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Black Cats

The black cat is a feline whose fur is uniformly black. It is not a particular breed of cat and may be mixed or of a specific breed. The all-black pigmentation is equally prevalent in both male and female cats. The black color is of obvious benefit to a cat hunting at night. In . . . → Read More: Black Cats

LINDOW MAN

Discovered at Lindow Moss in Cheshire in 1984, Lindow Man is the best preserved bog body ever found in Britain. The preservation of his remains by British Museum scientists has allowed experts from across the UK to study who he was and why he died. Current thinking seems to agree that he was knocked . . . → Read More: LINDOW MAN

Lunar Phases

Lunar phases occur because our Moon revolves around the Earth and one side of the moon always faces the Sun. Everyone on earth sees the same phase of the moon. The inner loop diagrams the Moon’s orbit around the earth; the outer loop shows how the Moon appears from Earth.

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‘Living the Life of a Witch in a Christian Community’

by Regina Sunderland

The times of Witch burning is long over, praise the God/ddess, Watchtowers or Elements. You pick what you wish to praise. The intolerance for what people don’t understand however is far from historical fact. What makes it more difficult, is the sad truth that witchcraft is no longer a path or believe . . . → Read More: ‘Living the Life of a Witch in a Christian Community’

Don’t treat the old and unhealthy

By Laura Donnelly

Doctors are calling for NHS treatment to be withheld from patients who are too old or who lead unhealthy lives. Smokers, heavy drinkers, the obese and the elderly should be barred from receiving some operations, according to doctors, with most saying the health service cannot afford to provide free care to everyone.

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Being a Solitary

by ladyaeris

A lot of solitary practitioners, myself included, make forays into the wider community whether it be to shop at a local store, attend classes or simple gather with others for Pride Day or open circle. These incursions may lead to new friendships, inspiration, attendance at further events, invitations to meet covens, etc, . . . → Read More: Being a Solitary

Wicca

by Stephen Colbert Wicca is an hilarious after-school activity in which overweight teenage lesbians form a circle and say funny words while lighting incense, with a Marilyn Manson or Diary of Dreams CD playing in the background. While slightly more credible than Scientology, Wicca was founded by Gerald Gardner in the 1930’s or 40’s depending . . . → Read More: Wicca

Student punished for spaghetti beliefs

A student has been suspended from school in America for coming to class dressed as a pirate. But the disciplinary action has provoked controversy – because the student says that the ban violates his rights, as the pirate costume is part of his religion. Bryan Killian says that he follows the Pastafarian religion, and that . . . → Read More: Student punished for spaghetti beliefs

Witch’s Ladder: the hidden history

by Chris Wingfield When a string of feathers was found in a Somerset attic alongside four brooms, suspicions of witchcraft began to fly. This hint of rural magic and superstition captured the imagination of the Victorian folk-lore community, however not everyone was convinced. Hanging in the “Magic and Witchcraft” case in the court of the . . . → Read More: Witch’s Ladder: the hidden history

Transhumanism

Max More, Ph.D.

Humanity is in the early stages of a period of explosive expansion in knowledge, freedom, intelligence, lifespan, and wisdom. Yet our species persists in old conceptual structures and processes which act as a drag on progress. One of the worst is religious thinking. In this essay I will show how religion . . . → Read More: Transhumanism