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Book: Pagan Religions in Five Minutes

Chapter: 63. Why is Witchcraft Popular among Teenagers?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.45530


Witchcraft appeals to teenagers for various reasons; it empowers female identity, promotes inclusive and life-affirming ethics. It emphasises personal freedom, responsibility, and connection to nature. Teenagers, especially those from LGBTQ+ communities, find a sense of belonging and engage in practices that boost self-esteem and provide a sense of control. Witchcraft is a means of personal expression, protest and transformation.

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