I posted a writing contest with the question, Why is Magic So Popular?
The winner is Olivia. Here is her essay.
I think there are a couple of different things that are happening in the modern world today that all contribute to magic. First off, there is the media. Such television shows like Charmed, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer involve magic (even though it's not really like modern-day magic, it still has some facts right), as well as movies, like The Good Witch, and many books for young adults, including The Teen Spell Book by Jamie Wood or Teen Witch, by Silver Ravenwolf.Secondly, I think it's the age we live in, the Age of Aquarius. Many people, young and old, are discovering themselves more and more often, finding out who they truly are, and for many, that includes finding magic, and using it as a self-empowering tool that can help them on their path. Magic is used by people all over the globe, and it's making a positive change in the world! Blessed be!
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Additional information about what teens think about magic and Wicca can be found on the MTV website. Check it out http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1584096/20080325/id_0.jhtml