During the mid-eighties Don Rimer managed to establish himself as an internationally known authority on ‘Ritual Crime and the Occult.’
Unfortunately, his work contributed to the ‘Satanic Panic’ hysteria of that time. [Read more...]
A male witch who was put under an overnight curfew for carrying a knife he claimed was for religious purposes will be allowed to break the curfew on nights when there is a full moon, a court in England has ruled. [Read more...]
Phillip Emmons Isaac Bonewits, one of the country’s leading elders in contemporary Paganism
, died on Thursday.
Bonewits was an expert on ancient and modern Druidism as well as an author, lecturer and songwriter. [Read more...]
Archaeologists say they have discovered
a monument similar to Stonehenge
near the ancient British stone circle, dubbing it the most exciting find at the site for 50 years.
The structure is said to be like a wooden version of the world-famous collection of giant stones
on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, south-west England.
“This is probably the first major ceremonial monument that has been found in the past 50 years or so
,” said Vince Gaffney, a professor from the University of Birmingham, who is leading the archaeological dig. “It will completely change the way we think about the landscape around Stonehenge.” [Read more...]
You can learn a lot from pagans
, Mark Townsend suggests: “I’m actually a priest of the Church of England – but with a difference. Though I’m still in “holy orders”, I now work full time as a magician, writer and retreat leader. I’ve been described as a “priest at the edge”. My latest book, The Path of the Blue Raven
, describes my own encounters with the Pagan traditions of this land and what great treasures I’ve learned from them.”“I’ll always be a priest. It’s where it all began, and the beauty of the unpolluted Christ-message is still enough to send shock waves of love rippling down my spine. But when I spend time with pagans
and absorb the openness, warmth, magical-power and sheer delight in being human, I catch a glimpse of what the church ought to, and (perhaps) could be like.”See also: Neo-Paganism: Is Dialogue Possible? [Read more...]
Summer solstice revellers are disappointed that UK’s coalition government will cut funding to a new Stonehenge visitor centre. The outcry was led by Arthur Pendragon, a druid who believes he is an incarnation of the once and future king. Here … [Read more…]
Israel on Thursday announced the discovery of a 2,000-year-old pagan
altar at the site where plans for a new hospital wing have come under fire from ultra-Orthodox Jews who fear bones found there may be of Jews.
It was discovered as the IAA was overseeing development of a hospital wing designed to withstand rockets fired from the nearby Gaza Strip by Palestinian militants. [Read more...]