Witch ways: knowing your heart ’s desire is modern witchcraft

It has a sad and misunderstood history, but witchcraft still has a role to playOur fascination with witches has long surpassed witchcraft being a crime punishable by death. They are a cultural obsession, it seems, that is always with us in one guise or another. In recent weeks it ’s been Netflix’s reboot ofChilling Adventures of Sabrina and Sky One ’sA Discovery of Witches, as well as an episode ofDoctor Who focusing on the Pendle witch trials. The only shift has been packaging witchcraft as a more grown-up take on women attempting to take control of their own destinies.As a teenager, my friends and I were self-subscribed members of Wicca, the “white witch” religion. Growing up in a rainy mill town in Lancashire, with little in the way of diversion, our cultural diet consisted ofHeathers,The Craft and other moody 90s films. At sleepovers we did Ouija boards and whispered “light as a feather, stiff as a board” as one of us lay corpse-like on laced hands, her arms crossed over her chest. Later, I’d lie awake as the wind and rain battered down from the moor, thinking of the guns my friend’s father kept hanging in the hallway.Continue reading...
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Conclusions: Results of the present study support the interpersonal theory of suicide, which suggests that self-reported thwarted belongingness can foster WD. Clinical implications: Clinicians should consider social dissatisfaction and withdrawal as risk factors for WD and design interventions that foster social skills or meaningful connections. PMID: 31615349 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: we found an association between SIBO and allergic disease, especially allergic rhinitis, cow's milk protein allergy and asthma. Thus, SIBO should be ruled out in pediatric patients with CAP and allergic disease. PMID: 31617366 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: this meta-analysis supported the association of AF with increased risk of GERD. PMID: 31617365 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSION: these data support the hypothesis that the hepatitis C virus may worsen quality of life in asymptomatic patients. PMID: 31617364 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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We report a case of a 67-year-old female presented with hematemesis eventually diagnosed with duodenal mucormycosis, while radiology characteristics suggested malignancy. PMID: 31617363 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: Taki S, Maekita T, Sakata M, Fukatsu K, Maeda Y, Iguchi M, Ito H, Kitano M Abstract Continuous duodenal levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel delivery by a gastrostomy infusion system improves control of Parkinson's disease. The overall complication rates of percutaneous endoscopic gastrojejunostomy were reported to be 41% and 59% for immediate and delayed adverse events, respectively. A 72-year-old woman underwent percutaneous endoscopic gastrojejunostomy using the delivery system noted above. Abdominal pain and vomiting occurred 3 months later. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed a longitudinal ulcer extending...
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Conclusions: Our study is the first to report that endoscopic therapy of PFCs using LAMS is safe and effective even in a community hospital setting with limited resources and support compared to large academic centers. PMID: 31615198 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Authors: Krill TS, Chatila A, Marcondes F, Samuel R, Guturu P, Parupudi S Abstract PMID: 31617699 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research
Authors: Adu-Tei S, Penny HA, El-Fekhi M, Ruse C, Sanders DS Abstract PMID: 31617698 [PubMed - in process]
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