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Prosperity Magick

by Kerr Cuhulain

There are a lot of people out there hoping for prosperity these days. There are a lot of people out there that need it. The problem is that many Pagans out there throw their energy at hopes of winning the lottery, and then are disappointed when they don’t. Think about this for . . . → Read More: Prosperity Magick

June is Pagan Values Blogging Month

It’s time for religious/spiritual individuals and organizations to stop allowing ourselves to be made invisible on the issue of marriage equality – to stand up and reclaim our space, our stance, our values, our beliefs.

I am also reminded of the notion that people who aren’t religious can’t possibly live ethical lives, with atheists . . . → Read More: June is Pagan Values Blogging Month

Witches and the Sexual Repression of Inquisitors

by Austin Cline

Interrogations of witches followed many standard Inquisition procedures, but with some added bonuses. Accused witches were all stripped naked, had all of their body hair shaved of, and then “pricked.” The sexually neurotic Malleus Maleficarum had become the standard text on how to deal with witches, and this book stated authoritatively that . . . → Read More: Witches and the Sexual Repression of Inquisitors

Thoughts on Domestic Worship

We really no next to nothing of everyday Paganism in the ancient world only the ‘High Church’ Paganism associated with Temples and official Cults. In many cases those with direct access to the temple would have, even in Ancient Athens or Rome, numbered in the dozens… not hundreds.

In the ancient world of the . . . → Read More: Thoughts on Domestic Worship

University calls halt to degree in homeopathy

by Peter Dominiczak

A London university has scrapped a degree which critics compared to a qualification in witchcraft.

Westminster University has been criticised for wasting taxpayers’ money by offering a BSc in homeopathy. Scientists say it has no academic value and is merely a form of “quackery” with no proven medical benefits. Last year, editor-in-chief . . . → Read More: University calls halt to degree in homeopathy

Defining Paganism: Paleo-, Meso-, and Neo-

By Isaac Bonewits

The term “Pagan” comes originally from the Latin “paganus,” which appears to have originally had such meanings as “villager,” “country dweller,” or “hick.” The Roman army used it to refer to civilians. The early Roman Christians used “pagan” to refer to everyone who preferred to worship pre-Christian divinities, whom the Christians had . . . → Read More: Defining Paganism: Paleo-, Meso-, and Neo-

Death omen tales found all over the world

One of my favorite Tales of the Weird that I’ve written about concerns a North Carolina family that was haunted for many years by the strange and sudden appearance of black crosses on white linen.

Whenever one of those black crosses was found on a sheet or pillowcase, it proved to be a sad sign . . . → Read More: Death omen tales found all over the world

Obama creates top job for guarding online security

President Obama announced Friday he is creating the post of cyber security coordinator to oversee “a new comprehensive approach to securing America’s digital infrastructure.”

President Obama announces Friday the creation of the post of cyber security coordinator. The president said he will personally select the person who takes on that post. “I’ll depend on this . . . → Read More: Obama creates top job for guarding online security

Is There ANY Depravity American Torturers did not Commit?

by Gus diZerega

It just gets worse and worse. According to Retired Major Gen. Antonio Taguba, who oversaw the U.S. investigation into the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison, and who ought to know, the suppressed torture photos include pictures of men raping female prisoners and men raping men.

When I was growing up we . . . → Read More: Is There ANY Depravity American Torturers did not Commit?

Befriending the spirit of the tarot

When I was teaching classes with the College of Wicca and Old Lore, I was often surprised and somewhat dismayed with the reaction that many people seemed to have to the thought of working with the tarot. Students seemed afraid to work with the tarot and the main reason for that fear was the concern . . . → Read More: Befriending the spirit of the tarot