Paganism

Church of Ildanach (All Craftsmen)-ATC

This data was last updated on 25 July 2019.

Address: Shirley , MA 01464
Email: ildanach_atc@yahoo.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Coven-of-Ildanach-1393752370865423/

History: The Church's foundation is that of Ildanach (All Craftsman) Coven, founded in 1990 by Paul Cognata and Geraldine (Sherry) Bertoni in the Alexandrian Tradition of Wicca. This Coven is the third generation from the original Alexandrian...

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Pagan Police Get Solstice Leave

July 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8154812.stm

Pagan police officers in some areas are being allowed to take as many as eight days leave a year for events such as the summer solstice and Halloween.

It comes after the Pagan Police Association was set up following discussions with Home Office officials.

Policy on police leave varies between forces in England and Wales.

Hertfordshire...

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Pagan Pride Group to Host Event

July 14, 2009

Author: F. Andrew Taylor

Source: View Neighborhood Newspapers

http://www.viewnews.com/2009/VIEW-Jul-14-Tue-2009/North/29930274.html

Witches have gotten a bit of a public relations makeover in the last decade. These days, the word witch is less likely to summon images of green-skinned hags with pointed hats than it is British schoolchildren with a penchant for eating horribly flavored jelly beans.

Neither image is quite...

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Pagan Practitioners In Basin Keep Beliefs Hush-Hush

June 29, 2009

Author: Matthew McGowan

Source: Odessa American Online

http://www.oaoa.com/articles/pagans-33002-beliefs-pagan.html

When you think of pagans, chances are you've got it all wrong.

Many see them as soulless and godless Devil worshippers who cast spells and sacrifice animals.

But at least two local pagans beg to differ with this stereotype, instead offering a more peaceful and community-oriented glimpse at the religious...

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Solstice Marks Longest Day Of the Year, Start Of Summer

June 21, 2009

Author: Jeff Wilkin

Source: The Daily Gazette

http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2009/jun/21/0621_solstice/

For the sun, it’s the big day out.

Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer on the Gregorian calendar. Some will greet the great day with celebrations; others may just be interested in all of the scientific facts under the sun.

According to the National Weather...

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Record Crowds At Stonehenge for Summer Solstice Celebrations

June 21, 2009

Author: Simon de Bruxelles

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6547935.ece

Papuan dancers waved their hands in the air and went: “Woo, woo, woo”.

Only the guest of honour failed to put in an appearance at Stonehenge.

A record 36,500 people had gathered at the prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain to watch the sun rise. So many turned out to celebrate the solstice that...

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Witches Claim Religious Discrimination After Church Ban

June 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/religion/5558521/Witches-claim-religious-discrimination-after-church-ban.html

Sandra Davis - High Priestess at the Crystal Cauldron - had reserved Our Lady's Social Club in Shaw Heath, Stockport for her Pagan group's Annual Witches' Ball.

But when she rang to make payment arrangements she was...

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Unique Pakistan Community Under Threat

June 10, 2009

Author: Aijaz Maher

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8083048.stm

Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) is today arguably one of the most dangerous places in the world.

But while that may be true of regions where the Taliban proliferate, there are still areas of NWFP where life goes on as normal.

The most prominent of these is the Kalash region in the northern-most district of Chitral.

It is...

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Ritual Of Remembrance At Lafayette War Memorial

May 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Pagan Alliance

http://www.thepaganalliance.org/?PageID=138

The Pagan Alliance (www.thepaganalliance.org), together with the Order of the Pentacle (www.circlesanctuary.org), will hold a ritual of remembrance at the Lafayette War Memorial Monday, May 25, at 11:30 a.m.

The Order of the Pentacle is an organization of Pagan veterans. It's a group that worked with Americans United, Circle Sanctuary, and the American Civil...

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School Will Not Have Prayer At Graduation

May 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Chillicothe Gazette

http://www.chillicothegazette.com/article/20090514/NEWS01/905140302/1002/rss01

Southeastern High School graduates will not have a clergyperson delivering an invocation and benediction at their ceremony.

Superintendent Brian Justice explained Wednesday he and the board are not anti-prayer, but are obliged to follow the law.

"We will not violate the laws...

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