The legendary performer Ricky Jay amassed a collection of about 10,000 rare books, posters, and artwork about all things esoteric.
No one was as successful at impersonation and forgery as William Ellsworth Robinson, nor has anyone failed as spectacularly.
A Book of Staves by artist Jesse Bransford features painted charms inspired by Icelandic magic.
The British Library exhibits selections from its archive on Victorian entertainment, all collected by the 19th-century magician Evanion.
Potions, poisons, and symbolic herbs are frequent plot devices in the plays of William Shakespeare, and reflect the medical knowledge of his time.
The first sensation visitors to Anima at the Invisible Dog in Brooklyn experience is disorientation, as they walk through a dark tunnel made from scraps of wood that seem pulled together by a vortex.
In 2013, a blue plaque, the historic marker of British heritage, was bestowed, for the first time, on the home of a witch.
Sleep for early modern Europeans was a time to be wary of demons and other dangers of the night.
You may not believe in magic, but it has touched the souls of a number of Republicans, who are now calling for the nation to officially recognize it “as a rare and valuable art form and national treasure.”
Dressed in a crisp tuxedo, Swiss artist Kurt Seligmann stepped into a chalk circle lined with the names of archangels on the wood floor of his Manhattan apartment.
A ring of human skulls originally circled 16th-century magician John Dee in a painting by the English artist Henry Gillard Glindoni.
Scholar, Courtier, Magician: The Lost Library of John Dee opens today at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London.