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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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£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...]

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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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From pagan to priest: A Chinese Conversion Story

VIDEO: Damien Lim describes growing up "pagan" (traditional Chinese religion) and becoming a Catholic priest. … [Read more...]

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Priest Burns the KJV, Calls For Separation of God and Bible

BBC NEWS: "The Church in Wales says it is investigating after a Gwynedd rector burnt some pages from the Bible. The Reverend Geraint ap Iorwerth of St Peter ad Vincula Church, Pennal, also cut up pages from the King James Bible to create an artwork." … [Read more...]

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Hungary Adopts Restrictive Religious Law

HUFFPO: More than three hundred currently registered religious organizations will be retroactively stripped of their status as religious communities and "de-registered" as religious organizations, losing key rights and privileges provided to favored Churches. Only 14 religious organizations will retain their registration status, while all others will be forced to "re-register." … [Read more...]

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