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34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]

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witch Guatemala 1994 Harper, Leanne C. "Paths of Silence and of Night " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 148. "'Ah heah one a those fugitives is a devil-worshipper.' Crypt Kicker spoke, although it was difficult to understand more than every other word with the Texas accent and what sounded like a cleft palate birth defect. 'Witches can't be suffahed to live. Bible says so.' "
witch Haiti 1986 Miller, John J. "Beasts of Burden " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 46. "The woman shook her head and made tsking sounds. 'You shouldn't have run off like that. It caused quite a bit of trouble and worry for us. We thought that the zobop column might capture you again.'

'Zobop? What's a zobop?' It sounded to Chrysalis like a term for some kind of jazz aficionado. It was all she could do to keep from laughing hysterically at the thought.

'Zobop are'--the woman gestured vaguely with her hands as if she were trying to describe an enormously complicated subject in simple words-- 'the assistants of a bokor--an evil sorcerer--who have sold themselves to the bokor for material riches. They follow his bidding in all things, often kidnapping victims chosen by the bokor.' " [Many other references to Vodoun-based 'sorcerers' or witches, not in DB.]

witch Haiti 2016 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 106. sorcerer
witch Haiti 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 124. "Cracks and gas: that suggested a gruesome analogy. The bocor, or witch doctor, of Haiti (and could the similarity of that name to 'hate' be coincidental? Hate-Haiti--but his mind was drifting...) was said to ride his horse backward to his victim's shack, such out the victim's soul through a crack in the door, and bottle that gaseous soul. Later, when the victim died, the bocor opened the grave, brought out the bottle, and gave the dead man a single sniff of his own soul. Only one sniff: not enough to infuse the entire soul, just part of it. That animated the corpse; it rose up as a zombie, forced to obey the will of the witch doctor. Could the same be done with a human aura...? "
witch Heao's World 3500 Felice, Cynthia. Godsfire. New York: Pocket Books (1978); pg. 247. "'It's not magic, Baltsar, nor are they gods. They have a very advanced technology.' "
witch Heao's World 3500 Felice, Cynthia. Godsfire. New York: Pocket Books (1978); pg. 264. [Glossary] "Temple guardian - A special sect who claim to serve the gods, tend the lexicons, and guide the non-secular community to righteous paths by means of minor witchcraft (trickery and hoaxes) and by preying on primordial fears. Guardians are celibate, living apart from the community in the temples. Individuals are often associated with specific noblepersons. "
witch Helliconia 4901 Aldiss, Brian W. Helliconia Winter. New York: Atheneum (1985); pg. 5. "He prayed to God the Azoiaxic that his father knew nothing of his activities with Ondod females, that wickedness he had fallen into shortly before paralysis had overcome him. The Ondods gave what Insil so far refused him.

He must resist those inhuman females now. He was a man. There were sleazy shacks by the edge of the forest where he and his school friends--including Umat Esikananzi--went to meet those shameless eight-fingered bitches. Bitches, witches, who came out of the woods, out of the very roots of the woods... "

witch Idaho 1985 Dick, Philip K. In Milton Lumky Territory. Pleasantville, NY: Dragon Press (1985); pg. 89. "'Some parents complained because I was teaching what they called 'one-worldism' in the classroom. I had material from the U.N. And then when they did research into me they discovered I had joined the I.P.P. So that was that. It seems like another era, like talking about Hoover and the W.P.A... I suppose I could teach again. Maybe not in Idaho, but in some other state like California. Now that they're crying for teachers. They destroyed the school system with their witch hunts . . . they made teachers so timid it's no wonder nothing gets taught...' "
witch Illinois 1928 Bradbury, Ray. Dandelion Wine. New York: Bantam (1982; c. 1957); pg. 114. "'Hidden Secrets of Life Unveiled by that celebrated Student, Philosopher, Chemist, Naturalist, Psychomist, Astrologer, Alchemist, Metallurgist, Sorcerer, Explanator of the Mysteries of Wizards and Witchcraft, together with recondite views of numerous Arts and Sciences...' "; Pg. 188: "The Tarot Witch. A delicious name. The Tarot Witch. You thrust a penny in the silver slot and far away below... " [More.]
witch Illinois 2001 Bradbury, Ray. From the Dust Returned. New York: HarperCollins (2001); pg. 21. Title of Chapter Five: "The Wandering Witch "
witch Ireland 2012 Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 221. "You have lost one daughter; you hope to gain another. A Sleeping Beauty, to be awakened not by a young prince, but an aging princess. No--a witch--a good one, this time!--possessing powers utterly beyond the dreams of an Irish lass born in the Nineteenth Century. "
witch Italy: Rome 2437 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 153. "A man appeared, straddling Foyle's body . . . a huge man with a hideously tattooed face and clothes that smoked and flamed. The apparition was so appalling that the crew stopped dead and stared. A howl went up from the crowd on the Stairs at the dreadful spectacle.

