Bewitched Title

Thanks to those of you who listened to our annual Bewitched Genre program on Oct.30, 2009 from Noon to 3 pm.

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Here is the playlist for the 2009 Bewitched program, followed by a definition of Bewitched Music, the complete list of Bewitched Music so-far compiled, a background article on Halloween by a previous guest, and some neat web sites and phone numbers if you want further info on witches, ghosts, Halloween, and the Day of the Dead. If you have a comment, question or suggestion for the list, you can contact me by email.

Artist

Title (Album and/or performer)

Donovan

Season of the Witch (Sunshine Superman)

Brian Augur, Julie Driscoll & Trinity

Season of the Witch

J.S. Bach

Toccata and Fugue in d Minor, S. 565 (Anton Heiller, organist)

Paul Dukas

Sorceror's Apprentice (Magic!)(transcribed and performed by Peter Richard Conte)

Kay Gardner

Cauldron of Cerridwen (Emerging)

Tuu & Nick Parkin

Ghosts in the Landscape (Terma)

Loreena McKennitt

All Souls Night (The Visit)

Cream

Strange Brew (Disreali Gears)

Charlie Murphy

The Burning Times (Catch the Fire)

Danny Elfman

This is Halloween (Music for a Darkened Theatre)

Neil Norman and his Cosmic Orchestra

Twilight Zone

Santana

Black Magic Woman (Abraxis)

Eagles

Witchy Woman

David Michael & Randy Mead

Flight of the Magicians (Petals in the Stream)

Heart

Magic Man (Dreamboat Annie)

Searchers

Love Potion No. 9

Numina

Arrival to Nowhere (Shift to the Ghost)

The Great Society

White Rabbit

Paul Greaver

Bhagwan (Joy)

Libana

The Earth, The Air, The Fire, The Water (A Circle is Cast)

Fontain's M.U.S.E.

Ghost (Sacred Sacrifice)

Klaus Schulze

Totem (Picture Music)

Jimi Hendrix

Voodoo Child

Terra Ambient

The Ghost in Me (Wanderlust) (portion)

The Lollipop Shoppe

You Must Be a Witch (Nuggets vol.3, Rhino)

Sugarloaf

Green Eyed Lady


What is Bewitched Music?

This is a term I've coined for a style everyone recognizes. It is not just ghoulish popular Halloween tunes, but a cross-cultural style using many different instruments that evokes conditions when the veil between the worlds is the thinnest, the traditional Celtic definition of the Halloween (or Samhain) season when we are able to communicate with the dead and the ancestors. It is thus one type of Mystic Music.

The Bewitched Genre of music has four traits (one for each of the four elements and four directions). It must have the MUSICAL traits as well as the more-obvious subject matter to fit the genre.

1. The subject matter (the air or intellectual aspect). The title, artist's name, lyrics or program of a Bewitched piece has to do with ghosts, witches, spirits, Halloween, the paranormal, the other side, the dark side, magic(k) and the occult, gods and (especially) goddesses, and the mysterious powers of nature. Sometimes, as in the case of Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d minor, popularly known as "The Phantom of the Opera theme," the title or program is added by later writers or commentators, because the music seemed to them so evocative of bewitched themes.

2. The minor key or mode (the water or emotional aspect). The most genuine pieces of Bewitched Music are in this key (often with lots of flats and base notes) to evoke the feeling of exploring the darkness of the unknown and the magical. But Bewitched Music is not overly ghoulish, tragic or Satanic, but is humorous, strong and positive and helps us peer beyond the veil of death with courage. Bewitched Music has a gentle, mysterious and natural quality despite its passionate power and its almost-manic weirdness.

3. The rhythm (the earth or physical aspect). All Bewitched pieces have a swaying rhythm of a moderate to moderate-fast tempo that suggests a spell, ceremony, ritual dance or drumming circle to help us tap the inward sources of power. This rhythm is strong, though sometimes a bit off-beat, and elicits clever and engaging melodies often heard in the base and played on a keyboard or guitar. Often before the rhythm sets in, an enchanting, beguiling, haunting introduction leads you into the music. Bewitched Music casts a spell on you as you listen.

