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The guy in the cloak and cowl is now doing MC duty. Jumping up on the stage, he warms up the crowd.

"Are we all having fun?"

A big cheer.

"Who among us would like to be groped and fondled?"

A bigger cheer.

"And who among us would like to be flogged and beaten?"

Not such a big cheer.

"S&M isn't all that big here," explains Lisa, who goes on to talk about Pan Pipes. "We have lots of courses — a basic introductory course on Wicca, then there are courses in wand making, spell casting, hexes and curses, alchemy . . . "

Just like Harry Potter!

"Yeah, kind of."

Do the spells really work?

"Listen," she confides, "I got my husband with one!"

Pagans need love too.

—Mary Beth Crain

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