Secret life of modern-day witches

By Lynette Horsburgh

BBC News

20 August 2012

It is 400 years since the Pendle witch trials led to 10 people being hanged for witchcraft. But do modern witches still suffer prejudice?

He has carved out a successful career as an employment lawyer.

But the 38-year-old, who is sometimes known as Myrddin, also takes part in activities which he prefers to keep secret.

For Myrddin is the head of a witches’ coven in Lancashire.

He said: “We don’t do anything sinister like Devil worship and we don’t make human or animal sacrifices.

“We honour, revere and give thanks to nature. We celebrate the seasons. It’s not all blood and gore. In spring, we celebrate life and rebirth then in the winter, decay and death to make way for new life.”

His coven in Chorley is little more than 30 miles from Pendle, where in 1612, 10 people were seized amid claims of being involved in witchcraft.

But, 400 years later, prejudice against witches stills exists, according to Myrddin.

He said: “It comes from ignorance and fear of the unknown and it is the reason why rituals and celebrations are held in secret.”

Witch school…

This is an intriguing post about the prejudices we modern-day witches face. Thank the Gods and Goddesses that were are not still going through the torture those who walked the path of The Old Ways before we did. I ask you to honor your current sisters and bothers and especially those that came before us and they sacrificed so much then we ever will practice openly in many states and countries proudly declare that we are a witch or pagan or not. Here is the link to read the rest of this article. I think it will open your eyes to some new information.

Secret life of modern-day witches

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