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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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The Vampire Diaries Season 6 premiere episode will unravel the mysteries of Damon and Bonnie's shocking death and the future of Mystic Falls, which is still under the spell of the Travellers. The magic spell prevents the vampires from stepping inside the Mystic Falls as it could prove fatal to them. Fans were shocked to see their hot favourite Damon trapped in the Other Side along with Bonnie ...
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Although the fourth and latest "Underworld" movie was released just two years ago, Lakeshore Entertainment is already working on a reboot of the vampire franchise, which starred Kate Beckinsale. Since the release of the first movie in 2003, the franchise earned a total of over $460 million at the global box office, including $160 million for the last film, "Underworld: Awakening," in 2012. The ...
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With the latest episode of "The Strain," it was time to say goodbye to a main member of the cast. It was sad, but almost heroic in a way.It all started with Eph, Jim, Nora and Setrakian met up with Fet as a warehouse. They, like Fet, were after UV lights because they kill the vampires. After their bit of looting there, they ended up across the street as a gas station to buy supplies.It turned ...
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