2013′s Top Ten Movies for Pagans

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Well, everyone loves a year's end list of favorite stuff. This columnist does try her level best to make sure lists of favorites are crafted with en eye towards pagan sensibilities. With that in mind, in no particular order, I present the year's ten best movies for you witchy, tree-hugging, candle-burning, goddess-worshipping, animal-loving, mead-drinking, bonfire-dancing types!1. MORE THAN HONEY. This fascinating and moving documentary, in German and English, begins with an elderly man who … [Read more...]

Aaaaand it’s ANOTHER TV series about witches on the way!

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Jenji Kohan, creator of the popular Showtimes series WEEDS and the red-hot Netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK is now said to be working on a show for HBO about the Salem Witch Trials. (Shout out to Wren Walker, Witches' Voice co-founder, for sharing this story with me!)There's not much information out there yet, and some of it is just frustratingly sensational, like the Verge writer who mentions witches burning in his headline (to be fair it was changed fairly quickly but the URL shows … [Read more...]

The Stevie Selfies Contest…now with prizes!

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Hello, all. We are pleased to announce some of the prizes for the Stevie Selfies contest! (That's where you take a photo of yourself channeling your inner Stevie Nicks and post on Twitter #StevieSelfiesAHSContest or #StevieSelfies, or if you want you can post them on The Media Witch page on Facebook.)We will be featuring prizes from Raven Moon's Oracle, the business of our lovely friend Jenn the Gypsy Witch. (Here is a recent interview with Jenn conducted by Lilith Dorsey of VooDoo Univ … [Read more...]

Neil Gaiman interviewed on NPR about his new comic series “The Sandman: Overture”

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The undisputed master of darkness and light in American letters is ready to share his prequel to the best-selling and widely-loved graphic novel series "The Sandman." This prequel series, entitled "The Sandman: Overture" has been long awaited and, amid rumors that the original series may or may not become a mini-series, fans are most likely bouncing in their chairs.Well, I know I am, anyway.This interview on Boston's WBUR with Tom Ashbrook features Gaiman talking about what he knows … [Read more...]

Coming Soon: “Stevie Selfies” Contest! Channel your inner Stevie Nicks…

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Well, here's a thing.Since Lilith Dorsey (of the excellent blog Voodoo Universe) and I had so much fun channelling Stevie Nicks last night during our live chat about the latest episode of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, that we're going to have a contest. Best "Stevie Selfie" wins a prize!!!If you had not heard, Stevie Nicks will be making a special guest appearance on the show this season. Show co-creator Ryan Murphy was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly online about this exciting … [Read more...]

Tonight: COVEN Chat (“The Axeman Cometh”) at 9 pm EST (Stevie Nicks night)

Lilith Dorsey and I (she of Patheos' VOODOO UNIVERSE) will be chatting once again this evening about AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. Do join us! We're changing the time tonight, starting at 9 pm EST, going until about 9:30 pm. Next week we should be back to 8 pm again.In honor of the recent announcement from Ryan Murphy that Stevie Nicks will be appearing on the show, Lilith suggested we dress as Stevie Nicks for the chat tonight. So you will definitely want to check us out.Oh my, which … [Read more...]

Drop Everything But Your Pants! STEVIE NICKS is coming to AHS: COVEN

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Jezebel posted the news today, grabbed from Ryan Murphy's Twitterfeed: The grande dame of music, diaphanous clothing, high heeled boots and witchery, Ms. Stevie Nicks, will be making a guest appearance on AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN.Words cannot express our excitement here at The Witching Hour! We've been playing "Rhiannon" on repeat ever since we heard the news...We hope she wears black...Many thanks to Wren Walker for the news tip... … [Read more...]

American Horror Story COVEN, live chat, Hallowe’en edition~! (with costumes)

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Hello, all, here is the latest installment of our weekly live chat series on American Horror Story: COVEN, featuring myself and Lilith Dorsey (of Voodoo Universe).  We decided to a Hallowe'en theme, and next week it will be closer to the true cross quarter of Samhain so there may be more themes in your future...This week's episode, "Fearful Pranks Ensue," was one of the liveliest yet, (and also takes place at Hallowe'en!) and we're left with many unsolved mysteries (like, how will the … [Read more...]

Witch Cinema: My favorite scary movies

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In honor of the week of Hallowe'en as it leads into Samhain (November 7th), I'm posting lists of my favorite seasonally-appropriate films. First up; scary films!I've always loved horror films, but honestly they don't always scare me. Slasher films especially, which rely on gore and shock value, don't always manage to leave me feeling scared.1) The Other (1972) Based upon Thomas Tryon's excellent novel, this story of two twins living on a farm is spooky and haunting, even though there are … [Read more...]


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