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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.

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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.

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.

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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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Volokh Conspiracy: Estimating returns for very-long-term investors (and vampi...
Vampires, and other long-term investors, need to take care about how they interpret historical return data.
Volokh Conspiracy: Tragedy of the blood commons
Vampires and zombies are both known for their voracious eating habits. If they’re not careful, they could hunt the humans -- and hence themselves -- into extinction.
Vampires without Glitter & Girl Problems
The infected have worms writhing under their skin and vicious stingers waiting to shoot out of their mouths at the slightest whiff of hemoglobin. ‘The Strain’ isn't 'Twilight.'
Volokh Conspiracy: The ethics and economics of vampire re-ensoulment
What if we could restore vampires’ souls instead of slaying them? There might be good reasons to reject a re-ensoulment policy, but the increased burden on the earth’s resources isn’t one of them.
'The Strain' Q&A: Mia Maestro Takes On New Vampires
Vampires are about to get a lot less suave and sparkly and a lot more horrific and creepy when "The Strain," from Executive Producers Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse, premieres July 13 on FX. "The Strain's" version, where vampires are created through a fast moving, worm-like virus, is something very new to television, said actress Mia Maestro, who plays one of the dedicated professionals ...
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Vampires are about to get a lot less suave and sparkly and a lot more horrific and creepy when "The Strain," from Executive Producers Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse, premieres July 13 on FX. "The Strain's" version, where vampires are created through a fast moving, worm-like virus, is something very new to television, said actress Mia Maestro, who plays one of the dedicated professionals ...
'The Strain' recap: These vampires aren't sexy; they're just ...
The vampires in FX’s new thriller, “The Strain,” are not -- repeat, not -- romantic. They’re not brooding or conflicted or passionate or sparkly. They do not pout, pose or toss off come-hither glances. And not a single one of them looks anything like Alexander Skarsgard.
'The Strain' recap: Vampires coming to life
There can be no discussion of the second episode of FX’s new horror thriller, “The Strain,” that doesn’t start with a giant spoiler.
Volokh Conspiracy: An apologia for Undead Studies
The undead invasion of the academy is not without its critics; some see it as a distraction from more serious and important matters. We respond to the critics.
'The Strain': Making vamps scary again
Tender, loving vampires? Look elsewhere than FX's "The Strain."

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