Sacred Rocks in Shinto

JAPAN TIMES: "You've probably heard Mount Fuji referred to as a sacred mountain. This is because it is believed that the kami descend and reside there. The kami tend to occupy places among concentrations of nature such as mountains, rocks, waterfalls and forests." … [Read more...]

Stars of Polygamy Reality Show to Challenge Utah Law

CNN: "Kody Brown and his four wives - the stars of the reality TV show "Sister Wives" - will soon be the subjects of another real-life drama, this one at the federal court in Salt Lake City, Utah." … [Read more...]

Latest Kinsey Report Says Men Are The Cuddlers and Promiscuity Makes You Sad

SLATE: Is the new Kinsey study full of creative interpretation of data? Or are men really cuddlers and women more sexually satisfied? … [Read more...]

New Fables for Heathen Children

MARK LUDWIG STINSON, owner of the popular Polytheism page on Facebook, is compiling nature fables for Heathen children. … [Read more...]

Statue of Liberty Demonic Idol?

RIGHT WING WATCH: "Benefiel claims that the Statue of Liberty is in fact a “demonic idol” because it represents a “false goddess.” … [Read more...]

Do Paganism and Wicca Have Rules?

PATTI WIGINGTON: "Some people believe in the Threefold Law, and others don't. Others say that the Wiccan Rede is only for Wiccans but not other Pagans. Plus, sometimes you say that one tradition does things one way but that other traditions don't have to do things the same way. What's going on here? Are there rules in Wicca or not?" … [Read more...]

AP on Women’s Reluctance to Report Rape

AP on Women's Reluctance to Report Rape: "Our culture has no sympathy for a woman we consider to be less than pristine," says Ossorio, executive director of NOW's New York City chapter. "We see it play out in our courtrooms — district attorneys don't indict in cases where there are 'credibility issues.' They do credit checks — because apparently a woman with bad credit isn't a good witness." … [Read more...]

Icelanders Soothe Angered Elves With Song

ICENEWS: "It is hoped that elves and hidden people around the north-western Icelandic town of Bolungarvik will start to calm down again following their recent dangerous pranks and humans’ subsequent efforts to appease them." … [Read more...]

Why aren’t we up in arms about a movie that makes Pagans into murderous monsters?

THE JUGGLER: "I love the badness that is The Wicker Man. And you know what – it seems that most Pagans love it. Many years ago for PanGaia Magazine I was part of the team that put together the Pagan Bookshelf Series.  When we were discussing the best Pagan movies The Wicker Man came up both as “the best of the best” and a movie we love to hate." … [Read more...]

Cult Leader Kills Boy for Being “Gay”, Neighbors Ignore Abuse

"A religious leader in North Carolina shot to death his four-​year old step son because he thought the boy, Jadon Higganbothan, might be gay." … [Read more...]