Witchcraft moves to the mainstream in America as Christianity declines – and has Trump in its sights

Witchcraft moves to the mainstream in America as Christianity declines – and has Trump in its sights[The Telegraph]Rachel RayThe Telegraph21 December 2018The ‘witch’ Tituba of Salem with Elizabeth Parris and Abigail Williams during the witchcraft delusion of 1692View photosThe ‘witch’ Tituba of Salem with Elizabeth Parris and Abigail Williams during the witchcraft delusion of 1692Witchcraft is thriving in the US, with an estimated 1.5 million Americans now identifying as witches – more than the total number of Presbyterians. As Christianity declines across the country, paganism has swung to the mainstream, with witchcraft paraphernalia for sale on every high street and practises normalised across popular culture. In the past two years, it has also become darkly politicised. Dakota Bracciale, a 29-year-old transgender/queer witch and co-owner of Catland Books and witch shop in Brooklyn, is pleased with the outcome of the ritual hex placed on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in October. The curse, carried out from Catland Books, was well attended by witches, atheists ad humanists – and was followed around the country on social media.

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