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Halliwell Sisters - Three enchanted sisters (known as "The Charmed Ones") featured on the occult drama CHARMED/WB/1998-2006.

Prue [born 1970] works for Buckland Auction House. Piper is a chef at The Quake restaurant and Phoebe is a Jill of all trades and floats from job to job until she takes a position as a newspaper advice columnist. They all live in an enchanted Victorian house at 1329 Prescott Street San Francisco, CA and cast spells with the help of the "Book of Shadows" and the incantation “The Power of Three Will Set Us Free.“

One of their ancestors was a witch named Melinda Warren. Before Melinda was burned at the stake in colonial Virginia, she vowed that each generation of Warren witches would become stronger and stronger, culminating in the arrival of three sisters. They would be protectors of the innocent and known as the "charmed ones." The Halliwell sisters were the prophesied witches and so they used their powers and the incantations in The Book of Shadows to battle demons and warlocks ("these are evil demons who hunt and kill witches...former witches who failed to follow the 'Wiccan Rede'").

Prudence can move objects telekinetically, Phoebe sees into the future & Piper stops "freezes" time. Beings known as “White Lighters” [guardian angels for witches] protect the Halliwells from evil. Piper fell in love with their white lighter, married him and conceived a child named Wyatt who was to prophesied to do great things in the future. Consequently, all the Halliwell's were on constant guard to protected Watt from the many demons who visited their home to kill the baby and themselves.

The Book Of Shadows

Pheobe, Piper & Paige - The revised cast of CHARMED

The Book of Shadows that resides in the attic of the home of the Halliwell Sisters When Prue died, a half-sister named Paige (far right) takes Prue's place.

Triquetra Symbol

The Halliwell sister's San Francisco home (actually in Los Angeles, CA) Kit the family cat. Around her neck dangles the Triquettra, the symbol of the Charmed Ones

Triquetra symbol: It appears on the front cover of the
Book of Shadows.

When Prue is killed by a demon, her surviving sisters discover a 25-year-old half-sister named Paige. Matthews. Paige was the child of Halliwells’ mother and a white lighter named Sam. When Paige was born she was given up for adoption to a Sister Agnes and raised by a loving couple who later died. Paige sensed an attachment to the family, attended Prue’s funeral, became a part of the family and restored the magic circle of the power of three. Page’s power is teleportation of objects with her mind.

Prudence, Phoebe and Piper first discovered they were witches when their Ouija board directs them to the attic of their newly inherited home. Hidden, in a steamer trunk they find a large leather bound book called The Book of Shadows. The book was filled with mystical incantations used by witches to ward off evil. On the first page there was a woodcarving of three women in a circle casting spells and an elaborately scrolled incantation which says: "Hear now the words of the witches. The secrets we hid in the night. The oldest of spells are invoked here. The great gift of magic is sought." According to another incantation The Book of Shadows was designed to bestow the sisters with witchcraft powers. It read: [spoken by Phoebe]

"Hear now the words of the witches. The secrets we hid in the night. The oldest of gods are invoked here. The great work of magic is sought. In this night and in this hour I call upon the ancient power. Bring your powers to we sisters three. We want the power. Give us the power"

The ceremony is best performed at midnight on a full moon. The sisters soon discovered they had received special powers. Phoebe could see the future; Piper could stop time and Prudence could move objects with her mind. As their experience with the Book of Shadows , increased, so did the sisters magical powers.

TRIVIA NOTE: The Wiccan Rede is the moral code for all witches that states "An ye harm none, do what ye will." In essence, as long a witch does not harm anyone with their potions and spells, they are free to do as they like. See also Curses & Spells 


Shannen Doherty as Prudence "Prue" Halliwell
Holly Marie Combs as Piper Halliwell
Alyssa Milano as Phoebe Halliwell
Rose McGowan as Paige Matthews (2001-)
Ted "TW" King as Andrew "Andy" Trudeau
Dorian Gregory as Darryl Morris
Greg Vaughan as Dan Gordon (1999-2000)
Karis Paige Bryant as Jenny Gordon (1999)
Brian Krause as Leo Wyatt (2000-)
Julian McMahon as Cole Turner (2000-2003)
Drew Fuller as Chris Perry Halliwell
Jason Simmons as Wyatt Matthew Halliwell
Kristopher Simmons as Wyatt Matthew Halliwell
Rebecca Balding as Elise Rothman / Aunt Jackie
Jennifer Rhodes as Penny 'Grams' Halliwell
Michael Bailey Smith as Belthazor / Shax

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