WITCHCRAFT for LGBTQ+ & Mental Physical Disabilities

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Paganism, Wicca, Shamanism, Magic and Esotericism in relation to the Queer community and the differently-abled people. Are these minorities more advantaged as witches in magick and occult esoteric workings?

DISCLAIMER: I do not mean to say that in all magic-practising traditions there is a prevalence of marginalised individuals but just that this appears to be the case in Pagan, Neopagan and eclectic Wiccan communities in Italy. ‘Magic’ is here used to refer to the one practised by the aforementioned groups.

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Published on December 13, 2020

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