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VICE has grown exponentially from its early punk magazine years, giving rise to niche, off-shoot websites like Noisey (for music fiends!), Vice News (for those who care about current events and global issues but hate the stuffiness of traditional outlets) and Motherboard (for lovers of tech and geekery!). But this week, VICE readers will notice a newcomer to the lineup: Broadly, a lady-centric news source for “women who know their place.” One word: YAAAASSS. Read More
First eBay, now this?! Etsy has banned users from selling spells. To get technical, a vendor can still sell them, but are prohibited from claiming that they do anything. Etsy, leave our witches ALONE! When eBay banned the selling of spells and other metaphysical objects in 2012, people turned to Etsy for their metaphysical products. It had fairly simple rules about the sale of these objects—as long as the seller provided some sort of tangible object, proof that the spell had been cast, and warned that spells may not work, everything was permissible. Read More
Fine, we admit it: BUST loves witches. We consider Sabrina and her aunts our homies. The potential Charmed reboot is already our new favorite TV show despite the fact that NO ONE HAS CONFIRMED WHETHER IT’S ACTUALLY HAPPENING *shakes fist at sky*. The definite remake of The Craft remake has us waiting on pins and needles for updates. We can sing the entire Wicked soundtrack, with or without music. Our very own Craft Lady Callie even made a two-month foray into the world of modern witching not too long ago. Read More
My first foray into witchcraft began two summers ago, when I decided to try a love spell.  I have always been fascinated by the concept of witchcraft – a connection of one’s body, mind and soul into the earth around us – and luckily for me, my mother is totally obsessed with witches.  My family and I would always joke that my mother was a witch in a former life (although we did find that a distant relative on my father’s side was killed during the Salem Witch Trials) and my entire life I was exposed to kitchen witches and an eternal obsession with Halloween. Read More
Being a Pagan in 2014 is weird. I can’t imagine where I’d be without the fantastic witchy bloggers I follow or the Etsy accounts that keep me in stock with my spells and crystals.  I won’t lie, I’m new to being a witch – but part of what I love about Paganism and Wicca is the rich history behind these beliefs.  Recently, LIFE Magazine re-published what they've called a “strikingly weird feature” about British Pagans in 1964. Read More
As I write this, I’m covered in injuries: one spider bite, a bunch of gnarly blisters on my fingers, too many cuts and scrapes to count, and one giant scab on my nostril. Why am I so banged up? Because I decided to find out what it would be like for a modern city gal to live as a real-deal witch, and that involved me spending two months devoted to The Craft. Rather than join up with an established coven, I decided to give it a go DIY-style—it is called witchcraft, after all. Read More
  As a child, I fell in love with the Harry Potter series in large part because of its animals, its giant spiders and hissing snakes. Remember the magical Thestral, the winged horse visible only to those who have seen death? They are my personal favorite, and the image my young self conjured while reading the books still haunts me.    Here’s some good news for all you Harry-animal lovers: J.K. Rowling is writing a screenplay for Warner Bros. entitled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Read More
Police in Papua New Guinea have charged two people with the disturbing murder of a 20-year-old woman accused of practicing witchcraft. Kepari Leniata was stripped naked, assaulted with a hot iron rod, drenched in gasoline, and burned alive on a heap of trash and car tires earlier this month.  Hundreds of people looked on while Leniata burned to death, including many children and teenagers. Of the 40 people detained during the investigation of the crime so far, Janet Ware and Andrew Watea have been charged with the gruesome killing. Read More