‘Wiccans are nothing to be afraid of’: Edmonton priestess

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Watch above: Halloween is the biggest festival of the year for one religion with nearly 1,500 followers in Edmonton alone. Quinn Ohler explains.

EDMONTON – The witch has historically been one of the most popular Halloween costumes for kids and adults alike. From the long, black dress and pointy hat to the wart on the nose and maniacal cackle, witches have long been portrayed as evil.

But as we head into All Hallows’ Eve, a couple of local Wiccans want to clear up some of the misconceptions around the Wicca religion.

“I understand where that prejudice comes from,” said Ali Hammington, a priestess with the Congregationalist Wiccan Assembly of Alberta. “I don’t blame them for being afraid of us.

“They’ve had a lifetime of Disney and grim and stories and fairy tales telling them that witches are evil.”

While it has no single, defining doctrine, Wicca started in the 1950s in…

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