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Pagans: “We don’t believe in the devil”

By Wes Allison

Over the fire pit and boiling cauldron, among the drum circles and pagan faith healers, the witches are gathering in York County. And you’re very welcome to join them. The Spring Gathering of the Tribes continues today at New Quarter Park near Williamsburg, a four-day semiannual affair of pagan networking and the sharing of ideas. It’s also designed to let non-pagans learn more about what devotees call an oft-misunderstood religion.

“A lot of the propaganda that’s been put out over the centuries about us is so wrong,” said Ann Dunn, a practicing Celtic Wiccan witch and a coordinator for Out of the Dark Inc., a nonprofit pagan resource center in Norfolk that’s sponsoring the conference. “We don’t believe in the devil, we don’t believe in demons. We are nature-based, and we believe the divine is part of everything and everyone.”

Read the original article at: Richmond Times-Dispatch

Read the original article at: Richmond Times-Dispatch

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