Witches

GUESTS: Margo Adler NPR Correspondent in New York Author, Drawing Down the Moon [Penguin USA, 1979 and 1997] Author, Heretic's Heart: a Journey through spirit and revolution [Beacon Press, 1997] Elder, Covenant of the Goddess Member, Board of Directors of CUUPS (organization of pagans within the Unitarian Universalists) Phyllis Curott Civil liberties lawyer Wiccan High Priestess Author, Book of Shadows [Broadway Books, 1998] What images are conjured up when you picture a witch? A warty-nosed woman on a broomstick? Samantha from "Bewitched?" Potions, cauldrons, bats and magic? Thanks to television, movies, even Shakespeare, witches play a prominent role in pop culture. But modern witchcraft is actually a revival of a pre-Christian religion, and by some estimates more than half-a-million Americans practice it today. Join Ray Suarez for a conversation about witchcraft and its place in American religion and culture.

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