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The Way of the Actor: a path to knowledge and power, by Brian Bates

Did you know that when Alec Guinness met James Dean, he predicted that Dean would die within the week? How many actors do you know who have spoken of psychic, telepathic or ‘out of body’ experiences, or even casually mentioned the theatre ghost like it is the most normal thing in the world? What is . . . → Read More: The Way of the Actor: a path to knowledge and power, by Brian Bates

Recreating 3,500-year-old Egyptian Perfume

The Ancient Egyptians cherished their fragrant scents, too, as perfume flacons from this period indicate. In its permanent exhibition, Bonn University’s Egyptian Museum has a particularly well preserved example on display. Screening this 3,500-year-old flacon with a computer tomograph, scientists at the university detected the desiccated residues of a fluid, which they now want to . . . → Read More: Recreating 3,500-year-old Egyptian Perfume

The Pentacle Up and Down Controversy

The Pentacle, upside down, one point straight down, however you would like me to describe it does not represent the Devil. I know, a thousand little head bangers are literally crushed at this moment but that’s ok, you keep Shouting at the Devil—I adore you still.

It represented the God…sometimes known as the horned . . . → Read More: The Pentacle Up and Down Controversy

Hiring a God: Selecting a Patron Deity

by Chirotus Infinitum

So you’re a pagan now! Fun and exciting times await, full of mystery, magic, and maybe a skyclad ritual with the hottie working at the occult bookstore. For some, the magic and mystique are enough, but many take their new religion seriously. The religious aspects of paganism can be a little difficult . . . → Read More: Hiring a God: Selecting a Patron Deity

Out of Place

Last month, a prominent story in the news was the “tame” chimpanzee which seriously injured a woman. The chimp may have been a pet for years, but it still had its wild instincts and inclinations. Despite warnings from experts, the owner kept the chimp as a pet. The animal did what chimps do when scared . . . → Read More: Out of Place

Wicca: A New Way of Life?

by Kelly Doplar

Throughout history, there have been many different religions, many different beliefs, and many different ways of life. With new technology and other various scientific discoveries, there is very little mystery left to humankind. We now know that we may have developed naturally from apes instead of mysteriously appearing on the Earth . . . → Read More: Wicca: A New Way of Life?

Heathen Community–Making a Dream a Reality

On the discussion list ASHmail a very interesting discussion of starting Heathen communities is taking place. One thing that has been stated again and again is that while Heathens say it is a good idea, when asked if they wished to invest such a venture, excuses start being made. This is only natural. As I . . . → Read More: Heathen Community–Making a Dream a Reality

Witches’ maze sends Satan packing

By Marc Horne

IT IS the intriguing tale of the lord, the witches and the warlocks. A Scottish aristocrat is creating a memorial to the men and women who were put to death on the orders of his 17th-century predecessor. Lord Moncrieff is building a 100ft maze in the grounds of his ancestral home at . . . → Read More: Witches’ maze sends Satan packing

Is It Morally Wrong to Pay for Spiritual Services?

This week, I will answer a difficult question, for me as a business owner to answer. (This is only because I am a business owner of “spiritual supplies”). I found a partial answer last term in the M Div course I took on the Professional Role of Priestess. I will summarize it after I quote . . . → Read More: Is It Morally Wrong to Pay for Spiritual Services?