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Pagan & Shinto News: UK Festival Of Witchcraft Seeks To Educate People

Pagan & Shinto News: UK Festival Of Witchcraft Seeks To Educate People September 20, 2021

Top stories of the week in Paganism and Shinto:

  • UK: Festival of witchcraft seeks to educate people
  • Egypt reopens pharaoh’s 4,700 year-old Giza tomb to the public
  • UK: New viewing tower opens at Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon burial ground

Read more below…

Left: Coven of Gaia logo, https://www.covenofgaia.co.uk. Centre: Step Pyramid of Djoser, Saqqara, Dennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada, CC BY-SA 2.0. Right: Sutton Hoo helmet, British Museum, Public domain.

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Pagan News

UK: Festival of witchcraft seeks to educate people
BBC
A festival of witches is aiming to correct some stereotypes about witchcraft and pagan beliefs…

UK: Hundreds strip off at sunrise for skinny dip in North Sea to mark arrival of the Autumn Equinox this week
Mail Online
More than 800 men and women of all ages stripped down in Druridge Bay to enjoy a naked frolic in the North Sea at sunrise for the ninth annual North East Skinny Dip…

US: This feminist witch introduced California to Goddess worship
Los Angeles Times
For 50 years, Budapest dedicated much of her life to creating and disseminating Dianic Wicca — a feminist, Goddess-centered spirituality she originated in Los Angeles in the 1970s….

The best fall equinox ritual to practice, according to your zodiac sign

Well and Good
Since every sign is different, learning the best fall equinox ritual for your zodiac sign can help you maximize the energy to its highest potential…

Shinto News

Kyoto is facing bankruptcy. What happens now?
Japan Times*
Kyoto faces some unique challenges that greatly limit its ability to make up for financial losses by simply raising local taxes. oOne of the biggest reasons is because none of Kyoto city’s temples and shrines, which are legally registered religious corporations, are subject to property taxes…

Other News

Egypt reopens pharaoh’s 4,700 year-old Giza tomb to the public
The National News
The 4,700 year old southern tomb of King Djoser reopened to the public on Tuesday after a 15-year restoration, Egypt’s Tourism Ministry said…

UK: New viewing tower opens at Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon burial ground

BBC
A new viewing tower at an Anglo-Saxon burial ground has officially opened as part of a £4m revamp of the site…

‘Witch Hunts’ Past & Present

We’ve not arrested anyone over killing of seven for ‘witchcraft’ — Nigerian police
The Eagle Online
The Adamawa State Police Command says no one has been arrested three days after the murder of seven persons over allegations of ‘witchcraft’ at Dasin Bwate village, Fufore Local Government Area of the state…

India: Elderly woman branded ‘witch’, hacked to death
The Telegraph Online
63-year-old Jalhi Devi was attacked with an axe by a man who claimed two of his children had fallen sick due to ‘witchcraft’…

India: Man beaten to death on suspicion of ‘witchcraft’
Daily Excelsior
A middle aged man was beaten to death by his relatives who suspected him of ‘practicing black magic’ at a village under the jurisdiction of Chenani Police Station…

Man subjected to exorcisms over ‘witchcraft’ claims fears UK victims being missed during pandemic
Sky News
A man who was subjected to two years of exorcisms after being accused of ‘witchcraft’ believes victims are going undetected in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic…

South Africa: Eastern Cape pensioners, fearing accusations of ‘witchcraft’ and being killed, go into hiding
IOL
The Department of Social Development says older persons are relocating to other areas in the Eastern Cape province, fearing accusations of ‘witchcraft’ and the subsequent punishment of being brutally killed…

 

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