Scholastic Paganism

If I were to ask you what Paganism involved, I’d wager you’d tell me something about the sacrality of Nature, a multiplicity of Gods, or a non-mainstream spirituality. But, what if I asked you about Scholasticism? Now that’s a different story. [Read more…]

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Shadow Work and Social Change

Why haven’t Pagan groups become driving forces for activism? What holds us back and how do we change this? [Read more…]

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Patheos Pagan Update

Welcome back to the Grapevine, and thanks for dropping by Patheos Pagan! It’s been an exciting six months or so here and I’d like to tell you all about it. [Read more…]

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Christian Outrage Shuts Down Idolatry Art Exhibit

ART THREAT: “Cruz said his installation, named Poleteismo or Polytheism, was conceived as a commentary on how idolatry has evolved throughout history. The targeted work symbolized the worship of men in a patriarchal society.” [Read more…]

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Is Saudia Arabia Embracing Polytheistic Past?

THE GUARDIAN: “For years, the country has been erasing any evidence of its polytheistic, desert-dwelling past. But now, slowly, the tide may be starting to turn” [Read more…]

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Anonymous Person Spreading New Forest Child Abuse Claims

CARING FOR OUR CHILDREN: “In a message which began appearing on July 25 on several internet forums and message boards, including shameonyou.org, “Alice” made serious allegations of ritual child abuse against a New Forest Coven.” [Read more…]

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Wiccan Leads Panel on Supernatural in Bengali Cinema

THE TIMES OF INDIA: “Chandreyee Ghosh had played a student of Wicca in ” Parapaar”, a show that used to be aired on a private Bengali channel, Anjan Dutt’s telefilm “Mannequin”, based on one of Ipsita’s stories is almost ready to be aired while Rituparno Ghosh’s involvement with the Wicca had started as early as [Read More…]

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Real Witches Critique “True Blood”

REUTERS: “Marnie does communicate with the dead but she comes into witchcraft lacking groundedness,” said Penczak, author of “The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development. “A witch who gets good training usually learns to balance that with discipline, strength and focus. I would have liked to see a witch who was more [Read More…]

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Shades of Faith: Minority Voices in Paganism

PAGAN WRITERS: “Shades of Faith: Minority Voices in Paganism is an anthology that encompasses the voices and experiences of minorities within the Pagan community and addresses some of the challenges, stereotyping, frustrations, talents, history and beauties of being different within the racial constructs of typical Pagan or Wiccan groups.” [Read more…]

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Religious Right Calls NAR Pagan?

American Independent: “But the Aug. 6 event has also received sharp criticism from within the conservative Christian movement for some of its sponsors who hail from the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement, a branch of Pentecostalism that some view as pagan because it works to “divorce” America from a demon called Baal.” [Read more…]

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