4. The haunting, eerie sounds (the fire or spiritual aspect). These ghostly, ethereal, spooky, haunting, mysterious, sometimes scary sounds could involve an organ, a harpsichord, electronic or natural special effects, eerie voices, dark and unusual chord structures or perhaps just some abrupt, dissonant or dark-sounding notes. These sounds could be bizarre or wacky sometimes, but this is not over-emphasized in genuine Bewitched Music

Often Bewitched Music is influenced by Celtic, Gothic, Northern European, Middle Eastern, East Indian or Native American sources. J.S. Bach and the "Fantastic School" of North German organ music from which the Toccata in d Minor comes were the first major examples in Western Classical music.

The romantic classical composers, with their interest in the exotic, contributed mightily to the Bewitched Genre as it exists today, often making use of the pagan folk music traditions of their native lands. Some of the most typical examples, such as Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Dukas' Sorceror's Apprentice and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, were featured (along with Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d minor) in Walt Disney's epic cartoon movie "Fantasia" (whenever you see the word "fantasy" or "fantastic," it's a clue that you are probably entering bewitched territory).

Bewitched Music entered rock'n'roll in the mid-1960s, just as the pagan and occult revival began in our culture. A SF Bay Area DJ of the time, "Morgan," noticed around Halloween 1964 that songs of a darker, ghostlier style had become popular. This was when a whole group of performers with mysterious-sounding names came on the scene simultaneously: The Zombies, The Searchers, The You Know Who Group, The Who, and The Guess Who. At the very same time as this new trend in pop music appeared, the same thing happened on TV in the new Fall line-up that year, with new shows like "Bewitched," "The Addams Family" and "The Munsters." The closing credits music for The Addams Family, especially at the end, is pure bewitched music. Then in 1965 came the new rock group Them, and also the Yardbirds, the pioneering predecessor to Led Zeppelin, many of whose members were themselves occultists, and some of whom in 1966 played on Donovan's "Season of the Witch," the signature Bewitched song. The psychedelic years, 1966-67, produced many great examples of bewitched tunes, and I had already noticed the similarities among them. In 1966 I used Lee Mallory's "That's the Way it's gonna Be" as the basis for a spooky, home-made Halloween tape which I played for approaching trick-or-treaters. Since then, many other fine and rather obvious examples of Bewitched Music have appeared in rock.

It also appears from time to time in today's New Age music, perhaps because neo-paganism and magick have come to play a major role in today's "new age" culture. Contemporary meditation or "space music," though it can be very eerie and spooky, does not usually fit the style of Bewitched Music since it has no rhythm; unless it is in the more rhythmic styles, such as that influenced by the 1970s German space music. Sometimes in the works of German New Age pioneer Klaus Schulze, some of which are among the spookiest and most bewitched music ever made, the bewitching rhythm is only barely discernable in the vibrato of his electronic sounds. Another category in which Bewitched Music is sometimes found is folk music, which I have lumped together with other examples in a category of mostly acoustic and vocal music. Some of this is influenced by different world cultures, such as Celtic and the others mentioned above. Other famous examples of Bewitched Music come from the realm of TV and movies.

Here is the complete list of Bewitched Music with all the examples which I have compiled so far.

CLASSICAL

Spooky bewitched organ music

J.S. Bach, Toccata and Fugue in d Minor (S. 565), Prelude and Fugue in c Minor (S. 549), Fantasia and Fugue in g Minor (S. 542), Passacaglia and Fugue in c Minor (S. 583), Prelude and Fugue in e Minor "Night Watch" or "Cathedral" (S. 533)

Mozart, Fantasy in f minor, K.608
Boellmann, Toccata (Suite Gothique)

Louis Vierne, Pieces of Fantasie: Feux Follets (Jack'o' Lanterns, or Will-o-the-Wisp/ignus fatuus) from Suite 2, Fantomes (phantoms or ghosts) from Suite 3, and Gargoyles and Chimeras from Suite 4. His Scherzos in Organ Symphonies #5 and 6 are also in a bewitched style and are referred to by commentators as "grotesque." The first Maestoso movement of his Mass Op. 16, though obviously Christian in theme, also has a strongly bewitched tone in its version for solo organ. The Intermezzo from his String Quartet is described by Jean-Pierre Mazeirat as "a fantasmagorical world where mischievous gnomes, elves, trolls, imps and sprites cavort in a fantastic jig-- one that foreshadows the principle theme of The Sorceror's Apprentice which Paul Dukas was to compose three years later."

