Burying a witch must be performed under the same cautionary conditions as burying a vampire — that is, going to extreme lengths to ensure they never come back again to haunt the town that put them underground in the first place. While vampires were buried with stakes to the heart,
Thanks to the entertainment media and basically just a whole bunch of misinformation, the Voodoo religion and Voodoo dolls have gotten a bit of a bad wrap in modern years. In movies, they’re portrayed as having ties to Satanism and other dark magic, being used to curse or bodily injure
We’ve already learned all the ways to either speak with the dead or accidentally give away the fact that you speak with the dead, but what if, instead of being a witch, you were just one of the villagers who wanted to live a calm, peaceful, witchcraft-free life? Maybe you’re
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