Violence, Children and Women

There seems to be a theme of violence in the news this morning, and before I attempt to wrap my head around the concept of idol-worship (stay tuned!) I want to talk about violence.The first regards a local story on WSB of an investigation into child abuse because of a Santeria ritual. A daycare called the police after finding cuts on a 4-year-old girl's chest. Apparently the cross-shaped cuts are made as part of a religious ritual in order to boost the girls strength. This isn't a ritual I … [Read more...]

Pagan Soup: Sacred Paths Center, Camelot, Occult Experts and Egocentric Ritual

Sacred Paths Center in Financial StraitsNels Linde at PNC-Minnesota reports the popular community center in Paganistan is in danger of closing it's doors. SPC put this statement on their website: Sacred Paths Center, the Spiritual/Pagan Center, open to all, first of its kind in the United States, is broke.“What, AGAIN?”Yes.“Now why?”Simple: lack of YOUR support. This message will reach thousands and thousands, but how many of you will care enough to do anything? Camelot Mini-Ra … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Nouvelle Noir Goddess take on Pagan from the African Traditionalist Community

Find other posts related to this topic on the link round-up post!Daughters of Eve Contributor, Nouvelle Noir Goddess, offers her view on the current debate:I’ve read numerous thought provoking and inspiring personal testimony by individuals thought on referencing themselves Pagan, Polytheist, or the likes. Each contributor to the debate gave me insight on how at times one feels alienated or together with Pagan community as a collective whole.In my experience with the African Traditionalist … [Read more...]

Book Review: Teachings of the Santeria Gods by Ocha’ni Lele

{Ocha'ni Lele. Teachings of the Santeria Gods. Destiny books 2010. 269 pages. $16.95} Reviewed by Star FosterI love a good story. A good story has a mystery, a moral, a familiarity or a sense of the fantastic. A good story satisfies you down to your bones. Ocha'ni Lele's book Teachings of the Santeria Gods is chock-full of just such stories.Today when we want to learn about the Gods we often go to books that explain the Gods to us, rather than simply absorb the stories about the Gods. I … [Read more...]


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