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The Halloween Witch

by Amelia Tucker

Happy Halloween! Blessed Samhain! No matter how you look at this day, it can be tiring to see the misconceptions of Wicca being thrown around with ridiculous ignorance. I wanted to send out a gentle cyber hug to all my fellow witches and remind you that you are so very important to . . . → Read More: The Halloween Witch

Samhain News of Note

by Jason Pitzl-Waters

Some last minute essays, opinions, and stories (some of it dealing with the upcoming holiday), for discerning Pagans and Heathens. A somewhat strange attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records was attempted by a group in Somerville, MA. No word on how many of the “witches” were also Witches (of . . . → Read More: Samhain News of Note

We’re prejudiced, now what?

Scientists now tell us bias toward others may be innate. But that doesn’t mean we have to behave like Bill O’Reilly.

By Robert Burton Oct. 31, 2007 |

All good people agree, And all good people say, All nice people, like Us, are We And every one else is They — Rudyard Kipling

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Dalai Lama takes peace plea to Ottawa

On the eve of an unprecedented meeting with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Dalai Lama, exiled spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, delivered a powerful message of non-violence to Ottawa.

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, arrived on a chilly sunny morning yesterday for a visit to Canada that includes a public address in Toronto Wednesday.

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The Barbie Tarot

By Michelle Rush

The majority of dolls in my Barbie deck are from the modern era of Mattel, even though Barbie dolls have been around for nearly 50 years. This is partly because it is so much easier to get interesting and clear photos of the more contemporary dolls, but also because Mattel has . . . → Read More: The Barbie Tarot

10 Religious Halloween Candies

Looking for a religious alternative to traditional Halloween candy? Beliefnet’s panel of experts spent hours tasting and analyzing several spiritually-minded sweets, so you don’t have to.

Sandy Candy: Bible Version Concept: “The original teach and eat candy treat.” Rating: You’re in search of the perfect activity for a Christian Halloween party. Why not make . . . → Read More: 10 Religious Halloween Candies

Is Halloween Really that Significant?

Over a hundred years ago, the great Dutch theologian Hermann Bavinck predicted that the 20th century would “witness a gigantic conflict of spirits.” His prediction turned out to be an understatement, and this great conflict continues into the 21st century.

The issue of Halloween presses itself annually upon the Christian conscience. Acutely aware of . . . → Read More: Is Halloween Really that Significant?

Green Halloween Tips

Green Halloween Tip 1: Trick or Treat with Reusable Bags

When the little ghosts and goblins in your family go trick-or-treating this Halloween, make sure they carry reusable bags or containers that don’t need to be discarded after they are used.

Cloth or canvas shopping bags, or even pillowcases, make terrific eco-friendly alternatives to . . . → Read More: Green Halloween Tips

Halloween Reform

By Gary Graca Today is Halloween, and I feel a compelling desire to comment on some of the lunacy that has surrounded this year’s celebration of Paganism, candy and the one day of the year when people are allowed to be everything that they aren’t usually. Channeling the spirit of Rev. Jerry Falwell, I’ve come . . . → Read More: Halloween Reform

Voodoo and Traditional Farming

Rights for us is linked to our need to protect our way of life. If we are to preserve our biodiversity and our traditional knowledge, we must go on preserving our seeds. There are all sorts of ways of preserving seeds – in bottles, in nurseries, on the roofs of houses or above kitchen fires.

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