On Witches

Stories and interviews about witches and the occult in art, literature, life, and death; plus other related topics.

How contemporary creators – and campaigners of the past – have turned insult into inspiration.
For those unjustly persecuted in the past, those still in danger of witchcraft accusations today, and women everywhere.
How a first-of-its-kind study is uncovering the origins, patterns, and peculiarities of witch bottles.
Folk magic and superstition were alive and well among Australia’s English colonisers.
These are two of my favourite things; here’s a couple of stories about them.
The general knowledge of women’s role in the invention of beer, and the establishment of the industry around it, has largely been lost to the hands of…