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February 11, 2009

'I am Wiccan. It is my craft. It is my life.'

Is Harry Potter to blame for witches coming out of the (broom) closet?

This commentary from The American Daily surmises that Hollywood and "the media" have contributed to the rise of Wicca . . . especially singling out the Harry Potter books and films.

The Harry Potter books, probably the best-known books on Witchcraft, have cast a spell on children," writes Marsha West in a guest commentary. "Hollywood has used its movie magic to promote Witchcraft and alter the public perception of witches for years."

She goes on to note such fare as The Wizard of Oz, The Witches of Eastwick, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks from the big screen, and TV's Bewitched, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Charmed.

Perhaps such fare has made Wiccans more "mainstream," but it's debatable whether there's been much, if any, negative fallout for children.

Yes, debatable. So, debate away.

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Comments

You're so wrong, Hollywood's outlook on witch craft is much different than the way it actually is, i myself am a witch and there is nothing wrong with it, i don't denounce God i don't say he doesn't exist, i just thing that Christianity is only telling half the story, not to mention the Bible has been corrupted greatly by The Council of Nicaea as well as by the Catholic church itself. If any body has any questions or would like to argue then please e-mail me,

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