Marion Weinstein, a New York comedienne, witch, author and a totally unique individual died in July 2009. In the 1960’s she originated a very funny radio show, Marion’s Cauldron. Even in her elder years, she continued to combine politics, witchcraft and comedy in a unique way. Many of her rituals can be found on YouTube, and some of them are wildly funny and poignant. Her odd and somewhat squeaky voice, as well as the way she presented herself, made many people think she was simple and not smart. But Positive Magic is beautifully written and quite brilliant. She was always much deeper and more savvy than many in the world gave her credit for... Here is one of her funnier videos...
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