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News & Submissions 10/25/2010

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Lost Abbey Ale may Change Label on Witch’s Wit after Wiccan ‘Brewhaha’
The bottle label shows a picture of a “witch” burning at the stake. Vicki Noble, who is “famous” in the pagan and Wiccan communities saw the bottle. What ignited was not just a witch on the bottle, but a fire storm about beer, being politically correct or offensive, and what is considered satire on a bottle label. Read full story from

Interview with Janet Munin, author of “Queen of the Great Below: An Anthology in Honor of Ereshkigal.”
October, it seems, has been an interesting month for devotional work. This week has seen the release of the first devotional devoted entirely to Ereshkigal: the Sumerian Goddess of the Underworld. Janet Munin’s book, titled ‘Queen of the Great Below: An Anthology in Honor of Ereshkigal’ is an intense and beautifully written work of devotion, desire, and service in honor of a Goddess often overlooked by contemporary Pagans. To my knowledge, this is only the second contemporary devotional to any of the Sumerian Deities (the first being my own “Into the Great Below”) and it is the first entirely for Ereshkigal. Read full story from

Counting down to calm
When I was at university, hypnotists were regular features at the May ball. One summer, I was lured on to a stage, somewhat the worse for drink, and persuaded that I was a lovelorn kangaroo in search of a marsupial mate. I’m not sure how effective the hypnosis was – I certainly remember acting like an idiot, but I suppose it did give me an excuse for doing so. Read full story from

Crows And Scarecrows Occult Meaning
Let us consider the humble scarecrow. On the surface there wouldn’t seem to be any occult meaning behind the scarecrow. It was a farmer’s tool from agrarian times, used to literally scare away crows and other birds from their crops. What more could there be, outside of an occasional literary purpose (i.e. Wizard of Oz)? Today they are decorations for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Read full story from

Burning the Holy Books Is a Loathsome Act:
Prof. John E. Hare is the Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at the Yale University’s Divinity School. A British classicist, philosopher and ethicist, he is the author of several well-known and best-selling books in religion and morality including “God and Morality: A Philosophical History”, “The Moral Gap”, “Ethics and International Affairs”, “Why Bother Being Good” and “Plato’s Euthyphro”.

John Hare has in his background the experience of teaching philosophy at the University of Lehigh from 1975 to 1989. In his “God’s Call” book, Hare discusses the divine command theory of morality, analyzing texts in Duns Scotus, Kant and contemporary moral theory.

John joined me in an exclusive interview and answered my questions on the necessity of establishing a universal inter-faith dialogue between the followers of Abrahamic religions, the impacts of materialism on the decline of ethical and moral values and the role of religion in solving the problems of contemporary man. He also answered my special question on the objectionable incidence of Quran burning in the United States on the anniversary of 9/11 attacks. Read full story from

Red Lake approves own wolf management plan
RED LAKE, Minn. – While children of European descent are raised on tales of the Big Bad Wolf eating Grandmother and menacing Red Riding Hood, Ojibwe children hear a different set of stories – of Wolf, Ma’iingan, living harmoniously with Naniboujou and grandmother, Nokomis.

It is said that the fate of wolves will parallel that of the Ojibwe people – a healthy wolf population signals a good future. So the strong comeback from near disappearance made by gray wolves, sometimes called timber wolves, in parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan has been welcomed in Ojibwe communities. Now, as the wolf population has grown, the U.S. government is poised again, within as early as one month, to delist it as a threatened species, reverting management to the states. Read full story from

Satanists’ event in Oklahoma draws Christian protest (source