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Witchcraft in England and Colonial America

The following is an excerpt from my new book Witchcraft in Illinois: A Cultural History. As a cultural history, I discuss how beliefs migrated from various parts of the world, most notably England (since the majority of Illinois pioneers were English or Scots-Irish). 603 more words


Hippie Witch - Recipe for Happiness

It seems over the couple of months or so, I’ve been conducting my own experiment. I didn’t realize it was an experiment, but that seems to be the way it turned out. 608 more words


The Day Madness Entered My Eyes | Ugochi Okafor | Fiction

Madness found its way into my eyes the day the prophet came. He was boisterous, attired in a white garment whose hands were longer than his. 1,615 more words


I don't know what kind of Pagan I am: a guide(ish)

I don’t know what kind of Pagan I am. I think a lot of us face this problem – which isn’t really a problem at all by the way, you’re just you – and according to the popular Paganism books there are millions of different Paganisms for you to choose from. 1,045 more words