The End of An Era for Salem’s Official Witch

Laurie Cabot

On Wednesday the Salem News reported that Laurie Cabot, Salem, Massachusetts' official Witch, would be closing the doors of The Official Witch Shoppe at the end of January, bringing to an end Cabot's 42-year run of owning and operating Witch-related stores in Salem. The Salem News piece quotes a message sent out by Cabot on January 6th, detailing the reasons why Cabot is stepping back from personally running a retail establishment."Here I sit now, reflecting on my life as a Witch, my g … [Read more...]

Quick Notes: Atlantis Bookshop, Pendle Witches, and Laura Wildman-Hanlon

The Atlantis Bookshop

Just a few quick news notes to start off your Friday.The Day the Lights Stayed on at Atlantis: London's oldest occult bookseller, The Atlantis Bookshop, was apparently the only business unaffected when an explosion caused a blackout on their street. Could it be magic?Geraldine Beskin, whose family has run the shop for the past 50 years, said: “The lights flickered, and in the streets I could see everyone else’s go out. But we were left intact. It must have been magic!” Staff at the st … [Read more...]


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