News of the Past

News Catagories

Long ago News

Sponsored Links

Faith Before Family, and Why It’s a Big Red Flag

By Patti Wigington

This interesting piece out of Brisbane, Australia, highlights a fundamentalist church that actively recruits teens and young twenty-somethings, and then requires them to put religion over family needs or risk excommunication. The Sunshine Coast Christian Fellowship has a high membership of people in the 17 – 25-year-old range, and they are required . . . → Read More: Faith Before Family, and Why It’s a Big Red Flag

Ostara Cooking and Craft Ideas

by Trish Deneen

The Ostara holiday is usually celebrated on or near the Spring Equinox. It takes its name from the Anglo-Saxon goddess, Eostre. She is related to spring and the dawn. Some modern traditions originate from Pagan symbols for springtime such as the egg for new life and the bunny for fertility. Here are . . . → Read More: Ostara Cooking and Craft Ideas

Jainism and Druidism – Resonances and Connections

by Philip Carr-Gomm

Summary

Ever since scholars in the 17th century began to explore resemblances between European and Indian languages, the similarities between Celtic and Indian cultures, and Druidic and Vedic cultures has been noted. These theories were developed in the 1940s by scholars such as Georges Dumezil who accumulated a considerable body . . . → Read More: Jainism and Druidism – Resonances and Connections

Kentucky Churches Hit With “Satanic” Graffiti

by Catherine Beyer

Three churches in Okalona, Kentucky were defaced last week with “Satanic” graffiti, including the number 666, upside down crosses, and pentagrams, along with some vaguely threatening slogans such as “We’re coming soon” and “Your children shall feel Satan’s wrath.”

I have to applaud the local paper, which describes the graffiti as “symbols . . . → Read More: Kentucky Churches Hit With “Satanic” Graffiti

The Incomplete and Utter History of Pagan Opera: Part 1

What type of music is most typically pagan?

Not something you get asked every day, but I would guess that, Inkubbus Sukkubus fans aside, most of you would go for folk music. With its associations with camp fires, smoky pubs and the film The Wicker Man, its bawdiness, hints of ancient wisdom and tales of . . . → Read More: The Incomplete and Utter History of Pagan Opera: Part 1

Wiccan shop has new name, home

By Christopher Behnan

Mona Lindsay, like most people, only asks that you don’t prejudge her. If you’re interested, she’ll give you a peak into her world. Lindsay, a practicing Wiccan — a religion that follows the cycle of the moon and seasons and the sun rather than one central deity — is perhaps best known . . . → Read More: Wiccan shop has new name, home

Questions Raised Anew About Religion in Military

The New York Times reports that questions persist on whether the military continues to be involved in improper religious proselytizing. An official military suicide-prevention video shows former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw talking about how Christian prayer helped him through bouts of depression. The Pentagon says it has received 50 complaints of religious discrimination from . . . → Read More: Questions Raised Anew About Religion in Military

Pagans condemn ‘ignorant’ church

PAGANS have criticised a Grantown church deacon for blaming them for a series of “attacks” culminating in an incident in which a dead animal was used to deliver a message. They insist that no-one with their beliefs would be guilty of such behaviour, and that deacon Bob Fishwick was out of line to make the . . . → Read More: Pagans condemn ‘ignorant’ church

The Magic of Magic: The Science

In the previous post I gave a brief explanation of where a lot of the traditions and myths come from. The heavens have influenced our lives tremendously through out the years. Prophets, Psychics, Tarot and Runes are all an extension of our belief in the stars. So where does all of this leave the Gods?

. . . → Read More: The Magic of Magic: The Science