'The Burning Man! Look! The Burning Man!'

...'What in God's name was that, Yeo?'

'I think it was our man. Gully Foyle. You saw that tattooed face.'

'And the burning clothes!'

'Looked like a witch at the stake.' "

witch Landover 1986 Brooks, Terry. Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold!. New York: Ballantine (1986); pg. 57. "'Questor Thews, wizard of the court, chief advisor to the throne of Landover, your obedient servant.'

'Wizard of the . . . ' Ben glanced sharply about one time more. 'Then this is Landover!'

'Landover and nowhere else. Welcome, High Lord Ben Holiday.'

'So this is it,' Ben murmured, his mind racing suddenly. He looked again at the other. 'Where are we exactly?'

Questor Thews seemed puzzled. 'Landover, High Lord.'

'Yes, but where is Landover? I mean, where is Landover in the Blue Ridge? It must be close to Waynesboro, am I right?'

The wizard smiled. 'Oh, well, you are no longer in your world...' " [Many other refs. to wizards and magic in novel, not in DB.]

witch Landover 1986 Brooks, Terry. Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold!. New York: Ballantine (1986); pg. 218. "Gone were the corporate high rises, the lawyers, the judicial system... It was all gone, everything that had ever been. There was only what never was--dragons, witches, fairy creatures of all sorts, castle and knights, damsels and wizards, things of magic and things of enchantment. "
witch Landover 1994 Brooks, Terry. The Tangle Box. New York: Ballantine (1994); pg. 27. "He strode to the table without a pause, muttering with such vehemence that those gathered were left staring. The Court Wizard wore his trademark gray robes decorated with brightly colored patches of cloth and wrapped at the waist with a crimson sash, a ragtag scarecrow figure, tall and thin, all sticks and wisps of flying beard and hair... " [Many other refs. not in DB.]
witch Landover 1994 Brooks, Terry. The Tangle Box. New York: Ballantine (1994); pg. 42. "'No, Biggar. You've short-circuited again. That was Oz. Oz isn't a real place. It's a make-believe place.'

'With the wizard and all? With the witches and the flying monkeys? That wasn't a story. That as real.'

'It was a story, Biggar! A story!' "

witch Landover 1994 Brooks, Terry. The Tangle Box. New York: Ballantine (1994); pg. 148. "'What's in the bag, Witch Hazel?' one said, smirking. "
witch Landover 1995 Brooks, Terry. Witches' Brew. New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 27. Pg. 27: "'Put it another way,' Ben continued. He pushed back his plate and looked at the wizard. 'They made a demand, offering no evidence that it should be given any serious consideration. They revealed no magic of the sort that might intimidate... "; Pg. 53: "'She belongs to me,' said the witch. 'She has always belonged to me! She was born out of my soil, in my haven, from my magic! She should have been given to me then, but the fairies intervened. But not this time, wizard. This time I will have her. And when I am finished, she will not ever wish to leave me.'

