Witchology, the history of Wicca & Witchcraft
by Dr Leo Ruickbie
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That's what this website is here to find out. Witchology.com is the website of WICA - the Witchcraft Information Centre and Archive - founded in 1999 by Dr Leo Ruickbie as a research and education provider specialising in the areas of Witchcraft, Wicca, Paganism, Magic (Magick) and the Occult. We have been online continuously since 2000.
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JK Rowling's Harry Potter series, analysis, interpretation and religious reactions: do the books teach children how to become witches, do they lead the young into the occult, and just how do you make a Horcrux?
Harry Potter Articles
'Either Must Die at the Hand of the Other'
Religious reactions to JK Rowling's Harry Potter series, exploring both negative and positive interpretations. Does Potter teach Satanism, or is he a Christ allegory? Can he serve two masters, or are both attempts deeply flawed? From the forthcoming Sociology of Harry Potter.
How To Make A Horcrux
The Horcrux is a gruesome mystery at the heart of the later Harry Potter books. In 'How To Make A Horcrux' we will go where Magick Moste Eville fears to tread and reveal the secrets of spirit capture and containment. In folklore, folk cutsom and magic there is a long tradition of what is known as the 'external soul', whereby the spirit/soul can be removed from the physical body for protection or harm. This article explores that tradition from Koschei the Deathless to Haitian Zombie Bottles.
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