Friday, August 06, 2004

The laid-back sorceress with uncertain spells
By Martin Flanagan
The Age - Melbourne Australia - Jul 25, 2004
Picture:Michael Rayner
Caroline TullyThe witch who looks better in black

"Caroline Tully thinks religion is more in the nature of a poetic attempt to describe reality.

"She says modern witchcraft came out of Britain in the 1950s as a mixture of folk belief, ceremonial magic, secret societies and freemasonry. It received an enormous impetus in the '70s from feminists who saw it as a forbidden system of female knowledge and power. Traditionally, she says, witchcraft was equally open to men "but women love it. It has places where women can have power and spiritual authority."" READ