Why the Sudden Fascination with Mad, Bad Witches?
The vampire is a faddish figure, while the witch is primal and eternal.

Why does the witch strike fear into the hearts of men? Because, like the scientist who controls nuclear energy, she might use her magic for good or for evil. With the correct rituals at the right moment, the hidden powers of the world are hers to command. Its boundaries are broken.



The 21st century, unleashing a fury of terrible and unpredictable forces on so many, from 9/11 to the 2008 financial meltdown and catastrophic storms, has sparked a renewed attraction to magic. When institutions fail and life seems cruel and uncertain, witches always return. The vampire is a faddish figure who comes and goes in the night; the witch is primal and eternal.

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