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A Brief Assessment of Neopagan Theology

A Brief Assessment Of Neopagan Theology

As offered by Cyprian at the Pan-Pagan Festival August, 1980From: The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum

This article first appeared on Pagan BBSs in the 1980s. While it is only one person’s view, it’s one of the few attempts we’ve seen to discuss the theology behind Paganism.

Creation…

Physicists currently . . . → Read More: A Brief Assessment of Neopagan Theology

Hurricanes’ wrath raises cosmic questions

By John Della Contrada

The desire to assign cosmic significance to the arrival of hurricanes Katrina and Rita is an example of humankind’s ages-old need to find reason within chaos, according to UB anthropologist Phillips Stevens Jr., a renowned expert on the origins, nature and meaning of cults, superstitions and cultural identities.

“Disasters are almost . . . → Read More: Hurricanes’ wrath raises cosmic questions

Interview: Titiana Hardie, Witchcraft Author

Titania, you’ve come from a family who’s history is rich in the art of witchcraft. Can you tell us about your growing up years?

My childhood was normal Sydney sunshine and beaches peppered with an interesting view of the world from my “Nanna” – the English White Witch. Her herb garden was extensive well before . . . → Read More: Interview: Titiana Hardie, Witchcraft Author

Penguins stay snug and secure in minefields

There’s a mating ritual going on in the minefield. Fortunately the would-be lovers are penguins, too light to detonate the deadly mines laid more than two decades ago during a war on the far-flung Falkland Islands.

Thousands of penguins and other feathered and amphibious friends choose to nest and rest in no-go zones. The British . . . → Read More: Penguins stay snug and secure in minefields

Student message was a bad idea

By Jeff Hall

For the past few days, I have talking with pagans. Well, not face to face. E-mails from self-described pagans in Louisiana, California and other states have filled my computer’s in-basket. No, they’re not trying to convert me to worshipping trees or animal spirits. They were reacting to an article we ran last . . . → Read More: Student message was a bad idea

NASA administrator says space shuttle was a mistake

By Traci Watson

The space shuttle and International Space Station “” nearly the whole of the U.S. manned space program for the past three decades “” were mistakes, NASA chief Michael Griffin said Tuesday. In a meeting with USA TODAY’s editorial board, Griffin said NASA lost its way in the 1970s, when the agency ended . . . → Read More: NASA administrator says space shuttle was a mistake

Loonie leaps to dramatic new level

The Canadian dollar was on a roll Friday, rising dramatically against the U.S. dollar and trading at its highest level in more than 13 years. The loonie jumped 0.89 of a cent Friday morning to 86.27 cents U.S., the strongest Canadian dollar since January 1992.

Analysts cite a number of factors in the dollar’s rise. . . . → Read More: Loonie leaps to dramatic new level

Halloween, Harry Potter, prompt concern from occult experts

Two new books explore influence of fantasy series on increase of witchcraft among teens By Lori Arnold

Two experts on the occult are warning parents to be more attentive to their teens as interest in Wicca and other witchcraft has skyrocketed in recent years. Richard Abanes and Steve Russo, who both attribute the popularity of . . . → Read More: Halloween, Harry Potter, prompt concern from occult experts

Roman theatre goddesses unearthed in Crete

The life-sized marble statues of two ancient Greek goddesses have emerged during excavations of a 5,000-year-old town on the island of Crete, archaeologists said today. The works, representing the goddesses Athena and Hera, date to between the 2nd and 4th centuries ““ a period of Roman rule in Greece ““ and originally decorated the Roman . . . → Read More: Roman theatre goddesses unearthed in Crete

God’s existence rests with the individual, not science

By Ken Cowan

Arbibi Ashoy’s letter God’s existence, mathematically initially appears to be interesting, but a closer scrutiny of it, or even familiarity with basic physics for that matter, shows that it has several faults. First off, not all religions believe in one god. The Greeks certainly did not, nor did the Mayans, the Celts . . . → Read More: God’s existence rests with the individual, not science