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Hepcat

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Witchcraft Today!
« on: November 30, 2020, 12:43:43 PM »
Here's a good article:

Real-Life American Witches - Cosmopolitan





Quote from: Cosmopolitan
Witches are among us—and far more of them than you think. Today, when people talk about “witches” in this country, they are often talking about members of the pagan movement, a group of perhaps as many as 1 million Americans whose practices draw from a combination of pre-Christian European religions, Western occult and Masonic societies, and forms of witchcraft.

More and more people are identifying as pagan and/or Wiccan in the United States. (BTW, Wicca is a modern spiritual practice with roots in pagan traditions. As the blog Wicca Living explains, “Wicca is technically classified as a pagan religion, though not all Wiccans would identify as pagans—and plenty who identify as pagans are not Wiccans.”)

According to Quartz, one Trinity College study found that 8,000 Americans identified as Wiccan in 1990, which increased to 342,000 in 2008. Additionally, 140,000 identified as pagan in 2001, increasing to 340,000 in 2008.

I spent much of the past five years immersed in the American pagan community—first at arm’s length, as a journalist; then as someone personally curious about the rituals I’d observed; and finally, for a couple of years, as an active student and participant. The result is Witches of America, both a snapshot of present-day witchcraft across the United States and a memoir of my own searching and questioning.

Here are some facts about witches that may surprise you.




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Sir Masksalot

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Re: Witchcraft Today!
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2020, 01:45:32 PM »
'Good reading, thanks. I hope they eventually find acceptance with mainstream America as many other misunderstood groups are beginning to.

 

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