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Prime-Signing

By Hrafnkell Haraldsson

For a religion supposedly given to stern edicts and one unyielding truth, and for whom any sign of moral relativity is supposedly anathema, Christianity has at times shown itself to be extraordinarily flexible when it is to its benefit to be so. For example, feared and hated as our Heathen ancestors and . . . → Read More: Prime-Signing

How to Organize a Pagan Event

By Patti Wigington

Let’s face it, at some point nearly all of us have read the listings of public Pagan events and festivals taking place somewhere, and wondered, “Why isn’t there something near ME?” Chances are if there’s nothing happening, it’s because no one has taken the time to organize it yet. And if YOU . . . → Read More: How to Organize a Pagan Event

By Sun and Earth: Theologies of Justice

By T. Thorn Coyle

I’ve been circling around to this topic for the last couple of months, and am writing today on the anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero, killed for living his religious convictions.

A fair amount of my social justice and activist work has been done around radical Catholics. . . . → Read More: By Sun and Earth: Theologies of Justice

Monotheism between Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity

Reviewed by Jane Heath

One god, many gods, or one god among many? This question can be framed as one of how and who to worship, or as one of what to believe; the language available for discussing it largely consists in an artillery of terms originally coined in polemical or apologetic contexts, such as . . . → Read More: Monotheism between Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity

The Raven, The Horse and The Goddess

By Sorita d’Este

“I knew by the voice of the raven, each morning since you journeyed from me, that your downfall was true and certain.” — The Lay of the Wife of Meargach, Ossianic Society 4:173.

In the British Isles, the Raven is probably the bird most commonly found associated with Gods and Goddesses who . . . → Read More: The Raven, The Horse and The Goddess

Mastery

By Juniper

There is no such thing as an expert Witch.

There is no mastery of the Craft.

The more you learn, the more you see that one mortal Witch can know nothing compared to all there is in this many layered and multi levelled universe.

There is no need to achieve perfection. In fact . . . → Read More: Mastery

Earth Hour–Festival of the Week

By BadWitch

At 8.30pm on Saturday 26 March, lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour and people will commit to actions to save our planet that go beyond the hour.

Earth Hour is an annual event, but in 2011 our thoughts are particularly going out to the people of Japan during this . . . → Read More: Earth Hour–Festival of the Week

Harvard Social Transformation Conference To Feature Avowed Witch Hunters

By Bruce Wilson

Footage from a November 2009 evangelical conference held at the Hawaii Hilton Village near Honolulu shows scheduled “Social Transformation” conference speaker Dr. Pat Francis up onstage, her voice cracking with intensity, shouting out “In the name of Jesus we break the power, of witchcraft power, every witchcraft power, we drive you out!” . . . → Read More: Harvard Social Transformation Conference To Feature Avowed Witch Hunters

Divination and Interpretation of Signs in the Ancient World

Oriental Institute Seminars, no 6

Reviewed by Kim Beerden

Divination shows a different face in each of the many cultural systems in which it manifests itself. Modern scholarship reflects a strong interest in the subject: it covers virtually all cultural areas for which sources on divination are available. Consequently, there is a plethora of literature . . . → Read More: Divination and Interpretation of Signs in the Ancient World

Ordo Templi Orientis–What You Always Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask

From The Book of Secrets, by Daniel Pineda

Ordo Templi Orientis—the Order of the Oriental or Eastern Temple—was founded in the late 19th century by an Austrian paper chemist Carl Kellner after returning from his travels in Asia. He and Theodor Reuss, the head of the revival of the Bavarian Illuminati, organized OTO in order . . . → Read More: Ordo Templi Orientis–What You Always Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask