The top media stories in Paganism and Shinto for Apr 16th- 22nd: Patheos’ Friendly Atheist reports on the evangelical Christian group “POTUS Shield,” who are holding a collective prayer to protect Donald Trump from “witches and warlocks.” Plus: The huge Takamikura throne of the Japanese Emperor, designed to represent key episodes in Shinto mythology, will be moved from Kyoto to Tokyo ahead of the next Emperor’s accession. And scientists have deciphered an Egyptian 1,500-year-old ‘magical papyrus’ including incantations telling of Biblical human sacrifice. Read more

Let’s look at the goddesses that personify some of the ideals that secularism represents and aims to achieve in society. Read more

Neglected and vandalised, this secret ‘Roman Bath’ in the middle of an English woodland had almost lost its magic. But thanks to the hard work of volunteers, some of that magic has been restored. Read more

The top stories in Paganism and Shinto for the week Apr 9th- 15th: Is the term ‘witch hunt’ offensive: Plus: Spring festival returns to town in Fukushima for the first time since the earthquake and tsunami; and the BBC explores the worship of Bacchus. Read more

Following recent incidents of discrimination that caused widespread outrage, is it time for sumo to treat women equally? Read more

This week in Paganism & Shinto: Sumo sexism sparks outrage; Atlantis Bookshop celebrates 96th birthday; Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata dies Read more

Pagan secularists may find inspiration from the stories of these six rebel deities. Read more

When a Catholic church was desecrated, most Pagans were horrified. But a disturbing number cheered. Read more

Three ways you can easily incorporate charitable giving into Pagan worship Read more

A visit to one of Britain’s most sacred places Read more

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