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Pagan & Shinto News: Lost Egyptian Sun Temple Unearthed In One Of The Most Important Discoveries Of The Last 50 Years

Pagan & Shinto News: Lost Egyptian Sun Temple Unearthed In One Of The Most Important Discoveries Of The Last 50 Years November 14, 2021

Top stories of the week in Paganism and Shinto:

  • Lost Egyptian sun temple unearthed in one of the most important discoveries of the last 50 years
  • UK: Pagans want support to end abuse of believers
  • Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America hosts autumn festival and children’s blessing

Read more below…

Sun temple of Niuserre, Abu Ghurab, Egypt, Roland Unger, CC BY-SA 3.0 .

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Pagan News

UK: Pagans want support to end abuse of believers
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Witch Gerdine has been planning her pagan Christmas since June
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Meet the witches of TikTok

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The Spectator*
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Religion Dispatches
It’s become popular for news outlets to profile the apparent rise in modern witchcraft, yet the magic has been with us all along; the tendency for witches to identify as pagan is what’s actually new—this side of the medieval period, at least…

Shinto News

Shinto Shrine of Shusse Inari in America hosts autumn festival and children’s blessing
The Rafu Shimpo

Aki-matsuri is a yearly ceremony of thanksgiving, to show appreciation to Kami-sama, who gave or helped us to harvest, to gain achievements, success and connections in the year, and ask Kami-sama for their continued blessings…

There’s something fishy about this mysterious tourist spot in Japan
SoraNews24
You won’t find torii shrine gates like this anywhere else…

Do dolls have souls? A funeral rite in Japan is the essence of animism
World Crunch
Buddhist and Shinto temples in Japan hold “ningyo kuyo” (人形供養) funeral rites for unwanted dolls, a spiritual send off to thank dolls for their service and properly put them to rest…

Amabië in Spaaaaace!
Mimusubi
There was an interesting article in the November 1st Jinja Shinpō about Amabië in space. Literally…

Other News

Lost Egyptian sun temple unearthed in one of the most important discoveries of the last 50 years

The Telegraph*
Experts believe six sun temples were built by different pharaohs, but only two had previously been found by modern archaeologists…

Greek prime minister tries to broker deal for return of Parthenon marbles
The Guardian
Kyriakos Mitsotakis offers to loan Greek treasures to British Museum if ‘stolen’ sculptures are returned to Acropolis…

Indigenous Taino protest artifacts sold by Christie’s
The Wild Hunt
British auction house Christie’s sold dozens of Taino artifacts on Wednesday in Paris…

Witch Fever: ​“The world is scared of female power… The witch is a symbol of fighting back against that oppression”
Kerrang!
We meet Witch Fever to discover the 400-year-old influences behind their acerbic doom-punk and how they’re channelling it into positive change…

‘Witch Hunts’ Past & Present

India: Elderly man suspected of ‘witchcraft’ beaten to death in Nizamabad, six arrested
The New Indian Express
Six persons were arrested for allegedly beating an elderly man to death after the latter was suspected of indulging in witchcraft, under Navipet police station limits…

A historian brings to life a 17th-century witchcraft panic
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