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

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And I don't mean schlocky t-shirts...Despite Facebook's increasingly annoying propensity for not showing me very much of anything I want to see anymore, I did happen upon two interesting items this week.First, some sneakers inspired by TWIN PEAKS. (Here's a bunch of them on Ebay: you will note some of them have a black and blue color theme, while some have red, black and green; the latter ones seem to have that crazy zig zag pattern from the Red Room on the bottom soles).If you … [Read more...]

THE WICKER MAN meets THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT? Really?

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I am not a fan of movie teaser articles that use the word "meets" in this way but the trailer for this new film APOCALYPTIC does seem to justify the headline from movie pilot.com that has just come over the transom today...It's from Australia, and very low budget (less than $10,000, which is CRAZY!), and in one of my favorite (if beleaguered, these days) categories of horror, the found footage genre. Though it wasn't the first film to use the found footage conceit, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT … [Read more...]

Every Day is Earth Day

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(This article was first published on The Witches' Voice website on April 22, 2002. I think it has weathered well. I also think it's easy to get depressed realizing how little has changed and how so much seems to have gotten worse. But I invite you to find beauty and hope in nature today, and every day. It teaches us about the power of believing in change and renewal.) I write to you from Boston, where last week we had a day that hit NINETY-THREE degrees (breaking the previous record … [Read more...]

Prominent Pagan Arrested for Child Pornography

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This is not a good week for the pagan community.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 this news story from the Times-Picayune.Klein has recorded a number of albums, both on his own and with other musicians, including his ex-wife Tziporah, with whom he used to tour the … [Read more...]

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

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It is a sad day.I have just received the news that Judy Harrow, a very influential member of our greater pagan community, has passed away suddenly. I had been aware via Facebook that Judy was experiencing some recent health complications connected to her dialysis, but other than that I do not have any specific information of the cause of her death.I first met Judy many years ago, in the late 1980s, when I lived in western Masschusetts. She attended events with various groups I knew at … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Vampires are Us, by Margot Adler

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Margot Adler, NPR correspondent, is perhaps best known to the pagan community for her groundbreaking and influential book Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers and Other Pagans in America. Published in 1979 and updated in several editions since, it was the only book of its kind to offer a serious sociological and cultural critique of the burgeoning pagan movement, something other journalists and scholars had failed to take on at that point.What made it even more … [Read more...]

Pagan Tea Time Chat with Dogs!

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Well it took us a while but Fritz Muntean and I finally scheduled our chat! Following Christine Hoff Kraemer's excellent idea to reach out and chat with someone in the pagan community we'd never actually met in person, Fritz and I (who have "known" one another for years vis various forums and groups related to paganism and academia) got together via video chat on Google Hang Out. (Fritz also had a nice chat with Christine last week)It was a lively and fascinating conversation (once I shut my … [Read more...]

Too good not to share…THE POWER OF THE WITCH

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And now for some dreamy old film imagery, scented with patchouli and blessed with love beads...THE POWER OF THE WITCH (video link included).Rare footage of some of the early movers and shakers of modern pagan witchcraft: Alex and Maxine Sanders, et al...filmed in 1971, this was the heyday of the modern occult movement, and so is really an interesting historical document and also quite a lovely way to experience the "vibe" of  what the early days of  the pagan community were like.It w … [Read more...]

February: Women in Horror Month

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In  case you missed it, there is still time to marvel over the wonderful world of women in the horror industry. Writers, filmmakers, artists, performers, editors, producers, they are all celebrated in this month long observation that's been going on for five years now (who knew?). Check out the Facebook page for a month's worth of awesome links. It will probably keep you busy through February 2015!Some highlights:The Women in Horror Calendar, being sold in the UK (via Etsy) to benefit … [Read more...]


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