Whether she’s in a black cape stirring a bubbling pot or a teenager discovering her magic for the first time, witches have been a part of pop culture since humans began writing stories, even before. We’ll tell you all about the history of the witch, including the infamous trials in Europe and Salem. Learn about how the witch became a feminist symbol and check out spellbinding places to see. Practicing witches let you know how to get in touch with your inner witch and let you in on what really goes on in contemporary covens. There’s even a primer on spellwork—no cauldron required.