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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Witch-y Wednesday

In keeping with my theme this month I am having to get creative. I could of course post each and every day about haunted Hollywood...ghosts of stars and starlets of the 1920's & 1930's...I am indeed learning so very much through my research and having a grand old time...but thought I would instead share some of my clip art/photos I have collected and then also give a book recommendation. So today is Witches. Did you know there was actually official witch hunts going on in the 20's and 30's...crazy, I know..and a totally different's post is strictly just for fun with a bit of history thrown in. 

This is the current book that I am reading, I am thoroughly enjoying it...did not think I would and now can not seem to put it down. You can find out more here.

"...Beginning in the 1920s, witchcraft was revived in Europe and the United States by groups that considered it a survival of pre-Christian religious practices...." *via 
"In the 1920s Margaret Murray writes that Witchcraft as a religion existed underground and in secret, and had survived through the religious persecutions and Inquisitions of the medieval Church. Most historians reject Murray's theory, as it was partially based on the similarities between the accounts given by those accused of witchcraft...."*via  

"Murray's theories generated interest, which are recounted in novels by prominent authors. Such as Naomi Mitchison's "The Corn King and the Spring Queen" published in 1931. More and more covens move out of the broom closet and let their existence be known to the world." *via

"In the 1920s through 1940s, Gerald Gardner begins his research and initiation into Witchcraft." *via

*bloggers note: I do not practice, nor have I ever, and though I actually know a few Wicca practitioners I am only doing this post as an educational tidbit to fit in with my October theme month.


  1. We are using the 1920s as inspiration for our Halloween party and my roommate is going as a witch. I can't wait to share this post with her!

  2. I love it! Cant wait till I can decorate for the seasons again!

  3. There seems to be an issue with blogger at the moment sorry photos are not being seen

  4. This is Ruby.It seems to be my computer and not blogger. Will be back up and going as soon as I can.

  5. Love the photographs and the historical accounts. Thanks so much for sharing! xx


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