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Shapeshifting and Familiars

The following is an excerpt from my new book Witchcraft in Illinois: A Cultural History. Part Two explores beliefs about witchcraft, including a witch’s powers and abilities, which were surprisingly specific. 650 more words

History

Shapeshifting and Familiars

The following is an excerpt from my new book Witchcraft in Illinois: A Cultural History. Part Two explores beliefs about witchcraft, including a witch’s powers and abilities, which were surprisingly specific. 650 more words

Illinois

Witches, Familiars, Spirit Guardians and Daemons

The folklore of a wicked witch and her familiar is well-known and often told. During the season changes and longer nights it is common to see a black cloaked figure with a cat or toad at their side. 659 more words

Myths And Legends

Safe

Safe

I always felt it with you.
A feeling I never had before. Moored.
If you are my harbor, then I am a ship.
Sometimes I crave the crash of tide on hull,
my sails long to stretch like wings once more. 22 more words
Poetry

Factors

Incorrigible attitudes at the hardly understood
Indignantly cry at prevaricated answers.

Innocuous battle cries at wizards that would conjure
Instantiated wonders; spell bound, struck down… 43 more words

Love

“Who are you lapping when you’re running from
Surrender if life is a fatal race for all contenders?”