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Pagan alliance changes name

By Catherine Callister

The 13-member Pagan alliance recently changed its name from the Society of Avalon to the Pagan Student Spiritual Alliance. The name change is intended to make the group more inclusive of all kinds of Pagan students. “It didn’t really meet our needs,” Alliance Secretary Cami Schaefer said of the old name. “It . . . → Read More: Pagan alliance changes name

Official on mission to promote, protect Egypt’s history

By Ron Rollins

One would not blame you, upon meeting Zahi Hawass, if you thought of Indiana Jones. There’s the outfit – the dusty jeans, the blue work shirt with rolled-up sleeves, the crumpled fedora that is sweat-stained to almost Hollywood perfection. There’s the confidence, too – he’s a look-you-in-the-eye, take-charge lion of a man. . . . → Read More: Official on mission to promote, protect Egypt’s history

Splash of ash

By Albert Parsons

At this time of year, gardeners throughout the Prairies can enjoy the brightly coloured berries, and later, the magnificently coloured fall foliage of one of our most popular ornamental trees. Of course I’m referring to the mountain ash. The mountain ash (Sorbus) is an ancient species with an interesting history. In fact, . . . → Read More: Splash of ash

Pagan Rituals

By Selena Fox

Rituals are an important part of spiritual practice for Pagans of many paths and places. Through rituals, Pagans attune themselves to the rhythms of Nature, create community, celebrate life passages, and make magic. Through rituals, Pagans deepen their relationship with the Divine in one or more sacred forms. Through rituals, Pagan . . . → Read More: Pagan Rituals

How the Brothers Grimm Overthrew the Evil Empire

by David Marshall

What did Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm have in mind when they gathered, edited, and rewrote their collection of Central European folk tales? Bettelheim hinted at spiritual dynamics beneath his own gently Freudian reading of the Grimms. In The Owl, the Raven, and the Dove: The Religious Meaning of the Grimm’s Magic . . . → Read More: How the Brothers Grimm Overthrew the Evil Empire

Pagans share beliefs on nature, traditional crafts

By Lee Williams

Donna Jackson has divined the metaphysical spectrum for 35 years, for more than 10,000 people, in person, over the phone or via the Internet. By passing her hand over the body, a technique she calls a body scan, Jackson can sense minute vibrations that are imperceptible to all but a very few . . . → Read More: Pagans share beliefs on nature, traditional crafts

Magical Moonstone

By Ember

Anyone with an interest in stones has probably encountered the lovely Moonstone. It has undeniable appeal, especially for its lunar associations. Moonstone has many wonderful metaphysical properties and its appearance alone inspires tenderness and a soft, loving quality. It brings soothing security and comfort and can be used to promote inner peace. But . . . → Read More: Magical Moonstone

Astrology: Virgo Skyscape 2005

By Sheldon Rosner

As the Sun enters Virgo on the 22nd, the Moon is in the self-starting sign of Aries, so get to work and do what you have planned to do but because of the retrograde, you didn’t think it was time. Don’t go off half-cocked, as the Mercury square Mars of the 25th . . . → Read More: Astrology: Virgo Skyscape 2005

Over 40, and a sex goddess

By John Anderson

This story is not about sex. It’s about lust and subjectivity. Let’s coin a term: Lust-jectivity. Why was Woody Allen ever a sex symbol? Why did Ashton Kutcher hook up with a woman 15 years his senior? Why did Prince Charles marry Camilla Parker Bowles?

Lust-jectivity. Inexplicable. But in the public forum . . . → Read More: Over 40, and a sex goddess

September Pagan Pride Day for Florida

By Judi McLeod

On a roll since atheism was established as a religion, Florida pagans are ready to come out of the closet. Borrowing from the success of Gay Pride Day, there will be a Pagan Pride Day staged by Pagan believers from Pinellas County come September. “Pagans in New Port, Richey, Fla. Told the . . . → Read More: September Pagan Pride Day for Florida