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Star Trek cited by Texas Supreme Court

The Texas Supreme Court when writing their opinion in Robinson v. Crown Cork and Seal cited Mr. Spock, effectively making him a legal authority for interpreting the Texas Constitution.

”Appropriately weighty principles guide our course. First, we recognize that police power draws from the credo that ‘the needs of the many outweigh the needs of . . . → Read More: Star Trek cited by Texas Supreme Court

UK Police Given Advice on Witches and Pagans

By David Barrett

It is Hallowe’en and the witching hour is drawing nearer, but don’t be alarmed – police officers are on the case, having been issued with official guidance on how to deal with witches.

The advice is contained in a 300-page “diversity handbook” which gives officers a range of “dos and don’ts” . . . → Read More: UK Police Given Advice on Witches and Pagans

Honoring the Ancestors: Samhain and Beyond

By Galina Krasskova

There’s a great deal of focus around Samhain on honoring one’s ancestors, and honoring the dead in general. Whether we celebrate Samhain or Winternights, that’s what this holiday is all about, right? Well, yes….but ideally the celebrations that mark the end of October, should be the culmination of a year spent regularly . . . → Read More: Honoring the Ancestors: Samhain and Beyond

The Festival of Samhain

By SilentOwl

Samhain marks one of the two great doorways of the Celtic year, for the Celts divided the year into two seasons: the light and the dark, at Beltane on May 1st and Samhain on November 1st. Some believe that Samhain was the more important festival, marking the beginning of a whole new . . . → Read More: The Festival of Samhain

Cerridwen

By Anne Baird

Samhain (pronounced “Sow-en”) or Halloween is the most magical night of the year! Celebrated on October 31st, beginning at sundown, it is the greatest of the four Pagan Sabbats that divide the ancient calendar into winter, spring, summer and fall. Samhain means “end of summer.” The summer reign of the Goddess is . . . → Read More: Cerridwen

Contacting Ghosts, Ghouls, Spirits and Spooks

By Star Foster

I was surprised to get a message from someone this morning about a spirit that was giving them trouble. I’m not the best sort of person to ask on these things. I was once interested in paranormal stuff but I’m afraid I’m a bit of a stuff-shirt about it now. I stopped . . . → Read More: Contacting Ghosts, Ghouls, Spirits and Spooks

Mary Magdalene Pilgrims and Contemporary Menstrual Rituals

By Anna Fidele

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In recent years, the pilgrimage shrine of La Sainte-Baume has attracted an increasing number of non-Catholic pilgrims influenced by the ‘New Age’ and the Neopagan movement. These pilgrims consider Mary Magdalene as a sort of female counterpart of Jesus and the mountain of La Sainte-Baume, where according to a Christian legend . . . → Read More: Mary Magdalene Pilgrims and Contemporary Menstrual Rituals

Paranormal Investigation Procedures: Getting Your Hands Dirty

By R. Wolf Baldassarro

Perhaps it’s apropos that we’re on to the actual investigation portion and it’s October- ghosts, goblins, Charlie Brown, and all that jazz. But, I digress…

Only after some level of background research will you ready to enter the location and explore. Even still, prior to setting up a mutually agreeable . . . → Read More: Paranormal Investigation Procedures: Getting Your Hands Dirty

Craik SK hosts ceremony for multi-faith sacred site

By Pamela Cowan

A smudge and prayers from many faiths will be offered Satuday afternoon as a sacred site is dedicated on a small piece of land near Craik.

Multi-Faith Saskatchewan partnered with the Craik Sustainable Living Project to develop the Designated Sacred Space Project near the Craik Eco-Centre, which overlooks the Arm River Valley.

. . . → Read More: Craik SK hosts ceremony for multi-faith sacred site

Rituals of Native American Church offer comfort, sustenance

By Nomi Morris

The light of a full moon through desert fog cast an ethereal glow around a spacious tepee as worshipers gathered in the foothills of Palomar Mountain last weekend for an all-night prayer meeting of the Native American Church of North America.

The Rev. John Nighthorse Tyler, a Northern Arapaho originally from Wyoming, . . . → Read More: Rituals of Native American Church offer comfort, sustenance