Herman Slater and the Warlock Shop/Magickal Childe


Starting in 1973, Herman Slater (died 1992) became a mainstay of the New York Wiccan scene.

Here he is explaining his religion. Three more parts of the documentary available on YouTube.

     Posted By: Paul - Wed May 08, 2013
     Category: Eccentrics | Regionalism | Religion | Rituals and Superstitions | 1970s

I've been a firm believer in witches ever since Elizabeth Montgomery convinced me! Sabrina didn't hurt either.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/08/13 at 10:08 AM
Some DADS know how to deal with it if they even think their kid might be going this direction! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 05/08/13 at 01:41 PM
"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster."
Posted by KDP on 05/08/13 at 03:20 PM
If the guy is really a satanist I want nothing to do with him. That stuff freaks me out.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/09/13 at 08:18 PM
The Church of the Craft of Wicca has been a legally recognized, federally protected religion in the US since 1984.
We are not satanists, we are not "hokey", we have very little in common with television "witches", and we are not amused by these potentially slanderous comments.
I've been reading Chuck's column since it was in my local paper more than back in 1989. If you're going to start allowing degrading comments on a very real, perfectly legitimate religion, I may have to change my reading habits.
Posted by Cindy on 05/10/13 at 10:29 AM
Cindy--surely if you have been following NOTW for so long, you know that pretty much "nothing is sacred" and we make fun of all religions (and all sports, all books, all politicians, all criminals, etc, etc) equally.
Posted by Paul on 05/10/13 at 11:16 AM
A Note to my fellow WUvians RE: Cindy, Don't listen to her SHE'S A WITCH! :lol:
@Cindy, ALL RELIGIONS ARE BS! As to that being Slanderous, Read the rest of the constitution, The First amendment might be a good start for you! :coolsmirk:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 05/10/13 at 01:14 PM
"... we are not amused ..." Are you channeling Queen Victoria?

If Wiccans are so powerful, why haven't they taken over the world in order to make it a better place?
Posted by KDP on 05/10/13 at 03:42 PM
My friend used to be a Wiccan and she never lost her sense of humor.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/11/13 at 12:42 AM
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