Author : Andrea Grünbaum Published on May 31 Enjoy the playlists if you like and feel free to share them. I have listed them according to their topics, here is an overview. The Wheel of the Year These playlists are all about pagan music specifically about the wheel of the year celebrations: Imbolc and Ostarahttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQFvs1GKllL6gWQ7bb46xLnmiDnKX5vG4 […]
By Sydney Boles and Tiziana Dearing One of the most popular classes at Wellesley College is “Philosophy and Witchcraft,” exploring what we can learn from the witch hunts of the past, and the way we think about witches and witchcraft today. This segment aired on October 17, 2022. Click here to go to the Segment. […]
In the 17th century, English travelers, merchants, and physicians were first introduced to cannabis, particularly in the form of bhang, an intoxicating edible which had been getting Indians high for millennia. Benjamin Breen charts the course of the drug from the streets of Machilipatnam to the scientific circles of London.
When the existence of unicorns, and the curative powers of the horns ascribed to them, began to be questioned, one Danish physician pushed back through curious means — by reframing the unicorn as an aquatic creature of the northern seas. Natalie Lawrence on a fascinating convergence of established folklore, nascent science, and pharmaceutical economy. Unicorns […]
From fairy-rings to Lewis Carroll’s Alice, mushrooms have long been entwined with the supernatural in art and literature. What might this say about past knowledge of hallucinogenic fungi? Mike Jay looks at early reports of mushroom-induced trips and how one species in particular became established as a stock motif of Victorian fairyland.