Laurie Cabot is an American Witchcraft high priestess.She is the author of such books as The Power of the Witch, The Witch in Every Woman,and Celebrate the Earth, while also founding the Cabot Tradition of the Science of Witchcraft and the Witches’ League for Public Awareness to defend the civil rights of Witches everywhere. In the 1970s, Cabot was declared the “official Witch of Salem, Massachusetts”, by then-Governor Michael Dukakis, to honor her work with special needs children.She continues to reside in Salem, where she owns a shop called The Cat, the Crow, and the Crown. Cabot claims to be related to the prominent Boston Brahmin Cabot family. She is perhaps one the most high-profile Witches in the world. She is a part of Salem lore, and a local celebrity in that city and throughout Massachusetts’s North Shore.