Anton Heiller, Tanze Toccata

Dethklok, Creepy Organ Music

Piano work:
Lizst: Feux Follets (probably influenced Vierne's piece of that name)

Bewitched orchestral classics, romantic and modern

Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique (final movement)
Franck, Chausseur Maudit (The Accursed Hunter)
Gounod, Funeral March of a Marionette (Alfred Hitchcock theme)
Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain
Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite (portions)
Saint Saens, Danse Macabre
Dukas, Sorceror's Apprentice
Holst, Uranus the Magician (The Planets)
Mahler, Symphony #7, 3rd movement (called "grotesque")
Stravinsky, Rite of Spring, and Firebird Suite (portions)
Lowell Liebermann (b. 1961), First Piano Concerto, called "Macabre."
Lowell Liebermann, Gargoyles, for piano
Lowell Liebermann, Sonata #1: First movement; Fourth movement
Warlock, Capriol Suite (2nd movement)
Penderecki, The Entombment of Christ
Andre Capulet, Conte Fantastique (for harp) (Mask of the Red Death)
Harry Partch, Bewitched
Anthony DiLorenzo/Proteus 7, Dracula, The Seduction
David Margulies, Monster Music (title track)

Some of the Bewitched Music you tube sites by musicians; you can fish around on the side panels for more:
Peter Gundry, The Unspoken Tales
Derek & Brandon Fiechter, 1 Hour of Spooky Music & Magical Music, 1 Hour of Halloween Music - Part 1
Kevin MacLeod, Trick or Treat Door Music - Little Spooky Halloween Mix

ROCK
Zombies
, She's Not There
Searchers, Love Potion #9 (a more bewitched version of the late 1950s Stoller/Leiber tune)
You Know Who Group, Roses Are Red
The Who, I Can't Explain
Yardbirds, For Your Love, Heart Full of Soul
Them, Mystic Eyes
The Beatles, The Word (Rubber Soul)
Bobby Goldsboro, Voodoo Woman
Johnny Rivers, Seventh Son
Donovan, Season of the Witch, The Fat Angel (Sunshine Superman)
Lee Mallory, That's the Way it's gonna Be
Country Joe & the Fish, Section 43, Masked Marauder, Bass Strings (Electric Music for the Mind and Body)
Alan Price, I Put a Spell on You
Rolling Stones, Paint it Black
The Who (Entwhistle), Boris the Spider (Happy Jack)
The Who (Entwhistle), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide
Byrds, Eight Miles High
Rolling Stones, Fortune Teller
The Great Society with Grace Slick, White Rabbit
Jefferson Airplane, White Rabbit, Plastic Fantastic Lover (Surrealistic Pillow)
The Lollipop Shoppe, You Must Be a Witch
Strawberry Alarm Clock, Incense and Peppermints
Moby Grape, Dark Magic (exists in a live stage version only)
Classics IV, Spooky
Dr. John, the Night Tripper, Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya, Danse Fambeaux
H.P.Lovecraft, Wayfaring Stranger
Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child, Little Wing
Stevie Ray Vaughn, Voodoo Child
Cream, Strange Brew, Tales of Brave Ulysses (Disreali Gears)
Arthur Brown, Fire
Iron Butterfly, In a Gadda Da Vida, Iron Butterfly Theme
Julie Driscoll, Brian Augur & Trinity, Season of the Witch, Wheels on Fire
Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steven Stills, Season of the Witch (Super Sessions)
Vanilla Fudge, Season of the Witch
Creedence Clearwater Revival, I Put a Spell on You
It's a Beautiful Day, Girl with No Eyes
Donovan, Hurdy Gurdy Man
Shocking Blue, Venus
Crosby Stills & Nash, Guinevere
Beatles, Come Together
Eric Burdon, Spill the Wine
Sugarloaf, Green Eyed Lady
Santana, Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways
Free, Fire and Water
Spooky Tooth, Evil Woman
Pink Floyd, Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun; Saucer Full of Secrets
Alan Parsons Project, The Raven (Tales of Mystery and Imagination)
Poppy Family, Evil Grows
Doors, Strange Days, People Are Strange, Riders on the Storm
Eagles, Witchy Woman
Cliff Richard, Devil Woman
Ten Years After, Stonehenge
Black Sabbath, Who Are You, and others
Led Zeppelin, Stairway to Heaven
Led Zeppelin, Kashmir
Fleetwood Mac, Hypnotized
Fleetwood Mac, Ghost (Bare Trees)
Fleetwood Mac, Rhiannon
Fleetwood Mac, Black Widow
Graham Bond, We Put our Magick on You, Love is the Law
Steeleye Span, Alison Gross, Two Magicians (Parcel of Rogues)
Heart, Magic Man
Al Stewart, Merlin's Tune
Police, Spirits in the Material World (Ghost in the Machine)
Uriah Heep, The Magician's Birthday, Rainbow Demon (Demons and Wizards)
Procul Harum, Barnyard Stories (Home)
Dan Hicks, I Scare Myself
Modern Talking, Witchqueen of Eldorado
Lindisfarne, Lady Eleanor
Cher, Dark Lady
Redbone, The Witch Queen of New Orleans
Zenfin, Snake Charmer ( The Journey Within )
Phil Cohen and Patricia Ford, Celtic Sunrise (Long Road 'til Sunrise)
Van Morrison, Moondance
Deep Purple, Book of the Taliesyn
Led Zeppelin, Black Mountain Side (Led Zeppelin I)
Atlanta Rhythm Section, Spooky
Black Sabbath, The Wizard
King Crimson, Moon Child (In the Court of the Crimson King)
Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Spirits in the Night
Alice Cooper, Black Juju
Edgar Winter, Frankenstein
Blue Oyster Cult, Godzilla
Crow, Evil Woman
Camel, Riander (Compact Collection)
Inkubus Sukkubus, Wytches; Samhain
Inkubus Sukkubus, Hecate, Cerridwyn

