Pagan & Shinto News: Five Indicted For Beheading Ram In Neo-Nazi Pagan Ritual

Pagan & Shinto News: Five Indicted For Beheading Ram In Neo-Nazi Pagan Ritual April 19, 2021

Top stories in Paganism and Shinto this week:

  • US: Five indicted for beheading ram in neo-Nazi pagan ritual
  • Witchy tabletop game con raises money for bats
  • Knife-wielding spider god mural unearthed in Peru

Read more below…

Left: sledgirlmt from Pixabay. Centre: Jose Miguel Guardeño from Pixabay. Right: Huaca del Sol, Trujillo, Peru (illustrative purposes only), PsamatheM, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Pagan News

US: Five indicted for beheading ram in neo-Nazi pagan ritual
The Jerusalem Post
The ram was reportedly killed in what is being described as a psychedelic-fueled “Norse-pagan ritual,” according to VICE News, who had viewed many of the online chat logs between members of the Base…

Witchy tabletop game con raises money for bats
The Wild Hunt
ArCONa, an online convention dedicated to tabletop games and Witchcraft, will be held this coming weekend, April 24th and 25th…

UK: Former soap opera star Samantha Giles selling ‘magic spells and charms’ to raise cash
Mirror
Ex-Emmerdale star Samantha Giles, who quit the soap as Bernice Blackstock in November 2019, has launched a new website selling a range of spells and charms…

Witchcraft, the ancient practice that has resurfaced on the internet

Radio Fiji
In social networks, many practices, rites and studies of what are called “occult sciences” have gained popularity in recent years…

Shinto News

Speaking Stones: The Washinoki Site
Nippon.com
The people of the Jōmon period invested no small amount of time to create this concentric monument in stone. This was their place of faith, their sacred ground…

Other News

Knife-wielding spider god mural unearthed in Peru
Live Science
An ancient ceremonial building that was built thousands of years ago in northwestern Peru’s La Libertad region was decorated with a painting of a spider deity clutching a knife…

Ruins, gods and cats: Rome’s ‘Area Sacra’ to be renovated
Deutsche Welle
The historic site that has housed Rome’s stray cats for years will get a facelift to attract more tourists. Can myths and felines be the Eternal City’s next double attraction?…

‘Witch Hunts’ Past & Present

Nepal: Siraha woman accused of ‘practicing witchcraft’ tortured
The Himalayan
Siraha police have arrested a person on the charge of accusing a woman of ‘practising witchcraft’ and torturing her, in Aurahi Rural Municipality-5 on Sunday…

South Africa: Two accused in Soweto ‘witch’ murder appear in court
The Citizen
Two men have appeared in the Protea Magistrates’ Court for the murder of 58-year-old Jostina Sangweni, who was beaten and burnt after being accused of being a ‘witch’ in Mapetla, Soweto, last week…

US: University of Rhode Island student film to explore aftermath of Salem witch trials
The Narragansett Times
Drawing from the paranoia of the Salem witch trials and its aftermath, a new student short film from the University of Rhode Island (URI) will explore the nature of good versus evil, righting wrongs and the power dynamics between men and women during the time period…


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