'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Writer & Wiccan Reveals the Truth About Its Spells (PHOTOS)
The exorcism of miner Jesse Putnam (Jason Beaudoin) was interesting for Hedtke because it is so not Wiccan. "There is a similar form of witchcraft called Ancestor Worship," she offers. The spin Sabrina added to Catholicism's male-run deed? The women called on their ancestors.
Hedtke counts the séance to contact the late Diana Spellman (Annette Reilly) as a favorite. "That is based on an actual séance," she says, noting "the idea of channeling a specific spirit and not breaking the circle" is authentic. Above, Weird Sister Agatha (Adeline Rudolph) assists in the act.
Here, kitty, kitty! Admitting that Sabrina's feline Salem is "practically the star of our show," Hedtke says the act of calling on a spirit animal (or, as the show calls them, familiars) allows witches to tap into a source of power that's "free from language, which brings it to a different energetic level."
Resurrecting Tommy Kinkle (Justin Dobies) after the mine cave-in was ill-fated and entirely fictitious. "I would be hesitant to say you can reanimate dead tissue," Hedtke says with a laugh. Still, she admits, "I firmly believe you can summon spirits through mediumship and channeling."
No, the art of dramatically changing one's appearance didn't start on The Vampire Diaries. "It actually has its roots in the fairy world," says Hedtke, pointing out that spells for glamours, like the one Madam Satan (Michelle Gomez) uses to hide her demonic face, even pop up in Icelandic lore and Arthurian legend.
Have you ever tuned in to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and wanted to know the inside scoop on its spells? You're in luck.
Writer and Wiccan Christianne Hedtke conjures up the truth about the show's spells in the gallery above.
From Nick's fate to what's next for Greendale, EP Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa reveals some major trouble is brewing in the next chapter!
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Seasons 1 and 2, Streaming now, Netflix
For more exclusive content from your favorite shows like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Arrow, Supergirl, and more, pick up TV Guide Magazine’s Special Comic-Con Issue, on sale now. It's an all-access SUPERFAN guide with 88 pages of behind-the scenes photos, scoops, and interviews.