Druids, Witches, Pagans, Wiccans Head to Wyoming for Eclipse
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Not only astronomers but druids, witches, pagans and Wiccans are headed to Wyoming from neighboring states and beyond to experience Monday's total solar eclipse.
Among them is Ken Biles, a Colorado man who goes by the name Greyhart. He says a solar eclipse is a transition and transitions are powerful moments both for cultures and individual people.
Biles says he plans to conduct a ceremony near Glendo Reservoir during the eclipse.
Others including California author and wizard Oberon Zell Ravenheart plan to congregate at Beartrap Meadow on Casper Mountain.
Ravenheart says he has experienced three previous eclipses with other pagans.
Wyoming officials estimate the number of people coming to see the eclipse could double the state's population of 585,000.