Posts tagged "witchcraft"

The Devil & DIY: Why We’re OK With “DIY Beauty” But Not Witchcraft And Homeopathy

I started out looking into what witches might do for beauty by looking into spells and potions one might concoct for skin care, hair care, etcetera. But two things became

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 30, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Meet The Witches Of Instagram

You probably didn’t realize it, but according to astrologists, back in 2012, the Earth and its inhabitants began a powerful period of spiritual awakening, prophesied by the Mayans as a shift in…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 28, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Witches Of America Won’t Make You A Believer In Magic, But It Will Help You Consider Its Possibilities

This book won’t change the minds of deep-seated skeptics, but it will at least crack the doors of perception for those willing to listen. …

Megan Reynolds | October 27, 2015 - 2:40 pm

Witches and Witch Trials: How To Convict A Witch

Witch trials were complicated legal procedures–which occasionally relied on talking cats and third nipples to provide evidence. …

Tricia Peone | October 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm

French Teen’s AIDS Has Been In Remission For Over 10 Years

This is the longest case of AIDS remission after stopping treatment currently known.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 21, 2015 - 5:15 pm

“Abortion Drones” Are Flying From Germany To Poland

Women on Waves is sending abortion pills via drone to Polish women; also, did you know that pink used to “be for boys”?

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Etsy Is Absolutely Right To Ban The Sale Of Magic Spells

It’s not about discrimination, but protecting customers from frauds and con-artists.

Robyn Pennacchia | June 19, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Women Killed For Being “Witches” In Rural India

From 2000 to 2012, experts say as many as 2,500 people — many of them women — in rural India have been accused of “witchcraft,” tortured and killed. Usually…

Jessica Wakeman | July 21, 2014 - 5:45 pm

Witches, Mind How High You Fly Your Broomstick In Swaziland

A new statute in Swaziland, a country where albino children are sacrificed for use in magic potions, forbids witches from flying their broomsticks higher than 500 feet in the air.

Ami Angelowicz | May 14, 2013 - 10:00 am

What You Need To Know About Penis Snatching

I read the Malleus Maleficarum in college in my Performativity of Witchcraft course. Yes, that course really existed at NYU, and it was fascinating. It was commonplace in Europe in…

Ami Angelowicz | March 15, 2013 - 4:40 pm

Wait, Witches’ “Broomsticks” Were Actually Dildos?

According to this random piece of unidentified text I found on the interweb (which therefore must be 100 percent factual), medieval witches inserted magic potions or “flying ointment” into their…

Ami Angelowicz | November 13, 2011 - 11:00 am

New Cure For Infertility: Witchcraft!

With all of the modern technology available to help couples conceive, some people are going back to the dark ages to treat infertility. There is a piece in the Daily

Ami Angelowicz | June 25, 2011 - 3:30 pm

Quickies: Charlie Sheen Pisses Off A Coven Of Warlocks & Hear Kim Kardashian’s Single

Sadly-slash-hilariously, Charlie Sheen has offended a coven of real-life warlocks with his bizarro comments. Also, he allegedly sent an anti-Semitic text to his ex-wife Brooke Mueller last week in which…

Jessica Wakeman | March 2, 2011 - 8:00 pm

Today In Terribleness: Albino Girl Sacrificed For Magic Potion In Africa

In Swaziland, a tiny country in Southern Africa, an 11-year-old albino girl, Banele Nxumalo, was shot, beheaded, and sent down the river all in the name of witchcraft last week.

Ami Angelowicz | August 24, 2010 - 11:10 am

Put Him Under Your Sexy Spell

It’s hard to cast a spell over a man. Some take the bait when you’re just in a pair of jeans, but others wouldn’t even notice you if you sat…

Simcha | May 14, 2008 - 4:30 pm