-and-the-occult-a-conversation-with-sophie-saint-thomas

"Summerland review: Gemma Arterton's wartime evacuation drama has a sensual pagan heart" - book review at Telegraph.co.uk: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/0/summerland-review-gemma-artertons-wartime-evacuation-drama-has/

"Magic in Islam" - interview with Mr Messaoud Boudjenoun, author of Islam and the mysteries of the supernatural world, at Kawa News: https://kawa-news.com/en/magic-in-islam/

"Black witch moths appear in Yucatan, an ominous omen for some" - stpry at Yucatán Expat Life: https://yucatanexpatlife.com/black-butterflies-appear-in-yucatan-an-ominous-omen-for-some/
"20 Witchy Baby Names" - story at CafeMom: https://thestir.cafemom.com/pregnancy/226404/witchy-baby-names

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