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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Witches dance naked in German forests

Why doesn't this ever happen near where I live? From the Mail & Garden:

Witches have returned to the German forests, dancing naked in groups under the full moon and calling to their gods. The covens vary in size and in how seriously they take their calling, but the numbers are rising, particularly amongst the young. Their religious ideas are described as "pagan" rather than Satanist, and many of the older practitioners have a history in the environmental movement, where they learnt a passionate love of nature. In some cases this has led on to a belief in the natural powers of the forests. The women are convinced they can work magic. "The witches' scene is experiencing a powerful revival," says Lutheran theologian Hansjoerg Hemminger. He says the covens range from "girlie witches" to the so-called "Wicca" covens. Wicca is an old Anglo-Saxon term for a group of witches.
The entire story is well-worth reading (although there are no photos).


Anonymous Nell said...

Paganism is such a healthy alternative to aetheism. Paganism I think is just an openness to the magic and wonder of this vast reality.

5/18/2005 04:38:00 PM  
Blogger Carnacki said...

I'm glad you feel that way Nell. I feel the same way about Christianity.

5/18/2005 07:24:00 PM  

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