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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 £50,000 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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