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Roman emperors’ horses to be recognised as distinct breed

By Nick Squires

The Maremmano horses of Lazio, the region around Rome, are believed to be the descendants of steeds ridden by emperors such as Marcus Aurelius 2,000 years ago.

Their distinctive characteristics include a strong build, a broad chest, thick manes and tails, and robust legs.

The archetype of the breed can . . . → Read More: Roman emperors’ horses to be recognised as distinct breed

The Magical Battle of Britain

Fighting Hitler’s Nazis with occult ritual

By Dave Evans and David Sutton

Fundamentalists sometimes assure us that “There is War in Heaven.” Jesus and Lucifer are perpetually at each other’s throats, and the archangel Michael has his sword drawn at all times. Similar imagery can also be found in occultism, where motifs such as the . . . → Read More: The Magical Battle of Britain

IND. Decisions – “Custody ruling raises legal concerns”

“Custody ruling raises legal concerns” is the headline to this Nov. 27, 2010 story by Dave Stafford in the Anderson Herald Bulletin. Some quotes:

Craig Scarberry of Anderson lost joint custody of his three children this month after Madison County Superior Court 3 Commissioner George C. Pancol issued an order that included court evidence that . . . → Read More: IND. Decisions – “Custody ruling raises legal concerns”

Radical Tolerance

By Star Foster

In God Against the Gods, Jonathan Kirsch argues that tolerance is the universally Pagan concept. He brandishes it as a sword of righteousness as he attacks Christianity. In fact, his language is so divisive, you could say he displays an intolerance for Christianity. He’s certainly not alone in this age when it . . . → Read More: Radical Tolerance

The problem with most anti-GMO foods movements

By Kat MacMorgan

I promised I’d explain my position on GMO foods, and here I go. I’ll try to keep the science to a minimum…

#1. The vast majority of political parties and politicians who are ‘anti-GMO’ have defined GMO in such a way that almost all food is from a GMO.

This . . . → Read More: The problem with most anti-GMO foods movements

Facebook users to name Toronto baby

By Carolynne Burkholder

Rommy Alpinelli could end up with a baby named Sadira-Sagitarius — or Raija or Eudaimonia.

Those are just some of the suggestions the Toronto mom-to-be has received since announcing that she would let Facebook users name her daughter, who is due on Saturday.

So far more than 1,000 people have . . . → Read More: Facebook users to name Toronto baby

Caribou Survival Depends on Ancient Cultural Knowledge

By Jeff Wells

It’s beginning to be the time of year when caribou, as reindeer are known in North America, show up on holiday cards and tree ornaments.

But not all is well with this iconic species, which has been in retreat from humans for decades. Now new thinking about the conservation and restoration of . . . → Read More: Caribou Survival Depends on Ancient Cultural Knowledge

Rites to the Idesa

By Swain Wodening

With Mothers’ Night approaching it is time to start thinking about what sort of rites one will do to the tribal mothers. I have always handled my rites to the Idesa (Disir) a bit differently than I do for the greater Gods and Goddesses. If anything I put more thought into the . . . → Read More: Rites to the Idesa

Christmas Caroling Tradition Pioneered by Drunks

By Monica Garske

Christmas caroling has long been a favorite tradition of church groups, elderly choirs and children, but did you know that the first groups of carolers were nothing but a bunch of rowdy drunks?

That’s the tune from David McKillop, senior vice president of programming for the History Channel, who recently talked to . . . → Read More: Christmas Caroling Tradition Pioneered by Drunks

The End of the Line: We Must Change Our Lives

By Heather

I urge all of my readers, whenever you have the time and if you have not done so already, to watch the documentary film The End of the Line. It is a disturbing and heartbreaking film about the state of the world’s fisheries. Fish stocks around the world are decreasing and many species . . . → Read More: The End of the Line: We Must Change Our Lives