The fire roared and crackled in the night's deep silence, an enthusiastic accomplice to the witch's scheme... " [Many refs. throughout to wizards and magic throughout novel, not in DB.]

witch Limbo 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 30: "The Singer & Her Song ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Aug. 1985); pg. 3. Kitty's thoughts: "Oh, great--she summoned her soulsword! The magickal blade can cut me, even when I'm phasing--wish I knew why! Cripes, it's supposed to be silver, like her armor-- "; Kitty: "Gimme, roommate! " [Kitty grabs the soulsword.] Kitty's thoughts: "What the--?!! It's silver again, blazing with eldritch fire--and I'm wearing her armor!! This is crazy--I'm no sorceress. How can this be happening?! Heck, I'll worry about it later! The sword disrupts any arcane enchantment or being--let's hope it can return Illyana to normal! " [Other refs., not in DB, e.g., pg. 14.]
witch Limbo 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 33: "Against All Odds ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Nov. 1985); pg. 22. Magik: "In Belasco's palace, I slew another Ororo--the ancient sorceress who was my friend and mentor--to save her from eternal damnation. "
witch Limbo 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 34: "With a Little Bit of Luck! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Dec. 1985); pg. 3. Illyana: "That what you plan for me, chum? Guess again! You're in Limbo, remember? My domain, Warlock--where my magick is law! I can do anything here, my will becomes reality! "; "And to underscore the point, Illyana manifests her soulsword, the ultimate expression of her magickal power. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
witch Limbo 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 38: "Aftermath ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Apr. 1986); pg. 4. Magik: "In Limbo, my sorcerous power reigns supreme. Your glamour is broken, I'm free of your spell. Now it's my turn. "
witch Limbo 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 46: "Bloody Sunday ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Dec. 1986); pg. 5. Pg. 5: "To Limbo--the arcane realm where demon sorcery rules supreme. The teleportation power is hers naturally--enabling her to travel effortlessly (though sometimes uncontrollably) through time and space--it's what makes her a mutant. "; Pg. 6: Illyana: "I wield black magic--which taints and twists even the most 'innocent' of spells. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
witch Louisiana 1987 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 92. "'Regular people don't have Buddha's and they don't talk about 'Zen' and they don't have witches for sisters.' "
witch Luna 2200 Ford, John M. Growing Up Weightless. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 26. "It hadn't come to that yet: the Sheriff was a man of curious scruples about the Old Way. You could claim, as Bowstring did, that it was only because a witch-hunt would be run by the Church, out of the Sheriff's control. That was true. Still, if pushed enough he might try to destroy the outlaws through charges of witchcraft.

They were true, after all. "

witch Madripoor 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 32: "To the Ends of the Earth ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Oct. 1985); pg. 11. Illyana's thoughts: "My magickal talent is pretty limited on Earth--but there's nothing to stop me using my mutant power to teleport a pet critter from my domain, Limbo--to give us a hand. "; Illyana: "Sic 'em Fido! " [Other refs. to Illyana throughout issue, but little about her magick or role as a witch.]
witch Mahali 3000 Willis, Connie & Cynthia Felice. Water Witch. New York: Ace (1982); pg. 121. [Year estimated] "Radi shook his head. 'There are no more witches. We use the message devices crafted from gemstone by the old witches. No one can make them anymore.'

'They can on Kalmar,' Edvar said, and Radi nodded bitterly. There had been some truth in Harubiki's wild tale after all. Edvar continued. 'The witch was supposed to arrive alone, so I had no clue that Deza was more deeply involved than she was before...' "

witch Mahali 3000 Willis, Connie & Cynthia Felice. Water Witch. New York: Ace (1982), back cover. [Year estimated] Back cover: "On the desert world of Mahali, he who controls water rules an empire. Mahali's rulers for generations were Water Witches, who could feel the ebb and flow of precious water in their very bodies. But the royal family was slaughtered in a bloody coup, and control of Mahali's water passed to the impersonal hands of an immense computer network.

