Pagan & Shinto News: ‘Starter Witch Kit’ withdrawn following complaints

Pagan & Shinto News: ‘Starter Witch Kit’ withdrawn following complaints September 10, 2018

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto for September 2nd – September 10th:

  • Pinrose withdraws ‘Starter Witch Kit’ following complaints
  • Deadly typhoon strikes Japan, causing loss of life and damaging historic shrines
  • Fundraising campaign launched for bronze memorial to women accused of witchcraft

Pagan News

Pinrose withdraws ‘Starter Witch Kit’ following protests from witches
Pinrose
Beauty company issues statement: “we will not be manufacturing or making this product available for sale.”…

The Witch & Sephora: The Selling of Magick
Patheos Pagain: Raise The Horns
Starting in October beauty chain Sephora will be selling “Witch Kits” and it has some of my friends in an uproar…

Charmed Reboot to Explore Latinx Witchcraft and Women’s Issues
Screen Rant
The CW’s reboot of Charmed will reportedly focus on delving into Latinx witchcraft and women’s issues…

Waking the Witch Exhibition Coming to Newtown
Business News Wales
The Oriel Davies Gallery in Newtown is hosting ‘Waking the Witch’, a touring group exhibition by Legion Projects which looks at the importance of craft, ritual and land on the practice of the ever-shifting figure of the witch, from September 15 to November 7…

Smithsonian Channel’s Sacred Sites explores ancient mysteries
The Wild Hunt
When David Ryan, a documentary film writer and creative producer, witnessed a Druid ritual in his native Ireland a few years ago, he was shocked – literally…

Norwegian couple exchange vows in Viking wedding including blood ritual
Mail Online
Former beautician Elisabeth Dalseth, 27, was serenaded by throat singers as she married Rune Dalseth, 36, on the banks of a Norwegian lake, in a ceremony presided over by a gothi, or pagan priest…

Local coven offers a different path of spirituality
JD News
Members of an Onslow County Pagan coven, called the Coven Le Corbeau Noir, speak out about their beliefs and explain their personal spiritual paths…

Cybercovenry uses new technology to explore old ways
The Wild Hunt
Recently The Wild Hunt spoke with Maat of the JaguarMoon, a teaching and working coven, about Techno-Paganism…

Challenging Stereotypes, Frances Denny Captures Modern-Day American Witches
Artsy
It’s the diversity of today’s female mystics—whose modalities are as divergent as their personal backgrounds—that photographer Frances F. Denny catalogs in the series “Major Arcana: Witches in America.”…

When is Harvest Festival 2018 in the UK, why is it celebrated and when is the Harvest Moon?
Metro
It is very nearly time for Harvest Festival in Britain, the ancient festival that celebrates a successful yield for farmers across the country…

Artist Kathleen Edwards creates Witches’ Calendar
The Wild Hunt
Artist Kathleen Edwards had an “evangelical Christian childhood with a troubled mother” and a father who “went along with the program,” she says…

Shinto News

Deadly typhoon strikes Japan, closing airport and damaging shrines
New York Post
In Kyoto, the former imperial capital and a popular tourist destination, wooden shrine buildings and tall orange-red entrance gates were knocked down…

West Michigan University Researcher of Japanese religions to receive award
West Michigan University
Dr. Stephen Covell, Japanese religions researcher, will be presented with a Western Michigan University Distinguished Service Award…

Tokyo’s Kanda Shrine: An Experience of Faith and Tradition
Japan Forward
The Kanda Myojin Shrine is dedicated to a guardian god that has protected shoguns and citizens of Japan since the Edo Period…

Imperial Tombs
Green Shinto
After the Restoration in 1874, even more astonishingly the burial sites of the three semi-divine generations prior to Jimmu were said to have been identified – that of Ninigi, who according to myth descended from heaven, together with his son and grandson…

Other News

Fundraising campaign launched for bronze memorial to women accused of witchcraft
Harwich and Manningtree Standard
A computer impression of how a £30,000 bronze memorial honouring the victims of Mistley’s witchfinder general will look is set to be created…

Brazil museum fire destroyed 700 ancient Egyptian artifacts
ABC News
Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry says a preliminary report shows that the fire that engulfed Brazil’s National Museum destroyed all of its artifacts including those in the pharaonic hall, which contained 700 pieces…

Greek police recover Aphrodite stolen from island museum
Washington Post
A 2,000-year-old statue of the ancient Greek goddess of love Aphrodite, one of a batch of antiquities stolen from a museum storeroom on the resort island of Santorini, has been recovered from traffickers in a car trunk, Greek police said Wednesday…

Ancient Church Hidden in Turkish Lake. And a Pagan Temple May Lie Beneath It
Live Science
The archaeologists now think this church may hide another treasure beneath it: a pagan temple…

Ancient Egyptian tombs are reopened to the public for the first time
Mail Online
The tombs of Mehu have been reopened to the viewing public for the first time in almost 80 years since it was discovered in 1940 in Giza, Egypt…

Festival Minkoan celebrates Haitian culture
News 12 Brooklyn
A Haitian celebration in East Flatbush at the Wyckoff House Museum Saturday celebrated specific religious traditions and spirits of Haiti…

Woman in court accused of murdering Annalise Johnstone at witch memorial
The Courier
A woman has appeared in court, accused of murdering 22-year-old Annalise Johnstone at a notorious witch memorial in Perthshire…

How Brexit has revived controversy over the Elgin Marbles in Britain
The Independent
The Parthenon Sculptures have been the subject of debate for more than 200 years. With Theresa May scurrying around the EU trying to deliver Brexit, Greece is quite right to probe the possibility of bringing the treasures home…

A Discovery of Witches on Sky in September
Oxford Mail
A TV series based on a fantasy novel about witches set in Oxford is about to be shown on satellite channel Sky…

Can we learn from the past in tackling witchcraft-related violence today?
The Conversation
Today, it is popularly believed that violence against those accused of “witchcraft” and “sorcery” in the Global South mirrors European witchcraft-persecutions in the past…

Inside Zambia’s Horrifying Persecution of ‘Witches’
Daily Beast
Filmmaker Rungano Nyoni’s striking debut, ‘I Am Not a Witch,’ explores Zambia’s misogynistic treatment of “witches.” And it’s the U.K. entry for the Best Foreign Film Oscar…

Tribal Couple In Odisha Killed For Allegedly Practising Witchcraft
NDTV
A tribal couple was allegedly killed in their sleep for practising witchcraft in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district, police said on Sunday…

Animal-themed drinkware shows ancients partied in beast mode
Idaho Statesman
An unusual new exhibition at the Harvard Art Museums explores that primal connection between man, beast and libation…

Forest “Bathing” To Clean The Mind
Living It
Known as Shinrin-yoku in Japan, where it first emerged in the 1980s, this is a therapy that has grown in popularity around the world…

13 Witchy Books To Get You In The Halloween Spirit
Bustle
We’re living in a beautiful golden age, as far as witch-based literature goes, and here are some of the witchiest books to check out…

‘Teach religion and worldviews instead of RE’
BBC News
Religious education in England’s schools should be renamed Religion and Worldviews to reflect the diversity of modern Britain, say experts…

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