Pagan Defends Ground Zero Cross

NEW YORK PAGANISM EXAMINER: "Also, the object in question is not, shall we say, an intentional cross, but some twisted beams that resemble one; no one deliberately set it there, and after appearing in hundreds of newspaper pictures and articles, it could certainly be argued that it has become symbolic of hope, of endurance, of belief in the power of good over evil.  Are those strictly religious viewpoints?" … [Read more...]

Pagans celebrate their pride in British Columbia

VERNON MORNING STAR: "Okanagan Wiccans, Druids, Pagans, Witches, Heathens, Shamans and members of many other earth-based faiths will gather once again to celebrate their Pagan Pride Aug. 6 at Cenotaph Park in Vernon." … [Read more...]

Largest Upper Midwest Pagan Festival opens in 10 days

PNC-MINNESOTA: "Sacred Harvest Festival (SHF), located in southern Minnesota near Albert Lea, opens Saturday, August 6th, The last day to register online and before gate rates is Sunday, July 31st.  I had the chance to interview Bress Nicneven, festival site director and board member of Harmony Tribe , the event’s sponsor." … [Read more...]

A Witch’s Initiation

WICCAN FRIEND: "Tomorrow I will be initiated into Rose Hollow Coven and will have earned my First Degree.  It is as it should be an acknowledgement of service to my Lord and Lady.  There is benefit though to being a part of a coven.  I have a wiser HP and HPS to help me walk through it this time and offer the coven my service.  With their help I hope to become a better pagan and well rounded High Priest.  I also hope that I am able to teach them a few things.  Knowing the kind of people they … [Read more...]

Salem Licensing Board Session On Threats Sign Of The Times

SALEM PATCH: "Many different people and businesses have contributed to the success of the Salem tourist trade. No one person was solely responsible for its creation and no one personality drives it today. October looms just ahead and it would be well advised for all to put egos, agendas, and personal feelings aside and focus on having a successful season." … [Read more...]

New DNA Evidence Means Hope for West Memphis Three

MSNBC: "Newly tested DNA evidence in the 1993 killings of three 8-year-old Cub Scouts in Arkansas has failed to link the crimes to the men convicted in the murders, including one on Death Row, advocates for the men said on Wednesday." … [Read more...]

Anders Breivik’s Interest in Odinism and Knights Templar

Egil Asprem: "I, for one, find Breivik’s Odinism-friendly counterjihadist initiatic Templar terrorism bizarre enough." … [Read more...]

I am a Conscientious Objector in the Spiritual War

Alison Leigh Lilly: "These Pagans are doing this in the name of the “religious tolerance and freedom” of Columbia (who was an early propaganda device named after a man who helped to perpetuate the enslavement and genocide of the native people of this land) — their Christian counterparts claim what they are doing is based on the love and mercy of Jesus (who even in their own holy text is depicted as being explicitly against religious empire)." … [Read more...]

£2,000 Reward For Identity of Curse Sender

BBC NEWS: "A man in Glastonbury who received a curse telling him to leave town has put up a £2,000 reward to find the culprit." … [Read more...]

Tunnels in Bavaria: Catacombs, Ritual Spaces or Hideouts?

SPIEGEL: "There are more than 700 curious tunnel networks in Bavaria, but their purpose remains a mystery. Were they built as graves for the souls of the dead, as ritual spaces or as hideaways from marauding bandits? Archeologists are now exploring the subterranean vaults to unravel their secrets." … [Read more...]


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