Bohemian Magic Posts

A folk-medicine expert with an alleged gift claims to have treated over five million people, including many celebrities The new Czech-Irish-Polish-Slovak biopic Charlatan (Šarlatán) takes a look at the life and career of Jan Mikolášek, a herbal and faith healer who practiced in what is now the Czech Republic throughout the

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The famous White Lady had a difficult life but returned after death to look after the Rožmberk family and property Not all ghosts are frightful. One of the more benign Czech phantoms is Perchta z Rožmberka, whose spectre still visits castles across Bohemia. Noble women who haunt their ancestral lands tend to appear

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The failed attempt of the Swedish army to conquer Prague at the end of the Thirty Years’ War has been back in the news, as a Baroque-style Victory Column that was toppled by a mob in Old Town Square 1918 is now likely to be rebuilt on its original spot. The

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The palace that houses the Czech Senate is haunted by the ghost of a trumpeter  Some people like to sleep in late, especially after a night of partying. And isn’t it just those mornings that someone starts band practice in their garage, or worse yet, jack-hammering in the street? Back a few

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