It was Deza's father who hit upon the scheme, dressing Deza in ceremonial garb and passing her off as the last surviving member of the royal house. Deza demonstrated water control with tricks and illusions, and in turn she and her father would be lavishly fed and bribed by offworld traders who dreamed of wealth beyond measure. When their tricks ceased to please, they would cut their losses and move on to the next con. " [Refs. to 'water witches' throughout story, not in DB.]

witch Majipoor 10000 Silverberg, Robert. Lord Valentine's Castle. New York: Harper & Row (1980); pg. 205. Pg. 205: "'No sign of them at all.' To Deliamber she said, 'Where do you think we are, wizard.' "; Pg. 340: "'I am unconvinced,' said Dilifon. 'Any wizard can make sendings of this sort. Your sincerity and passion can be feigned.' "; Pg. 341: "Fogs and cobwebs assailed his mind. Was this stuff stronger than what the dream-speaker Tisana had given him in Falkynkip so long ago--some special demon-brew of Narrameer's?... A sorcery, he thought. A sorcery, yes. "; Pg. 375: "'Cast me a spell,' he ordered the wizard, 'that will tell me where enemy armies lie in wait. Can you do that?' " [More.]
witch Mars 2005 Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 108. "A rat pranced across the floor stones. Garrett, crying out, gave it a kick. It fell over, the rat did, and from its nylon fur streamed an incredible horde of metal fleas.

'Amazing!' Garrett bent to see.

An old witch sat in a niche, quivering her wax hands over some orange-and-blue-tarot cards. She jerked her head and hissed through her toothless mouth at Garrett, tapping her greasy cards.

'Death! she cried.

'Now that's the sort of thing I mean,' said Garrett. 'Deplorable!'

'I'll let you burn her personally.'

...An ape appeared out of nowhere.

'Hold on! cried Garrett.

'Don't be afraid.' Stendahl tapped the animal's black chest. 'A robot. Copper skeleton and all, like the witch. See?' "

witch Massachusetts 1722 Keyes, J. Gregory. A Calculus of Angels. New York: Ballantine (1999); pg. 43. -
witch Massachusetts 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 15: "Scaredy Cat! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (May 1984); pg. 6. Kitty: "Shut up! Get out of my mind! Leave me alone! "; White Queen: "Make me. "; Kitty: "Witch! If I could get my hands on you! "
witch Massachusetts 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 16: "Away Game! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (June 1984); pg. 21. "In desperation, Illyana summons her soulsword. In rage, she uses it. The blade is magic, the ultimate manifestation of Illyana's eldritch powers. At its touch, the demon instantly discorporates... the psychic backlash leaving Tarot dazed--and terrified. "; Tarot's thoughts: "The look on her face--she's crazy--she means to kill me! My cars will protect me--they always have before, they must! "; Illyana's thoughts: "What's she conjuring? Is she a sorceress, too? "
witch Massachusetts 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 17: "Getaway! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (July 1984); pg. 6. White Queen: "In the meantime, why don't the rest of us get to know each other . . . better? Katherine has already made a splendid start. "; Kitty: Witch, my mind's still my own! "; White Queen: "If you say so, kitten. "
witch Massachusetts 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 17: "Getaway! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (July 1984); pg. 8. S'ym: "You're the Magus, eh? You rule Limbo, your friend acted as your champion--did a pretty fair job, too--S'ym decided it was only fitting you both looked the part. "; Danielle's thoughts: "'Magus?!' Illyana told us she was a sorceress, but none of us imagined she was so powerful. "
witch Massachusetts 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 17: "Getaway! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (July 1984); pg. 9. Illyana: "Bashed up as I am, I'm not much use to anyone. Move away from the bed, Dani, while I cast a healing spell. "; Danielle's thoughts: "An enchanted pentagram--formed of silver fire! I've read about this, seen it in movies. The silver means it's white magic. But Illyana's facing the wrong way--the base of her star! That's the position used for black magic! I don't get it, is she good or bad? Is it possible to mix the two?! She's on fire!! But she isn't burning! The flames are eating away her cuts and bruises, they're making her well! " [More.]
witch Massachusetts 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 39: "Pawns of the White Queen ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (May 1986); pg. 4. Magik: "Fancy meeting you here. "; Empath: "Who--?! Magik!?! Where-- Where did you come from, girl?! "; Magik: "Limbo. Boy. " Empath's thoughts: "The sorcerous domain where she is absolute ruler--! Her eyes--! " [Many other refs. to Magik (Illyana Rasputin) throughout story, though not to her sorcery or to Limbo.]
witch Massachusetts 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 40: "Avengers Assemble! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (June 1986); pg. 15. "With that thought, Illyana Nikolovna Rasputin teleports from dining commons to Limbo--the other dimensional sorcerous realm that is her domain--and from there... back to Earth. " [More with Illyana, not in DB.]
witch Massachusetts 2069 Friedman, Michael Jan. The Valiant (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (2001; c. 2000); pg. 23. "'Hundreds of years ago,' said Hollandsworth, 'people in Salem accused their neighbors of being monsters and murdered them, because they feared what they didn't understand.' He looked around the room. 'Is that what we're doing? Lashing out at our neighbor out of ignorance?...' "
witch Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 126. Pg. 126: wizard [The term is also used pg. 130, elsewhere: The Native Americans of approx. 1250 B.C. think that the contemporary (circa 1998) Americans lost in time there are 'wizards.' Other refs., e.g. pg. 422.]
witch Mexico 1967 Chayefsky, Paddy. Altered States. New York: Harper & Row (1978); pg. 37. "'What're you going to do in Mexico?'

