Tag Archives: magic

Witchcraft and Wizardry in Wearside, 4 October 2016

If your in the Wearside area, do go along to this fabulous-looking event on folklore of the region, particularly that of witches and wizards. It’s on Tuesday, 4 October, so not much time left to book–I apologise for the late … Continue reading

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A Guide to Ancient Magic

A fascinating, though brief, article from the Smithsonian on ancient spells and curses from Sumeria, Greece, and Rome

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Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic: this looks a fabulous place and I’ll have to visit it one day.

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CFP: Histories of Magic and Sexuality

We at OGOM, who have consorted frequently with vampires and other darkly seductive creatures, know how the equally mysterious powers of sex and magic are intimately related. Mackenzie Cooley, of Stanford University, is seeking short articles on magic and sexuality … Continue reading

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‘Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble’: Witches, Magic and Demons @TheJohnRylands

I have been blogging quite a lot lately about witches and magic books. I wrote on the Renaissance magician John Dee in ‘It’s a kind of Magic’ and offered some critical thoughts on ‘Sexualising the Witch’ in response to recent … Continue reading

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Charm for St Valentine’s Eve

On going to bed, place your shoes in the form of the letter T and repeat the following verse. Then reverse the shoes, and say three times more. I place my shoes like a letter T In hopes my true … Continue reading

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Paul Magrs: Magic and Mystery

This is a great interview with the author Paul Magrs which originally features in The Oxford Student on 21st May 2015. It’s a brilliant insight into the mind of an original and engaging author.

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It’s A Kind of Magic: The Books of Renaissance Magician John Dee Go On Display

One of the courses I was teaching last semester was Renaissance Literature and the most enjoyable part was the exploration of magic on stage from Dr Faustus to The Tempest and the magical statue scene in A Winter’s Tale. The … Continue reading

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