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Dracula Scholars Plunge Fangs Into Vampire Legend

By Dina Kyriakidou

SIGHISOARA, Romania (Reuters) – Bloodied fangs painted on their T-shirts and silver bats dangling from their ears, they swoop to the heart of Transylvania to feed their hunger for the occult.

The guise of academia is swiftly dropped. Ghost stories dominate the dinner table, passionate debate swirls around which character actor played . . . → Read More: Dracula Scholars Plunge Fangs Into Vampire Legend

Maori New Year looming

By BERNIE NAPP

With the Maori New Year looming, Carter National Observatory skygazers are reflecting on the sexier side of ancient Maori calendar tradition.

All contracts, including marriage, would be off between June 2 (next crescent moon) and June 14 (full moon) if pre-Christian Maori tradition still applied, observatory astronomer Richard Hall said. “During . . . → Read More: Maori New Year looming

Suspected witch beheaded in India

A 60-year-old Indian woman was beheaded by her nephew because he thought she was a witch, a report said Monday.The tribal woman was “identified”? as a witch by a local astrologer in the eastern state of West Bengal, who urged her nephew Mistri Mardi, 19, to kill her as soon as possible, the Press Trust . . . → Read More: Suspected witch beheaded in India

Scotland prepares for the eclipse

By PAUL GALLAGHER

A CAR park by the sea on the north coast of Scotland will this week become the most unlikely of tourist destinations for sun-worshippers, if only for two minutes and seven seconds.

The parking spot above the beach at Durness has been identified by experts as the prime location in . . . → Read More: Scotland prepares for the eclipse

4 European Cardinals Launch Evangelization Congresses

Aim to Counter an “Accelerated Paganism”

PARIS, MAY 25, 2003 (Zenit.org).- Four cardinals have launched an unprecedented series of international congresses aimed at the evangelization of European cities.

The first congress began Friday in Vienna, Austria, and will run until June 1. Others are planned for Paris (Oct. 23-Nov. 1, 2004), Lisbon, Portugal (in . . . → Read More: 4 European Cardinals Launch Evangelization Congresses

Are cats really so bad?

Cats seem loved and hated in equal measure Okay, they’re sadistic murderers – but is it fair that cats have been rated as being as detestable as rats in a poll of British gardeners? The UK’s 10 million cats have had it rough of late, drawing harsh criticism because of their bloodlust and habit of . . . → Read More: Are cats really so bad?

Phoenix Books Database

It’s not ready yet but it’s in the works so I’ve heard. Since I know the database exists this doesn’t quite fall under the ‘Rumors & Gossip Topic’ but I must say I’m looking forward to being able to find a book (and related books) outside the Amazon ‘glitz of the week’ website.

So here’s . . . → Read More: Phoenix Books Database

Proclaiming ‘Jesus is Lord’ to mean jail time?

A borough government in Pennsylvania says freedom of speech does not extend to a man’s large “Jesus is Lord” sign, threatening the man with jail time if he doesn’t remove it, reports the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat.

Bob Foor’s sign hangs on the back of an old repair shop he owns in the heart of a . . . → Read More: Proclaiming ‘Jesus is Lord’ to mean jail time?

Material girl turns spiritual as she puts cash into mystic centre

By Vanessa Thorpe

Madonna loves the Kabbalah sect so much she’s helped buy it a plush new London home. And she won’t be gossiping about the other stars who go.

She is one of the most devout and certainly richest disciples of the mystic teachings of the Kabbalah, the ancient Hebrew philosophy. Now Madonna . . . → Read More: Material girl turns spiritual as she puts cash into mystic centre

Oracle of Dionysus found in Bulgaria?

KARDJALI, Bulgaria (AFP) – Bulgarian archeologists believe they may have found one of the most famous oracles of antiquity, a Thracian temple of Dionysus, in the mountains of southern Bulgaria.

“Since we began our research in 2000, archaeological evidence that we may have found Dionysus’ sanctuary has mounted,”? said Nikolaο Ovtcharov, the head of the . . . → Read More: Oracle of Dionysus found in Bulgaria?