Welcome to the 1970’s.
Interest in the occult was rife and the rise of Wicca brought many people to the craft. Although I am not personally someone who follows Wicca, I found this documentary of interest for historical reasons. It has to be said that this is a very naive documentary in that we are faced with those that proclaim that witchcraft is devil worship and there are some, what we call, “media witches” on there. If you can put this aside and enjoy it for it is (it is very much of the time) then you will enjoy it.
It features Cecil Williamson, Doreen Valiente, Eleanor Bone and others.
Faerie Magazine is a rare creature. It combines intelligent features with some of the most beautiful photography. Far from the realms of silly subculture fashion it brings in every element of beauty and magic in the form of history, home décor, recipes, poetry and fiction. A publication you can certainly lose yourself in, its content imagery is something you can hear, smell and touch; it’s fabulous.
The idea of a magazine dedicated to the faerie culture may sound rather odd and far too whimsical for this cynical world but alas; they have hit on something here. The magazine brings about the oldie worldie, the traditional and the free spirit that can be found in all of us, if we let it. Quietly coaxing out your inner magic; we all have it in there. Whether you want to put on a Victorian tea party, require fashion advice from Oscar Wilde, glimpse into magical homes or learn how to make beautiful jewellery; Faerie Magazine is your bible.
Both printed and digital copies are available here
When you don’t stick to the path, when you take yourself on a completely unplanned adventure; the world opens up to you. This is what the Atlas Obscura book is all about. It isn’t about the major attractions of the world that everyone flocks to with their cameras and selfie sticks. These are places that some may not dare to venture, some may think too peculiar but some seek the oddities of the world. If you are the latter then this is your guidebook. It is the alternative tome that takes you around the world whilst you sit in front of the fire with a hot cup of tea. It teases and dares you to walk off the beaten track and find the most wondrous places around the globe. It invites you to open your eyes to some of the world’s most bizarre rituals, landscapes and people (both breathing and dead I have to add).
Get those walking boots on and grab your passport; this is your companion to the weird and wonderful world we live in.
Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (September 20, 2016)