Halloween

Friends Honor Wiccan With Halloween Burial

November 1, 2010

Author: Samara Kalk Derby

Source: The Wisconsin State Journal

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/article_249d7369-dacc-5451-9e60-8c2c4b7d4a2b.html

On a warm, sunny Halloween day, a group of 20 people drove up a rural road at Circle Sanctuary, a nature-based pagan church and ecological preserve here, to spread and inter the ashes of one of their own.

 

Bruce Parsons, of Milwaukee, who...

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'Devil Worshipper’ Retort May Burn Employer

November 9, 2009

Author: Christian Nolan

Source: Connecticut Law Tribune

http://www.ctlawtribune.com/getarticle.aspx?ID=35454

Like many people, Gina Uberti wanted to take time off from work for a religious holiday.

Unlike most Connecticut workers, her religion is Wicca, the largest of the neo-pagan, earth-based faiths. Wiccans worship multiple deities, use magic in their rituals, adhere to a basic code of morality, and hold four major seasonally based...

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Halloween Starts a New Year for One Clintonville Shop

November 6, 2009

Author: Kathleen K. Radcliff

Source: Columbus Local News

http://www.snponline.com/articles/2009/11/06/multiple_papers/business/allbowitch_20091102_0108pm_5.txt

While many think of Halloween as a day mainly for kids dressing up as ghosts, goblins and witches, for practitioners of witchcraft, Oct. 31 also is a special time of year.

"It is kind of considered the witches' new year," Psyche...

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Wiccans Celebrate Autumn Holiday In Their Own Fashion

November 6, 2009

Author: Amanda Lutey

Source: The Daily Citizen

http://www.wiscnews.com/bdc/news/466590

An ancient celebration that evolved into Halloween and All Saints Day celebrations was observed this weekend.

A couple who live south of Cambria hosted more than 15 guests at their home on Saturday night for a Samhain ritual, led by the Rev. Peter Hertzberg.

Hertzberg is the chief priest at Northern Lakes Temple in Watertown, a Correllian Nativist Wiccan Church...

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Halloween 2003: Celebrations and Spirituality

November 2, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/1103/02wiccans.html

On November 2, 2003 the Atlanta Journal-Constitution profiled Donna Passaro, an Atlanta Wiccan who celebrates the festiival of Samhain on Halloween each year. "'It's the highest holiday for us,' said Passaro, 'high priestess' of the Harvest Hearth coven in Norcross. 'Imagine the holiday of Christmas -- the trimming of the tree, the midnight...

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Halloween 2003: Celebrations and Spirituality

October 31, 2003

Source: Forward

http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.10.31/living1.html

On October 31, 2003 Forward published an article on Jewish "witches," or individuals who "have a strong sense of Jewish identity but also practice magic, cast spells and tend to identify with 'goddess-directed' worship. Their beliefs run the gamut from strict monotheists to those who worship a pantheon of goddesses... their numbers could be in the hundreds. In September, Jewitchery.com site...

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Halloween 2003: Celebrations and Spirituality

October 31, 2003

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/116/story_11615_1.html

On October 31, 2003 Beliefnet published an editorial by Selena Fox on her experiences as a Wiccan in rural Wisconsin. "At nightfall on October 31 we celebrate the Feast of the Dead in my household. I set a place at the kitchen table and invite our deceased loved ones and ancestors to be with us there in spirit... Later in the evening, and on several subsequent nights, I review family history...

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Halloween 2003: Controversies

October 31, 2003

Source: Lodi News-Sentinel

http://www.lodinews.com/articles/2003/10/30/news/01_halloween_031030.txt

On October 31, 2003, the Lodi News-Sentinel reported that "the evolution of Halloween over hundreds of years has local religious leaders disagreeing whether Halloween violates the teachings of both Jesus Christ and the Bible. Pastor Loren Stacy of Lodi's Church of God (Seventh-day) says that Halloween violates Scripture. So does William Van Amber...

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