witchcraft

On The Powerful (And Unavoidable) Intersection Of Queerness And Witchcraft

Both witches and queer folks have been labeled as outsiders due to the way we choose to live our lives. Being out of the closet, unashamed, and celebrating our power remains an act of bravery in the face of prejudice. More »


Richard Simmons Is Not Being Held Hostage, He Just Wants Some Alone Time

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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 clear pretty quickly: First, that there’s nothing funny I can say about spells, because they’re basically prayers, and I respect that. Second, that whatever soaksMore »


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 our collective consciousness. According to one astrology website I found, “the essence is we are shifting from our current limited state, to a higher vibration… More »


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. More »


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. More »


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. More »


“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”? More »


Etsy Is Absolutely Right To Ban The Sale Of Magic Spells

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


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 these “witches” are killed during mob violence, pretty much for no other reason than superstition being used to justify violence against women. [Washington Post]
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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.

“A witch on a broomstick should not fly above the [500 foot] limit,” said the director of the Civil Aviation Authority. No word… More »


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 the 15th and 16th century to blame witches for many things, including stealing male genitalia and hiding them in birds’ nests. I read this as… More »


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 vaginas with a special dildo or “broomstick.” Well, that explains the whole flying thing. They were basically getting high and pleasuring themselves. Hey, why not? More »


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 Mail about how a UK couple swears that a “white witch” helped them conceive their two children. Claire and Stephen Anderson were told they had… More »


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 he denigratingly referred to a colleague as a “stoopid Jew.” [TMZ, TMZ]
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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. … More »


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 on their face. While, we here at The Frisky don’t advise the latter or voodoo as a solution to getting any man’s attention, we did… More »