I see that Time Magazine is covering a story that the Wild Hunt has been coverning for some time, involving the battle between store owners in Salem and those who run psychic fairs in the town.
It seems to me that the store owners have been wrong-headed about this. Psychic fairs that bring more people to Salem can only be good for local stores; many who come for the fair will also wander through the stores.
The Time article actually doesn't do too bad a job of covering the story, which certainly lends itself to the sort of "aren't these people silly" or "let's get a xian to comment for balance" slants so often seen when the media report on Pagans. It's encouraging to see.
I'm a woman, a Witch, a mother, a grandmother, an eco-feminist, a gardener, a reader, a writer, and a priestess of the Great Mother Earth. Hecate appears in the
Homeric Ode to Demeter, which tells of Hades who caught Persophone
"up reluctant on his golden car and bare her away lamenting. . . . But no one, either of the deathless gods or of mortal men, heard her voice, nor yet the olive-trees bearing rich fruit: only tenderhearted Hecate, bright-coiffed, the daughter of Persaeus, heard the girl from her cave . . . ."