Witch Hands

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANGELA MEDLIN It’s a common misconception, that palmistry is about telling fortunes by interpreting the lines on the palm. Modern palmistry instead looks to the marks and characteristics of hands to gather information about an individual’s personality and...
“The Moon” from the Divine Feminine Tarot by Corina Nika. www.cocorrina.com

Dark Moon Decadence

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Feature Image: “The Moon” from the Divine Feminine Tarot by Corina Nika. www.cocorrina.com You can tell a new tale from an old one by the lack of pause, the lack of a sacred taking in of breath. In the old...
Styling and photography by TRICIA SAROYA This is where we first meet Shakespeare’s Titania: deep in the ancient forest, lying on her floral bower of sunny-hued oxlip and nodding violet, surrounded by wild thyme. A mist creeps beneath the luscious...
Alyssa Blackwell is busily preparing for a craft popular handmade brooms will be bought and treasured by purchasers from all over the Portland, Oregon, area. Less than four years ago, she’d never made a broom. Today she makes her...
Samhain, known as the Witches’ New Year, is one of the most anticipated and celebrated pagan holidays. It has an energy that sets it apart from the other sabbats of the Wheel of the Year, an annual cycle of...
My introduction to nature was at my childhood home a top a mountain in West Virginia with thirty-five acres of woods to call my playground. Exploring those woods brought countless hours of delight as my siblings and I discovered...
Have you ever felt like your appearance or physical limitations prevent you from looking or feeling magical? I want you to know that you already are magical, and you are absolutely allowed to express that part of yourself, no...
Visiting Witches. © Tea & Morphine

Menageries of Magic

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From the Old World to the New, throughout history and within pop culture, witches, both real and imagined, have been a source of enduring fascination, sometimes exalted, usually feared. Western civilization as of late has generally depicted them in...
PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE PARKE   The idea for this shoot sprang forth when Shannon Dawn Rauch invited me to the secret archives of the legendary Morris Costumes in Charlotte, North Carolina—a cavernous attic space full of endless racks of vintage costumes...
Imagine a candlelit table. A jack-o’-lantern sits at the center, his glowing grin flashing onto plates full of autumnal fare: treacle tarts, pumpkin rolls, butternut squash, stews, puddings, and a great roasted pumpkin. Your hands are still sticky from an...