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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Old Woman in Tanzania

Nyamizi, Accused Witch, Has Hand Chopped Off

Extreme violence and abuse is common against older women in Tanzania due to allegations of witchcraft. According to the Tanzania Legal and Human Rights Centre, between 2004 and 2009 more than 2,585 older women were killed in eight regions of the country because of alleged witchcraft. Although Tanzania has ratified the Convention on the Elimination […]

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Mobile Browsing

Exploring Mobile Options

We’ve had some frustration of late exploring mobile options to accommodate those good folks who use the Malleus Maleficarum web site on mobile devices. The basic problem has been finding a decent theme that does everything we want it to do. So far the options have been between simple, utilitarian themes that function like they’re supposed to […]

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Nepalese Woman Suffers Torture For 4 Years For Witchcraft

NEPAL: Relatives of a woman in the Padaul village, in the Mahottari district of south-eastern Nepal, have subjected her to torture for 4 years for witchcraft. Kari Yadav of Ward No. 2 of the VDC said relatives of Chadrakala Devi, 35, thrashed and boycotted her for the past four years calling her a witch. Chandrakala […]

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The Malleus Maleficarum - Folio Society, 1969

Malleus Maleficarum Folio Society

A nice 1969 edition of the Malleus Maleficarum by The Folio Society is for sale on eBay. Near fine condition. Housed in original slipcase. Full cloth fine binding with flames on both front and rear cover. Illustrated two color title page and many woodcuts of demons tricking people, witches, and other occult images. 10 x […]

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Woman Killed and Burned in Colombia over Suspected Witchcraft

A woman was killed and burned in Columbia over suspected witchcraft over the weekend in the town of Santa Barbara. The naked body of María Berenice Martínez, 47,  was found inside her house with blows to the skull, her hair ripped out and apparently  set afire. The killers had tied the door shut with a rope so she couldn’t escape. After […]

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Keep Your Mitts Off Women’s Rights

Keep Your Mitts Off Women’s Rights

I try not to insert politics into the discussions here at the Malleus Maleficarum web site. People are passionate about what they believe, and it rarely goes well for anybody. But someone pointed out that a t-shirt we recently posted to the store could be perceived as a comment upon what some consider to be […]

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Smacked Down By Google

Due to a server configuration error, we were recently smacked down by Google. We discovered that the web site had been removed entirely from their search index. So if you’ve searched for us and come up with nothing, that’s why. We were in a time-out. We made adjustments and the web site is showing up […]

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Frustrated Man

You Can’t Please Them All

We have been soundly confused about the reaction to some of our recent changes around the web site. Admittedly, we floundered a bit when we went searching for a new theme for the web site and made some clear mistakes with some of the themes we tried. But when we settled on our current theme, […]

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Kaloleni, Kenya

Three Kaloleni Elders Killed Over Witchcraft

Police in Kaloleni, Kenya have launched a manhunt for a gang of men who are believed to have cause three Kaloleni Elders killed over witchcraft in the small African village. The three men, ages ranging between 60 and 65, were hacked to death with machetes after being accused of practicing witchcraft. Kaloleni DC Fredrick Ayieko described […]

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Witchcraft Flowchart

So, You’ve Been Accused of Witchcraft

Been accused of witchcraft? We were alerted to a wonderful chart that was posted to the Lapham’s Quarterly web site. Lapham’s Quarterly is an excellent magazine of history and ideas. The chart they posted is a handy reference flowchart that details how to “avoid the ultimate punishment with this guide from the 1486 witch-hunting manual, […]

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