The Nation: Bewitched and Bothered

Even hardened criminals in the Kansas state industrial reformatory in Hutchinson might have shivered a bit when they learned the news: a self-proclaimed witch was in the prison. He was not a convict but Robert J. Williams, 45, one of the three staff psychologists. Williams is a member of what he calls the Gardnerian sect, an occult paganistic group that worships a two-headed, male-female godhead and performs some of its ceremonies in the nude (and refers to both male and female mem bers as witches). After the Wichita Eagle and the Beacon ran the story last November, Superintendent Kenneth Oliver was...

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