Unleash the Hounds! (Link Roundup)

XKCD by Randall Munroe

There are lots of articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans out there, sometimes more than I can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round them all up. Considering how many times Wicca has been called the "fastest growing religion in America," by both supporters and detractors, the latest XKCD comic reminds us to not get too wrapped up with the numbers, because they can be deceptive. At Religion Dispatches John … [Read more...]

Quick Notes: Wiccan Murderer Sentenced, Wiccan Teen Attacked, and Lighting Up Stonehenge

Just a few quick news notes for you on this Saturday. Wiccan Murderer Sentenced: The sensationalism-drenched case of Angela Sanford, a Wiccan who killed Joel Levya in what some media described as a ritualistic sacrifice, has finally come to an end.  Sanford plead no contest to second-degree murder in August, and was today sentenced to 20 years in prison. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vuISkSRpLY "Angela Sanford was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday for her connection to the … [Read more...]

Quick Notes: Hinduism in Africa, Michigan’s Bullying Law, and the Keystone XL Pipeline

Just a few quick news notes for you on this Saturday. Hinduism in Africa: The Times of India reports on the rapid growth of Hinduism in Ghana and neighboring Togo, exploding from just small group in the 1970s to between 2000 and 3000 families today. How did Hinduism grow in Ghana, which is 70% Christian? Through example. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYQKkH9KM3w "We have not achieved this through the winning of souls as other religions do, but have attracted people into the practice of … [Read more...]