Well, Echeverria's got this witch doctor down there, the Hinchi Indians, did you ever hear of the Hinchi Indians? They're an isolated tribe in central Mexico, near San Luis Potosi, who still practice the ancient Toltec rituals, sacred mushroom ceremonies, that sort of thing. Apparently, they use some kind of hallucinatory compound that's supposed to evoke a common experience for all users, interesting if true.' "

witch Mexico 1975 Chayefsky, Paddy. Altered States. New York: Harper & Row (1978); pg. 43. "They were descendants of the Chichimec Toltecs, but the local brujo turned out to be a Tarahumara Indian who had married into the tribe. " [Many other refs. to the brujo, or witch doctor, not in DB, throughout pg. 45-55.]
witch Middle East 1986 Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 335. "Sidhe tribal sorcerers in the Middle East had been called upon by Moslems to raise the dead of past wards, that they might fight the Jews again. Human dead could not be literally resurrected, by the sorcerers had obliged by raising shadows and dreams of ancestors, breathing a kind of life back into the ghostly residues of the past. "
witch Missouri 1990 Simmons, Dan. "The Death of the Centaur " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1990); pg. 306-345. [Half of this story is a story-within-a-story: An elementary school teacher entertains his students every day with a serial fantasy story about three main characters: Raul the centaur, Gernisavien the neo-cat, and Dobby the sorcerer-ape. In addition to one of the main characters being a sorcerer, the main villains of this story are the evil Wizards.] Pg. 309: "The centaur, the neo-cat, and the sorcerer-ape moved across the endless Sea of Grass... "
witch Netherlands 1689 Rice, Anne. The Witching Hour. New York: Ballantine (1993; c. 1990); pg. 298. "All the while I described our city [Amsterdam] to her, I told of its history and its tolerance, of how Jews had come here to escape persecution in Spain, and how Catholics even lived here in peace among the Protestants, and there were no more executions for such things as witchcraft here, and I took her to see the printers and the booksellers... "
witch New Jersey 1993 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 138. "Her spars are made from the bones of massacred Armenians. Her ropes are woven from the hair of Salem's witches. "
witch New Jersey 2012 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 272. Pg. 272: "...she'd once spotted the same book in Howard Lieberman's apartment... The Hammer of Witches which Destroyeth Witches and their Heresy as with a Two-edged Sword:... "; Pg. 278: "Sorceress, shaman, adept, psychic healer: whoever this Sheila was, the gift she'd bestowed on Timothy... "
witch New Land 2500 Anthony, Piers & Jo Anne Taeusch. The Secret of Spring. New York: Tor (2000) Book jacket: "She's a magician's daughter... Meanwhile, far away on the planet New Land, a nice young woman named Spring is feeling anything but bored. She just wishes she were. She's been living with her widowed father, Gabriel, a practicing sorcerer, keeping house and helping out with business. " [Actual year unknown, but this takes place in the future, after Earth has colonized many planets throughout the galaxy. Many refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
witch New Land 2500 Anthony, Piers & Jo Anne Taeusch. The Secret of Spring. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 18. "This was the office of the Magician Gabriel, one of Planet New Lander's more prestigious healing practitioners. Not only did he enjoy a thriving local practice and the respect of his peers, but he had recently received wide acclaim for his work in Crystallography from both magical and scientific communities. His name was becoming know over the planet, and many new patients were arriving for the special treatments they believed only he could provide. "
