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Pagan & Shinto News: Kirishima Jingu Shinto Shrine Recommended As National Treasure In Japan

Pagan & Shinto News: Kirishima Jingu Shinto Shrine Recommended As National Treasure In Japan November 21, 2021

Top stories of the week in Paganism and Shinto:

  • Kirishima Jingu Shrine recommended as national treasure in Japan
  • Russia: Silver plate adorned with winged gods found inside tomb of 4th century BC warrior
  • Greek PM to appeal to British public for return of Parthenon marbles

Read more below…

Kirishima shinto shrine, Kagoshima, Japan. STA3816, CC BY 3.0

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Pagan News

US: Buckland  witchcraft museum opens exhibit featuring British artist Ray Robinson
Clevescene
The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick has just opened the first exhibition of British artist Ray Robinson’s series of paintings dubbed The Third Door…

UK: Edinburgh Leith Witch Market will have astrologists, tarot readers and bakers
Edinburgh Live
Leith Witch Market will open at Leith Arches on December 18 and will present a whole host of local artists, makers and magickal practitioners…

Australia: How Pagans worship during a pandemic
The Sydney Morning Herald
COVID-19 has inflicted its toll on their bottom line as well as hitting the numbers attending pagan rituals. How do you join hands in a circle to worship the full moon and maintain social distancing?…

Feminism’s hidden spiritual side
JSTOR Daily
Sometimes the pursuit of gender equality requires a little witchcraft…

Shinto News

Kirishima Jingu Shrine recommended as national treasure in Japan
Nippon.com
A Japanese government panel advised the culture minister on Friday to designate the Kirishima Jingu shrine in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, as a national treasure…

Shinto priests at Izumo Taisha Shrine welcome many gods from across Japan
The Mainichi
Shinto priests at west Japan’s Izumo Taisha Shrine, where numerous gods from across the country are said to gather, held a ritual to welcome them at Inasa Beach about 1 kilometer west of the shrine on the night of Nov. 14…

Tokyo meets the world: San Marino
Time Out
Ambassador Manlio Cadelo on why the first Shinto shrine in Europe is in San Marino…

Want to understand Shinto? Watch a Miyazaki movie
CBR
Shinto is an old religion that has been in Japan for ages, and Hayao Miyazaki depicts it in his films with touching care and tales of caution…

Other News

Russia: Silver plate adorned with winged gods found inside tomb of 4th century BC warrior
Mail Online
A decorative silver plate emblazoned with ancient gods and mythical creatures has been uncovered inside the 2,400-year-old tomb of an ancient Eurasian warrior…

Greek PM to appeal to British public for return of Parthenon marbles
The Guardian
Athens has vowed to use “every means” in its quest to persuade London to relinquish the Parthenon sculptures, with a campaign that will focus on winning over the hearts and minds of Britons…

Gods, myths and rituals: what we know about Viking religious beliefs
History Extra
Little is known about the beliefs and rituals of the Vikings, with most information coming from the clues at burials sites or the sagas written from the time after the conversion to Christianity…

When stone tools were considered lightning remnants – and weapons of the gods
The Guardian
Neolithic stone axes were known as thunderstones and thought to have magical powers…

What today’s brands can learn from mythological stories
Forbes
Why not use mythological understandings to market a product?…

Thailand’s festival honoring rivers also pollutes them
The Independent
People throughout Thailand are flocking to rivers to release small floats adorned with flowers and candles in an annual festival honoring the goddess of water…

‘Witch Hunts’ Past & Present

Canada: Toronto teens say they were accused of witchcraft and abandoned in Congo
Q107
The kids say their grandmother also had a dream that Mary was a witch, and that she stole her aunt’s cards because she was possessed by evil spirits. They say their grandmother then contacted a Congolese pastor, who told her how to rid Mary’s body of the “so-called witchcraft.”…

UK: How Essex became the graveyard for hundreds of women doomed in deadly witch-hunts
Essex Live
A deadly “campaign of terror” saw hundreds of women killed for being witches…


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