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Look around this Halloween: When you see your co-worker dressed as a witch at your company Halloween luncheon, make the mental note that what you are really looking at is a gynecologist. Every "sexy witch" out at a Halloween party Saturday night is really a gynecologist. And that little girl trick-or-treating in green face with an unfairly lumpy nose? She's a gynecologist too. Anytime you see a pointy hat or a magic wand, please know that what you are really looking at is a stethoscope and a speculum. Read More
Halloweek is full of all things that creep and crawl, spook and scare, haunt and howl. Here at BUST, though, our favorite wicked ones are of course witches. Celebrate the horrifying holiday with this list of witch movies and TV shows, from the hilarious to the truly terrifying.  1. Bell Book and Candle (1958) Director: Richard Quine Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Jack Lemmon 2. Bewitched (1964-1972) Creator: Sol Saks Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, and Agnes Moorehead 3. Read More
What is a witch? The term has morphed over time from wise woman and priestess to practitioner of the dark arts and enemy of Christianity. The witches of fairy tales embodied undesirable characteristics of womanhood like jealousy, ugliness, independence, and old age. We cannot help but notice the similar criteria for killing women in the witch trials of the Middle Ages and beyond. The majority of women accused and killed for witchcraft were older women, often single or widowed, who acted as healers and midwives for their communities. 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
Image via Columbia Pictures  When The Hollywood Reporter announced Wednesday that a remake of The Craft, the 90s badass-witch-teen-cult-classic, was in the works, the Internet erupted in anger. It’s a classic! It’s too recent! The casting could never be matched!   It’s true that remakes are seldom necessary, but revisiting The Craft could have a lot to offer to a new generation. Here are a few reasons why:  1. More technology allows for even more evil. Read More
Whether it's witchcraft or bitchcraft, when it comes to television and film anything involving wizardry and badass ladies is completely up my alley - however many of these characters come in Sabrina Spellman blonde-hair-blue-eyed packages. 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
Witches are real and they do sail across the night sky on broomsticks. Well, more like plywood and canvas airplanes. This is what the Nazis thought of the “Night Witches,” a group of young Russian women volunteering themselves to fight (and fly) for their country. They flew under the moonlight, their only tools being maps and compasses—no parachutes, radios, or radars. They completed 30,000 missions over 4 years and dropped about 23,000 tons of bombs. If any Nazi captured a “witch” they received an Iron Cross. Read More