Pagan Hub Remains Intact

November 6, 2006

Author: Jeff Switzer

Source: The Herald

Moonflower Magicks was a rare place for today's witches and pagans to gather and be accepted. It was as much sanctuary and cultural center as it was a book and supply shop.

When a fire two weeks ago closed the purple gilded New Age shop at the corner of Colby Avenue and California Street, word of the loss shot through the communities that called it home.

"It's pretty much a hub of the neo-pagan community," said Willow Moon, an Italian witch and Wiccan high priestess from Everett. "It's been a big loss."

The arched ceiling is charred black. Temperatures up to 900 degrees melted the shop's light fixtures.