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Missing The Mysteries?

Sable Aradia I believe this issue may be the most important one that the modern Pagan community faces. Our religion, our faith, is in a state of transition. We are growing – and rapidly – and there simply aren’t enough teachers around to meet the demand of students. But there are so many who seek . . . → Read More: Missing The Mysteries?

Afterlife Visitations

by Deanna Joseph In a world where most everything can be explained scientifically, the journey into the afterlife is probably the single greatest mystery of the human race. We have both our doubts and beliefs, but sometimes even a strong belief system is not enough to comfort us when we have experienced the loss of . . . → Read More: Afterlife Visitations

The Moon: Your Emotional Barometer

by Isabelle Ghaneh What will the weather forecast be today? Will it rain, snow, sleet, or hail? Does it seem to be clear sunny skies, along with a gentle light breeze? To determine what the weather is, you can look outside your window, read the barometer, or check the sky to see if it’s sunny . . . → Read More: The Moon: Your Emotional Barometer

Pastor Exposes Sponge Bob

Complete shock filled the Landover Baptist main sanctuary last Sunday as Pastor Deacon Fred revealed in graphic detail, decadent hidden sexual messages in the popular cartoon series, Sponge Bob, Square Pants™. Mrs. Ida Denkins, who was seated in the first pew, fainted in the middle of the presentation and had to be rushed to Landover . . . → Read More: Pastor Exposes Sponge Bob

Bigfoot – fact or folklore?

By JOHN W. GONZALEZ Sure, there’s the Bigfoot conference in the East Texas town of Jefferson each October, and that’s where a permanent Bigfoot museum is envisioned. But here at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures, an exhibit and lecture series called “Bigfoot in Texas?” is lending long-sought credibility to . . . → Read More: Bigfoot – fact or folklore?

Nineteenth Century War Cemetery Destroyed

By Victor Blackwell It was supposed to be a day of celebration and honor. Dr. Cynthia Waddell planned to lead a memorial service for people who rest at a 19th century cemetery in Middleburg. “The people who are buried here were military personnel, Native Americans and some local families,” said Dr. Waddell. Dr. Richard Knight . . . → Read More: Nineteenth Century War Cemetery Destroyed

Wiccan offender justified crimes in letters

Admitted sex offender and witch Robin Angus Fletcher has been warned not to repeat correspondence apparently justifying his criminal behaviour as he begins five years of state supervision. Fletcher was jailed in 1998 for sex offences against two teenage girls, who were beaten and bound after being subjected to what were described in court as . . . → Read More: Wiccan offender justified crimes in letters

Mythology for new generation

by DANIELLE BATTAGLIA Are you fascinated by the stories of the ancient gods? There are two classic texts that highlight the legends of the ancient Greeks and Romans: “Bulfinch’s Mythology” (by Thomas Bulfinch) and Edith Hamilton’s “Mythology.” Both of these books are available at the Manatee County Public Library, as are a whole new generation . . . → Read More: Mythology for new generation

The Pentagram

The five-pointed star, or pentagram is one of the most potent, powerful, and persistent symbols in human history. It has been important to almost every ancient culture, from the Mayans of Latin America, to India, China, Greece, and Egypt. It has been found scratched on the walls of Neolithic caves, and in Babylonian drawings, where . . . → Read More: The Pentagram

Fairy interesting: Tiny doors appear

By Andrea Sachs When walking around Ann Arbor, Mich., it’s easy to miss the tiny doors with the tiny knobs and tiny hinges. And if you don’t believe in fanciful creatures, you just might miss the point. But what’s certain is that someone — real or magical — is building what locals are calling “fairy . . . → Read More: Fairy interesting: Tiny doors appear