NEW AGE/SPACE MUSIC
Klaus Schulze
, Totem (Picture Music album), Timewind, Moondawn, Moogtique (Body Love 2), Black Dance, Hitchcock Suite (Jubilee Edition)
Tangerine Dream, Rubycon, Phaedra, other early albums
Emerald Web, Dragon Wings and Wizard Tales
Robert Rich, Numena, including The Other Side of Twilight and here's the live version
Robert Rich, Seven Veils
Robert Rich and Steve Roach, Nightshade (from Soma)
Robert Rich and B. Lustmord, Point of No Return (Stalker)
Robert Carty, Mountain Spell (Himalayan Dreams), Lost Temple (Plateaus of Ether)
David Parsons, Tantra (Dorje Ling), Maja Puja (Yatra); Shaman CD
Tuu and Nick Parkin, Ghosts in the Landscape (Terma)
Paul Greaver, Bhagwan (Joy)
David Michael and Randy Mead, Flight of the Magicians (Petals in the Stream), Return of the Magicians (Keystone Passage)
Kevin Braheny, Secret Rooms
Brain Laughter, In the Land of Power, side 1: Night
Louise Huebner, Louis and Bebe Barron, Seduction through Witchcraft
Ojas, Sunrise at 20 Miles High (Lotussongs Vol.2)
Danny Heines, Singing with Gargoyles (from What Worlds They Bring)
Sanjiva, You Are That (from The Journey)
Tales, Stonehenge for Eternity
Tajalli & Tom Aragon, Psychic Eye
The Dark Muse, Moon Goddess (from The Goddess Session), Flow, etc. (Lilacs in Bloom)
The Dark Muse, Queen of the Spirit World, from Sounds from Beyond the Silver Wheel
Osamu Kitajima, Benzaiten, God of Music and Water; including Tengu -- A Long-nosed Goblin and title tracks
James Johnson and Robert Scott Thompson, Innocence Lost (Forgotten Places)
various, Songs in the Key of X, including "Frenzy" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins and "Red Right Hand" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Shinjuku Thief, The Witch Hammer, The Witch Hunter, The Witch Haven, etc.
Psychetropic (Todd Fletcher), Magick (23)
Hamsafar, Witches Dance (Tribal Groove)
Kitaro, Gaia (Music for the Spirit 4)
Mercan Dede, Dream of Shams, etc. (Sufi Dreams)
Sharon Knight, Siren Moon (Song of the Sea)
Fontain's M.U.S.E., Witch Fire
Fontain's M.U.S.E., Ghost; Ghost live in Willow Glen (Sacred Sacrifice)(Mystic Kiss)
Paul Avgerinos, Awakening (Gnosis)
Abandoned Toys, The Witch's Garden
Numina, The Hostless Ghost, from Shift to the Ghost, The Silent Haunting
Vas, A Garland of Breath (Offerings)
Scott Huckabay, Alchemy
Terra Ambient, the ghost in me (wanderlust)

