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Anna Biller on the real witchcraft behind The Love Witch

By Ashley Naftule
From the set design to the way Elaine’s coven behaves, The Love Witch feels

Problems with whitewashing in worship

By Donyae Coles
Even in enlightened communities such as our own, whitewashing happens in spiritual practice.

Pop culture magick: Intro and prosperity spell

By Emily Carlin
Pop culture magick is all the rage these days, but that begs the questions:

Iconic occult documentaries of the ’70s

By Hathormetic
There's a certain something about occult documentaries made in the 1970s.

The Babadook: Everyone gets what they want

By Ian 'Cat' Vincent
Amelia starts to think that the monster from a children’s book, the titular Babadook,

Everything is awesome! Magick, metaphor and Lego

By Ian 'Cat' Vincent
This has been a great year for occult and philosophically tinged pop culture, and

Twin Peaks: The fire still burns

By Ian 'Cat' Vincent
Like all Lynch's best work, Twin Peaks partakes strongly of the numinous, the

As Above, So Below [spoilers]

By Bianca Lee
To appreciate As Above So Below, you may need to issue a few forgiveness

When is it cultural theft?

By Ian 'Cat' Vincent
Just because I can use the tools does not mean I can or should

Call up not what ye cannot cast down: an occult look at The Possession of Michael King

By J Simpson
In The Possession of Michael King, things take a turn for the sinister when

Doing it wrong: cultural theft and Supernatural

By Ian 'Cat' Vincent
Maybe, like many other fictional organisations, Supernatural's fictional Men of Letters will inspire devotees

True Detective: A flat circle in Chapel Perilous

By Ian 'Cat' Vincent
Within True Detective the Yellow King is kept at a remove...mentioned with fear but