Help Us, Stevie Nicks. You’re Our Only Hope

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Hey, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, Who Are You to Keep Us Down?Five episodes in, I think it’s safe to say the show’s creators are not terribly interested in portraying modern witchcraft or Voodoo as life-affirming spiritual paths. Consider last week’s episode, “The Axeman Cometh,” which begins with a serial killer’s voiceover. He claims to be a spirit, not of this world, though physically he is a sexy sax player with salt-and-pepper sideburns (Danny Huston). It is 1919, and the exceptional yo … [Read more...]

COVEN and BITCHCRAFT CHAT!

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Hello friends! I sure hope you're looking forward to the season premiere tonight of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. I know I am.Tomorrow night, at 8 pm EST, my friend and fellow Patheos blogger Lilith Dorsey, a New York-based voodoo priestess who has strong ties to New Orleans, will be having a live Google Hang Out chat about the show's first episode. We scheduled it and everything! You just have to show up. :)I will be posting a write-up of my reaction to the show tomorrow, … [Read more...]

COVEN: American Horror Story’s witchy new season

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By now you've certainly heard that the third season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY is subtitled COVEN and will be set in both Salem, Massachusetts and New Orleans, Louisiana. As last season's ASYLUM was set further back in time than the first season, this third season goes back nearly three hundred years in its quest to fill an hour of primetime with more sex, gore, violence and perversion than we're generally used to seeing.And I, for one, can't wait.The first "teaser trailer" has been … [Read more...]

New Documentary in the Works: WITH LOVE FROM SALEM

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A new documentary film chronicling the work of the Salem, MA coven the Temple of Nine Wells has a trailer on YouTube. The group was led by Gypsy Ravish and her late husband Richard, who also established the popular shop Nu Aeon and mail order business White Light Pentacles. In 2011 the Temple celebrated 20 years of Samhain rituals at Gallows Hill, a milestone that appears to be the subject of the film.I will update this space as I find out more about the documentary and any news of its … [Read more...]


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