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The Lancashire Witch Conspiracy

The Lancashire Witch Conspiracy is a remarkable new book by John A. Clayton, focusing on the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612. He has undertaken extensive research to achieve what seemed impossible, bringing valuable new evidence to light. It was the largest witch trial in England at that time, surpassed only by Matthew Hopkins’ reign of . . . → Read More: The Lancashire Witch Conspiracy

A Different Art

by Batya Weinbaum

Hindus began the art of palmistry, or so it is said. Since Hindus have been studying palmistry longer than Westerners, one would think there would be more books written on the topic. But actually, since Hindu palmistry was largely an oral tradition, passed down from generation to generation as so many folk . . . → Read More: A Different Art

Witchcraft in a Mexican town

By James C. Mckinley Jr.

To kill a man, Alejandro Gallegos García explains, all you need is a black cloth doll, some thread, a human bone and a toad. Oh, and you must ask the devil permission, in person, at a cave in the hills where he is said to appear. Assuming you have . . . → Read More: Witchcraft in a Mexican town

Hypatia Comes to the Screen

by Jason Pitzl-Waters

Filming is currently underway on “Agora”, a work directed by Alejandro Amenabar (“The Others”, “The Sea Inside”), that centers on the efforts of female philosopher and mathematician Hypatia to save the collected wisdom of Alexandria. Starring in the role of Hypatia will be Academy Award-winning English actress Rachel Weisz. This film, more . . . → Read More: Hypatia Comes to the Screen

Should Pagans Be Vegetarian?

Should Pagans be vegetarian? It’s a question that comes up with some regularity in Pagan circles, and opinions vary widely, as they do among Pagans on virtually anything. Some look back with fondness on the habits of our Celtic and Germanic predecessors, for whom serious feasting always included beer or mead, rowdy song and dance, . . . → Read More: Should Pagans Be Vegetarian?

Religious leaders speak about faith and homosexuality

by J.J. Alcantara

Four religious leaders spoke to University students about the stances of their respective religions on homosexuality. The Gays, Bisexuals, Lesbians, Supporters United hosted the interfaith panel Wednesday evening in the University Student Union.

Weinstein said people are brothers and sisters in God’s kingdom, and there is no room for pushing someone out . . . → Read More: Religious leaders speak about faith and homosexuality

Some thoughts on Pagan Schools

by Laura Jean Carr

Pagan schools are rapidly developing all over the United States in response to the growing popularity of Paganism. Some of these schools are legitimate places of education while others are based solely on profit. One should keep in mind that though the basic tenant of Paganism is the acknowledgment for an . . . → Read More: Some thoughts on Pagan Schools

Two Legs of the Monster

by Starhawk

The Question: Which “ism” is more entrenched in America, sexism or racism? Which should religion address?

Which ‘ism’ is more entrenched? Sexism and racism work together. They’re like two legs of a monster, marching in concert, trampling our compassion, our ideals, and our freedom underfoot. Religion, if it hopes to be a force . . . → Read More: Two Legs of the Monster

The Disappearance of Heather Alexander

By Jacob Anderson-Minshall

Heather Alexander’s fans believed in magic. They flocked to Renaissance Fairs, sci/fi fantasy conventions, and filk (internet folk music) concerts to hear Alexander’s Celtic-inspired tunes. Her cult following represented communities steeped in fantasy, magic and lore. But in the winter of 2006, even Alexander’s fans couldn’t believe their eyes. That November, after . . . → Read More: The Disappearance of Heather Alexander

The Lodge and the Grove

by Alferian

The modern druid revival has been going on for the past three centuries. It began when the antiquarians in Britain began to explore such ancient stone monuments as Stonehenge and Avebury, recognizing them to be pre-Roman artifacts. This was in the 17th century, the period of history when we mark the end . . . → Read More: The Lodge and the Grove