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Pagan & Shinto News: American 8th-Graders Lead Effort To Pardon Wrongly Convicted ‘Witch’

Pagan & Shinto News: American 8th-Graders Lead Effort To Pardon Wrongly Convicted ‘Witch’ August 22, 2021

Top stories of the week in Paganism and Shinto:

  • American 8th-graders lead effort to pardon wrongly convicted ‘witch’
  • Statue of ancient Greek goddess Hygieia unearthed in Turkey
  • Witches are trying to organize a ‘mass hexing’ against the Taliban

Read more below…

Left: Portion from the painting “Witch Hill (The Salem Martyr), Thomas Satterwhite Noble, CC BY-SA 4.0. Centre: Statue of Hygieia, Mid-2nd century C.E. Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons. Right: freestocks-photos from Pixabay

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Pagan News

Witches are trying to organize a ‘mass hexing’ against the Taliban
Daily Dot
Following the militant group’s swift takeover of Afghanistan this week, self-described witches on Reddit’s r/witchcraft forum began concocting plans to battle the Taliban with the use of “magick.”..

US: The Magick Cauldron – Long-standing shop enchants, enlightens Montrose area
Community Impact
Paul Premazon grew up in the retail industry, and before owning his Pagan and Wicca supply shop, The Magick Cauldron, he ran a furniture store located along the Katy Freeway…

Shinto News

China boycotts actor after photos of visit to Japan’s Yasukuni Shrine
Nasdaq
China’s Association of Performing Arts on Sunday called for a boycott of a Chinese actor after photos of him at Japan’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine taken in 2018 and 2019 circulated online and sparked outrage among Chinese netizens and media…

Three Cabinet members visit war-linked Yasukuni Shrine, Suga sends offering
The Japan Times*
Three members of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s Cabinet on Sunday visited Yasukuni Shrine, seen by some as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism, as the country marked the 76th anniversary of the end of World War II while Suga sent an offering…

There’s a shrine and strange scene waiting for you at the top of this Japanese train station
SoraNews24
Before you hop on the train out of Fukuoka’s Hakata Station, visit the kids of good fortune in their shrine in the sky…

Other News

Statue of ancient Greek goddess Hygieia unearthed in Turkey
Greek Reporter
A statue of the ancient Greek goddess Hygieia, the goddess of health and cleanliness, was unearthed on Thursday in Aizanoi, in what is now central Turkey…

UK: Plea to respect Stonehenge research sites in Pembrokeshire
BBC
People need to “tread lightly” on ancient sites that could be linked to Stonehenge, a national park says…

UK: Sheffield’s answer to Stonehenge unveiled in city woods
The Star
Andrew’s circle features four stones which are six feet above the ground and two feet below. Four more stones are slightly smaller at five-and-a-half feet above the ground…

‘Witch Hunts’ Past & Present

American 8th-graders lead effort to pardon wrongly convicted ‘witch’
CTV News
More than three centuries after a Massachusetts woman was wrongly convicted of witchcraft and sentenced to death, she’s finally on the verge of being exonerated — thanks to a curious eighth-grade civics class…

India: Woman killed for ‘practising black magic’

Hindustan Times
According to the victim’s son, one of their neighbours barged into their house Sunday midnight and stabbed his mother to death after branding her a ‘witch’…

The story of two women accused of witchcraft in Pennsylvania
Courier Times
In 1690, Joan Searle of Bensalem was accused of being a witch in testimony in Bucks County Court…


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