By Kenny Klein
Many Pagans, especially those with a presence on Facebook, followed with interest the battle being fought earlier this year between well known resource site Wikipedia and the Pagan community. Pagan efforts were lead by a prominent Pagan festival organizer, who saw numerous Wikipedia entries of Pagan notables up for review and deletion. . . . → Read More: Wikipedia Vs. Pagans: A New Hope
By Jason Pitzl-Waters
On May 8th data from Canada’s 2011 National Household Survey was released, including data on religion. The big headline from this data is that people claiming no specific religion, often called “nones,” now make up around 24% of the Canadian population.
“Observers noted that among the survey’s most striking findings is that . . . → Read More: Canada’s 25,495 Pagans (and 7.8 Million ‘Nones’)
By Diane Morrison
This weekend, which is a holiday long weekend north of the 49th Parallel, Pagans from all over the vast expanse of the Canadian landscape will be meeting in Gatineau, Quebec (which is just across the river from our capital city Ottawa) to discourse on what it is to be Canadian and Pagan, . . . → Read More: Gaia Gathering: The Canadian National Pagan Conference
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 Jason Pitzl-Waters
In 2007, after a decade-long struggle, Pagan and Wiccan organizations succeeded in getting the Pentacle approved for military veteran headstones and markers. After that victory, in July of 2007, a rally was held to start the push for two more symbols: the Druid Awen and the Heathen Thor’s Hammer. Two Heathen organizations, . . . → Read More: Thor’s Hammer Approved For Veteran Headstones and Markers
By Rua Lupa
What is Seasonally Occurring
During the transition between the Equinox & Solstice the earth is angling it’s northern hemisphere toward the sun. In Borealis the days are longer seeing the earth’s daily turning view of the sun higher and higher north; and for Australis the nights are longer with the daily turning . . . → Read More: Festivities of Natural Annual Events: Midway Equinox & Solstice
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
By Gus diZerega
Friday evening I drove to Point Reyes Station to hear David Abram give a talk. Ever since I had read his first book, The Spell of the Sensuous, Abram has been on my shortest list of authors to read, reread, and recommend to anyone I meet. Including you, dear reader. (But unless . . . → Read More: The Silence of the Earth and Earth Day, 2013