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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


Open Source WiccaHistories of the Barbarians: Vandals, Goths and FranksBeowulf in Anglo-Saxon and English Translation


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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”.

New Witch for Wookey HoleNew Witch for Wookey Hole

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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This Halloween Stake Your Energy Vampires And Bury Your Energy Zombies
Energy Vampires are everywhere in our home this Halloween. Nationally, these socket-suckers drink as much energy as the State of Maryland. But energy vampires and zombies in your home have changed since you were young. Now your cable box, DVR, sound system, plasma TV and satellite system are the worst. And it doesn?t matter much whether these devices are on or not.
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spooky dance: "Vampires" take to the air at CU-Boulderfriday. Seven years have passed since Frequent Flyers Productions last performed its Halloween show "Theatre of the Vampires," and in that time the Boulder-based aerial dance company has become an international force in the art form.
Prince Lestat by Anne Rice review blood drinkers with iPhones
Rices vampires take on the digital age but have they bitten off more than they can chew? Bloodsucking is not a free ride. The drawbacks of being a vampire extend beyond draughty castles, unsociable hours, an overly formal dress code and the occasional mob of torch-wielding peasants. From John Polidoris Lord Ruthven in The Vampyre (1819), Sheridan Le Fanu s Carmilla (1871) to Bram Stoker s ...
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Vampires not the biggest threat to blood system
Thirsty vampires looking for a quick refreshment stop in Brandon tonight will be out of luck getting to-go bags of blood here — Canadian Blood Services says that donor blood is locked down tight from the time it leaves your arm until it winds up being used in hospital. The process is
Emotional vampires
AS EVERBODY knows, vampires in all accounts are, without doubts entirely threatening. They appear to be very fine-looking outside, but inside terribly horrible. They need to ingest blood as a requisite for them to survive – an ultimate predator. But are vampires real? Are there any vampires that we come across everyday in our lives?
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Erin Collopy has a longstanding relationship with vampires. She admits to having had a crush on Barnaby Collins of the “Dark Shadows” daytime show that ran from 1966-71.
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