Bruce Sinofsky, co-director of PARADISE LOST films, dead at 58

Bruce Sinofsky, working on Iconoclasts (image from sundance.tv)

I am deeply saddened by the shocking news of the sudden death of Bruce Sinofsky. Bruce was an Oscar-nominated filmmaker known for his documentaries, most notably the Paradise Lost trilogy which chronicled the West Memphis Three case. His films Brother’s Keeper and Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (both made with his filmmaking partner and best friend [Read More...]

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First “Killer Clowns,” now “Psycho Witches”: new Italian video hijinks

Remember the Italians who made the videos about the psychotic killer clowns? Now they’ve made a new group of videos that feature a “psycho witch” who engages in apparent acts of torture, murder and mayhem. [Read more...]

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Valentine’s Day, or Lupercalia? A Pagan Dilemma

Illustration by Sarah Goodreau

Hard on the heels of Valentine’s Day,the following day in fact, is the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, which some pagans find resonates with them — which, with the release of FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, suddenly has some amusing connections with the romantic holiday. [Read more...]

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Snow, Survival, the Zombie Apocalypse and the Pagan Lifestyle

My neighborhood, after snowfall.

Many pagans don’t seem to know how to utilize the most basic survival skills, not to mention live a life seemingly in harmony with nature. Growing veggies in the summer is one thing. But how do we live at one with nature when the land is covered in frozen white stuff? [Read more...]

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Imbolc: Hello Brigid! Have you met my friend, Pan?

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Imbolc is the pagan winter festival that arrives just at that moment when many of us dearly need a reason to hope that spring will arrive. (or autumn, for our friends in the Southern hemisphere, wishing for cool breezes). Of course it is no coincidence that this day is also celebrated secularly as Ground Hog’s Day, [Read More...]

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Ancestor Remembrance Project, Part 3

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Blessings of Samhain!  I have so enjoyed doing this project with Ambaa and getting to know more about her spirituality and cultural traditions. This week, we decided to answer questions related to death and dying and ancestor remembrance. We both contributed to the questions. 1) What are some of the rituals by which your religion [Read More...]

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Ancestor Remembrance Project, Part 2

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   Here is our second round of questions! I am enjoying getting to know Ambaa, my partner for the Ancestor Remembrance Project this month; her Patheos blog is The White Hindu. Part One of our exchange is here.   I wrote this week’s questions! 1) Did you celebrate Hallowe’en growing up? In school, at home, or both? Ambaa: [Read More...]

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Ancestor Remembrance Project, Part 1

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My partner for the Ancestor Remembrance Project this month is Ambaa, whose Patheos blog is The White Hindu. We will be comparing different spiritual and family traditions related to our ancestry by answering questions around a theme each week. [Read more...]

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AHS FREAKSHOW Podcast discussion: TONIGHT!

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We’ve been having difficulty getting Google Hang Out to host our video chat (the new phone-based app’s upgrades are affecting connectivity in a very bad way); so, for the time being, we’ll be doing our chats on the radio! BlogTalkRadio, that is. Tune in tonight at 11 pm EST to hear me and Lilith Dorsey [Read More...]

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