About Wicasta

Depending upon whom you ask, Wicasta Lovelace is an author, musician, artist, web designer and/or delusional lunatic (which one he is at any given moment depends upon the day of the week, really). You can find him on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. Wicasta is working on several novels and recording music with his band, Windhaven.

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Witch Branded

Surat, India – Widow Branded As A Witch, Beaten

A 39-year-old widow was allegedly beaten by her in-laws, who branded her as a witch in Bhinar village of Vansada taluka in Navsari district, India. The woman was branded a witch because her sister-in-law’s husband suffered from diabetes and her husband died after prolonged illness in early 2012.

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4 Mental Patients Killed in Ndola, Zambia for Practicing Witchcraft

Four elderly people suffering from mental illness and other disorders have been killed so far this year in Ndola, Zambia for allegedly practicing witchcraft. Ndola District Commissioner Rebby Chanda said the Government was concerned with the rising number of elderly people being brutally beaten and killed after being suspected of practicing witchcraft. Mr. Chanda said […]

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Indian Woman Lynched on Suspicion of Practicing Witchcraft

An elderly woman was lynched in Helem Tea Estate in Assam’s Sonitpur district, India today by some tea garden workers who suspected her of practicing witchcraft . The 58-year old woman, identified as Martha Hora, was beaten by some tea garden workers who believed that she practiced witchcraft upon several people who had fallen ill […]

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Kapiri Mposhi

Zambia Civil Servants Flee Village for Fear of Witchcraft

In Zambia, civil servants flee village for fear of witchcraft in the chiefdom of Chief Mukubwe in Kapiri Mposhi. The civil servants included people from the Ministries of Education, Health and Agriculture, who began abandoning their offices and fleeing the area last week along with their families. Kapiri Mposhi District Commission, Beatrice Sikazwe confirmed the […]

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The Death of Kepari Leniata

Witch Hunts In Papua New Guinea Linked To Jealousy

It should come as no surprise that the witchcraft related violence in Papua New Guinea is based mostly upon simple human jealousy. Experts say the witch hunting appears to be spreading to parts of the country where those practices never took place before. Those experts, as well as government officials in the South Pacific nation, […]

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Kepari Leniata

World Condemns Murders As Papua New Guinea Seeks Answers

An article posted to the Islands Business web site is worth a look. Islands Business International is a multimedia publishing company based in Suva, Fiji, and is the premier publishing group in the Pacific Islands region. Fiji is justly concerned that a fellow member country of the Pacific Islands Forum has a problem with people […]

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Rev. Montague Summers

Glem Book and Driftmeyer

It’s clearly impossible to keep track of all the places where our files and text have been pilfered and presented elsewhere as original works by other authors. But occasionally we’re made aware of a new one, or reminded of an old one, and bristle and complain bitterly over our morning coffee. Yes, we occasionally get […]

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Malleus Maleficarum Joins Twitter

After much consideration, we decided to go ahead and create a Twitter account. There are a lot of good reasons for and against it, but in the end we decided to do it because so many articles are coming out of Africa right now detailing attack after attack upon people suspected of witchcraft. It is […]

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Malleus Maleficarum 1582 - 6

Rare 1582 Malleus Maleficarum – Frankfurt Printing

A very rare 1582 edition of the Malleus Maleficarum is for sale on eBay. This volume was printed in Frankfurt, Germany and contains 704 pages plus an index. In this rare edition the Malleus Maleficarum was bundled with other works on the subject of witchcraft. If you’re interested, the book is complete with an index at […]

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Pandhurna, Chhindwara District, India

INDIA: A Mother and Her Son Burnt to Death for Practicing Witchcraft

INDIA – A mother named Neelu, 25, and her three-year-old son were burned to death on April 2, 2013 in Pandhurna in Chhindwara district. They had been accused of practicing witchcraft by their neighbors, who suspected that the woman was a tonhi (sorceress). Their accusations resulted in the neighbors beating Neelu before they poured kerosene […]

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