We’re all familiar with playing Bloody Mary as young kids, and back in the day, that alone was enough to scare the pants off of anyone looking to contact the dead. Personally, I remember my friends trapping me in the bathroom and crying like a baby, despite not having actually
Necromancy is the magical practice of contacting the dead, usually seeking answers to the future. This can be done either through summoning entities spiritually, or even going as far as raising one from the dead — though the latter seems a little less likely, not to mention maybe a little
Witch stereotypes run rampant in 2017, and a few have withstood the test of time. When asked to describe a common witch, a person’s first instinct might be to include the iconic black pointed hat and robes, a broomstick, a green hooked nose, and bubbling potion cauldrons. Have you ever
It’s a mystery exactly when and where Matthew Hopkins was puttering around before 1644, but when he did arrive on the scene, it was with a bang.
A few decades before the Salem Witch Trials in the US, witch hunts were already going strong in the UK. As previously mentioned in
Naturally the word “encouraging” is being used facetiously here — seeing as most confessions brought about during the witch trials of old were done so through torturous methods that probably only incited lying about witchcraft over any actual confessions.
When you read about some of the methods used to encourage
While witches have played a huge role in human lore since the beginning of recorded history, it wasn’t until the 15th century that the actual hunting of witches really came into play. Particularly in Europe, the sudden influx of perceived witches was a source of mass panic amongst those living