The Magical Cats of Fairy Tales

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BY SARA CLETO AND BRITTANY WARMAN Cover Art: Here in the Grove ART BY CHARLES VESS If you’ve ever spent any time with a cat—black, brown,...
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Life of a Love Witch

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Welcome, my magical co-conspirators! I’m Veronica Varlow, a real-life Love Witch and international burlesque performer based in New York City. I am honored to be...
Ulysses and the Sirens (1891), by John William Waterhouse

Back in the Water

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Feature Image: Ulysses and the Sirens (1891), by John William Waterhouse ––––––– When people ask me which of the many beautiful Pre-Raphaelite paintings is my favorite, I...
The Wizard of Oz 1939 MGM film with Billie Burke as Glinda the Good Witch of the North. Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo

Glinda the Good Witch

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Feature Image:  The Wizard of Oz 1939 MGM film with Billie Burke as Glinda the Good Witch of the North. Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo When...
© Joshfather Photography

Singapore Mermaid School

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"My country straddles an interesting line,” says Syrena, Singapore’s first professional mermaid and founder of the Singapore Mermaid School. “We’ve been very much Westernized for years...

Enchantments Spells

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These enchantment spells are from Stacy Rapp from Enchantments in NYC. "In the spirit of lightness and positivity, Rapp created two candle spells especially...
The Goblin Market, 1895, by Hilda Koe, oil on canvas

Fairy Gifts

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Have you noticed that fairy tales aren’t really about fairies? J.R.R. Tolkien points this out in his essay “On Fairy-Stories.” Fairy tales, he says,...
Photo by Jessica Furtney on Unsplash

Brooms and Besoms: History and Lore

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Photo by Jessica Furtney on Unsplash The humble broom is one of the oldest human inventions. The earliest brooms likely consisted of leafy branches or bundles of twigs,...
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Seductive Subversive Saucery

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For the Victorians, witchcraft was a thing of both fantasy and all too real fact. As late as 1895, there was the terrifying case...
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Raiment for a Faerie Queen

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELIZABETH ELDER What better way to end an homage to faerie queens than with a magical, glittering queen riding on a unicorn? In...