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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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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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A minister in Northern Ireland has blamed Voodoo for the earthquake catastrophe that has hit Haiti, saying that Voodoo was a Ďdangerous and destructive religion, involving the worship of evil spiritsí.
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.
American evangelist Pat Robertson called the earthquake that has devastated Haiti a ďblessing in disguiseĒ. Speaking on the Christian Broadcasting Network on Wednesday 6 January, Robertson told viewers that the Haitians ďgot together and swore a pact to the DevilĒ.
When Wookey Hole Caves advertised for a witch they were inundated with 3,000 applications for the £50,000 job. In scenes reminiscent of a Witchesí 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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Anne Rice returns to vampire lore with the bloody good ‚ÄėPrince Lestat‚Äô
There was a time when vampires did not sparkle. They were beautiful, yes, but also extremely dangerous, brooding creatures who shunned the sun because exposure would immolate them.
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J.K. Rowling's new Potter riddle involves vampires, Slughorn's Christ...
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Mystery of 'Vampire' Burials Solved
The mystery behind several "vampire" burials in Poland has been solved. The fact that all the people buried as vampires were local suggests they may have been felled by a cholera epidemic that swept through the region, said study co-author Lesley Gregoricka, a bioarchaeologist at the University of South Alabama. Tales of the dead coming back to life have truly ancient roots, going back to the ...
JK Rowling's new Potter riddle has vampires, Slughorn's Christmas party
JK Rowling's new riddle on the Pottermore website includes vampires and Professor Slughorn's Christmas party, it has been reported.
'Vampires' could have had cholera
Six suspected vampires buried with rocks and sickles to prevent them returning from the dead may have been victims of cholera, scientists claim.
J.K. Rowling Dismisses Severus Snape Vampire Rumors in Latest 'Harry ...
Despite his pallid appearance and fondness for black, Snape isn't a non-wizard part-human
Hulu strikes deal with FX to stream 'The Strain,' other series
The undead vampires on FX‚Äôs ‚ÄúThe Strain‚ÄĚ -- and some other eccentric characters from across the FX networks -- will have an afterlife on Hulu.
Villagers buried suspected vampires with blades, rocks
The dead were buried with sharp sickles across their throats meant to sever their heads if they tried to rise as vampires to prey on the living. Rocks were propped beneath their chins to keep them from biting.
Polish 'vampires' were killed by CHOLERA: Tests reveal suspected bloo...
Skeletons found in a cemetery in Drawsko Pomorskie in north west Poland were found to have been buried as vampires, but scientists believe they were singled out as the first to die in an epidemic.
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