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Innocent Man Executed – a Test for Abortion Opponents

by Gus diZerega

Conservative “pro-life” Christians, especially Texans, now have an interesting moral challenge. Cameron Todd, an innocent man, was executed in Texas. The facts of his innocence are overwhelming in this case. For a start, see Huffingtonpost as well as Barry Scheck’s report, also in Huffingtonpost. The full story is in the New Yorker.

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“Eat Betoyne and Mynts prepared in honey, use herbs grace in thy Wine.”

April, Ram’s Little Dodoen, 1606.

Mint takes its name from Minthe, who was loved by Pluto. This nymph was metamorphosed by Pluto’s wife, Prosperine, with the herb called after her. Henry Dethicke, in the Gardener’s Labyrinth, gives some curious advice to . . . → Read More: Mint

The Origins of The Malleus Maleficarum

by Mykl

In a perfect world, governments would have been ruled by caring geniuses. Institutions that spoke as an epicenter of love would love instead of a symbol of horrible irony. The most disturbing part of powerful governments is that it only takes a handful of horrible people to turn a nation into a fearful . . . → Read More: The Origins of The Malleus Maleficarum

Drawing Down the Moon

(2006 revised edition)

Reviewed by Juni

The Preface to the New Edition

“The message of Drawing Down the Moon has always been that the spiritual world is like the natural world- only diversity will save it.” The quote reminds me of something Darkhawk (from TC) said once: “Whenever I run into ‘homogenous is stronger . . . → Read More: Drawing Down the Moon

Hexing Cursing and Malediction in Irish Tradition

by By Socarie

Curses in Ireland come from the usual roots, folk magic and charms, mythology, and religion (the good versus evil model is simple and always popular) with famous examples of spell curses in folklore (eg the spell placed on Etain that turned her into various animals or the curse placed on the children . . . → Read More: Hexing Cursing and Malediction in Irish Tradition

The Future That Brought Her Here: A Memoir of a Call to Awaken, by Deborah DeNic

Reviewed by Medusa

This spiritual memoir by a widely-published poet is both an inner journey and a geographical pilgrimage. DiNicola is author of 5 poetry collections and editor of an anthology of contemporary poems about Greek mythology. She is recipient of a Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts plus other writing awards, . . . → Read More: The Future That Brought Her Here: A Memoir of a Call to Awaken, by Deborah DeNic

Pagan Fall Festivals

by Zsuzsanna Budapest & Bobbie Grennier

Pagans love a good Fall festival and there are a couple of upcoming events worthy of mentioning.

Some call it a pagan festival. Some say it’s a witch festival. Either way, there’s a lot of fun to be had and interesting new friends to be made. Some festivals are . . . → Read More: Pagan Fall Festivals

Deontological Ethics and the Abyss

By James French

The topic of Thelemic ethics is something of a mine field. This becomes clear somewhere in the second chapter of the Book of the Law, where we are told to, among other things, “stamp down the wretched and the weak.” Thelema is said to be “the Law of the Strong,” and Crowley . . . → Read More: Deontological Ethics and the Abyss

Exploring the Divine Feminine in Missouri

by Jason Pitzl-Waters

The Columbia Daily Tribune covers a just-opened University of Missouri’s Museum of Art and Archeology exhibit entitled “The Sacred Feminine: Prehistory to Post-Modernity”. The show not only looks at art that reflects women’s role in religion, but curator Benton Kidd has also organized a national symposium centered on themes from the exhibition.

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Displays of Faith

by Ancestral Celt

Most people are aware of the British Airways employee who went to court over the wearing of her cross (and lost), and I am pretty sure most pagans have encountered those pagans who insist on wearing the biggest pentacle possible, or fantasy costumes, or t-shirts with “pagan and proud” slogans or similar, . . . → Read More: Displays of Faith