We recently received a heartbreaking letter from a woman whose 35 year-old son has been struggling with alcoholism. She recently learned that his addiction was not a recent problem, but dates back to his teenage years and a time when he was in contact with a very dangerous woman.
The recent incident involving the pastor of a Tennessee parish who decided to purge the school library of Harry Potter books has kicked off another round of verbal sparring over whether or not these books are dangerous because they contain real spells. As this article will point out, these arguments reveal an alarming naivete about the “Craft” and the science of spell casting.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
In spite of efforts by practitioners and the media to improve the image of modern witchcraft in movies and popular books such as Harry Potter, a recent poll found that a majority of Americans, including youth, have an unfavorable view of these practices.