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Behind Closed Doors: Meet the Irish witches


by Kate Demolder
18th Aug 2021
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A renewed interest in astrology, manifestation, and the occult have grasped younger generations with a pivot to social media creating a unique subculture. Kate Demolder speaks to Irish Wiccas about what ‘the craft’ means to them – and how it finds you.

Black magic has hit the zeitgeist. Steadily rejuvenating since Lana Del Rey’s 2016 attempt at placing a mass hex on Donald Trump, witchery and a rise in paganism has captured a time shrouded in modern uncertainty. It’s hit the real world, too, with the University of Edinburgh appointing its first pagan honorary chaplain in 2018; and Netflix’s reboot, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, about to embark on its third season. Today’s witches are increasingly congregating online. On...

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