Google sends me daily emails with links to articles on Wicca, Witchcraft, Paganism, and Tarot. Here's the weekly round-up of the ones I find intriguing. To read the entire article, click on the link in the title.
If you're new to Tarot, or even if you've been reading Tarot cards for years and decades, we all have questions. I'm always interested in how others see their practice and how they differ from me. This article has some answers.
Mayong, where silence and mystery lurk all around, is a small village in the Morigaon district of Assam, India, on the bank of the Brahmaputra River. Over the years, this otherwise quiet village has gained a lot of tourist attention due to its deep history and is popularly known as the ‘Land of Black Magic’. Curious to find out why? Here’s everything you need to know about this mystical place. After reading this article, is Mayong on your bucket list?
Twelve people who were convicted of witchcraft in colonial Connecticut — leading to the executions of 11 of them — were formally absolved in a vote by state lawmakers, ending a long-running effort by descendants and historians to clear their names. The vote came one day before the anniversary of the first known execution for alleged witchcraft in the American colonies, dating to 1647 Photo Wiki Commons, public domain.
An unassuming commuter town, just an hour outside of London, is home to Scientology, Opus Dei, and a massive Mormon church headquarters as well as a popular spot for Druids, Pagans, and Satanists, and a significant point of interest for ley lines No one is really sure why. East Grinstead has positioned itself as an excellent base to commute to London from, even though a number of groups have called it home for decades.
About 42,000 years ago, a group of humans who had emigrated from Africa to Germany made a five-hole flute from the wing bone of a griffon vulture and left it in Hohle Fels Cave. It was discovered in 2008.
These earliest of Europeans crafted and presumably played the bird-bone flute on a major seasonal ground for migratory birds, where two global migration flyways (out of eight total) converge in southwestern Germany.
Artwork by Athanasius Kircher, 17th century. (Wikimedia Commons)
According to a British white witch, Astrid Carvel, Brits are turning to cast spells to beat the cost-of-living crisis and boost their well-being.