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Halloween’s a big event for Wiccans

By Casey Lyons

Doors creak a little louder, the moon seems to be shrouded by a thin veil of clouds, and everywhere, just beyond the eye’s periphery, something dark seems to be moving without a noise. Halloween is the time of year to don the old witch’s hat, paint the face green, hop on the nearest broomstick and trick-or-treat from door to door.

There is no doubt Halloween has become more a consumerist holiday than one steeped in Stone Age traditions, but for Wiccans – modern-day witches, and an offshoot of neo-paganism – Halloween is the spiritual manifestation of the occult. Jennifer Hunter, author of three books on Wicca, explained the pop references to the Stone Age tradition and religion of Wicca when she spoke at the Honan-Allston Branch Library last week.

Read the original article at: Town Online

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