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The Modern Western Occult Tradition

The Modern Western Occult Tradition

By: Aaron LeitchAaron Leitch’s Homepage

It can not be said that Aaron Leitch was ever accused of “running with the crowd”. Quite the contrary- my Will has been to be so utterly rebellious that even the truest weirdos of the world (among whom I proudly count myself) have considered me . . . → Read More: The Modern Western Occult Tradition

Chocolate Jesus Show Canceled

by LARRY McSHANE Gallery Told to Shut Down Chocolate Jesus Display; Catholic Cardinal Called It ‘Sickening’. A planned Holy Week exhibition of a nude, anatomically correct chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ was canceled Friday amid a choir of complaining Catholics that included Cardinal Edward Egan.

The “My Sweet Lord” display was shut down by the . . . → Read More: Chocolate Jesus Show Canceled

A fake princess

She turned up in Gloucestershire in 1817, claiming to be Princess Caraboo from the island of Javasu – saying she had been kidnapped by pirates before escaping and making her way to England. And the fact that Mary Willcocks’ tale was completely invented arguably makes her story no less remarkable.

The young woman who . . . → Read More: A fake princess

Special Children and Spring Fever

Terri Mauro

Welcome to silly season. Wacky kid behavior often comes in waves. If spring has brought on a bad case of the sillies for your special child, here are some possible explanations — and what to do about them.

Allergies Your child may not have the body awareness or language skills necessary to explain . . . → Read More: Special Children and Spring Fever

The Spirits Move Them

by Natalie Hope McDonald

There are 25,000 practitioners of Voodoo in Philly. And not a single pin. The drums are already playing softly as members of Le Peristyle II Voodo sanctuary gather on the second floor of John Dowell and Roseanne O’Connor’ home on North 15th Street, just a block away from Temple University. Th . . . → Read More: The Spirits Move Them

April Fools’ Day: Origin and History

by David Johnson and Shmuel Ross

April Fools’ Day, sometimes called All Fools’ Day, is one of the most light hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar.

New . . . → Read More: April Fools’ Day: Origin and History

Irrelevance of the zodiac

by Misty Harris

This is the dawning of a new age of skepticism as huge study finds no connection between birthdates and spousal pairings: A new study of 20 million husbands and wives has concluded that a pickup ploy linked with the Age of Aquarius is all wet. According to a University of Manchester report . . . → Read More: Irrelevance of the zodiac

Witch Trials And Tribulations

By Charles C. Haynes People accused of witchcraft in America aren’t executed anymore (we are 300 years and a First Amendment away from Puritan Massachusetts). These days they just lose their jobs.

Don Larsen discovered this the hard way. A year ago, Larsen was a Pentecostal Christian minister serving as an Army chaplain in Iraq. . . . → Read More: Witch Trials And Tribulations

A Solution to the construction of Cheops Pyramid?

By Steve Connor

It was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and the only one of them to remain standing today. Yet the story of how the Great Pyramid of Giza was actually built has remained a mystery for more than four millennia – until, perhaps, now. A French architect believes he . . . → Read More: A Solution to the construction of Cheops Pyramid?

Mumming centre opens in old school

By Linda McKee

Ireland’s only mumming centre was officially launched this morning in a former national school close to the Fermanagh border. The £266,000 cultural centre, built in the restored listed building of Aughakillymaude National School on the shores of Lough Erne, is set to become a major attraction for tourists plying the Fermanagh waterways. . . . → Read More: Mumming centre opens in old school