Wiccan sex offender Robin Fletcher free to live without supervision

 

A man who whipped and prostituted two teenage girls has been freed to live in the community without supervision for the first time in almost 20 years.

The court previously heard that Fletcher still believes that his crimes related to his “Wiccan” religious beliefs, but says he now recognises such behaviour is illegal.

Source: Wiccan sex offender Robin Fletcher free to live without supervision


I believe he should have known from the beginning this was not Wiccan or Pagan behavior as the Rule of Three would have had him dealt with.

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The political divide is even splintering Spokane’s witches

They cast spells and they cast ballots. In Indianapolis, they hexed Donald Trump, taking to Instagram with grainy photos of Beelzebub. In New England, Vermont’s Feminists Against Trump — a group of college professors — cast spells of love to “destroy the Great Orange One.”

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Assamese film on witch hunting receives clearance without cuts – India.com

Guwahati, Jan 27 (PTI) Assamese feature film “Aei Maatite” based on witch hunting has received clearance from the Censor Board without any cut or modification.

“Aei Maatite” is directed by independent filmmaker and eminent theatre personality Sitanath Lahkar and is an adaptation of his well-known stage play “Tamasaa” which revolves around the burning problem of witch hunting in the state.

” After reviewing the film for certification, the Censor Board members lauded the making of the action drama film which cinematically showcases some of the inhuman killings in the name of witch hunting,” Lahkar said in a statement.

Source: Assamese film on witch hunting receives clearance without cuts – India.com

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Professor Hutton to Lecture on ‘Folklore, History and Paganism’ | Isle of Man News :: isleofman.com

Manx National Heritage is delighted to welcome the return of enigmatic historian Professor Ronald Hutton, who will be presenting a public lecture on, ‘Folklore, History and Paganism’, at the Manx Museum on Friday 27th January 2017.

Professor Hutton is a leading authority on the history of the British Isles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, on ancient and medieval paganism and magic, and on the global context of witchcraft beliefs.

Source: Professor Hutton to Lecture on ‘Folklore, History and Paganism’ | Isle of Man News :: isleofman.com

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‘The Crucible’ nails pilgrim paranoia

To understand why the dramatized witch hunt remains important is to look at the world today, the divisions facing us, and the power of scapegoat and blame in a post-factual society. Two quotes come to mind which capture its historical significance: F.D.R.’s “[We have] nothing to fear but fear itself” and, from horror maestro H.P. Lovecraft, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.”

So it is with “The Crucible”
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Witch-hunts in India: We don’t talk about this form of violence against women – Firstpost

In Assam, two women, both related, were pushed into a well and buried alive on the night of 31 October. They were murdered after being branded as witches. According to one of the three men accused of the crime, their actions were justified because the women had “used black magic to infest with insects the well from which we drink water”.
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