witch New Mexico 1982 Zelazny, Roger. "Unicorn Variations " in Unicorn Variations. New York: Timescape (1983; story c. 1982); pg. 20. "He was convinced now that the unicorn was going to lose. In every variation of this game that he'd played with Black against Grend, he'd been beaten. Tlingel was very good, but the sasquatch was a wizard with not much else to do but mental chess. It was unfair. But it was not a matter of personal honor, he kept telling himself. He was playing to protect his species against a supernatural force which might well be able to precipitate World War III by some arcane mind manipulation or magically induced computer foul-up. He didn't dare give the creature a break. " [This story is about a unicorn and a chess game, and is set in bar.]
witch New Mexico 1994 Ing, Dean. "Anasazi " in Anasazi. New York: Tor (1987; c. 1979); pg. 134. witchcraft
witch New York 1886 Irving, Washington. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1886); pg. 14. "From his half-itinerant life, also, he was a kind of traveling gazette, carrying the whole budget of local gossip from house to house, so that his appearance was always greeted with satisfaction. He was, moreover, esteemed by the women as a man of his great erudition, for he had read several books quite through, and was a perfect master of Cotton Mather's History of New England Witchcraft, in which, by the way, he most firmly and potently believed. " [Some other refs., not all in DB.]
witch New York 1886 Irving, Washington. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1886); pg. 65. "They consisted of two shirts and a half, two stocks for the neck, a pair or two of worsted stockings, an old pair of corduroy small clothes, a rusty razor, a book of psalm tunes full of dogs' ears, and a broken pitchpipe. As to the books and furniture of the schoolhouse, they belonged to the community, excepting Cotton Mather's History of Witchcraft, a New England Almanac, and a book of dreams and fortune-telling; in which last was a sheet of foolscap much scribbled and blotted in several fruitless attempts to make a copy of verses in honor of the heiress of Van Tassel. These magic books and the poetic scrawl were forthwith consigned to the flames by Hans Van Ripper, who from that time forward determined to send his children no more to school... "
witch New York 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 15: "Scaredy Cat! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (May 1984); pg. 18. Rahne: "Hush, Sam, she'll hear you! "; Sam: "Who, Illyana? So what if she does? "; Rahne: "Sam, she's a witch! "; Sam: "Big deal, you're a werewolf. "; Rahne: "D'you not think I know what I am! She and I're two of a kind--with an' were-thing--spawn of Satan! "
witch New York: New York City 1966 Shiner, Lewis. "The Long, Dark Night of Fortunato " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 238. Pg. 238: "Paracelsus, Aleister Crowley, Mehmet Karagoz, L. Ron Hubbard... 'I really believe in that stuff. Magick. The Great Work, Crowley calls it.' She pronounced magic with a long a and Crowley with a long o like the bird. "; Pg. 239: "I read some of your books tonight,' he said... 'I don't know what's going on, but I don't think it's magic. Not like that guy Crowley's magic. What you did to me set it off, but I think it was something already inside me.' "
witch New York: New York City 1975 Russ, Joanna. The Female Man. New York: G. K. Hall (1977; 1975); pg. 135. "I could have been a witch, but the Devil is male. "
witch New York: New York City 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 24: "The Hollow Heart ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Feb. 1985); pg. 18. Illyana's thoughts, while in a Catholic church: "This is hallowed ground--the demon sorceress part of me hates it. I feel like somebody's scraping claws across a blackboard--if Peter weren't my big brother, I'd be long gone from here. "
witch New York: New York City 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 24: "The Hollow Heart ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Feb. 1985); pg. 20. Rogue: "Like Dallas--shadow... within and without.. its touch... shriveling me... makin me its own... "; Illyana's thoughts: "Rogue's right--this is a lot like those critters I helped the X-Men fight in Dallas. They were creatures of sorcery. "; Illyana: "We used spells to get rid of 'em. Maybe I can cure the kids the same way. My enchantments won't work on Earth--especially in a holy place [they are in a Catholic church]--I'll have to take them to Limbo. " [More.]
