Paganism

Ways of Wiccans: Members Try to Dispel Myths About Religion

October 30, 2008

Author: Courtney Potts

Source: The Norwich Bulletin

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/lifestyles/spirituality/x199481844/Ways-of-Wiccans-Members-try-to-dispel-myths-about-religion

When members of the Coven of the Crow in Herkimer, N.Y., gathered to celebrate the autumn ritual of Mabon, there were no dark robes, no drunken revelries and no animal sacrifices. But there were Oreos. And...

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Mid-Missouri Pagans Discuss Realities of Witchcraft

October 27, 2008

Author: Stephanie Rapp

Source: The Missourian

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2008/10/27/local-witches-host-educational-panel/

A witch is an ugly old woman, with warts on her face, dressed all in black with a pointy hat who rides a broomstick and performs evil spells, right? Wrong.

Hearthfires, the Mid-Missouri Pagan Spiritual Alliance, presented a panel discussion on Sunday titled, "Which...

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New Interest Dawns for Italy's Old Pagan Roots

October 24, 2008

Author: Barbara Cornell

Source: Reuters

http://uk.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUKTRE49N45220081024?sp=true

Milan will sweep aside its Roman and Papal heritage this weekend to celebrate Samhain, popularly regarded as the Celtic New Year, at a festival which highlights Italy's awakened interest in its pagan past.

The city's Sforzesco Castle will host crafts like weaving, coining money and making chain mail to a...

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Pagans Celebrate Pride in Austin

October 5, 2008

Author: Patrick George

Source: The Austin-American Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/10/05/1005pagans.html

Shiro Shine, a longtime Wiccan and follower of the moon goddess Selene, had never been to Austin's Pagan Pride Day before but said she went to Wooldridge Square Park on a whim Saturday.

"I think it's fantastic," Shine said. "You won't find anybody saying, 'You're not the right...

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Court Affirms Custody Case Involving Allegations of Wicca

October 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Arkansas News Bureau

http://www.arkansasnews.com/archive/2008/10/02/News/348280.html

A Southeast Arkansas woman who argued she lost custody of her son because of a judge's perception of her alleged practice of Wicca lost her appeal Wednesday before a divided state Court of Appeals Wednesday.

In a 4-2 ruling, the appeals court affirmed a decision granting custody to the child's father, though the...

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Group Spreading Word About Civil Rights of Witches

August 11, 2008

Author: Joe O'Connell

Source: Salem News

http://www.salemnews.com/punews/local_story_223221526.html

Project Witches Protection has very little money, relies heavily on volunteers and promotes a message that often falls on deaf ears.

But the anti-defamation organization trucks on, stuffing hundreds of envelopes at Laurie Cabot's witch shop every month to send to authorities across the state. Inside the envelopes is literature...

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Setting the Record Straight on Pagans

August 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Champion Newspapers

http://www.champnews.com/html/newsstory.asp?id=6902

Paganism conjures up a raft of stereotypes - stone circles, witchcraft, devil worship, The Wicker Man. But one man is determined to set the record straight from a quiet Ainsdale cul-de-sac.

Committed Pagan, Pat Regan, has recently had his second book published - The New Pagan Handbook, in which he highlights the negative images unfairly...

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Pagans Prepare for Preschool

July 31, 2008

Author: Harrison Baker

Source: Ashland Daily Tidings

http://www.dailytidings.com/2008/0731/stories/0731_coven.php

Ashland's Rowan Tree Pagan Ministries may literally put the magic back in childhood this fall.

Rowan Tree Director of Children's Programs Selyna Faola'n plans to offer Rowan Academy, a preschool and kindergarten program for children ages 3 to 5, starting Sept. 22. The program can proceed if it meets an enrollment...

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Pagans Converge on Moray for First Camp

July 19, 2008

Author: Eilidh Morrison

Source: The Press and Journal

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/746735/?UserKey=0

Followers of witchcraft and Druidism gathered yesterday to begin a summer camp in Moray.

About 50 people set up tents and vans at Inchberry community hall, near Fochabers, for a three-day festival celebrating the pagan religion.

The Scottish Pagan Federation event is the first of its kind to be held in...

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Paganism Growing Fast in U.S., Canada

June 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2008/06/26/Paganism_growing_fast_in_US_Canada/UPI-87901214502167/

One of the fastest-growing religions in North America and Europe is new-fashioned paganism, a Canadian group says.

The Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance estimates the number of people practicing some form of paganism doubles every year and a...

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