Gather round the cauldron with us as we ladle out hefty servings of magical thinking, medieval psychedelics, feminist history and the power of ritual. Just what was old-school witchery all about? This episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind has the answers. For instances, why do so many images (such as the featured 1400 woodcut) depict witches flying around on brooms? Could it be that free-thinking ladies of the 13th century liked to coat the shaft with empathogenic ointments and grind their naked bodies against it? Quite possibly, as we'll discuss in detail.