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 Paganism

Thursday January 26, 2012
OccultismPaganismRNB's Religion News Blog:
Don Rimer 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.

Friday March 11, 2011
PaganismRNB's Religion News BlogWitchcraft:
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.

Saturday August 14, 2010
Paganism:
Isaac Bonewits 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.

Friday July 23, 2010
ArcheologyPaganismRNB's Religion News Blog:
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.”

Friday June 25, 2010
InterfaithPaganismRNB's Religion News Blog:
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?

Monday June 21, 2010
PaganismRNB's Religion News Blog:
Summer solstice revellers are disappointed that UK's coalition government will cut funding to a new Stonehenge visitor centre.

Friday May 21, 2010
ArcheologyPaganism:
Pagan altar 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.

Sunday September 13, 2009
PaganismWitchcraft:
Paganism ADAMSTOWN, Pa. — In the rolling hills of deeply religious rural Pennsylvania sits Stoudtburg Village, a tiny hamlet modeled on a German town. On weekends, tourists come here to visit shops on the ground floors of closely set three-story houses painted bright colors on pedestrian-only streets.

But this weekend, plans for a nature-worshipping group of modern pagans and witches to hold a festival in this picturesque section of Adamstown are getting a mixed reception, with some shop owners welcoming the visitors but others saying they plan to close.

Wednesday March 25, 2009
Paganism:
Paganism in Israel Like many other soldiers who took part in the Gaza operation, Omer, 20, occasionally took a few moments to pray, but he did not pray to the Lord of Israel.

Omer considers himself pagan, and has sworn allegiance to three ancient gods. During combat, he says they appeared before him, giving him strength during the most arduous moments.

The soldier is part of a tiny community of pagans that has developed in Israel

Tuesday January 13, 2009
Lawrence Douglas Harris Sr.PaganismSatanismWitchcraft:
Lawrence Douglas Harris In the basement, officers find candles, Larry’s ritual knife, stained with DNA from one of the girls, a symbol of Baphomet, representing Satan and believed to have occult power, bells and an amulet with an inverted pentagram — all items used in rituals described in “The Satanic Bible.”

Larry tells police he has a spell notebook in his and Marla’s bedroom closet. The notebook contains drawings from the book “Pagan Ways,” references found in the occult fiction book “Necronomicom” and page numbers corresponding to “The Satanic Bible,” including one specific spell.

Friday October 31, 2008
Paganism:
Margot Adler Paganism is alive and well in America, according to author and National Public Radio correspondent Margot Adler.

Adler, a priestess of the Gardnerian Wiccan tradition, wrote “Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today.” The book, first published in 1979, was one of the first publications to document the history and modern practices of various Earth-based religions.

Paganism:
Paganism Paganism is on the rise in jails in England and Wales with the number of practising prisoners more than doubling in the past four years.

Paganism was recognised by the Prison Service as a religion more than eight years ago but since 2003 the numbers have risen steadily from 133 to 328 in 2007, according to figures published yesterday.

Wednesday September 3, 2008
EllinaisPaganism:
Pagans pray to Greek goddess Athena at the Parthenon Defying police presence and a thunderous downpour, dozens of Greek pagans huddled near the Parthenon in Athens on Sunday, holding a protest prayer for a museum being built at the foot of the sacred site.

The ceremony, attended by scores of curious onlookers, was performed amid the ruins of the 2,500-year-old Parthenon. The ancient Greek religion was outlawed by the Roman empire in the fourth century.

Friday August 29, 2008
EllinaisPaganism:
Ellinais A small group of pagans pledged Thursday to hold a protest prayer among the ruined Acropolis temples, more than 1,500 years after Christians stamped out worship of the ancient Greek gods.

Peppa’s Athens-based group, Ellinais, is campaigning to revive ancient religion and has defied Culture Ministry bans to hold prayers at several ancient temples.

Tuesday May 13, 2008
Paganism:
People from all walks of life joined in the fun Saturday at the 7th Annual Pagan Festival and Parade. It was a showing of acceptance and celebration across all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations and faith traditions. Organizers said they also wanted to dispel common misconceptions that paganism is about devil worship.

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