Spiritualism, Mysticism, and Occultism

For today’s post, I have decided to cover a series of interrelated subjects.   Many have heard of spiritualism because that is the term that was used by nineteenth-century mediums that made waves and had legions of fans.   Mysticism is basically oracle work, the usage of many different ways of predicting the future.  …

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Enchantress or Sorceress

For today’s post, I have decided to briefly look for the differences between two witchy archetypes, the Enchantress and the Sorceress.   While both of these archetypes are interrelated and can be embraced concurrently, they have their own energies. The Enchantress is associated with springtime and fire.   She is youthful energy and a sexy…

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Bridget Bishop, First Victim of Salem

This week’s Femme Fatale Friday is a special one, as I will be discussing Bridget Bishop.   Bridget was the first woman hung in Salem during the witchcraft hysteria of 1692.   Today marks the 330th anniversary of Bridget’s untimely death. Born Bridget Playfer in Norwich, England sometime in the mid or late 1630s, she…

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Gillian Owens, Practical Magic Vixen

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I have chosen to feature my favorite character from Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic!   This book was the first in a series of four novels, the second two being prequels and the fourth a direct sequel to the original.   Gillian Owens appeared in the first and last of…

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Bridget Cleary: The Tragedy of Ireland’s Faery Wife

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday, I will be looking at the sad story of Bridget Cleary.   Her story takes place in Ireland just before the turn of the twentieth century.    This was a time and place when the belief in faeries was still widespread.   Bridget Cleary had the misfortune of having…

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My Top 5 Favorite Witchy Book Series

For today’s post, I will be counting down my five favorite books series that focus on witches!   This was a difficult one to rank, and I know there will be some who question why number two is not number one.   But without further ado, here is the countdown! Number 5: Witches of East…

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Serena, Bewitched Siren

For this week’s Femme Fatale Friday I have chosen to discuss the character of Serena from the 1960s sitcom Bewitched.    Serena was the cousin of Samantha Stephens, and was also portrayed by the fantastic Elizabeth Montgomery!    In the credits there was a running joke of listing the actress playing Serena as “Pandora Spocks”…

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Proof That Cole and Phoebe Were the Best Couple on Charmed

For today’s post, I would like to take a look at my favorite television show of all time.   In this case, I will be examining the relationship of my favorite couple.   I know that this will be an unpopular opinion, but I just felt the need to share my thoughts on this couple!…

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My Top 5 Favorite Historically Inaccurate Period-Pieces

I am sure that by the title of this post most of my readers have figured out that I will be talking about period-piece television series.    I am especially focused on the very historically inaccurate ones.   These are chosen because they are very fun, if totally unrealistic!    I may adore the real…

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My Top 20 Witchy Characters

For today’s post, as a bit of a continuation of yesterday’s, I want to countdown my top 20 witch characters across books, films, and television!   For ease I will not be including legendary or mythological figures.    Even with these limitations this list was very difficult to rank, and compile, as I adore all…

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