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Lammas: The First Harvest

By Fiona Blackwolf

Lammas, also called Lughnasadh, is the celebration of the first harvest of the agricultural year. It is celebrated sometime between July 31st and August 2nd and varies depending on the calendar. This is the time that we celebrate the harvesting of the grain, stone fruits and early vegetables especially corn. The sun . . . → Read More: Lammas: The First Harvest

Rose Bud man uses herbs to heal

By Amber Dillon

Some people have called him a “witch doctor.” Others might say he’s a guru. But Barry Joneshill of Rose Bud is, by all accounts, part of a minority in the world of healing — as he sells his own mix of herbal alternatives at a roadside store in the hills of Rose . . . → Read More: Rose Bud man uses herbs to heal

Sun in Leo: The Flaming Roar of the Lion

By Donna Juzva

When the summer days are long and hot, and our social calendars are filled with activities, Leo comes to life. Each year, from July 22 until August 21 the sun resides in the astrological sign, Leo. When Leo is in charge, our lives are packed with fun and excitement. The dog . . . → Read More: Sun in Leo: The Flaming Roar of the Lion

Thirteen charged after ‘witch burning’

By Latoya Newman

Thirteen people, some of them teenagers, are expected in court on Friday after being arrested this week for the brutal beating and burning of a north Durban couple they believed had used witchcraft to kill children in their community.

The police said villagers of Ntshwani, in Stanger, had killed a 48-year-old man . . . → Read More: Thirteen charged after ‘witch burning’

Foreigners ‘must leave’ Pakistan’s religious schools

Pakistan’s president says the estimated 1,400 foreign students attending Islamic religious colleges in his country will be forced to leave as part of a crackdown following the London bombings. Any foreigners studying at the religious schools ““ even those that held dual nationality ““ will be ordered out of the country, President Pervez Musharraf said . . . → Read More: Foreigners ‘must leave’ Pakistan’s religious schools

Neighbor objects to Mountain Moon fest

Ny Lorna Thackeray

There’s not much Gail Beauchamp can do about a circle of Montana pagans who rented a nearby church camp for a summer festival next month, but the Red Lodge woman says Bible-believing Christians won’t let it pass unnoticed. “I believe in the right to freedom of religion,” she said. “But I also . . . → Read More: Neighbor objects to Mountain Moon fest

Christians demand removal of “satanic monument”

By John Conner

Elberton, GA – An Evangelical Free Christian organization named The Resistance is calling for the immediate removal of the Georgia Guidestones tourist attraction. In the small town of Elberton Georgia, the 19 foot tall granite monument has stood since 1980 consisting of four stones with ten commandments engraved into the sides in . . . → Read More: Christians demand removal of “satanic monument”

7 Steps to Joining a Coven

By Margaret Nolan-Williams

Your journey from “muggle” to “magical” is full of forks, changes, and turning points; joining a coven for the first time is one of the big steps in your magical career. Solitaries (Witches who practice alone) are a breed unto themselves and many believe they form the largest single segment of the . . . → Read More: 7 Steps to Joining a Coven

Neighbor objects to Mountain Moon fest

By Lorna Thackeray

There’s not much Gail Beauchamp can do about a circle of Montana pagans who rented a nearby church camp for a summer festival next month, but the Red Lodge woman says Bible-believing Christians won’t let it pass unnoticed. “I believe in the right to freedom of religion,” she said. “But I also . . . → Read More: Neighbor objects to Mountain Moon fest

Lughnasadh and Imbolc

By Laren

Lughnasadh – Pronounced Lood-nah-sahd, it originates from the Celtic Sun God, Lugh, who presided over the first grain harvest of the year. Also called Lammas.

Lughnasadh, the beginning of the Harvest period is a time when Pagans remember the bounty of the Goddess and the weakening powers of the God. As the days . . . → Read More: Lughnasadh and Imbolc