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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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A minister in Northern Ireland has blamed Voodoo for the earthquake catastrophe that has hit Haiti, saying that Voodoo was a ‘dangerous and destructive religion, involving the worship of evil spirits’.

Witches Cast Spell for Haiti

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.

Robertson Blames Quake on Devil Pact

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 £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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Vampires ‘had cholera’
VAMPIRES in Poland were infected not by a count in a black cape, but by bacteria in their drinking water.
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 ...
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.
Graves of 'vampires' discovered in Poland were cholera victims
Archaeologists have discovered the graves of cholera victims which were treated like vampires to stop them rising from the grave and infecting the locals
Buried Polish 'Vampires' Likely Had Cholera
Polish 'vampires' weren't targeted for their status as immigrants, as previously thought, but instead probably had contracted cholera.
Post-medieval Polish buried as potential 'vampires' were likely local
( PLOS ) Potential 'vampires' buried in northwestern Poland with sickles and rocks across their bodies were likely local and not immigrants to the region.
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.
Interview with the Vampire 20 Years Later: Where Are The Vampires Now?
Twenty years ago, vampires were all the rage at movie theaters, but not the pensive teens of the Twilight franchise.
Spooky dance: "Vampires" take to the air at CU-Boulder
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.
Saban: Alabama lacks 'energy vampires' on team
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama coach Nick Saban is enjoying this team for more reasons than big wins, talent and depth.

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