October: The Month of Media Witchery

witch_john_william_waterhouse_magic_circle_painting_casting_spellsAaaaand it’s October: that month when witches suddenly become a Very Important Presence (VIP) in media. Movies, TV, books, comics, games, cosplay-it seems every aspect of popular culture has gone through a witchcraft wave in recent years and lately it’s everywhere. This month I’ll be looking at witchcraft as a media trend that’s influencing everything from fashion to politics to social media.

After creating this blog in the spring (getting my own domain after deciding to leave Patheos), I immediately got very busy! But I’ve been brainstorming some features and columns and will begin posting regularly to give you the latest in witchy media & analysis. October 2017 will be full of excitement! Continue reading

Welcome to the Cauldron

Hello! You may already be familiar with my blog “The Witching Hour” from its years on Patheos and, before that, on Blogger. Today I have created a new site for my domain and invite you all to visit regularly!

There’s so much going on in the world of media right now that’s related to paganism, witchcraft and the occult. We seem to be experiencing an occult revival of sorts, and I’m excited to share my thoughts on all of it with you. Television in particular is a fertile landscape now: American Gods, the Twin Peaks reboot, Jenji Kohan’s new series The Devil You Know coming soon, and of course plenty of weirdness happening in shows like Sense8The LeftoversStranger ThingsThe Handmaid’s Tale, etc. And there are plenty of recent and forthcoming films I want to share with you (like The Love WitchA Dark SongThe LureKing Arthur, and more). Dystopia, science fiction and fantasy are all fair game at The Witching Hour…

I hope you’ll follow me here and invite others to find me at my new home! (and bear with me as I figure out the complicated world of WordPress and get some content up on this site!). Thanks for visiting and I hope you’ll come back often.witch dance