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Winter Solstice 2014: 3 Things To Know About Pagan Yule Celebrations - International Business Times

Winter Solstice 2014: 3 Things To Know About Pagan Yule Celebrations - International Business Times | Pagan | Scoop.it
The pagan holiday known as Yule falls on Dec. 21, the day of the winter solstice.
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Harry Potter author JK Rowling says Wiccans 'cannot co-exist' with witches and ... - The Independent

Harry Potter author JK Rowling says Wiccans 'cannot co-exist' with witches and ... - The Independent | Pagan | Scoop.it
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has defended herself against suggestions that her fictional school of witchcraft and wizardry doesn’t reflect a diversity of belief systems - revealing that the only religion not represented at Hogwarts is Wicca.
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Pagan festival brings snow to the Highlands - Aberdeen Press and Journal

Aberdeen Press and Journal Pagan festival brings snow to the Highlands Aberdeen Press and Journal A fun pagan festival has been proven to be a fruitful plan after an offering to the “snow gods” resulted in a healthy dumping of crisp white snow.
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Wiccan Priest Opens Alabama City Council Meeting With Invocation to 'Gentle ... - Christian News Network

Wiccan Priest Opens Alabama City Council Meeting With Invocation to 'Gentle ... - Christian News Network | Pagan | Scoop.it
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- A Wiccan priest opened an Alabama city council meeting with an invocation to the 'gentle goddess and loving god' this past week in an effort ...
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'Witch Marks' Carved Into 17th-Century Estate - Discovery News

'Witch Marks' Carved Into 17th-Century Estate - Discovery News | Pagan | Scoop.it
The marks date to early 1606 and the reign of King James I, a period when superstition and paranoia gripped England.
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11 Witches From Fiction Who Embody What Feminism Really Means - Huffington Post

11 Witches From Fiction Who Embody What Feminism Really Means - Huffington Post | Pagan | Scoop.it
Of all the spooky beings spotlighted on Halloween, none is more truly badass than the witch.
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How Modern Pagans Are Reclaiming The Halloween Witch Costume As An Act ... - Huffington Post

How Modern Pagans Are Reclaiming The Halloween Witch Costume As An Act ... - Huffington Post | Pagan | Scoop.it
A black cape, a pointed hat and a broom. There is perhaps no Halloween costume more iconic than a witch. But does it cross a cultural sensitivity line? The Rev.
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Kirk Cameron explains how Jesus invented Halloween to mock Obama, or ... - Death and Taxes

Kirk Cameron explains how Jesus invented Halloween to mock Obama, or ... - Death and Taxes | Pagan | Scoop.it
Kirk Cameron invents new origins of Halloween to make them less pagan-y.
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Possible Witch Bottle Found in England - Archaeology

BBC News Possible Witch Bottle Found in England Archaeology Witch-Bottle-England NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND—An intact green bottle has been unearthed at the site of the Old Magnus Buildings, constructed during the Tudor, Georgian, and Victorian...
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'We don't sacrifice animals and dance around naked': A real life witches' coven - Essex Chronicle

'We don't sacrifice animals and dance around naked': A real life witches' coven - Essex Chronicle | Pagan | Scoop.it
IT MAY be hundreds of years since the Essex Witch Trials, which led to more than 700 people in the county being accused of witchcraft, but paganism is alive and well in Essex. The Oakwood Moon...
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Witchcraft: The Next Generation - Christian Post

Witchcraft: The Next Generation - Christian Post | Pagan | Scoop.it
It would seem the practice of witchcraft would have somehow banished by now – reduced to the image of a cartoon character thus minimizing it to mere fantasy, perhaps in an effort to eliminate man's fears or an attempt to dismiss its spiritual...
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Christmas 'Undoubtedly' Has Pagan Roots 'But Having a Tree Isn't Worshipping ... - Christian Post

Christmas 'Undoubtedly' Has Pagan Roots 'But Having a Tree Isn't Worshipping ... - Christian Post | Pagan | Scoop.it
One month after "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" hit theaters across the U.S., two experts added their own viewpoints on how the yuletide season's traditions came to be what they are today.
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The Roots of Catholicism: Pagan or Jewish? - Catholic World Report

The Roots of Catholicism: Pagan or Jewish? - Catholic World Report | Pagan | Scoop.it
The Roots of Catholicism: Pagan or Jewish? As we near Advent and Christmas, the tired claim that Christianity is warmed-over paganism will be trotted out yet again. Mark P. Shea
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Suspected of witchcraft, Paraguayan woman tied to a pole, shot with arrows and ... - National Post

Suspected of witchcraft, Paraguayan woman tied to a pole, shot with arrows and ... - National Post | Pagan | Scoop.it
Nine men charged with first-degree murder after 45-year-old sentenced to death by village chief. Indigenous groups are generally "very peaceful and tolerant," says anthropologist.
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'Wiccans are nothing to be afraid of': Edmonton priestess - Globalnews.ca

'Wiccans are nothing to be afraid of': Edmonton priestess - Globalnews.ca | Pagan | Scoop.it
From the long, black dress to the maniacal cackle, witches have long been portrayed as evil. But as we head into Halloween, a couple of local Wiccans want to clear up some of the misconceptions around the Wicca religion.
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"Witchcraft is not evil" says witch on warmest Halloween yet - Your Local Guardian

"Witchcraft is not evil" says witch on warmest Halloween yet - Your Local Guardian | Pagan | Scoop.it
A real-life witch has chosen Halloween to dispel myths about bubbling cauldrons with evil brews and ugly witches just waiting to wreak havoc.
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On trial for witchcraft – Irish women of sorcery or power? - IrishCentral

On trial for witchcraft – Irish women of sorcery or power? - IrishCentral | Pagan | Scoop.it
Truth and jealousy in Ireland’s three most famous witchcraft trials.
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6000-year-old temple found in Ukraine held sacrificial pagan rituals - Tech Times

6000-year-old temple found in Ukraine held sacrificial pagan rituals - Tech Times | Pagan | Scoop.it
Researchers found signs that a 6,000-year-old temple in Ukraine may have been used for ritual animal sacrifices. Signs of charred lamb bones were found on an altar made of clay inside the temple.
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Aslan and the White Witch

Aslan and the White Witch | Pagan | Scoop.it
This passage speaks to the turning points of resilience that are always near.

Aslan and the White Witch

We always have the choice to be one who affirms or one who drains. This choice is beautifully rendered in the C.S. Lewis classic The Chronicles ...
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Electoral Commission asked to investigate secretive lobby group over failure to declare donations

Electoral Commission asked to investigate secretive lobby group over failure to declare donations | Pagan | Scoop.it
Election watchdogs have been asked to investigate a secretive lobby group which organises private events with Conservative ministers yet has not officially declared any donations to the party.
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Rally dedicated to celebrating rebirth of Scottish politics

Rally dedicated to celebrating rebirth of Scottish politics | Pagan | Scoop.it
Thousands are expected to descend upon Glasgow today as Yes Alliance campaigners gather to celebrate a remarkable political year at the Hope Over Fear rally.
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