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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 19. Are All Witches Pagan?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45486


Witches and Paganism have a complex relationship, depending on how Paganism is defined. Witchcraft was historically associated with Paganism, but the definition of Paganism varies today. The decentralised nature of Pagan beliefs complicates categorisation, and an increasing number of witches now integrate diverse traditions into their practices. Although they may attend the same rituals, individually they may identify as one or the other, if not both.

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