FOLK AND CELTIC
Charley Murphy, The Burning Times (Catch the Fire)
(a later version than the one I play)
Jennifer Berezon, The Burning Times
Jennifer Berezon, Kore chant (Returning)
Ruth Barrett, Music of the Rolling World, Lord of the Dance, others
Gypsy, Magick (The Enchantress)
Kay Gardner, The Cauldron of Cerridwen (Emergence)
Catherine Madsen, The Rolling of the Stone
Buffy St. Marie, He's a Keeper of the Fire; God is Alive, Magic is Afoot
Spiral Dance, Adrienne Piggott, The Goddess and the Weaver, from Woman of the Earth
Pentangle, Cruel Sister, Lyke-Wake Dirge, House Carpenter, etc.
John Renbourne Group, A Maid in Bedlam
Loreena McKennitt, All Souls' Night; The Old Ways (The Visit),
Loreena McKennitt,, The Mystic's Dream (Mask & Mirror), Samhain Night (Parallel Dreams),
Loreena McKennitt,, The Mummer's Dance (The Book of Secrets).
Dead Can Dance, I am Stretched on your Grave (Toward the Within), Spirit Chaser (portions), etc.
Dead Can Dance, Indus, Persephone
Dead Can Dance, Ulanga Spirit Dance (Into the Labyrinth)
Ordo Funebris, A Witches Song
Aine Minogue, Between the Worlds
Kate Wolf, The Medicine Wheel
On Wings of Song and Robert Gass, The Medicine Wheel (Kate Wolf), title track only
Sophia, The Earth is Our Mother
Gordon Lightfoot, Ghosts of Cape Horn
Christy Moore, Delirium Tremens, The Burning Times
Jez Lowe, Cursed be the Caller (The Old Durham Road)
Deanta, Cold Grey Fairyland
Bodhi Wagner, Magic Mojo
Libana, A Circle is Cast
Libana, The Earth, the Air, the Fire, the Water
Libana, The Earth is Our Mother
Djura, Wheel of Destiny
Jayme Kelly Curtis, Alchemy (In a Rushing Stream)
Incredible String Band, Witch's Hat
Dave Carter/Tracey Grammer, When I Go
Oliver Creak, Birthnight Ball
Mavis Staples, Oh Death (traditional, arr. Darol Anger) (Heritage)
Kate Bush, How to Be Invisible (Ariel)
Connie Doolan Quartet, "A Stor Mo Chroi" (Haunt Your Heart)
The Witchcraft Song Collection - Chants, rites, spells, dance songs

SHOW TUNES, MOVIE/TV THEMES
Bernard Herrmann, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Psycho, Vertigo, and others.
Danny Elfman, Music for a Darkened Theater, "Shrunken Heads" " This is Halloween " etc.
Fred Astaire, Me and the Ghost Upstairs
Bernard Herrmann: The Twilight Zone
Marius Constant: The Twilight Zone
both themes together performed by Neil Norman and his Cosmic Orchestra
" Unsolved Mysteries " original 1987 version
" Unsolved Mysteries " 1997 version
" Unsolves Mysteries " a later DVD version
" Unsolved Mysteries " 2008 version
" Secrets of the Dead "
" The Omen "
John De Bello, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
"Alfred Hitchcock Theme" (see Gonoud under classical)
"Theme from Water World"
" The Addams Family " (end credits, incidental music)
" The Munsters "
Mike Oldfield, Tubular Bells (Theme from The Exorcist)
Goblin, "Profondo Rosso"
Goblin, "Suspiria"
Goblin, Zombie, Dawn of the Dead
"Doctor Who"
Music from "Rocky Horror Picture Show"
"Ghost Whisperer"
Vincent Price, "Halloween"

If you would like to suggest a possible addition to our list of Bewitched Music, email me HERE


Halloween-- A Witch's Perspective

by Janet Christian

(past guest on our programs)

The roots of modern-day Halloween come from many different times and cultures. However, several comtemporary practices have relatively distinct historical roots. This brief paper describes some of the more interesting beliefs and where they come from.

Halloween is the midpoint between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. Halloween, also called Samhain since times gone by, is an ancient Celtic festival that celebrates the beginning of winter, marked by death, and the beginning of the Celtic new year. Samhain is related to the Gaelic verb samhaim, which means "to quiet down, become silent".

