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"New and Notable Books," The Houston Chronicle, October 15, 2005

Wiccan 'charm'

Journalist Catherine Edwards Sanders takes an in-depth look at Wicca or witchcraft in Wicca's Charm: Understanding the Spiritual Hunger Behind the Rise of Modern Witchcraft and Pagan Spirituality (Shaw Books, $ 13.99). She explores why it attracts young women and where Christianity and other traditional religions have failed to capture their desperate need to be noticed. The story begins in Salem, Mass., of course. With a journalist's eye for detail, she covers the history, the myths, the ceremonies and the passion that Wiccans feel for the spiritual goddess and for the worship of nature. But she also draws from her own Christian foundation to point out the flaws on both sides and where each can learn from the other.

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