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Rituals believed to bring love, cash

According to lingerie shops, the custom of buying red underwear to beckon love and yellow to improve income is widespread. Witch doctors and shamans, however, recommend setting a New Year’s table with shiny dishes, the finest tablecloths and “goblets decorated with cinnamon sticks and red candles” if you wish to find love or get married.

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Scotland preparing for Hogmanay

Scotland is gearing up for its Hogmanay celebrations with parties planned in many of its major cities. Outdoor celebrations are planned for Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling with the capital’s party set to attract more than 250,000 visitors.

Other notable events to ring in 2005 are due to take place in Biggar in the . . . → Read More: Scotland preparing for Hogmanay

Psychic Skills – The ‘Clairs’

By Janet Boyer

The means by which a diviner discerns and interprets information is often described by words such as clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, clairguscience, and claircognizance.

Interestingly, all of these modes of interpretation mirror the five senses, although the information originates beyond natural seeing, hearing, touching/feeling, tasting, and smelling.

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BBQ Owner, City Divided Over Pig Mural

A mural of pink pigs painted on the side of a barbecue restaurant is apparently too spicy for officials in this city’s historic district.

The city has denied a permit to Janelle and Steve Carpenter, owners of the BBQ Shack, and the painting has remained veiled behind a white tarp since the restaurant opened last . . . → Read More: BBQ Owner, City Divided Over Pig Mural

Pendulums And The Light

By Janet Boyer

According to author Diane Stein, pendulums can be used for just about anything: finding lost objects, energy diagnostics, job selection, locating a place to live, driving directions, healing, and even karma clearing.

Pendulum use is a form of dowsing that has been used for thousands of years for purposes such as divination, . . . → Read More: Pendulums And The Light

Why Bad Things Happen

How different religions view the reasons for undeserved human suffering.

By Ellen Leventry

For centuries people have been asking, “Why, God, why?” when disaster strikes. And for centuries, religion has been trying to answer the question of how a loving or just God could allow humans to endure such suffering. While Western traditions . . . → Read More: Why Bad Things Happen

Six pagans receive baptism of sacrament

Six pagan couples from Sekyedumase, who have joined the Catholic Church, have received special baptism of sacrament at the celebration of this year’s Holy Family Day at Sekyedumase. Explaining the rational behind the baptism of the pagan couples, the Reverend Father Joseph Boakye-Yiadom, Catholic priest of the Ejura-Sekedumase Saint Anthony’s parish, said the church recognised . . . → Read More: Six pagans receive baptism of sacrament

Zoroaster followers share faith of 3 wise men

By Don Lattin

Almost everyone knows about the magi, the “wise men from the East” who herald the birth of Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. But few realize that these three kings of Orient are not Christians or Jews, but Zoroastrians — members of an ancient faith that not only survives to . . . → Read More: Zoroaster followers share faith of 3 wise men

You Can’t Blame Christmas

By Warren Smith

The article’s title is misleading enough. You can’t blame christmas for ruining a pagan holiday. If you blame anyone, blame the Church of Rome. Around the time of the second century the church was looking for a way to increase funds and political power. There was only one way to perform such . . . → Read More: You Can’t Blame Christmas

Doctors fined for signing U.S. prescriptions

Two British Columbia doctors have been fined $25,000 each for signing prescriptions for U.S. patients they never met. The B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons also formally reprimanded the brothers, Dr. Yann Jone Hsiao of Vancouver and Dr. Wey-Jong Hsiao of Burnaby, for “unprofessional behaviour.”

In addition, each brother has to pay $2,000 in legal . . . → Read More: Doctors fined for signing U.S. prescriptions