This is the time to think about our own mortality. Many believe that the veil or barrier between the world of the living and the world of the dead is at its thinnest on this night, and dead souls visit their living relatives. This is a good day to give alms to the poor. The spirits receive these gifts with favor. In Europe, food is passed out to the poor at the gates of cemeteries.

Samhain marks the third and final harvest and storage of provisions for the winter. Samhain is also a time for getting rid of weaknesses, a time when Pagans once slaughtered weak animals that were unlikely to survive the winter. This was considered kinder to the animal than allowing it to starve or freeze, and provided food for the village throughout the long winter nights.

A common ritual, in which many people still participate, calls for writing down weaknesses on a piece of paper or parchment and tossing it into the fire. Cakes are also baked as offerings for the souls of the dead.

In modern terms, Samhain is known as all-hallows eve, or Halloween, and a multitude of customs have evolved in its observance. The custom of trick-or-treating originates from two traditions: one is an old Irish peasant practice of going door to door to collect money, breadcake, cheese, eggs, butter, nuts, apples, and other food in preparation for the festival of Saint Columb Kill. The other is from a British custom of begging for the poor.

Dressing in custume and going trick-or-treating also comes from these ancient traditions. In this country, it is the children who go from door to door. But in other countries, adults also join this procession. In ancient times, the people of the villages would dress in costumes representing all of the dead spirits that had crossed back over into the land of the living. These spirits included nature spirits, plant spirits, and human spirits. They held a procession of honor from house to house, leading the dead along. The tradition of giving treats to the processioners was also to honor the dead. If a household did not honor the dead with a gift, then that household stood a good chance of being tricked in some way by the angry spirits.

Jack-o-lanterns were lit at each house, as well as carried, to mark the path of the procession. Originally, turnips were dug up, had faces carved in them, and were lit from within. These jack-o-lanterns not only lit the procession, they were also a welcome to the spirits returning from the underworld. The name jack-o-lantern comes from the Green Man, an ancient Celtic God of the Earth and life. Jack was another name for the Green Man, and you will find references to him in many other holidays as well, such as Jack Frost, Jack in the Green, Jack Fool, and even John Barleycorn.

Another tradition that still survives is called the Dumb Supper. This supper is a time to set out a feast honoring your dead ancestors. At the Dumb Supper, families set a special place at the table for the beloved dead. The rest of the family ate in silence, so that any messages from the dead ancestor might be "heard".

The true stars of Halloween are the elderly; they represent the year now worn old and grey. Remember grandmothers, grandfathers, and elderly relatives. Give them greeting cards and food, or take them out to dinner. To appease the past is also good luck for the future.

According to Celtic legend, the four great-grandmothers of Halloween hold the four great treasures. The cauldron of rebirth represents pleasure, the stone of destiny represents power, the sorceress's spear represents courage, and, finally, the invincible sword, about which one finds so many legends, stands for knowledge. The four older women are often portrayed in folk plays as holding their treasures and naming them. To see them and hear their voices means great good luck. (Eric's note: notice the correlation with the four elements: cauldron = water, stone = earth, spear = fire, sword = air)

So this Halloween, leave some milk out on your window sill or on your dining room table, with a white candle glowing to light the way for the wandering souls of those who may come by. The invisible barriers are lifted and they revel in the company of the living.

copyright 1992 by Janet Christian. All Rights Reserved.


Phone numbers and Web sites for more info on witches, ghost stories and other topics covered on the Bewitched Genre program:

Covenant of the Goddess, an important Bay Area pagan group.

Some of the references below were suggested by our former guest witch and Halloween Partner Deborah Sanford DiSalvo

An excellent source for books on ghosts and hauntings is the catalogue "Invisible Ink." Call toll free (1-800) 31-GHOST. Also check out FATE Magazine (Llewellyn Publications, 1-800-THE MOON)

For info on present-day witches and related current events, visit the web site for "The Witches League for Public Awareness" at: http://www.celticcrow.com (website may be down)
OR
The free dictionary.com: Witches League for Public Awareness
Wicca/Witchcraft: Wiccan education and anti-defamation groups

Info on The Day of the Dead

For more ghosts stories, try the usenet group: alt.folklore.ghoststories

Boo to You, and be hearing you!

Eric Mystic

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