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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Witchy woman

From The Scotsman (which we spend so much time promoting, they ought to hire us):

CHRISTINE Quick looks like a regular working mum. She drives a black Peugeot, runs a small business and wears bright, sensible clothes. The only hint that Quick might be involved in anything out-of-the-ordinary comes with a glimpse of the sticker affixed to the back of her car. 'Protected by Witchcraft', it says. Once the preserve of myth, legend and bad Halloween costumes, the witches of today are more likely to live next door and shop at Tesco than wear a big pointy hat and breathe their last on a ducking stool. Indeed, witchcraft is a burgeoning business. Wicca (as witchcraft is more properly known) is reportedly the fastest growing religion in Scotland, and many of those drawn to it are young men and women inspired by television programmes such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed, as well as the Harry Potter phenomenon. Quick, based in Aberdour in Fife, was brought up in Lincolnshire as a "good methodist girl," but turned to witchcraft after the break-up of her marriage 16 years ago. She now runs the shop Mystique Moments on Aberdour's high street, which sells an eclectic mix of witchy paraphernalia including crystal pendants, herbal tinctures (that she mixes herself) for everything from back pain to fertility problems, and a host of self-help books.

3 Comments:

Blogger cookie jill said...

and here I thought you were going to recite the lyrics to the Eagles song....

11/02/2005 03:50:00 AM  
Blogger Carnacki said...

I would have but I couldn't remember past the title

11/02/2005 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger FARfetched said...

ooo, ooo, witchy woman, see how high she flys.
ooo, ooo, witchy woman, she's got the moon in her eye-yi-yi-yiiis!

11/03/2005 11:05:00 AM  

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