Pagan & Shinto News: Protesters pan mayor over Shinto shrine removal in Taiwan

Pagan & Shinto News: Protesters pan mayor over Shinto shrine removal in Taiwan March 17, 2023

Top stories of the week in Paganism and Shinto:

  • Taiwan: Protesters pan mayor over Shinto shrine removal
  • US: Disney Channel star’s church urged her to quit TV show because ‘it’s witchcraft’
  • US: Michigan resort town becomes bewitched after legal quagmire
  • And more…
The hall of worship of Touyan Martyr’s shrine, Taiwan. Kagami, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Pagan News

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Let’s wind the clocks back to pre-Christian times and discover how some of the ancient pagans celebrated spring.

Shinto News

Taiwan: Protesters pan mayor over Shinto shrine removal
Taipei Times
Culture preservation groups and Taoyuan residents protested a decision by Chinese Nationalist Party Taoyuan Mayor Simon Chang to remove items from a local Shinto shrine, while academics said that Japanese who travel to Taiwan to worship fear that all the shrine’s deities might be removed…

China: Publisher destroys copies of guidebook using Yasukuni Shrine on cover
Global Times
A Chinese guidebook issued by a local publishing house has drawn strong public criticism for using an image of Japan’s notorious Yasukuni Shrine as its cover photo…

Rings of fire spun through the night air in ritual at southwest Japan shrine
The Mainichi
A fire-spinning ritual to pray for bountiful harvests took place at a Shinto shrine in the southwest Japan city of Aso on March 15…

Japan’s economy to bloom as hanami season kicks off

The Japan Times*
As cherry blossoms begin to bloom and revelers prepare to experience the seasonal spectacle, the nation will soon be blanketed with the dainty petals that not only bring people together but also boost the economy…

Other News

Italy: Rome’s Pantheon to charge for tourist entry
One of Rome’s oldest and best loved monuments, the Pantheon, will soon start charging for entrance, officials said Thursday — drawing a mixed reaction from tourists…

Turkey: Roman era gravesites with unusual funerary rites
A team of archaeologists from KU Leuven and the Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences, both in Belgium, reports unusual funerary practices by early Roman Empire–era people living in what is now a southwest part of Turkey

UK PM: ‘No plans’ for Elgin Marbles law change to return Parthenon sculptures to Greece

Sky News
A campaign backed by MPs from across the political spectrum has been trying to find a way to “reunify” the sculptures with other historic works in Athens – but the government has not been enthusiastic about any potential deal being reached with Greek officials…

Iraq: Archeologists announce discovery of 4,500 year-old Temple to Ninĝirsu
The Wild Hunt
Last week, the British Museum announced that archaeologists in Iraq had unearthed the remains of a 4,500-year-old Sumerian temple dedicated to Ninĝirsu, the Mesopotamian god of thunder associated with farming, healing, hunting, law, scribes, and war…

‘Witch Hunts’ Past & Present

US: Disney Channel star’s church urged her to quit TV show because ‘it’s witchcraft’
Daily Star
Jennifer Stone, who played Harper on the hit Disney Channel series ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’, claims she was urged to quit the show by her church because “it was witchcraft”…

Advocacy for Alleged Witches welcomes launch of guidelines on elimination of witch-hunting

Opinion Nigeria
The Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfAW) commends the proposed launch of some guidelines on the elimination of harmful practices related to accusations of ‘witchcraft and ritual attacks’…

India: How ‘witchcraft’ is seen among Adivasis and how women are branded and hunted as ‘witches’
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I am a witch and that’s okay
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