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The Magick of Travel

by Christopher Penczak

Travel is one of the most mind-blowing experiences for me. Changing locations helps you change your consciousness; in fact, it forces you to change consciousness. When I leave my everyday life and routines, my awareness widens. Many rites of passages and initiation ceremonies require the initiate to leave the safety of the . . . → Read More: The Magick of Travel

Dreamgirl – The Dave Matthews Band

By Parthena Black

Dream sequences in film, videos and television always catch my attention and I have fun analyzing them. This one stopped me in my tracks when it aired on VH-1 this morning. The Dave Matthews band’s music video, “Dreamgirl” is a very realistic dream simulation and is loaded with symbolism.

Julia Roberts has . . . → Read More: Dreamgirl – The Dave Matthews Band

Pagans: “We don’t believe in the devil”

By Wes Allison

Over the fire pit and boiling cauldron, among the drum circles and pagan faith healers, the witches are gathering in York County. And you’re very welcome to join them. The Spring Gathering of the Tribes continues today at New Quarter Park near Williamsburg, a four-day semiannual affair of pagan networking and . . . → Read More: Pagans: “We don’t believe in the devil”

Taking ancient manuscripts to classrooms

The National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) is taking India’s priceless manuscripts – age-old data preserved in papers and palm leaves on history, astrology, medicine and religion – to the classroom. With the ‘Living World’, the school outreach programme aims at inculcating a sense of heritage conservation among youngsters, especially students, as there are almost five . . . → Read More: Taking ancient manuscripts to classrooms

Graduate Pagan Clergy Education

By Terri Paajanen

I’ve always been interested in the Cherry Hill Seminary school, for Pagan clergy. I really think they are offering something very unique and also very important for the Pagan community. I wanted to take time this week to promote their school, and to introduce you to what Cherry Hill has to offer.

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Greek food healthful and fun

Mythology points to Greek cuisine as the food of the gods. After all, the goddess Adephagia oversaw the development of gastronomy. This is not to say that Greek food leads to gluttony. In fact, a Greek-food diet, with plenty of fruit and vegetables and olive oil instead of butter and lard — is considered by . . . → Read More: Greek food healthful and fun

Witch way

By Kimberly Chun

‘SO, UH , where’s the ‘yoni-cam’?” I ask. Now that’s a question for the sex-positive ages. “Oh, right in here,” says the sports reporter/wine writer in the 49ers T-shirt with two holes strategically cut out to reveal his pendulous man-boobs. He hustles into the anteroom between the “snuggle zone” and “Sex . . . → Read More: Witch way

Talking Bible Dolls Now Offered in Christian Fall Catalogs

TalkingBibleDolls.com announced today that their Jesus Talking Bible Doll and Moses Talking Bible Doll are currently being offered in Christian Book Distributors’ 2005 Fall and Christmas Catalogs, as well as on CBD(R)’s website (ChristianBook.com(TM)). The catalogs, which are target marketed to varying segments of the Christian market, reach millions of homes, not only in America, . . . → Read More: Talking Bible Dolls Now Offered in Christian Fall Catalogs

Voice of Reason: Exorcisms, Fictional and Fatal

By Benjamin Radford

A new film about exorcism is set to be released on September 9. The Exorcism of Emily Rose, starring Laura Linney and Campbell Scott, is about a priest accused of negligence resulting in the death of a nineteen-year-old woman during an exorcism. While demons, devils, and exorcisms are obviously great grist for . . . → Read More: Voice of Reason: Exorcisms, Fictional and Fatal

Some Sex With Your Clone Perhaps?

By Kristen Philipkoski

Two amateur documentary makers say they’ve infiltrated the UFO cloning sect known as the Raelians and come away with candid videos they hope will further tarnish the group’s reputation and even help shut it down. The Raelians are no strangers to bad press: Brigitte Boisselier, a Raelian bishop and biochemist, created a . . . → Read More: Some Sex With Your Clone Perhaps?