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Charmed (television series)

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

From Spelling Television, created by Constance M. Burge, this series was obviously inspired by the movie Practical Magic. The television series stars Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, and Alyssa Milano as three sisters: Prue, Piper, and Phoebe Halliwell. Reunited in their grandmother's old Victorian home, they are mysteriously led up to the attic where they discover granny's Book of Shadows. With a rit-

ual performed at the full of the Moon, they are given the role of "The Charmed Ones," powerful Witches who must fight demons and warlocks. Prue is able to repel objects and people, using kinetic energy; Piper has the power to freeze time briefly; and Phoebe gets flashes of future events.

Actual Craft terms, such as Book of Shadows, coven, pentagram, Wicca, are used, giving an air of authenticity. The writers seemed to have some knowledge of actual Wiccan and magical practices (and even incorporated this author's name into the plot), although in typical Hollywood fashion, facts are distorted and mixed in with fiction to produce an entertaining storyline. However, the three main Witches are presented in a positive light.

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