Witches flying broomsticks in Swaziland above 150 metres will be subject to arrest and a hefty fine of R500 000, civil aviation authorities said, according to a report.
Witches’ broomsticks are considered similar to any heavier-than-air transportation device that is airborne, reports The Star.
“A witch on a broomstick should not fly above . . . → Read More: Broomstick-flying Witches to be brought down in Swaziland
By Sunday Sun
Pagans are demanding greater respect for their beliefs after it emerged they are the seventh largest religion in the country – with 1,802 adherents in the North East.
They include 681 in Tyne and Wear, with 202 pagans living in Newcastle alone.
And the number of people in England and Wales who . . . → Read More: Pagans Are Seventh Largest Religion in UK
By Tamba Jean-Matthew
Football authorities in Senegal have declared a war against occult and mystical practices in the sporting arena.
“The battle against these practices within the stadiums is now one of our projects and we will begin by banning it (occult and mysticism) inside the stadiums,” said Saer Seck, the chair of Senegal’s Professional . . . → Read More: Senegal Football Chiefs Declare War on the Use of Magic
By Acharya S
A fascinating discovery is shedding light upon pre-Christian Scandinavian religion and early Christian inroads into Norway. In the Norwegian press, this highly important find is being called “unparalleled,” “first of its kind” and “unique,” said to have been “deliberately and carefully hidden” – from invading and destructive Christians.
Located at the site . . . → Read More: ‘Unparalleled’ pre-Christian Temple Unearthed in Norway
The Doreen Valiente Foundation
On Friday 21st June 2013, Brighton will host a historic event as a Blue Plaque is unveiled to commemorate ‘the mother of modern witchcraft’, Doreen Valiente.
Doreen Valiente (1922-1999) was a writer and poet, but better known for her contributions to modern Paganism – widely accepted as being key to the . . . → Read More: Mother of Modern Witchcraft Commemorated
By Ivana Jadrić-Kučan
The provincial imperial cult was organized in the territories of Hispania Citerior (Tarraconensis), south-west Germania and Illyricum, thus in those provinces in which major wartime gains and conquests were achieved precisely by the cult’s founders, Gaius Julius Caesar and Octavian Augustus. Of the three districts (conventi) recorded in the province of Dalmatia, . . . → Read More: The Regional Imperial Cult in the Roman Province of Dalmatia
By Geoffrey MacCormack
Introduction: Did the Chinese attribute a secular or a religious origin to law? One influential view has strongly asserted the secular origin. Recently, some scholars have mounted a strong challenge, arguing that this view has overlooked or distorted a vital fragment of evidence that, in their opinion, shows conclusively that law had . . . → Read More: Mythology and the Origin of Law in Early Chinese Thought
By Graeme Bletcher
In an Angus jail in 1661, 40 frightened girls and women sat waiting to be tried for the crime of witchcraft.
Much has been published on the subsequent fate of the Forfar witches. However, research from Angus Archives has now uncovered a previously unknown riddle.
Two of the accused, thought to be . . . → Read More: Mystery over Forfar Witch Trials Still Brewing
By Charlie Cooper
Two elderly women have been beheaded in front of a crowd of onlookers in Papua New Guinea in the latest of a spate of brutal attacks in the country against people accused of witchcraft.
Police at the scene were outnumbered by an angry mob and were forced to stand by as the . . . → Read More: Women Beheaded over Witchcraft Claims
Britain’s biggest police force has four mediums, a Pagan and a Druid among its bobbies on the beat
By Sam Webb
Among the police pounding London’s streets include a druid, four mediums – who believe the living can talk with the dead – and two pagans.
A Freedom of Information request into various ‘non . . . → Read More: ‘Non-mainstream’ Religious Beliefs of London Metro Police Officers