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Myth and Magic Infuse Chilean Island

by Julie McCarthy As a setting for supernatural spirits, witches and warlocks — Chiloe lacks for nothing. The atmosphere on this tear-shaped island crackles like a fire on a storm-swept afternoon. A 20-minute ferry ride off of Chile’s southwest coast, Chiloe was the last stronghold of the Spanish conquistadors in Chilean territory. The beliefs, superstitions . . . → Read More: Myth and Magic Infuse Chilean Island

Texas High Court Says Exorcism Claims Entangle Court in Religious Dispute

In Pleasant Glade Assembly of God v. Schubert, (TX Sup. Ct., June 27, 2008), in a 6-3 decision, the Texas Supreme Court yesterday rejected a lower court’s award of damages to young woman for false imprisonment and assault by the senior pastor, youth minister and several members of an Assembly of Gods Church. The lawsuit . . . → Read More: Texas High Court Says Exorcism Claims Entangle Court in Religious Dispute

Herbalist, a healing tradition of women

By Susan Shelly Herbalist practices craft that was common among women of an earlier era. Like her ancestors, Susan Hess understands and respects the offerings of nature, and puts to use the flowers and herbs that trail over fence posts and spread across the gardens and fields of her idyllic farm. A therapeutic herbalist, Hess, . . . → Read More: Herbalist, a healing tradition of women

Crow Divination

It is possible to foretell coming events through careful attention to the cries and behaviour of crows. As we may see, the practice of divining from bird calls, properly called auspicy in the English language, appears to originate in China. Yet, as narrowly concerned with crows, it would seem the practice is an Indo-Tibetan invention . . . → Read More: Crow Divination

Concepts of Magick

by Bandraoi

One of the greatest misunderstood practices in the world is the practice of magick or ritual ceremony. While most feel this is something that is a part of “occult” or “supernatural” practices, it is something that is utilized on a daily basis whether we realize it or not. Part of the problem is . . . → Read More: Concepts of Magick

Kathie Lee Gifford and the Pagan Controversy

by Jason Pitzl-Waters

Perhaps I’ve developed outrage fatigue from covering religious news for so many years, but I just can’t seem to muster much energy for the supposed controversy over vacuous morning-show host Kathie Lee Gifford’s “anti-pagan” comments. I watched the offending video clip in question, and I just don’t see anything worth threats of . . . → Read More: Kathie Lee Gifford and the Pagan Controversy

Is moonlight the miracle cure?

by Jason Oddy

Deep in the Arizona desert, a bizarre machine is offering new hope to sufferers from conditions ranging from eczema to cancer. How does it work? By the light of the silvery moon…

The Interstellar Light Collector – to give the contraption its full name – sat half-submerged in a crater. It . . . → Read More: Is moonlight the miracle cure?

Religious Merger Creates 900 Million Hinjews

New Delhi, India (SatireWire.com) — Hinjew leaders today conceded the merger of Hinduism and Judaism has not worked out as planned, as instead of forming a super-religion to fight off the common Islamic enemy, they have instead created a race of 900 million people who, no matter how many times they are reincarnated, can never . . . → Read More: Religious Merger Creates 900 Million Hinjews

The Village – A Shocking Film Exposes the Dangers of Wicca!

reviewed by Pastor Fred Deacon

Folks, the film, “The Village,” will hit home for you! You know that for years we have tried to expose Wiccans for the Satan-worshipping misfits they are! For me, this M. Night Shamadang person summed up in a mere two hours what we have been trying to say for . . . → Read More: The Village – A Shocking Film Exposes the Dangers of Wicca!

‘Green Men’ in Binghamton

By Roger Luther They tend to stay in the background, silent, often going unnoticed, but once you start looking they can be found in several places around town. They peer out at us from across the street and look down on us from above. Many have a slightly menacing look about them, not quite scary, . . . → Read More: ‘Green Men’ in Binghamton