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Kevin McKenna: Hosie loss leaves Sturgeon stronger – but what about indy drive?

Kevin McKenna: Hosie loss leaves Sturgeon stronger –  but what about indy drive? | Pagan | Scoop.it
WHEN Stewart Hosie opted to resign from his position as deputy leader of the SNP it heralded a raft of comment that perhaps the luck that Nicol
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Witchcraft child abuse cases investigated by Met rise by over 50% - BBC News

Witchcraft child abuse cases investigated by Met rise by over 50% - BBC News | Pagan | Scoop.it
The number of child abuse cases involving witchcraft that were dealt with by the Met has risen by over 50% in three years, the force reveals.
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Portland Wiccans For Bernie

Portland Wiccans For Bernie | Pagan | Scoop.it
"This is sacred space" says Wiccan priestess Leigha LaFleur, who just put down a rug on the Woodstock Park grass on this warm Friday evening. We're on the other side of the park from the youth softball game, 30 yards from a group of cyclists drinking a case of beer, and near a handful of folks playing fetch with their dogs. "Before entering a sacred space, you need to be smudged." LaFleur grabs
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Mother of modern witchcraft revealed as Bletchley Park codebreaker

Mother of modern witchcraft revealed as Bletchley Park codebreaker | Pagan | Scoop.it
THE woman known as the mother of modern witchcraft was also a Bletchley Park codebreaker and a friend of the Queen Mother, a new book claims.
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A town with history of a burning witch issue

A town with history of a burning witch issue | Pagan | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago I was at the Lyceum in Edinburgh to see a new production of Arthur Miller’s celebrated play The Crucible with its chilling account of the famous witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts in the late 17th century.
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Government to all pagan inmates to conduct religious rituals inside prison cells

Government to all pagan inmates to conduct religious rituals inside prison cells | Pagan | Scoop.it
Around 60,000 Britons declared themselves pagan in the 2011 census, with many practising witchcraft as part of a religion
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Why Cremation Is Pagan, Burial Is Christian

Why Cremation Is Pagan, Burial Is Christian | Pagan | Scoop.it
As Chuck Colson said, our worldview determines how we live. And even how we treat our dead.
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Shakespeare's Macbeth and King James's witch hunts

Shakespeare's Macbeth and King James's witch hunts | Pagan | Scoop.it
A holocaust of their time, historians have long attempted to explain why and how the European witch craze that spread around Europe between the 15th and 18th century took such rapid and enduring hold. One of the most active centres of witch-hunting was Scotland, where up to 4,000 people were put to the flames.
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Witch who brought Wicca out of the shadows

Witch who brought Wicca out of the shadows | Pagan | Scoop.it
The mother of modern witchcraft whose colourful life included spells at Bletchley Park and having tea with Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, has been given the stamp of society’s approval
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The TRUTH about Easter Eggs. Are they really pagan?! - Living Faith - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online

The TRUTH about Easter Eggs. Are they really pagan?! - Living Faith - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online | Pagan | Scoop.it
Find Home & Family news on family activities, marriage, weddings, kids, teens, faith, parenting, home and food.
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Alex Salmond's ex-aide has a scathing take on the SNP case for indy

Alex Salmond's ex-aide has a scathing take on the SNP case for indy | Pagan | Scoop.it
ALEX BELL presents a unique metaphor for the independence case, and urges Nicola Sturgeon to ignore bully boys and focus on Scotland's future.
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'Witchcraft sex madam' forced to pay back £22k

'Witchcraft sex madam' forced to pay back £22k | Pagan | Scoop.it
Lizzy Idahosa, 24, used “juju” sex rituals to force women to work as vice girls
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Ghost hunter 'captures photograph of a 300-year-old condemned witch'

Ghost hunter 'captures photograph of a 300-year-old condemned witch' | Pagan | Scoop.it
Lenny Low, 48, from Largs, took the photograph of a woman he believes is a ghost inside a former jail tower, home to one of the final witch trials, in the Scottish village of Pittenweem in Fife.
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Christians Are Now A Minority Compared To Atheists, Figures Show

Christians Are Now A Minority Compared To Atheists, Figures Show | Pagan | Scoop.it
New research charts the decline in religious identity.
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Mary Is Not a Warmed-Over Pagan Goddess

Mary Is Not a Warmed-Over Pagan Goddess | Pagan | Scoop.it
The basic problem that faces those approaching Mary from outside the Catholic tradition is the…  
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UK voters fear Scottish independence more than Brexit, poll finds

UK voters fear Scottish independence more than Brexit, poll finds | Pagan | Scoop.it
TWICE as many British voters are more concerned about keeping Scotland within the UK than those fearing Brexit, a new poll has found.
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Pagan prisoners to be handed magic wands in new faith guidelines

Pagan prisoners to be handed magic wands in new faith guidelines | Pagan | Scoop.it
Ministry of Justice officials have produced a 104-page guide entitled Faith and Pastoral Care for Prisoners which advises prison staff (pictured) how to help inmates of different faiths including pagans.
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Church organist told to ‘keep quiet’ after gay porn allegation‏

Church organist told to ‘keep quiet’ after gay porn allegation‏ | Pagan | Scoop.it
A CHURCH organist was told to keep quiet after he said he discovered gay pornography – including possible images of children – on the…
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Books: Scottish 'Merlin' was a Christian, not a pagan, says historian who traced his roots

Books: Scottish 'Merlin' was a Christian, not a pagan, says historian who traced his roots | Pagan | Scoop.it
AT the heart of this book is an investigation or quest: the search for the origins of Merlin. This is primarily a journey through the literature o
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The fascinating story of the mother of modern witchcraft

The fascinating story of the mother of modern witchcraft | Pagan | Scoop.it
Doreen Valiente, the mother of modern witchcraft, was nine-years-old when she had what she called an indescribably mystical experience, and saw the veil of reality tremble.

On a balmy summer evening in the 1920s, she crept into her south London garden at twilight and was consumed by the feeling that her surroundings were fabricated to hide something else: something “very potent.”
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SNP councillors resign amid claims of a 'witch hunt' in the Highlands

SNP councillors resign amid claims of a 'witch hunt' in the Highlands | Pagan | Scoop.it
IAIN Angus MacDonald resigns from his seat in Oban while fellow local councillor Iain Stewart MacLean withdraws from SNP group due to “irreconcilable differences".
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Witch Hunts in the Highlands
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Spring Equinox Facts 2016: History Of The Pagan Ostara Festival

Spring Equinox Facts 2016: History Of The Pagan Ostara Festival | Pagan | Scoop.it
Ostara is similar in many ways to the Christian celebration of Easter.
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Phoenix Matthews's curator insight, March 21, 12:29 PM
History of the Pagan Ostara Festival
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Labour crying 'gotcha' over oil revenues simply reminds voters of when they lined up with the Tories

Labour crying 'gotcha' over oil revenues simply reminds voters of when they lined up with the Tories | Pagan | Scoop.it
THESE Nationalists have some nerve. Going ahead with a triumphalist party conference despite last week's revelations about the £15bn financial…
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Rowling under fire over use of Navajo 'skin walker' tradition

Rowling under fire over use  of Navajo 'skin walker' tradition | Pagan | Scoop.it
HARRY Potter author J.K. Rowling has come under attack and caused another social media sensation, this time based on claims by Native Americans that s...
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