Too good not to share…THE POWER OF THE WITCH

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And now for some dreamy old film imagery, scented with patchouli and blessed with love beads...THE POWER OF THE WITCH (video link included).Rare footage of some of the early movers and shakers of modern pagan witchcraft: Alex and Maxine Sanders, et al...filmed in 1971, this was the heyday of the modern occult movement, and so is really an interesting historical document and also quite a lovely way to experience the "vibe" of  what the early days of  the pagan community were like.It w … [Read more...]

February: Women in Horror Month

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In  case you missed it, there is still time to marvel over the wonderful world of women in the horror industry. Writers, filmmakers, artists, performers, editors, producers, they are all celebrated in this month long observation that's been going on for five years now (who knew?). Check out the Facebook page for a month's worth of awesome links. It will probably keep you busy through February 2015!Some highlights:The Women in Horror Calendar, being sold in the UK (via Etsy) to benefit … [Read more...]

Hail, Pan! Hail, Aphrodite! Lupercalia is here.

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Valentine's Day, Schmalentine's Day! Forget the hearts, roses and chocolate. Let's pay homage to the sexy goddess and the randy god instead! (There's one right there, Lucille Ball all decked out in fluffy pink fit for a Ziegfeld fantasy.)My coven in Boston has an Imbolc ritual (Candlemas,"The Feast of Februa") that does not mention Brigid/Brid/Bride at all...no sheep, either (Imbolc means "in the belly," referring to sheep birthing lambs at this time, and Oimelc means "ewe's milk"). in fact, … [Read more...]

For real this time! AMERICAN GODS is coming to TV!

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From Neil Gaiman himself:  the novel AMERICAN GODS is now in development for television with FreemantleMedia. The official press release says the deal has been finalized, and in television land, that means we're good to go.So, all that hubbub about the rumors about HBO not being true (my bad for not double checking the sources) etc. can now be swept away as we have fresh, new information on this very exciting development!In his online journal/blog, Gaiman says he is "very pleased" with h … [Read more...]

TONIGHT! The COVEN Finale. Now it’s time to share YOUR thoughts on the show!

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Hello, friends. Perhaps you've noticed, I have a bit of an obsession with this show. Well, me and my friend Lilith Dorsey. Me, a witch, she, a voodoo priestess; it kinda had to happen! (It helps that we're both media scholars and that Lilith is a filmmaker, too)If you haven't seen/heard any of our video chats about the show, we've been doing them faithfully every week and you can check them out on my Youtube channel, they're all there in reverse chronological order (plus a few random links … [Read more...]

Okay, who wants to chat?

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Christine, our illustrious editor here at the Patheos Pagan Channel, has encouraged us bloggers to reach out and chat with someone we have not actually met in person, but with whom we have had conversations, even debates, with, in cyberspace. The idea is to help elevate the discourse in the pagan blogosphere, and build our intellectual culture, as Christine put it.A wonderful idea, I say!Maybe some of you have seen that Lilith Dorsey of Voodoo Universe and I have been chatting about … [Read more...]

Some interesting stuff coming in 2014…

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I don't generally announce forthcoming horror films unless they have some connection to witchcraft, paganism or the occult, and of course I also prefer arthouse and foreign films to mainstream Hollywood stuff, so my initial forecast for 2014 is that there isn't that much coming down the pipeline just yet. But here are a few titles that look interesting and I'll keep you all posted as their debut dates get closer.The film JUNE stars one of the little badass girls in THE WALKING DEAD (Kennedy … [Read more...]

New trailer for WGN’s “Salem”

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A new trailer debuted today for the new series about Salem witches to be broadcast on WGN. The series is not debuting for a while yet, but the network is definitely trying to get some advance buzz happening, and the social media campaign to promote the show has been going strong for weeks now. Because witches!Earlier publicity stills from the show showed "dunking stool" scenes, which is kind of annoying since, as any history buff knows, the dunking stool did not exist in Colonial North … [Read more...]

Winners of the Stevie Selfies contest!

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Thanks for your patience, everyone! We'd hoped the mysterious lady in a top hat would share her photo again but alas, it has gone into the ether...like Stevie twirling her shawl in the mist...So here's our winners!!This lovely photo from Nina wins the spell charm from Raven Moon's Oracle!This intense and mystical pic from Cora Reed wins the tarot card reading from Raven Moon's Oracle!The lovely Dio wins the custom designed COVEN t-shirt (made by the brilliant Lilith Dorsey of … [Read more...]


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