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Guide to Pagan Etiquette

If you choose to travel along a Pagan path, you will enter a culture that is most likely quite different from the one you grew up in. Here are some pointers to help avoid uncomfortable moments as you go. These guidelines were written with the Seattle Pagan Community in mind; things elsewhere may be different

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The Kabalarian Philosophy

by Daorcey LeBray

The Kabalarian Philosophy offers that roadmap to life—a blueprint to human existence sought since consciousness began. It is the culmination of thousands of years of intellectual thought that offers a broad perspective of life through a harmony of Eastern philosophy and Western science and practicality. It takes the universal concept of mathematics . . . → Read More: The Kabalarian Philosophy

Neurotheology researches spirit and mind

by ENI (Ecumenical News International)

Relationship between spirituality and human brain studied at new university center — humans have the capacity to create and maintain a belief system which goes far beyond survival-oriented needs. The head of the first university research center in the United States focussing on the relationship between spirituality and the human . . . → Read More: Neurotheology researches spirit and mind

Symbols of Wicca and Neopaganism

There are many symbols associated with Wicca and modern pagan belief. Some of the most universal Pagan symbols include:

The pentacle, a pentagram within a circle, is the most recognizable symbol of Wicca. The pentacle represents the integration of body and spirit, and the spiritual mastery of the four elements. The pentacle is used in . . . → Read More: Symbols of Wicca and Neopaganism

City loses its spirits

WAKEFIELD has given up the ghost, according to a paranormal investigator. Once thriving with old haunts, the Merrie City has now become a ghost town – at least for the undead. Thanks to regeneration, new buildings and demolition, the city’s spookiest spots have been exorcised. So much so that Steve Jones, leader of Wakefield Pagan . . . → Read More: City loses its spirits

Brazilian Stonehenge

By STAN LEHMAN

A grouping of granite blocks along a grassy Amazon hilltop may be the vestiges of a centuries-old astronomical observatory a find archaeologists say indicates early rainforest inhabitants were more sophisticated than previously believed. The 127 blocks, some as high as 9 feet tall, are spaced at regular intervals around the hill, like . . . → Read More: Brazilian Stonehenge

Cash for Prayers

The Malaysian state of Kelantan, ruled by a hardline Islamic party, will offer cash and other perks to Muslim preachers who marry and convert indigenous people, reports said yesterday. Kelantan Religious Affairs Committee chair Hassan Mohamood said the state government was unhappy with the conversion rate of indigenous people or ‘Orang Asli’, who traditionally do . . . → Read More: Cash for Prayers

Hands-on healing

By Shari Rudavsky Cannon started getting massages 10 years ago as an answer to back pain. Now the hairstylist credits her regular massages not only with erasing her back discomfort but also improving her overall well-being. “They make me feel more energetic, looser,” she said on a recent weekday afternoon, settling onto the massage table. . . . → Read More: Hands-on healing

Misplaced Modifiers

By ROB KYFF

When a modifying word or phrase is misplaced in a sentence, it can create some astonishing tabloid headlines:

Sabbath Has Roots in Paganism! – “Sunday is Halloween, and for some evangelical Christians, celebrating a holiday on the Sabbath that has its roots in paganism with shades of the occult makes a . . . → Read More: Misplaced Modifiers

Health authority bans community potlucks

By Chris Shepherd The Northern Health authority has put a stop to a major community potluck this summer. You can still bring food to the Canada Day Ethnic Dinner on July 1, you just can’t share it with anyone. “I’m so disappointed,” said Fort St. James Mayor Rob MacDougall on hearing the news. The mayor . . . → Read More: Health authority bans community potlucks