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Campy Witch-Classics: Joan Fontaine vs. the Witch-Cult

By Zan

I hope this is not abetting some dreadful act of Internet piracy: but I notice that Hammer Films’ 1966 Camp Witch-Classic The Witches (released in the U.S. as “The Devil’s Own”), starring early ’40s Hollywood Star Joan Fontaine, is up on YouTube (put there by someone who is not I). As it is . . . → Read More: Campy Witch-Classics: Joan Fontaine vs. the Witch-Cult

Proper Behaviour at Pagan Events

By Angela

I just have a few things to say to our ever-lovely growing pagan community. I would think that some of these things are common sense but apparently not everyone understands what it means to be an asshole.

Firstly, when you are in a tent camping area, it’s a dick move to sing at . . . → Read More: Proper Behaviour at Pagan Events

Stang Lore — Construction, Magic, Dressing

By Laurelei

We’ve covered already what a Stang IS. Perhaps it’s time we cover what one DOES with it.

Over the years, I’ve tried to collect as much lore and writing on Stangs as I could find. I’m sad to say there isn’t much available. That isn’t to say that people aren’t using Stangs, just . . . → Read More: Stang Lore — Construction, Magic, Dressing

Korean shamanism finds new life in modern era

By Ju-min Park

[Snip] Though an ancient practice, Korean shamanism – in which singing and dancing are used in trance rituals addressed to specific gods, often to get an answer to specific questions – had long been suppressed in Asia’s second most Christian nation.

In leaping from poverty to rapid modernization, the county’s dictatorship in . . . → Read More: Korean shamanism finds new life in modern era

Pagans Strike a Balance, Find Inspiration in Nature

Two independent surveys provide insight into what makes contemporary Pagans tick.

By Stephen H. Provost

[Snip] It’s a community of great diversity, and one of the difficulties encountered in promoting this survey was a healthy skepticism. Understandably, some folks didn’t want to be told what they believed. No survey can or should do that. What . . . → Read More: Pagans Strike a Balance, Find Inspiration in Nature

The Pictish Tattoo: Origins of a Myth

By Richard Dibon-Smith

“All the Britons dye themselves with woad, which produces a blue colour, and makes their appearance in battle more terrible.”–J. Caesar, De Bello Gallico, 5.14

The above observation is the only remark Caesar ever made about Britons dyeing themselves, and apparently the only notice of this practice ever made by an eye-witness. . . . → Read More: The Pictish Tattoo: Origins of a Myth

Invulnerability in the Old Norse Sagas

By D. J. Beard

[Snip] The idea of a warrior such as a berserk, who fought in a state of frenzy, being accredited with invulnerability is hardly surprising. During a frenzied fighting fit (berserksgang) such a warrior would likely be unaware of pain; and it is a short step from the idea of a warrior . . . → Read More: Invulnerability in the Old Norse Sagas

Ritual Dining, Drinking, and Dedication at Stymphalos

A Case Study in the Influence of “Popular” Culture on Religion

By Peter Stone

[Snip] Abstract: This study examines ritual dining, drinking and dedication at 2nd century B.C. Stymphalos as it appears through the lens of surviving physical evidence. This evidence is primarily ceramic, the vessels used for preparing and consuming meals and drinking. The . . . → Read More: Ritual Dining, Drinking, and Dedication at Stymphalos

Qayin Lore — Melek Taus, Lucifer, Azazel, Shamash

By Laurelei

All Gods are not one God. The Ancients didn’t see it that way, and we are not trying to put forth that claim, either. And yet, there are Gods — great, ancient spirits (daemons … δαίμων) who are so closely related in myth and religion that we can’t mistake their relation. Just as . . . → Read More: Qayin Lore — Melek Taus, Lucifer, Azazel, Shamash

Key to Transformative Initiation

By Frater Barrabbas Tiresius

One of life’s greatest lessons is that nothing stays the same. Everything changes due to deliberate plans (one would hope), accidents or the fortunes of fate (whether good, bad or indifferent). Attempting to stand still and maintain one’s world is the surest way to get overtaken and completely run over by . . . → Read More: Key to Transformative Initiation