Knock-Knock, Opening a Door on ‘Touch Wood’

Sibiu wooden doors, Christmas doors

Knock-knock,’ I chuckle to myself as I knock on the wooden closet, ‘the work on my next book is going so well, touch the wood!’ And ‘mum’s the word!’ ~ Am I being irrational by succumbing to a positive superstitious belief? Or do I actually improve my performance in a subsequent task by engaging in such credulous thoughts and behaviors? Never mind keeping to a rigorous writing schedule! It feels magical, so it’s got to be, right? 😉

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Bare Bones, Exploring the Rare and Old DensuÅŸ Church

Densus Church Transylvania 2000 years old religious site

I love to discover the bare bones of an old church and the rare and ancient DensuÅŸ Church is a treat!

The enigmatic DensuÅŸ Church is located at a short distance from Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, once the heartbeat of the sprawling Roman Empire in Dacia. Its eons-old presence calls like a closely kept secret, attracting the interest of historians worldwide… Because within its revered walls is a tapestry made from the threads of history, shrouded in skepticism, and rich with the echoes of ages past.

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Witchcraft and Witch-Hunting in Transylvania, a Historical Journey

Witchcraft and Witch-Hunting in Transylvania, a Historical Journey

Today we unveil the shadows of the past, taking a historical journey into Witchcraft and Witch-Hunting in spellbinding Transylvania. I am taking this trip to understand the main character of the book series I write.

I’ll attempt to shed a light on the ancient pagan traditions of Transylvania, Romania, its rich folklore and supernatural practices. I’ll take a peek at the local cultural beliefs surrounding witchcraft, at the witchcraft hysteria that seized Europe and choked Transylvania too, followed by witchcraft persecution and witch-hunting methods, as well as the impact that witch-hunting had on communities. I’ll touch on notable witch trials in Transylvania, and – how else – look into local witch legends and stories.

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Walpurgis Night vs Noaptea Sânzienelor, Celebrating Spring & Summer with Magic & Traditions

Walpurgis Night vs Noaptea Sânzienelor, Celebrating Spring & Summer with Magic & Traditions

Spring and summer are magical times of the year and Walpurgis Night and Noaptea Sânzienelor, as ancient celebrations, capture the essence of these seasons. Both festivals are rich in tradition, legends, and folklore, and are celebrated in different parts of the world, throughout Northern & Central Europe and Romania, respectively.

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