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How do Seattle Witches Celebrate Halloween? A Look into the Modern Religion Known as Wiccaposted on October 29, 2019
For The Seattle Times, Tantri Wija reports that Wiccans are getting ready to celebrate Samhain—“the original Halloween, a modern(ish) version of an ancient Gaelic end-of-harvest festival.” Wicca combines modern ideas of naturalism and feminism with ancient Gaelic and Celtic traditions. “Wicca is kind of a mix of western magic and neopaganism,” says Robert Anderson, who runs a pagan bookstore and supplies shop. Samhain rituals may include a feast for the dead, a trance-like ritual, or tarot card readings.