I finally get my A-Levels

My first book, Witchcraft Out of the Shadows, is cited in the 2016 edition of the A Level Sociology Student Book. Thanks to Jack Hunter for pointing this out. But, strangely, he found a different reference… Better just buy the book, then.

Little Horrors

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Anomalous Children and the Construction of Monstrosity, edited by Simon Bacon and Leo Ruickbie

Magic, Witches and Parapsychology

Books received for review: Butler, Alison, Victorian Occultism and the Making of Modern Magic: Invoking Tradition (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) Description In the midst of increasing secularization and the birth of scientific naturalism, a curious group emerged in Victorian Britain. From 1888-1900, hundreds of men and women were initiated into the Hermetic Order of the Golden…

Call to End Ghana ‘Witch Camps’

George Asekere of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation has issued an emotional plea to abolish the so-called ‘witch camps’ and bring the persecution of alleged witches to an end. Many Ghanaians believe witchcraft is real and can be destructive. This non-empirical and intuitive mentality with no justification in today’s scientific world, is unfortunately the bane behind…

Witchcraft Out of the Shadows 2nd Edition

A second edition of Witchcraft Out of the Shadows is now in the works. First published in hardback in 2004, the last copies of the first edition of Witchcraft Out of the Shadows left the warehouse some months ago. There are now only four copies being sold through Amazon.co.uk. There are more Stateside with ten…

New Article on Magic

I saw him do it. On national TV. Took a voodoo doll out of his pocket and wrapped a thread around it. His victim was watching him, not quite believing. But when he’d finished, could she move her arms? Legs? In the July 2010 edition of Paranormal Magazine you can read my latest article on…

Hexen – Mythos und Wirklichkeit

Interesting new exhibition on witchcraft: Hexen – Mythos und Wirklichkeit 13. September 2009 bis 2. Mai 2010 Das Historische Museum der Pfalz widmet sich in der Sonderausstellung „Hexen – Mythos und Wirklichkeit“ der Bedeutungsvielfalt des Hexenbegriffs. Dabei stellt die Ausstellung das Stereotyp „Hexe“ auf den Prüfstand. At the Historisches Museum der Pfalz Speyer until 2…

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, High Priest of the Correllian Nativist Tradition of Wicca, issued a call to all witches to join him in performing a ritual for Haiti at 17:00 on Saturday, 16 January. Power said ‘this ritual is…

Witchcraft Collection: New Acquisitions

Fourth Quarter 2009 Amulet. Described as a goodluck amulet. Inscribed with unidentified symbols. Metal. 20th century. Amulet. Christian ‘Schutz-Amulette’. Provenance: Trier, Germany. Metal. 1933. Carnival Mask. Carved wood in the form of a ‘witch’. Provenance: Tirol. Wood. 20th century. Poison Bottle. Marked with skull and crossbones. Glass. 20th century. Ritual Object. Described as a ‘Voodoo…