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Witches, women, words: the authors reclaiming history to imagine feminist futures

The void of female representation in history is an ongoing narrative. Giving a voice to the persecuted and silenced individuals of our past is essential if we want to develop a more equal and just society. By researching the history of women and witchcraft, authors Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Rebecca Tamás have attempted to repopulate […]

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A New Wave of the New Age: the unlikely rebirth of alternative spirituality

The once demonized witches who were burned on the stake have since reincarnated under the hashtag #witchtok and boast a hefty 8.7 billion views on TikTok to date. Younger generations are navigating an increasingly uncertain existence through alternative mediums to harness their inner power and take back control of their own reality. From healing crystals […]

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Witchcraft at the University of Edinburgh

Content warning: mentions acts of violence and sexual assault. Edinburgh is filled with witches. Some are fictional, brought to life by the city’s favourite author JK Rowling, while others lived long ago. But could it be possible that witches belong in our lecture halls now too? Popular Religion, Women and Witchcraft isn’t a module you’d […]

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Lifestyle

Hocus Pocus: how to embrace your inner witch

Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble! The season of Halloween is upon us and we are all ready to get spooky with our friends. Perhaps, you are interested in dipping your toe into the world of witchcraft. Well, here are some ideas to help you embrace your inner witch. It is important to address that witchcraft […]