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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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The Supernatural"The Supernatural is the perfect introduction to the world of all things eerie, inexplicable and otherworldly." - Jason Karl, Most Haunted
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Witchcraft out of the Shadows: A Complete History"Witchcraft out of the Shadows: A Complete History is an engaging book which deserves to be the benchmark for all future analyses of the Craft." More

Faustus: The Life and Times of a Renaissance Magician"Dr Ruickbie has re-evaluated the Faust tradition from a position of authority. A work of meticulous scholarship that can be read as a gripping page-turner." More


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Sympathy from the Devil

Does magic work and if so how? Dr Leo Ruickbie examines the evidence for magic and the theories on how it is supposed to work. Read it in Paranormal magazine, July 2010, pp. 56-59.

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Witches across the world joined forces to cast a global spell to help the people of Haiti. Rev Terry Power, a High Priest of the Correllian Nativist Tradition of Wicca, issued a call to all witches to join him in performing a ritual for Haiti.

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American evangelist Pat Robertson called the earthquake that has devastated Haiti a “blessing in disguise”. Speaking on the Christian Broadcasting Network on Wednesday 6 January, Robertson told viewers that the Haitians “got together and swore a pact to the Devil”.

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When Wookey Hole Caves advertised for a witch they were inundated with 3,000 applications for the Ł50,000 job. In scenes reminiscent of a Witches’ Sabbat, some 300 finalists with broomsticks and pointed hats queued for hours to take part in what one newspaper called the Hex Factor.

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How ‘The Strain’ made vampires scary again
The season finale of “The Strain” aired Sunday night on FX, and I watched it diligently — through the cracks between my fingers. I’m an avid fan of the horror...
The Wild Evolution of Vampires, From Bram Stoker to Dracula Untold
With Dracula Untold arriving in theaters, we look back at more than a century of vampire evolution in our books, movies, and TV. The post The Wild Evolution of Vampires, From Bram Stoker to Dracula Untold appeared first on WIRED .
Fenton Tower transforms into harrowing haven for vampires for Halloween
Garlic, mirrors, sharp wooden objects and bibles will be off limits along with anything else the undead are averse to for the 'Big Vampire Weekender' at Fenton House, near Edinburgh.
'Dance of the Vampires' ('Le Bal des Vampires'): Theater Review
Roman Polanski himself directs this first French-language incarnation of the flop Broadway musical based on his 1967 film, "The Fearless Vampire Killers" read more
Vampires take up residence in the NZ Portrait Gallery
Three vampires have taken up residence in the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington after playing their parts in the hit mockumentary movie What We Do in the Shadows. Paintings of the immortals played by actor-directors Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi and Jonathan Brugh in the movie are the gallery’s most unusual additions to its collection of portraits of living and dead New Zealanders.
Slashers or sexy vampires? What your fave horror flick says about you
Why do we pay good money to see psychotic clowns, vengeful ghosts and chainsaw-wielding serial killers terrorize people on screen?It turns out that many experts have studied that exact question. The answer: it's complicated. (Less of a mystery is why studios love horror movies: aside from documentaries, they produce the biggest returns on the smallest investments.
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Vampires are a popular part of the Halloween season and the West Pittston Library is offering people the chance to learn more about them.No, not vampires like Edward Cullen of the “Twilight”series. The “real” ones.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy vampires are lurking in millions of homes across the country, sucking energy and money from consumers.   To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7349051-duke-energy-slayer-calculator-conservation-tips/ These villains are also known as phantom or standby power, which ...
Run through Magnuson Park before ‘vampires’ get you
A Cascade Orienteering Club evening event Oct. 25 involves finding as many locations on a map as fast as you can while avoiding getting “bitten.”
Three paintings of vampires to feature at NZ Portrait Gallery
Three paintings of vampires featured in the hit horror-comedy movie What We Do in the Shadows will be unveiled with a ghoulish party at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery on Thursday October 16. They are the most unusual additions the gallery has made to its collection of portraits of living and dead New Zealanders.

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