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THE WITCHES’ WAY

CIRCLES CELEBRATE SEASON OF ENDINGS, BEGINNINGS

Posted: October 27, 2012 at 3:42 a.m.

Local Wiccans joke that this is the image many people expect to see when they heard the word “ritual.” Most of the time, they say, it’s a complete misconception.
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Local Wiccans joke that this is the image many people expect to see when they heard the word “ritual.” Most of the time, they say, it’s a complete misconception.

Agroup of Wiccans gathers around a bonfire in a clearing in the woods. Over their faces, they wear masks, some terrifying, and some scream and shout as they channel the characters they portray.

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A practitioner of Wicca, sometimes called a witch, performs a ritual, part of the seasonal celebration of Samhain — pronounce...

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Religion, Pages 10 on 10/27/2012

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