Thursday, September 4, 2008

What do you think of when you think of Salem?


Why is Salem so often associated with Witchcraft? Salem and Witchcraft have been synonymous for over three-hundred years. This is because, in 1692, 20 innocent people were put to death under the charge of worshiping the Christian devil, a practice which at the time was mistakenly called Witchcraft. This event is one of the darker chapters of our nation's history and a timeless lesson on the dangers of intolerance that can be applied to any era. Salem draws more than a million visitors each year, who hope to understand the events that took place there. They also come to experience the growing community of modern witches who live there, hence the other association between Witchcraft and Salem. Beginning in the early 1970's, a substantial number of Witches have flocked to the city in hopes of a place where they can practice their ways in safety. Today, there are several thousand Witches of various traditions who help to make Salem one of the most visitied cities in America. ^_^

2 comments:

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

I think of Broom Hilda and Wicked Wens flying in and out of the cool witch shoppes and eating and drinking and being merry! I wish we were there right now! :o) Also that witch kind of resembles me I think...ha!

Broom Hilda said...

She sure does!

^_^