BY Alice Lawton
on Jun 17, 2015
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
BY Hanna Lustig
on Jun 10, 2015
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
BY Alexa Salvato
on May 15, 2015
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
on Jul 07, 2014
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
BY Abigail Nutter
on May 27, 2014
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
BY Mary Rockcastle
on Apr 03, 2014
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
BY Katharine Ernst
on Jul 16, 2013
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
BY Tess Duncan
on Jun 20, 2013
The witchy masterminds behind Laughing Eye Weeping Eye make mystical synth-heavy songs that transcend the laws of time itself. LEWE is what it would feel like if you traveled back to the medieval era and chilled in some ancient castle, but the castle is haunted of course. The weirdo folk duo have just released their third LP and "Beway" is the title track. Spooky candle-lit walks in the night? Check. Colorful creatures of the occult? Check. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Feb 08, 2013
Kepari Leniata, a 20-year-old Papua New Guinean woman, was accused of witchcraft and burned alive on Wednesday. Relatives of a recently deceased 6-year-old boy alleged that Leniata’s sorcery was responsible for his death. For this crime, Leniata was stripped naked, tortured with an iron rod, doused in gasoline and set on fire. Pictures of this horrific event ran on the front page of both of Papua New Guinea’s daily newspapers. According to the Time report, “Local police and firefighters claim they were unable to help the women due to the large crowds that gathered to watch. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Oct 09, 2012
I have been following Dame Darcy's career for several years, ever since we met on a book and music tour with Lisa Crystal Carver. Read More