Books, Paganism, Witchcraft

Gothic Romance: A Bride for Beltane

'But what is Beltane?''One of the most important anniversary dates in the witchcraft and black magic calendar, Kim. We call it May Day.' A Bride for Beltane by Vicki Page Between the mid-1960s and late 1970s, one of the most popular reading genres was the Gothic Romance. These cheap paperbacks featured beautifully illustrated covers, typically… Continue reading Gothic Romance: A Bride for Beltane

Occult, Witchcraft

Are You A Witch?

"Are You a Witch?" That's the question that Strange Unknown magazine asked its readers in 1967 while encouraging them to send in letters explaining how they have "put their powers to work." If their letter was selected for publication the writer was paid $5 (with inflation that amounts to about $41, which is more than… Continue reading Are You A Witch?

Film, Occult, Witchcraft

Strange Unknown: Witchcraft in 1967

In the late sixties Myron Fass, the renowned American publisher of many cheap pulp magazines and horror-themed comic books, took notice of the public's growing fascination with the paranormal. The result was Strange Unknown, a short-lived endeavor released by Fass' Tempest Publications that landed on newsstands in 1967. After two issues it disappeared into the… Continue reading Strange Unknown: Witchcraft in 1967

Paganism, Witchcraft

Witches in Cincinnati

In this interesting exposé from a 1972 issue of Cincinnati magazine local journalist Sandi Wilson, along with photographer Lawrence Zink, investigate Ohio's burgeoning occult underworld. The brief but fascinating article focuses on two young witches named "Michael" and "Tanith" who discuss their good and bad experiences with local covens while practicing magick. It provides some… Continue reading Witches in Cincinnati

Astrology, Occult, Paganism, Tarot, Witchcraft

Reading Recommendations

A collection of links to articles & videos I've come across recently that might interest AstroMagick Lounge readers.Recommended Reads: Hearken to the Witches Rune: Pagan Hippie Folk Shenanigans By Dave & Toni ArthurExcerpt: "The Arthur’s were much admired by fellow folkies for their dedication into researching and unearthing not just traditional song but also to… Continue reading Reading Recommendations