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Witches Flying into Salem, Mass. for Major Conference on Global Action March 20, 2009

Posted by witchschool in Daily Report, Salem Witch School Project.
Witches from all over the globe are coming to Salem, Mass. aka “The Witch City” to discuss the future of the Witch School community. Rituals, Celebrations and serious business blend together for this conference. In homage to the Bewitched television series, this event will be hosted at the haunted Hawthorne hotel.

Salem, Mass.  March 19, 2009 — Witch School, the leading public educator of Wiccans, Witches, and Magick is bringing their international conference to Salem, Mass., AKA “The Witch City” on April 17th-19th, 2009. The Conference title “Pagans taking Global Action” will cover discussion of the Pagan Economy, the upcoming Parliament of World Religions, and involvement in Pagan Pride Days. There will be fun events as well, including ritual, handfastings (Pagan Weddings), and initiations. All together this conference will be about Witches, Wiccans, and their ideas about the world. While hosted in a city known for its Witch past, it will also be the city that helps Witch School explore their future.
In an homage to the Bewitched television series, where in June 1970 Witch Samantha Stephens was summoned to a Witches Council in Salem, using the Hawthorne Hotel as primary location, the Witch School Conference will also be hosted at the Hawthorne Hotel, allowing life to imitate art. While the conference deals with the serious issues facing the Wiccan community, this conference will also be filled with fun images that show the good things about Witches and with self-reflecting good humor.
Witch School will bring together Witches and Pagans from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, along with terrific speakers including Salem’s own Christian Day of the Festival of the Dead, M. Rev. Donald Lewis-Highcorrell, Chancellor and First Priest of the Correllian Nativist Tradition, Angie Buchanan of Gaia’s Womb, Member of the Executive Council for a Parliament of World’s Religions, and Dagonet Dewr, Founder and Executive Director of Pagan Pride Project International, which is responsible for over 150 local events worldwide. In addition, Rev. Stephanie Neal will be presenting the Witch School International Volunteer Guild’s first annual meeting and an update on their projects. Many more presenters will help make this conference not just entertaining and useful, but a historic turning point for the Witch School Community.
A crucial discussion at Witch School Conference will be “Opening a Real-time Campus in Salem.” Leading members of Witch School will be deciding whether to move their International Headquarters to Salem from Rossville, Illinois where they are currently located. This would include Internet Operations, which runs the Witch School family of sites and Magick TV Studios, as well as live classes and conferences. This would mean adding positions to Witch School staff and jobs for the local economy.
This conference offers something for the simplest beginner or curious seeker, to new community members and seasoned veterans alike, to the leading elders focused on building the Pagan future. Salem, Mass. once again is living up to its name as “The Witch City”, and this gathering of Witches will call on Salem to help bring extra magick to this amazing event.
For more information, visit http://www.witchschool.com/salem.asp or call Witch School at 217-748-4078

Witch School International, is the premiere public educator of Wicca and Magick worldwide. WitchSchool.com, their flagship, has over 200,000 members in 74 countries studying online, with all the cutting edge tools of a modern university. They also operate Magick TV, an Internet television station, TarotCollege.com, and The Daily Spell ePaper.
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