News & Submissions 4/1/2010

April 1st, 2010 by sivodd

Wistful about Wicca
What do you think about Wicca? Does it make you think: “Yikes! Evil witches!” or grounding earth-based ritual or stoned bare-foot hippies or some manner of something in between? Let me know, I am really interested. And don’t hold back. Read full story from

Derry couples seeking Pagan weddings – claim
Raymond MacSuibhne, of the Pagan Federation of Northern Ireland (PFNI), says the peace process has allowed “interest and participation in Paganism” to flourish in Derry and across the North over recent years. Read full story from

Occult dabbling at ancient Gloucestershire well
Wannabe teenage witches are being blamed for sinister signs and symbols springing up around the ancient sacred site at St Anthony’s Well

The spring, which is supposed to have miraculous healing powers and was once used for public baptisms, is becoming a magnet for young people interested in witchcraft. Read full story from

Lawyer: Saudi could behead Lebanese for witchcraft
BEIRUT — The lawyer of a Lebanese TV psychic who was convicted in Saudi Arabia for witchcraft said Thursday her client could be beheaded this week and urged Lebanese and Saudi leaders to help spare his life. Read full story from

Can Science Explain Heaven?
There are those who believe that science will eventually explain everything—including our enduring belief in heaven. The thesis here is very simple: heaven is not a real place, or even a process or a supernatural event. It’s something that happens in your brain as you die. Read full story from

Opposition to online wagering softening
Tribal governments and commercial gambling companies are softening opposition to legalize Internet wagering, although it does not appear likely that pending legislation to permit online poker will be successful in the current session of Congress. Read full story from

Autumn glory lets us count our blessings
Easter was once a pagan spring festival. A time for growth, renewal, rejuvenation, birth, hence the bunnies and eggs as symbols of new life after a time of bleakness or infertility. It’s also the logic of the passion: Christ’s rebirth after death and hopelessness. Read full story from

Why we celebrate easter
Some of the pagan traditions which have been absorbed in Easter include the Easter Bunny, a symbol of fertility, and coloured Easter eggs, originally painted with bright colours to represent the sunlight of spring in the northern hemisphere. Read full story from

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