Lecouteux’s Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies

After my dream featuring an enraged werewolf who was a witch and also myself, I thought I should learn more about werewolves. The only serious bit I knew about them stemmed from Carlo Ginzburg’s work, which mentioned in particular a 17th-century Livonian named Thiess, who described himself as a werewolf and who with others fought […]

Hekate in the garden & the kitchen

I’m very fond of garlic and planted about five hardneck varieties last fall in my neighbor’s plot (the variety New York White performed best, which I guess is to be expected in NY, lol!). This summer, I harvested them. I chose the largest 24 heads of garlic to try a pickle recipe on. I decided […]