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Curious how witch hunts in the 17th and 18th centuries became common practice? Guest Ellen Evert Hopman tells the origins and history of the New England witch hysteria, along with its continuing repercussions, and the practices of today’s modern witches.
I, uh, include a deity with With that, I mean, uh, tell me the purpose of that. Well, pagans have relationship with deity. That's that's paganism is a religion. You know, the the dictionaries have it completely wrong. A lot of dictionaries say pagan, a godless person, which is exactly the opposite of what a pagan is. A pagan honors many gods, many goddesses, many gods. Um and in fact, we had a project is called the Dictionary project, and I that's in the book to. But I was part of that about 20 years ago. We wrote toe all the dictionary companies, and we said, You know, your definition of paganism is wrong, your definition of which is wrong. Um, your definition of Drew, it is wrong. And we gave them all the, um, correct. What we felt were correct. Uh, meanings and a number of the dictionaries took us up on it. They added, are they said, you know, which is this this this and this, You know, because some of the dictionary said, Oh, which an evil old woman. That was the definition of which, which, you know, and most of which is I know are quite good looking and younger than me. So but what we're talking about, I've lost the thread here. Um, no, it's OK. I I said, what's the purpose of, you know, including a deity or deity? Because yeah. Yeah, Well, um, same thing a Christian would have a relationship with Jesus, right? They would talk to Jesus. Listen to Jesus. Pray to Jesus. Honor. Jesus. That's, you know, that's Christianity. Um, a Jew might do that with Moses, I guess. Or yeah, we or, uh, deity. You know, whatever deity they had in mind. Um, so pagans. Usually you have a very strong relationship with a particular god or goddess. We call them a patron or Patronus one particular deity or two that you work with very strongly. So you honor them throughout the year. You you make offerings to them. You have a kind of a family relationship. Uh, you make sure that they're included when you have celebrations, and you know, so it's just the higher power. It's a power that's higher than you are. You know, it's so it's kind of like an ally or a friend. Um, so it's not just you, you're not. You're not all by yourself in the universe. You know, there's there's many forces out there. Um and so you call on the deity that you work with and you ask them for help The thing about the home and auto, but