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The Wild Hunt

by Sgeir

The myth of the Wild Hunt can be seen in many countries, and exists in England, Scotland, Germany and Iceland, among other places. Simply put, the Wild Hunt (or wilde Jagd) is a procession of beings led by a spirit who roam through the countryside reveling, hunting, killing or eating everything in their . . . → Read More: The Wild Hunt

Beltaine Recipes

by Lady Maat

Strawberries ‘n Cream Sponge Cake Roll

INGREDIENTS: 3 egg yolks 1 t vanilla extract 5 egg whites 1/2 t cream of tartar 1/4 t salt 3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar (MUST BE SIFTED) 1/2 cup all purpose flour (SIFTED) 1 – 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar 2 cups of sliced fresh strawberries . . . → Read More: Beltaine Recipes

Pagans and (Canadian) Prisons

by Jason Pitzl-Waters

The Edmonton Sun reports on the growing population of Pagans in Canadian prisons. Internal estimates show adherence numbers have tripled in the last five years, and those numbers may be “woefully understated” according to Richard James of the Wiccan Church of Canada. Unlike the prisons of their American neighbors, which are rife . . . → Read More: Pagans and (Canadian) Prisons

Native judge to head residential-school hearings

By Bill Curry

Harry LaForme, Canada’s top aboriginal judge, sees similarities between Canada’s Indian residential schools and South African apartheid.

The Ontario Court of Appeal judge is taking on a five-year assignment from the Harper government to write the official history of the dormitory schools that housed native children – often by force – for . . . → Read More: Native judge to head residential-school hearings

A story of witchcraft and wickedness

By Neil Graham A VIOLENT, tragic and enthralling chapter in the history of the Vale of Belvoir will be laid bare in a new book released next week. ‘Wicked Practise and Sorcerye: The Belvoir Witchcraft case of 1691’, takes an in depth look at how a community came to turn on its own- leading to . . . → Read More: A story of witchcraft and wickedness

A Beltane Primer

by Terry Kunkel

Beltane is a fertility festival, concerned with Nature enchantments and offerings to wildlings and Elementals. The return of full-blown fertility is now very evident. The powers of elves and fairies are growing and will reach their height at the Summer Solstice.

Beltane, most commonly pronounced “BELL-tayn”, but also can be . . . → Read More: A Beltane Primer

Investigators Baffled By Dismembered, Burned Goats

The discovery of a dozen or so goat carcasses in a field in an unincorporated area of Will County has baffled area officials and an animal rights group. Everyone agrees though, that a crime was committed. Little is clear after that.

Paul Likes made the discovery last Tuesday when a friend brought a new . . . → Read More: Investigators Baffled By Dismembered, Burned Goats

Clairsentience

by Karen Elleise

Have you ever walked into a room or had someone sit next to you and felt an immediate mood change? Can you instantly feel if someone is under the weather or even pregnant? Clairsentience, an extra sensory ability to acquire information through feeling may be responsible.

People who experience clairsentience, may at . . . → Read More: Clairsentience

Looking At Quaker Pagans

by Jason Pitzl-Waters

Modern Reformation magazine profiles the growing movement of Quaker Pagans, and interviews Cat Chapin-Bishop of the Quaker Pagan Reflections blog. The article also speaks to Pagan-turned-Christian Carl McColman, and Stasa Morgan-Appel of the Musings of a Quaker Witch blog. The tone of religion journalist Matthew Streib seems to be intrigued but cautious, . . . → Read More: Looking At Quaker Pagans

Pagan Pride

By Robin Woodson

“We’re Not Out To Hurt Anybody.” It may not be what you believe, but it’s still a religion. Pagans say they’re usually misunderstood and rarely given a fair shot. This is no movie, no Hollywood set, no game of dress-up. You’re going inside a very real and very reclusive religious ritual, . . . → Read More: Pagan Pride