After Persecution, Pagans Find a Home in Texas Hill Country

March 2, 2004

Source: KXAN News

On March 2, 2004 KXAN News reported, "A religious group is making a new home in the Hill Country after alleged persecution. The owners of Magick Garden in Burnet practice a religion called Wicca. They spoke with News 36 on threats, harassment and a federal investigation have tested their faith over the past year. Worshippers chant to call on powerful spirits. A reverend performs a reiki healing ritual. A shop owner holds the recipe to find your soul mate. They people call themselves witches. They do things you normally don't see in small towns in the Hill Country. They say that has made them a few enemies." The article describes an incident in Kingsland when they were accused of worshipping Satan.