Perhaps you’ve already seen the infamous headline today: “Pope calls Christians the most persecuted.” My knee-jerk reaction is something like this: “Seriously, Christians? You’re persecuted? You, who practice the dominant religion in North and South America, Australia and Europe? You seriously believe your basic freedom to worship is being restricted? The most?”
I hate it when Pagans bash Christians for no other reason than their own baggage and dissatisfaction with the religion’s message or adherents. Yes, back during the Inquisition the Church was the boogeyman and the sworn foe of heretics, including Pagans. Yes, during worldwide colonization countless atrocities were
Yule is quickly approaching, and let’s face it – shopping for presents can be yucky! Receiving presents can be yucky, too, when they’re just not right for you and you feel bad that the gift giver wasted their money on something that you’ll never use. To lower the yuck factor all around, here are some suggestions for gift giving, making it painless for you and beneficial to the recipient. You can shop quickly and easily with the click of a mouse, and your friends will love you for giving them such cool books.
Below I’ve listed some common types of friends – gardeners, artists, Celtophiles, college students, Goths, kitchen witches, dudes, lovers, the heavily armed, and the
As you may recall from my post last year, Circle Sanctuary holds a yearly drive in order to send Yule care packages to Pagan and Wiccan active duty members of the military. Here is their call for aid this year, please help me in passing it along.
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For the fourth year in a row, Circle Sanctuary is honoring and supporting active duty Pagan service members through Operation Circle Care.
This year, we are widening our focus and sending Yuletide care packages to active duty Pagan troops serving in any overseas theater of operation, including Germany, Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, or on board Navy ships. The success of this program is due to the generous support and donations from
I noticed an interesting article in the travel section of USA Today about an exhibit opening at the British Museum in London today, running through March. It guides visitors through the famed Egyptian "Book of the Dead.” USA Today reports:
A major new exhibition at the British Museum hopes to shed new light on the book, which was not a single volume, but a series of spells and illustrations inked onto papyrus scrolls and designed to help the dead make the perilous journey to the afterlife.
So I headed over to the British Museum website to find out a little more about the exhibit. According to their main page on the exhibition:
Many of the examples of the Book of the Dead in the