witch New York: New York City 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 24: "The Hollow Heart ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Feb. 1985); pg. 21. Pg. 20: Rahne's thoughts: "...she's facing the base of her star--from what Dani told me, that means she's using black magic! "; Pg. 21: Rahne: "This is wrong, it's evil--I'll be no part of it! "; Illyana: "You'll stay right where you are, young lady, and remain human! "; Rahne: "I canna move! Leave us alone, witch! "; Illyana: "Can't do that, kiddo. I know you won't believe me, Rahne, but this is for your own good. " [More.]
witch New York: New York City 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 25: "The Only Thing to Fear... ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Mar. 1985); pg. 3. "Illyana Rasputin, a demon sorceress in addition to her mutant ability to teleport--who feels singularly uncomfortable to be in a house of God.... " [The New Mutants are in St. Anne's Church, a Catholic church. Other refs. to Illyana and her sorcery, not in DB, e.g., pg. 5, 13, 16, etc.]
witch New York: New York City 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 36: "Subway to Salvation ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Feb. 1986); pg. 7. Pg. 7: "Like Kitty, Illyana Rasputin is a mutant--her specific talent the ability to move through both space and time. However, she is also a sorceress, absolute ruler of an extra-dimensional magickal domain she calls Limbo. "; Pg. 8: "And her Soulsword--the ultimate expression of her arcane might--is able to disrupt any magickal spell or entity. Unfortunately, the Beyonder is neither. " [Many other refs., not in DB. Magik is the featured character in this issue.]
witch New York: New York City 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 36: "Subway to Salvation ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Feb. 1986); pg. 10. Kitty Pryde's thoughts: "Her eldritch armor--?! Oh, no--not again! And around my neck--the Beatrix Medallion given Illyana by her demon-lord mentor, Belasco. Cripes--the last time anything even remotely similar happened... was when we tangled with the Beyonder in Los Angeles!... I knew we weren't finished with that creep! He must have picked on Illyana--Lord knows what he's done to her but it must have been awful for all her sorcerous props to transfer to me. Why, though?! I'm no witch. How come I get stuck--?! "
witch New York: New York City 1986 Martin, George R. R.; Melinda Snodgrass, et al. Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 15. "He'd covered the five-pointed star on his floor with tatami, and on them he'd laid the Mirror of Hathor... For months he'd been increasingly unable to think of anything but his enemy, the one who called himself the Astronomer, who'd commanded a vast network of Egyptian Masons until Fortunato and the others had destroyed the nest he'd made at the Cloisters...

The Bornless Ritual, the Acrostics of Abramelin, the Spheres of the Qabalah, all of Western Magick had let him down. He had to use the Astronomer's own Magick against him...

The trick to Egyptian Magick--the real thing, not the Astronomer's warped and bloody version--was to go at it from their reverence for animals... " [More.]

witch New York: New York City 2000 Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 39. "Finally, there was Wanda Maximoff. Although born a mutant, gifted with a probability-altering ability that gave the appearance that she could perform incredible feats of magic--at least, that had been her initial understanding of her powers--she was not one of Shaw's subordinates. Instead, having studied various forms of magic under the tutelage of an ancient witch named Agatha Harkness, Wanda had been appointed von Doom's adviser on all things supernatural. " [Some other refs., not in DB.]
witch New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 9. "What I did was sophisticated and highly technical, but it was a species of witchcraft, too. I wallowed in harmonic means, positive skews, modal values, and parameters of dispersion. y office was a maze of display screens and graphs. I kept a battery of jumbo computers running around the clock... "


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