MALEFICENT: Full of pagan imagery

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You gotta love when a fairy tale actually has lots of fairies in it. That’s the conceit behind MALEFICENT, Disney’s new retelling of SLEEPING BEAUTY. It’s a kind of alternative theory on how the Wicked Queen/Evil Fairy got so wicked/evil. [Read more...]

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Review: PLAIN JANE: THE SHOCKUMENTARY

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Jane Hash is an artist, healer, blogger and activist. She is also barely three feet tall. Born with a genetic condition that left her with multiple fractures, her health was compromised for most of her youth, and her mobility limited by the fragility of her bones. As an adult, Jane seems like a powerhouse of energy, humor, and no-nonsense ass-kicking. Her podcast “Hash it Out with Jane” gives voice to her activism and consciousness raising. [Read more...]

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Happy Fifth Birthday Patheos!

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Well really it was yesterday but boy, has it been a busy week! Yesterday was also the cross quarter day of Beltane (for this who like to observe the exact cross quarter in addition to the traditional festival day of May 1st) so that seems fitting. The cross quarter days fall nicely midway between the [Read More...]

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Horror-inspired Apparel! THE SHINING and TWIN PEAKS, now in scary wearable form…

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Two interesting Facebook finds: sneakers inspired by TWIN PEAKS and an entire line of apparel inspired by THE SHINING! [Read more...]

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THE WICKER MAN meets THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT? Really?

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Check out APOCALYPTIC, a low-budget Australian film in the found-footage genre where a film crew goes looking for a doomsday cult in the forest. Comparisons to THE WICKER MAN abound! [Read more...]

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Every Day is Earth Day

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LIVE as if there’s a point to it all, as if a healthy lifestyle is actually making a difference not just to yourself, but to your loved ones, and to all humanity. Go outside already! What are you waiting for? Tomorrow? [Read more...]

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The only thing worse than a witch hunt…

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I’m pretty sure the upcoming SALEM series was in the works before AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN premiered, but I am inclined to agree with the i09 folks: this new show seems to want to give the glossy, envelope-pushing FX drama a run for its money. [Read more...]

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Prominent Pagan Arrested for Child Pornography

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Kenny Klein, well known pagan musician and an amateur photographer, has been arrested in New Orleans on 25 counts of child pornography, involving images found on his computer of children under the age of 13 engaging in explicit sexual activity, according to a news story from the Times-Picayune. [Read more...]

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Sad, Sudden Loss of a Pagan Elder: Rest in Peace, Judy Harrow

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As we grow older and our pagan elders pass away, may we never forget how these strong and spirited people forged paths and inroads for all of us, and may we continue to learn from their example and honor their work. Go in peace, Judy, and may your lively conversations continue with those who have gone on before. May the gods receive you proudly, for you worked in their service, tirelessly and with grace and passion. [Read more...]

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