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Crossroads in Irish Folklore

By SilentOwl

The crossroads is a land that belongs to no one. It’s an area that seems to invite ghosts, spirits and creatures of the night, those that don’t belong in the natural world. Malevolent faeries are believed to haunt the crossroads looking for lost souls to lure into the half-lit world of the . . . → Read More: Crossroads in Irish Folklore

Fate, the Gods, and Free Will

By John Beckett

The Patheos “What Do I Really Believe” series has a new question for contemplation across religious traditions.

Most religious traditions teach that human beings have agency – that their choices matter – but also that there are greater spiritual forces at work that impact or even determine the course of events . . . → Read More: Fate, the Gods, and Free Will

Ambassadors of Our Spiritual Paths

By Uncle Thor

[Snip] All Pagan faiths are misunderstood by the vast majority. The people have been taught since childhood that people who believe as we do are wrong. The majority believe that we are either in league with the Devil, misguided by the Devil, or are a bunch of superstitious fools. Overcoming these misconceptions . . . → Read More: Ambassadors of Our Spiritual Paths

Babylonian Tablet Shows How Noah’s Ark Could Have Been Constructed

By Maev Kennedy

Noah’s ark was never built, still less crash landed on Mount Ararat, a British Museum expert has declared – despite holding in his hand 3,700-year-old instructions on exactly how to construct one.

“I am 107% convinced the ark never existed,” Irving Finkel said. His discoveries, since a member of the public brought . . . → Read More: Babylonian Tablet Shows How Noah’s Ark Could Have Been Constructed

The Pagans Who Run Scotland

Scottish Express

More Scottish Government staff are practising pagans than are members of several major world religions, new figures have shown.

Seven civil servants said that they worshipped nature and various ancient gods during a recent diversity check on religious beliefs – a higher number than Jews, Sikhs or Hindus.

However, they will not get . . . → Read More: The Pagans Who Run Scotland

Shaman Pathways – Web of Life, by Yvonne Ryves

Reviewed by BadWitch

Forget the title – Shaman Pathways – Web of Life is not just a book about shamanism. It is for anyone on a pagan or earth-based spiritual journey and, with the subtitle Guidance for Your Life Journey, is about how to ensure you are on the right path.

The circle divided into . . . → Read More: Shaman Pathways – Web of Life, by Yvonne Ryves

Who is Kronos?

By Melia Brokaw

Kronos (Cronos) the Titan god of time (khronos) and the ages, typically regarded as destructive and all-devouring. He is the youngest of the Titans. Kronos was given a flint sickle by his mother, Gaia, in order to castrate and then depose his father, Ouranos. She did this in anger at Ouranos’ treatment . . . → Read More: Who is Kronos?

Is Your Spirit Guide Really There To Help?

By Patti Wigington

Every once in a while, someone will manage to contact what they think is a spirit guide – perhaps by way of a Ouija board or other method of divination — and the next thing you know, things are getting weird. If any of the following scenarios seem familiar, then chances are . . . → Read More: Is Your Spirit Guide Really There To Help?

The Influence of Context on the Leadership of Cleopatra

By Lindsay Harold, Kerri Anton, Kristen Duca, and Cate Henefin

Abstract: Many have heard of the great Cleopatra. Some people only know her as a queen of Egypt while others remember her as being a temptress and adulteress with Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. Many scholarly students have read the Shakespearean plays of her multiple . . . → Read More: The Influence of Context on the Leadership of Cleopatra

Freemasons, Webinars, and the Golden Dawn

By Donald Michael Kraig

There has been a debate on the internet concerning the future of magick. I saw a discussion about it on Aaron Leitch’s Blog. There, Aaron discusses comments by Jake Stratton Kent concerning the future of magick.

One of the problems in this discussion is the use of jargon. Aaron reveals, “Jake . . . → Read More: Freemasons, Webinars, and the Golden Dawn