Spells, full moons, black cats and cauldrons are just a few of the many spooky elements consistently tied to the Halloween season. Though for some celebrities, these are year-round components to their (in some cases reported) belief of supernatural forces and witchcraft.
Does your favorite pop star consult their crystal ball before hitting the studio? Or does that A-list actor you love
Below, check out some famous musicians and actors that you may be surprised to learn are Wiccan, interested in the Occult, or have been associated with—or presumed to practice—witchcraft.
Celebrities Who Practice Witchcraft or the Occult Gallery
Ariana Grande once told Complex about an experience she had fighting a demon. She supposedly photographed the encounter but couldn’t send it to anyone because it was 666 megabytes.
Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey confirmed to NME that she used witchcraft to place a hex on US President Donald Trump.
David Bowie had a fascination with ghosts and UFOs. According to Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side, a memoir by his wife Angie Bowie, he feared witches were after him.
In a series of videos posted to her Instagram account, rapper Azealia Banks admitted to practicing “brujería” — the Spanish word for witchcraft.
“It would be no surprise to anyone I am not weirded out by ghosts or spirits. I am basically a witch,” Lorde told the Daily Telegraph.
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Adele credits spiritual crystal healing for calming her pre-show nerves holistically.
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Bjork’s Wiccan association stems from having been in a band called Kukl, which means “witchcraft” in Medieval Icelandic, and her feature in a movie about Witchcraft called “The Juniper Tree.”
Grimes’ aesthetic is classified as Witch House, an Occult-themed dark electronic music genre.
Beyonce’s former drummer Kimberly Thompson believed that the singer was using “extreme witchcraft” to tap into her phone and control her finances.
Sam Smith once posted a photo of his collection of gems on Instagram. A source told The Daily Mirror that he bought them with the hope that crystal healing would bring him love.
In 2011, a rumor floated around that Jennifer Lopez’ godmother harnessed the dark power of Santeria to benefit’s J.Lo’s career and personal life.
Spencer Pratt runs his own online crystal shop, Pratt Daddy Crystals, and told Entertainment Weekly that he has “spent thousands of dollars” on a wizard coach.
Stevie Nicks has admitted that she has a high regard for witchcraft but denies practicing. Nevertheless, she appeared on American Horror Story: Coven as a witch version of herself.
Elvis’ wife Priscilla Presley revealed that the icon went through a brief Occult phase.
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
“I sage everything, all the time. Constantly sage-ing,” Mary-Kate told Vogue in 2017. “I don’t want bad energy,” she added.
“I’m a Puerto Rican woman whose family has roots in Regla de Ocha, also known as Santería,” Princess Nokia told The Fader in 2016.
In 2009, Heather Graham revealed to MSN that she and her friends had a witch coven and that they “sent Barack Obama positive energies” in hopes that he would become the next president.
“I don’t stay single for long,” Perry told Cosmopolitan in 2014. “I carry a lot of rose quartz, which attracts the male. Maybe I need to calm it down with the amethyst.”
Fairuza Balk’s interest in Wicca came from her work on the film The Craft. She bought an Occult book store in Los Angeles in 2001.
Sammy Davis Jr.
After attending a party that turned out to be a satanic gathering in 1968, Davis joined the Church of Satan.
During an interview in 2007, actress Gabrielle Anwar identified herself as a pagan.
Patrick Swayze told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he “absolutely” believes in crystals. He even owned a magic wand.
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Naomi Campell told People magazine that she always travels with crystals.
Actress Cybill Shepherd calls herself a “Christian Pagan Buddhist Goddess worshiper.”
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood told Cosmopolitan UK that she carries sage and tiger’s eye gemstones to “clean demons out of places.”