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Pagan & Shinto News: Gen Z Combining Alternative Spirituality And Traditional Faith, Study Finds

Pagan & Shinto News: Gen Z Combining Alternative Spirituality And Traditional Faith, Study Finds August 15, 2021

Top stories of the week in Paganism and Shinto:

  • US: Gen Z doubles down on spirituality, combining tarot and traditional faith, says study
  • UK: The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle left cursed by demand for tickets as webserver crashes
  • Ireland: Archaeologists uncover 1,600-year-old idol in Roscommon bog

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Left: Leta Sorceress from Pixabay. Centre: Horned God exhibit at Boscastle Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, by author. Right: Bog at Ballynamona, Graham Horn

Pagan News

US: Gen Z doubles down on spirituality, combining tarot and traditional faith, says study
Religion News Service
A new survey released by Springtide Research Institute confirms what metaphysical store owners and veteran tarot readers have known since the term Gen Z was invented: Younger Americans, known for fashioning their own spirituality the way they curate their social media feeds, are doing so using well-established alternative practices…

UK: The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle left cursed by demand for tickets as webserver crashes
Cornwall Live
A museum dedicated to witchcraft and magic has had a spell cast on it by visitors – after demand led to its website crashing…

US: Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magic to present exhibit featuring visionary Burt Shonberg’s artwork

Clevescene
Cleveland’s The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magic has teamed up with the Stephen Romano Gallery in Brooklyn to present the first exhibition of art in more than 50 years by the late L.A. visionary Burt Shonberg…

UK: The Cornish witch tradition alive in Wexford this summer
Independent.ie
Budding enthusiasts were delving into the evolving world of tarot cards, astrology and spiritual healing while manifestation and crystals became the online TikTok trend of 2020 and 2021, when we found ourselves feeling powerless against a deadly virus that we were only learning about…

Australia: Langley pagans connect through new Facebook group
BC Local News
A new Langley religious group has sprung up on Facebook and is hoping to meet more in person as COVID-19 restrictions ease – the local pagan community…

King Knight creator brings the Wiccan out of the broom closet

CBR
King Knight writer and director Richard Bates Jr. discusses the film’s message about promoting inclusivity and the kindness of Wiccans…

Shinto News

Shinto shrine creates special water fountain for thirsty bees
SoraNews24
In keeping with Shinto’s respect for nature, all living creatures are to be revered and respected, and these honeybees are now amongst the most spoiled in the country, because the shrine has installed a gorgeous miniature drinking fountain especially for them…

China and South Korea blast defense chief Nobuo Kishi’s visit to Yasukuni Shrine
The Japan Times
China and South Korea on Friday blasted Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi’s visit to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Saturday…

Why Yasukuni shrine is a controversial symbol of Japan’s war legacy
Yahoo!
Nearly eight decades after Japan’s defeat in World War Two, Tokyo’s Yasukuni shrine remains a potent symbol of its wartime legacy in East Asia and a flashpoint for regional tension…

 

Other News

Ireland: Archaeologists uncover 1,600-year-old idol in Roscommon bog
Irish Examiner
Irish archaeologists have unearthed a 1,600-year-old wooden pagan idol from a bog in Co Roscommon…

UK: Secrets of mysterious Welsh ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ stone starting to be unravelled
Nation.Cymru
Excavation work by Cardiff University is starting to reveal some of the mysteries behind the ancient Maen Ceti style burial mounds…

UK: Roman coin of last Pagan emperor might have been deliberately damaged as an ‘act of erasure’
iNews
A Roman coin of the last Pagan Roman Empire which was unearthed by two metal detectorists may have been deliberately damaged as an act of “erasure”, a British Museum expert has claimed…

UK: Archaeologists figured out why Stonehenge’s sandstone boulders have lasted for millennia

Business Insider
A new study reveals how the monument has stood the test of time so successfully: The quartz crystals that make up the sarsens form an interlocking structure that makes the boulders nearly indestructible…

Ancient Greece and Rome are hot in animation right now. Here’s why.
Hyperallergic
Animation allows for creators to push the envelope in depictions of sex, violence, and other themes central to myth and history…

‘Witch Hunts’ Past & Present

Ghana: ‘Bring Our Mothers Home’ petition calls for safe return of women accused of ‘witchcraft’
Joy Online
The Sanneh Institute is asking for signatures on a petition to help women who were ostracised into alleged ‘witch camps’ to safely return home…

South Africa: Brothers stab woman to death over claims she practised ‘witchcraft’

IOL
Two brothers are due to appear in Umbumbulu Magistrate’s Court over the murder of a 51-year-old woman they allegedly suspected of practising ‘witchcraft’…

India: Tea garden worker killed, buried in forest by villagers for practising ‘witchcraft’
News18
A tea garden worker was killed by a mob in Kailashar area along Indo-Bangladesh border in Tripura on suspicion of practicing ‘witchcraft’…

India: Woman killed over ‘witchcraft’ suspicion in Chirang
The Northeast Today
A 60-year-old woman was killed on suspicion of ‘practising witchcraft’ at Kumguri village under Runikhata police station near the Assam-Bhutan border in Chirang district on August 6…

India: Mother and daughter thrashed on suspicion of ‘practising witchcraft’
PragativadiNews
In a shocking incident, a mother-daughter duo was thrashed by the villagers on the suspicion of practising “witchcraft” at Gadigaon village under Khunta police limits on Wednesday…

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