With the equinox nearly upon us and the mysterious rites of spring soon to make themselves felt, it’s time for magic and merriment. Join us Monday night as we discuss two documentaries about the development of one aspect of paganism, witchcraft. In one documentary we’ll learn how Gerald Gardner used history and mythology–and a bit of help from Aleister Crowley– to concoct a viable and valid faith, Wicca, and spawned a global movement. Oh yeah, he also helped repel Hilter…
In the other we’ll visit witches in their homes, see their sacred rites–and get gander at some groovy 1970s clothes and decor.
So let’s take a trip back through the halcyon days of yore and meet the folks who created a folk religion, one which has spawned thousands of books, is now (finally) recognized by the U.S. military, and may actually work as well as any other religion.
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