Witch Cakes & Poppets: The Folk Magic of Salem

Thursday, July 14, 2022 • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT


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The Village of Salem in 1692 feared witchcraft and believed that magic was only possible through the help of demons. And yet many members of the community still engaged with folk magic in their daily lives. 

In this class, we will learn all about the folk magic that occurred in Salem, from witch cakes to poppets to oomancy and more. We'll explore the origins of these traditions, investigate how they came into play during the Salem Witch Trials, and practice a 17th-century form of divination together.

Sliding scale $30–40 via cash or Venmo @Maya-Rook

If you plan to pay full price and prefer to pay by card, you can register and pay by purchasing a ticket through PortsmouthNH Tickets. Otherwise, please email [email protected] to sign up!

Maya Rook of Illusory Time is a cultural historian, college educator, and yoga instructor living in Mid-Coast Maine. She offers a variety of engaging events that include explorations into a range of historical topics, as well as meditative, movement, and magical practices.

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Raven and Crow Co.
11 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, ME 04011

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