Double, Double Fun And Bubbles

March 5, 2010

Author: Rich Freedman

Source: Vallejo Times Herald

Nobody's getting burned at the stake. No one's flying around the Benicia Clocktower on a broom. And there won't likely be a curse cast on anyone questioning the admission charge.

Dispelling myths is one purpose of Saturday's 2nd Annual Witches' Ball sponsored by The Pagan Alliance.

"It would be easier to put on Pagan events in Berkeley or San Francisco where there's a lot of drive toward diversity and tolerance," said JoHanna White, an event organizer. "But Solano County is traditionally more conservative and I think it's important for us to be out there."

The Pagan Alliance's mission, according to its Web site, "is to educate our communities and the general public, to promote acceptance of our faiths and traditions, to work for justice, to connect our communities, celebrate our spiritual diversity."

Last year's "Witches' Ball" unveiling attracted about 125 people with Saturday's goal set at 200, White said.

See also: Paganism, Civic