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Witches no fantasy to pagan believers

By Jeff Wright

Nine-year-old Luna Sansone thinks she may want to be an artist when she grows up. Or a witch.
But not just any witch. “I want to be a real witch,” she says, “someone who makes herbs and things, and helps people make lots of tea, and makes protective spells.”

In the countdown to Halloween, Luna harbors some distinct notions about witches and witchcraft. That’s because Halloween – what she and her Springfield family refer to as Samhain – is not just about costumes and trick-or-treating. It’s about religious faith. As Wicca and related earth-based religions reach into the mainstream, more parents are passing down those beliefs to their children.

Read the original article at: The Register-Guard

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