Black magic underway to resurrect dead girl in Ganjam’s Patrapur | Prameya News7

Bhubaneswar: In a shocking tale of blatant superstition caught live in an exclusive footage of Prameya News 7 channel on Sunday in Ganjam, hopeless parents of a three year- old dead girl have taken help of witchcraft to bring back their daughter to life.

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One nation under gods: pagans celebrate summer’s end in Lakeville – News – southcoasttoday.com – New Bedford, MA

LAKEVILLE — They came from Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island for a large get-together to celebrate the end of summer at the Ted Williams playground complex. In some ways, it was like a typical family reunion.

But not totally. What brought them together last weekend was their beliefs.

For the 10th consecutive year, local pagans came together in Lakeville on the second Sunday of September to celebrate Pagan Pride Day

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The Kathmandu Post- Where are the witches?

Sep 18, 2016- For about 45 minutes actress Sarita Giri held the stage by herself at Mandala Theatre every evening between August 12 and 27. She did so while delivering to us Director Sulakchhyan Bharati’s poignant script that explores the process of the making of a ‘witch’ or ‘boksi’ by society.

“The story I’m telling is not something exceptional. Under-aged marriage and women being labelled as witches happens every day. But it has become normal to us. So even if it is in the newspaper, we read it, we turn the page and we don’t think about it anymore. I didn’t want to turn the page. I wanted to look deeply into what under-aged marriage does to girls. What are their stories? … And why do we blame women as witches? In my opinion it is because our society is so entrenched with patriarchy, that it also influences our imagination and thought-processes. But I believe in the power of theatre to stimulate new ways of thinking, imagining and behaving. Through the play I ask the audience: where are the witches?” has been eloquently explained by Bharati elsewhere.

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Campaigners against witchcraft-promoting preacher’s ExCeL appearance – News – Newham Recorder

Pastor Daniel Olukoya from Nigeria will address 20,000 Christians through a live broadcast from America at the “Deliverance, Prayerquake and Annointing Service” event at the ExCeL that promises “healing and salvation”.But human rights campaigners say Olukoya’s promotion of the need to “destroy the ministry of witchcraft” in his books and through his Mountain of Fire and Miracles churches could threaten the safety of black children in Newham.

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10 Things To Do In Autumn (According To The Japanese)

Many people in Japan love autumn best out of all the seasons. The weather is generally pleasant, and the autumn landscapes are very beautiful as the leaves turn vivid red, orange and gold.

The Japanese associate autumn with a variety of different activities, many of which sound like they would appeal to people in other countries as well, including western Pagans. So if you’re looking for ways to celebrate autumn, particularly with the Autumn Equinox coming up. here’s some ideas from Japan

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Incredible discovery of intact female figurine from neolithic era in Turkey | Ars Technica

In the mid-twentieth century, archaeologists like James Mellaart believed female figurines like this one represented fertility goddesses. This idea became popular in New Age culture, whose adherents celebrated the idea that ancient peoples were woman-centric and shared a cult of goddess worship. But over the past twenty years, evidence from Çatalhöyük and contemporaneous sites have undermined this interpretation.

As Stanford archaeologist Lynn Meskell has pointed out in a number of papers about figurines found at Çatalhöyük, little material evidence suggests that these curvaceous statuettes were the objects of worship. Nearly all such figurines have been found in garbage piles, as if they were built for a specific purpose—whether spiritual or playful—and then thrown away.

They are also rarely built with bases, so they could never have been erected for display. Instead, they might have been passed from hand-to-hand, or perhaps worn as ornaments.

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South African universities set to offer witchcraft courses ▷ NAIJ.COM

If news making the rounds is anything to go by, then students will now have a chance to get an education on witchcraft. According to Live Monitor, plans to include witchcraft into university curriculums, have been announced by the South African minister of higher education and training, Mr Blade Nzimande.

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Beliefnet Acquires Patheos; Pagan Bloggers Guardedly Optimistic | The Wild Hunt

ENGLEWOOD, Co. — Last week came the announcement that religion site Beliefnet has acquired Patheos, the far more popular home of a wide variety of religious blogs, include a vibrant Pagan channel. While Beliefnet also once hosted Pagan bloggers, since being acquired by the Christian-focused BN Media company, those writers all eventually moved on. With the new purchase, it has been stated that plans thus far are to keep the two sites independent of each other.

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Pagan Pride Day to Bring ‘Magic, Mystery’ to Dupont Circle Sunday | Borderstan

Local Pagans are scheduled to gather in Dupont Circle this weekend for an annual event that brings “magic, mystery, and celebration” to the neighborhood. Close to 100 Pagans from area orders and sects are expected to meet in Dupont Circle this Sunday at 10 a.m. for Pagan Pride Day, according to Angela Raincatcher, spokeswoman for the event.

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