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Wiccan ways; Brooms, spells but no Satanism

Wiccan ways; Brooms, spells but no Satanism
Robert Setlak says many people would be surprised to know how many witches are in, and around, Lawrence County.

That’s not to say, he added, anybody should be afraid some evil spell will be cast their way.

The witches to which Setlak refers are practitioners of Wicca and other pagan religions who praise a god and goddess and not Jesus Christ or Buddha or Allah or …

Hampton Union Currents: Practicing Wiccan says Harry Potter series is not about religion

The opening of the new Harry Potter film, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” today will bring both avid fans and staunch critics to the forefront. Some will even decry the series as one that teaches children the art of witchcraft, while others will compare the characters and their practices with real people who practice Wicca.
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Yellow flowers in the woods

Thinking of a walk in the November woods? A medley of sights, sounds and smells comes to mind: The fragrance of fallen brown oak leaves, ghostly gray hills in a drizzling rain, the scrabbling sound of a squirrel running up a tree, the patter of falling hickory nuts, or the tangy taste of a wild apple. But if you’ve never come across a witch hazel tree full of yellow blossoms, you’ve missed a November treat.
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Potter is turning our kids into Wiccans!


According to preacher Steve Wohlberg’s book Hour of the Witch: Harry Potter, Wicca Witchcraft, and the Bible, the Harry Potter series is not actually a well-crafted, coming of age story about a kid who happens to have magical powers. Instead, the books tell the tale of “evil, versus greater evil…not really good versus evil.” Not only that, but Harry himself is a terrible role model for kids – he “lies a lot…breaks the law, has temper tantrums, he is studying the occult, he is practicing spells.” So, apart from the whole witch thing, this makes him different from your typical high school sophomore how?

Wohlberg also believes that parents who don’t accept that JK Rowling’s books are making their children more open to becoming part of what he calls “the rise in the pagan Wicca religion” are fooling themselves. So what say you, Potterites? In 20 years is everyone who Rowling is cleverly brainwashing going to wake up and worship nature? Be honest – you’re a little Wiccan yourself already, aren’t you?