February 21, 2021

After a short break, Pagan & Shinto News is back! Here are some of the top stories from the past weeks: Pagan Tama writer interviewed by The Wild Hunt UK: Original ‘Stonehenge’ discovered, echoing a legend of the wizard Merlin In Memoriam: Dr. Wendy Griffin, co-founder of Pagan Studies Read more below… *=Registration may be required. Pagan News Pagans for Secularism: an interview with Megan Manson The Wild Hunt The Wild Hunt‘s Jake Leibowitz recently spoke with Megan Manson, the founder… Read more

February 1, 2021

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto this week: Ireland: Brigid light show honours mother & baby homes victims Ritual monument discovered in Scotland dates to the time of Stonehenge Japan: Priest at popular Shinto shrine arrested for allegedly fondling two women during prayers Read more below… *=Registration may be required. Pagan News Ireland: St. Brigid’s Day light show honours Mother & Baby Homes victims among others Irish Central To celebrate Brigid’s Day the Herstory Light Show, by Dodeca, will illuminate iconic… Read more

January 24, 2021

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto this week: Japan: Shinto ritual at shrine in central Japan predicts state of society, harvest this year Spain: 5,000-year-old crystal dagger uncovered in Iberian megalithic tomb UK: University of York pulls three wise monkeys from their website over ‘racist stereotype’ fears Read more below… *=Registration may be required. Pagan News “Halloween House” burning foretells danger for the occult community The Wild Hunt Last week we saw the burning of the famous “Halloween House” in Poughkeepsie,… Read more

January 18, 2021

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto this week: Witches hex Trump and his supporters after Capitol insurrection Fantasy author and witch Storm Constantine dies Japanese pray for end to pandemic in annual ice bath Shinto ritual at Tokyo shrine Read more below… *=Registration may be required. Pagan News Witches hex Trump and his supporters after Capitol insurrection Teen Vogue witches are taking to platforms like TikTok and Instagram yet again to maximize their hexing powers, casting spells against Trump and… Read more

January 10, 2021

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto this week: US: Heathens respond to “Q-Shaman” and Norse imagery in Capitol riot Japan: New Year’s Shinto shrine visitors plummet UK: Major new cultural project to honour Scottish women persecuted as witches Read more below… *=Registration may be required. Pagan News US: Heathens respond to “Q-Shaman” and Norse imagery in Capitol riot The Wild Hunt Of the many rioters photographed during the assault on the Capitol, one in particular caught the eye of the Heathen… Read more

January 3, 2021

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto this week: Japan welcomes Year of the Ox amid pandemic UK: Stonehenge Tunnel legal action fundraiser nears £50k target 2,500-year-old Greek Aphrodite temple discovered in Turkey Read more below… *=Registration may be required. Oshougatsu (Japanese New Year) coverage PM’s New Year visit to Ise Grand Shrine cancelled amid virus surge Jiji Press The Japanese government decided Monday to cancel Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s visit scheduled for Jan. 4 to Ise Jingu, a Shinto shrine complex… Read more

December 27, 2020

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto this week: More than 1 million watch Stonehenge Winter Solstice online German church finally says sorry for ‘bleeding wound of witch burning’ Japan: Coronavirus surge disrupts New Year rituals Read more below… *=Registration may be required. Winter Solstice coverage More than 1 million watch Stonehenge Winter Solstice online Planet Radio Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event on Monday 21 December was closed to the public… Pagan revellers brave downpours at a closed Stonehenge to… Read more

December 20, 2020

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto this week: Italy formally recognizes Roman polytheist organisation US: Tens of thousands sign petition to block Asatru Folk Assembly in Minnesota UK: Newspaper apologises for headline sensationalising murder of Pagan woman Read more below… Winter Solstice coverage Yule traditions new and old wish good riddance to 2020 at the winter solstice Religion News Service Patheos Pagan editor Jason Mankey is interviewed… Stonehenge Winter Solstice ban criticised by senior druid BBC English Heritage is “using… Read more

December 13, 2020

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto this week: US: Town approves permit for whites-only Asatru group to use former church UK: Young Pagan woman murdered by fiancé in Wales Turkey: Statue of Goddess Kybele returns to homeland Read more below… Pagan News US: Minnesota town’s residents uniting against Asatru Folk Assembly’s racist beliefs Duluth News Tribune There’s tension in Murdock following the City Council decision to award a conditional use permit to the Asatru Folk Assembly for the use of a… Read more

December 7, 2020

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto this week: UK: Pagans join Stonehenge protesters in ‘mass trespass’ to show opposition to tunnel Japan: Crowdfunding launched for Shinto shrine that inspired video game France: COVID masks adorn healing trees in updated pagan rite Read more below… Pagan News Pagans join Stonehenge protesters in ‘mass trespass’ to show opposition to £1.7bn tunnel Greenock Telegraph The group, who described themselves as an alliance of local residents, ecologists, activists, archaeologists and pagans, gathered at the Wiltshire site… Read more




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