Knifesex’s Babalon: An Offering To The Goddess

knifesex‘s Babalon begins with hypnotic intensity, building in a brooding crescendo as creatrix Vanessa Irena whispers: “Holy is the whore.” She repeats this phrase, mantra-like: a fitting beginning to a sonic offering to Babalon. Alternately sinister and celestial, fusing noise, trip hop, and synthwave, knifesex’s first full-length release is a soundtrack for destroying the divide between sacred […]

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Chrysalis Eclipse

“Butterfly that flutters in the morning light, you have known many forms before you ever took flight.” —Jamie Sams and David Carson, Medicine Cards. The last days of summer always contain feelings of bittersweet reflection along with perpetual “back to school” anxiety. For me, summer always meant the freedom to create and to live purely […]

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“Season of the Witch” Elevates Rituals & The Mystical In Visual Art

An exhibition that centers magic and ritual, “Season of the Witch” contends with modern day mysticism through paintings and sculptures that pulse with primal electricity. The show, curated by Sarah Potter, runs from July 22nd through September 4th at the Seligmann Center in Sugarloaf, NY, and is infused with the uncanny at every angle. Featuring […]

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Hell Bent For Metal & Leather: Cult Sisters’ Wearable Witchcraft

Hell bent for metal and leather, Cult Sisters is a line of haunting talismans hand crafted by Erin Terror. Her chokers, rings, and pendants have a backstory and purpose infused with intention, inspiring the wearer to create their own magic each time they get dressed. As admirers of the Cult Sisters aesthetic for years, we were moved to […]

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Midsummer Magic

The longest day is approaching, Midsummer, and like the missing girls from Picnic at Hanging Rock, I feel entranced by the seductive and mysterious formations of nature, day-dreaming of nothing more than wanting to escape, escape, escape. Along with the solstice, we enter the mothering, all-encompassing water sign of Cancer ending the week with a […]

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Legacy of the Witch III

The third Legacy of the Witch festival at Saint Vitus was an affirming reminder of how vital the witchy, feminist, sex positive community can be. We not only raised $1000 for RAINN, but had a damn good time while doing it! Our favorite photographer Justina Villanueva captured a few moments of the fest in action:

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger: The Quicksilver Truth of Gemini

In Renaissance magic, aeromancy, the act of divining the future by studying cloud formations, wind currents, and all things air, was classified as one of the seven “forbidden arts.” In the sky today, a New Moon is in Gemini and I find myself experimenting with this ancient practice by watching the gray clouds morph as […]

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