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    Witch wins government grant



    A Norwegian woman setting up shop as a witch has been awarded a government grant worth 53,000 kroner ($7,500; £4,500). Lena Skarning, aged 33, was given the money because her business plan - according to officials from the regional development fund which gave the grant - was "pretty reasonable and well thought out".

    Her business, Forest Witch Magic Consulting, will tell fortunes, teach magic tricks at corporate seminars, and offer potions and creams to cure for problems ranging from sleeplessness to bad habits.

    A condition of the grant is that she has promised not to try any spells that might hurt anyone.




    Ms Skarning acknowledged that the success of the Harry Potter books might well have helped her gain official acceptance, but said there was one essential difference. "I'm the real thing," she said. "I'm Norway's only state-backed witch."

    Habitually dressed in black and with a white cat, Ms Skarning said she had been a "nice witch" for 13 years.

    But she said she had only recently come up with the idea of applying for the grant after she attended a seminar on entrepreneurship.

    "I'm an ordinary witch who came up with an original business idea," she said.




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    Well done. It is just repayment for all the centuries of discrimination against such innocent and spiritual people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loki
    Well done. It is just repayment for all the centuries of discrimination against such innocent and spiritual people.
    Hehehehe, so true. We have come a long way from burning those poor women at the stake for having an extra nipple. They deserve reparations and positive encouragement for their individuality
    I envision a world where people dawning long white robes and elaborate headdresses run rampant down the streets, waving their arms in the air while screaming "we've gone mad, we've gone mad", like defrocked monks breaking the silence of ages past.

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    Hmmmm...don't know whether I like the sound of this woman.....
    Real 'witches' don't reveal their indentity so readily, NOR go money grabbing off the tax payers. :jew

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    Re: Witch wins government grant

    Quote Originally Posted by SKADI
    Hmmmm...don't know whether I like the sound of this woman.....
    Real 'witches' don't reveal their indentity so readily, NOR go money grabbing off the tax payers. :jew
    Most likely she's a neo-Witch (Neo-Wicca, etc., also known as "Neopagan," most common among teenagers.) Isn't "magick" just soooo kewl?1/1/~/!!!!???

    teenwitch.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Addy
    Most likely she's a neo-Witch (Neo-Wicca, etc., also known as "Neopagan," most common among teenagers.) Isn't "magick" just soooo kewl?1/1/~/!!!!???

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    Better a neo pagan or witch than a hip hop white gangster lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarMaiden
    Better a neo pagan or witch than a hip hop white gangster lol

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