Tag: Occult

Occult relates to magickal powers and actions, including witchcraft and astrology.

To the Devil a Daughter 1976 REVIEW

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To the Devil a Daughter 1976
DAVID SAUNDERSON reviews To the Devil a Daughter (1976) starring Christopher Lee and Richard Widmark

The Haunted Airman 2006 TV REVIEW

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The Haunted Airman
The Haunted Airman is the 2006 BBC adaptation of Dennis Wheatley's 1948 thriller The Haunting of Toby Jugg. SIMON BALL takes a look.

The Curse of Clophill Church, Bedfordshire’s Scariest Satanic Haunting

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Guest writer KEVIN GATES tells us the dark secrets behind Clophill Church's Black Magic Scandal

The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill, The True Story of Clophill’s Black Magic...

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Paranormal Diaries Clophill
SELENE PAXTON-BROOKS reviews Kevin Gates' new book, The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill

Bell, Book and Camera: A Guide to the Occult on Film

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JON KANEKO-JAMES looks at the history of occult on film and how cinema has taken diabolical and kinder liberties with magick over the years

Grissel Jaffray, Dundee’s Last Witch Burning

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FRANCES ABBOT remembers Grissel Jaffray, the victim of Dundee's last witch burning

Apparitions BBC TV EPISODE GUIDE

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Apparitions was a spooky yet short-lived supernatural drama with Martin Shaw. SIMON BALL takes a look.

Disturbing history of Dublin’s Hellfire Club

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The Hellfire Club on Montpelier Hill is Dublin’s ultimate hell house, writes PAUL MOYNIHAN

W.B. Yeats, poet and paranormalist

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W.B. Yeats was fascinated by the paranormal. PAUL MOYNIHAN takes a look at the legendary Irish poet’s dabblings in the darker side...

Who were The Golden Dawn, Britain’s most famous occultists?

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Aleister Crowley
The Golden Dawn were a mysterious occult organisation - JON KANEKO-JAMES reveals their secret history!

Led Zeppelin, Runes, Rock And Revenge

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RICHARD PHILLIPS-JONES tells how a classic British horror film and a Led Zeppelin LP dealt with a case of bullying

Who was Jack O’Kent, the Welsh Doctor Faustus?

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The Welsh Doctor Fautus? JON KANEKO-JAMES looks at Jack O'Kent, the Welsh sorcerer supreme

How Medieval Welsh Historians taught us about the Occult

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JON KANEKO-JAMES pays tribute to the medieval Welsh scholars who wrote the occult

Strange TV REVIEW

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The cast from Strange, a spooky series from the BBC.
SIMON BALL looks at Strange, a spooky BBC series from the early noughties

Isobel Gowdie, Witch of Auldearn

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Isobel Gowdie, Witch of Auldearn
MJ STEEL COLLINS looks at the fascinating tale of Isobel Gowdie, a Scottish woman tried for witchcraft in 1662

The Maggie Wall Witchcraft Monument, Dunning

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Maggie Wall Monument
Author GEOFF HOLDER reveals how Perthshire has a monument to a witch, Maggie Wall, who never existed!

Bridget Cleary, Waking the Witch film director interview

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Waking the Witch
ANN MASSEY talks to the director of a new film about the infamous Bridget Cleary Ireland witchburning

Waking the Witch REVIEW

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Waking the Witch
PAUL MOYNIHAN looks at the taster of Waking the Witch, a new Irish horror film based on the Bridget Cleary witchburning

Who was the Wizard Earl of Kildare?

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ANN MASSEY recounts the folklore surrounding the mysterious Earl Gerald Fitzgerald

Gerald Gardner: A Very British Witchcraft REVIEW

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KATIE DOHERTY reviews A Very British Witchcraft TV documentary

Huw Llwyd of Cynfal Fawr, The Mercenary and Sorcerer of North...

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NIA JONES recounts the magnificence of Welsh legend Huw Llwyd of Cynfal Fawrw Llwyd of Cynfal Fawr, The Mercenary and Sorcerer of North Wales

Toads, Witches and Murder in Stradbroke Village, Suffolk

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TRACY MONGER recalls some strange "witchcraft" events in Stradbroke Village, Suffolk from 1599

Bridget Cleary and Ireland’s Last Witch Burning

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Bridget Cleary was Ireland's last person to be burned as a witch - in 1895! ANDREW GARVEY reports...

Strange British Love Spells and Curses

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Love Knot - Love Spells
These strange and wonderful love spells & curses have used in the UK over the centuries, says JON KANEKO-JAMES

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10 Brutal Murders That Shocked London

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County Clare, Ireland: 5 Haunted Places To Visit

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Ballymena: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

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Bram Stoker’s top 5 inspirations for Count Dracula (and it’s not just Vlad the Impaler!)

Bram Stoker Dracula sites in London
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DR KAJA FRANCK digs deep into Bram Stoker's working notes to reveal the real inspiration behind the King of Vampires, Count Dracula