Christianity, Paganism, and Secular Halloween

October 29, 2002

Source: Metro West Daily News

On October 29, 2002 the Metro West Daily News reported that "the religion of Wicca, or paganism, now draws thousands of teenagers who say it is a healthy, individualistic faith that brings them closer to nature. Sarah Bernardi, a junior at Marlborough High School, was always intrigued by astrology and psychic powers. Bernardi is one of many local teens who has immersed herself in the study of Wicca by taking correspondence courses in Wicca, reading Web sites... and e-mailing other witches. Many Wiccans follow common beliefs, such as a balance in all things, adhering to the golden rule, and a belief in dualities such as male/female and active/receptive."