Andreas Lohmeyer’s juggling act in Room on the Broom | Community News Group

JUGGLING three roles in the one play, Andreas Lohmeyer is a narrator, bird and evil dragon in the children’s production Room on the Broom.

And as you would imagine, playing the baddie is the most fun.“The dragon is the villain of the piece, kind of like Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now – the whole story is building up to his moment,” Lohmeyer said.

“But really, he’s just a misunderstood soul.”

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Lecture illustrates the repression of powerful women in witchcraft | Indiana Daily Student

The alternative title to Tuesday night’s lecture would have been “How Women of Power Cannot be Tolerated,” Daun Evema said.

The lecture, actually titled “History of Witchcraft: Nasty Women,” highlighted defining women in witchcraft who were persecuted because of their threat to the power of the patriarchy.

“It’s because of you I have a hard-on, and you’re disgusting,” said Evema, lecturer and owner of Sunrise Hive tarot reading center, as she put herself in the perspective of man talking about a powerful woman. “Women had the power to make you feel things you didn’t want to feel.

These women were dubbed “nasty women” for the lecture. The term became popularized when President Trump called Hillary Clinton a nasty woman at the final presidential debate.

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Lance Wallnau: Women’s March Was A Manifestation of ‘The Spirit Of Witchcraft’ | Right Wing Watch

Right-wing pastor and ardent Donald Trump supporter Lance Wallnau posted a video on his Facebook page last night in which he declared that the Women’s March on Washington and the protests surrounding Trump’s inauguration were a spiritual manifestation of witchcraft and “the spirit of Jezebel.”Echoing Rick Joyner, Wallnau said that the march and protests were “the unmasking of the nature of the progressive spirit” and “its desire to control and intimidate and manipulate.”

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It’s nice to see the nut jobs come into full view. The right-winger alt-right neo-nazi crazies have been emboldened to come out and express their particular delusions. I say, YES! Bring them into the light so all can see them for what they are.

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Witch Movies, TV Shows Real Witchcraft Spells, Magic

We love watching the witchy stars of The Craft, Practical Magic, and Bewitched, but how long would they last in a real coven? And as entertaining as the Wicked Witch of the West may be, we can’t help but wonder if her magic is at all consistent with actual Wiccan beliefs. (Spoiler alert: It isn’t.)

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What Witches Can Teach Us About Fighting Back Against Trump

As we face down the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump — whose administration has promised to assault civil and reproductive rights in America so intensely that Human Rights Watch has listed his rhetoric as a threat to “basic rights protections” — now is an important time to reflect on the strength of the many women, men, and non-binary champions in our society who have managed to navigate (indeed, even overcome) assaults on their sexuality, self-governance, and cultural practices with aplomb. In short: there is a tremendous amount we can learn right now from our country’s communities of witches.

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Christianity’s own ‘War on Christmas’

Guess who has been calling Christmas a pagan holiday for the last 500 years? Christians.  

If it feels like the “War on Christmas” is getting really old, it is. Over ten years have passed since Bill O’Reilly first opened December with a segment called, “Christmas Under Siege”—ten long years in which his cadences and refrains and echoing chorus have become as familiar to most Americans as Handel’s Messiah. More familiar, in fact.

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Seasons of the witch: Tracing the resurgent witchcraft trend · For Our Consideration · The A.V. Club

For untold millennia, deep into the misty pagan past, groups of women have gathered under the dark of night to commune with nature and share valuable folk knowledge. Now, a new generation of self-proclaimed witches, drawn by their own misty memories of playing with Ouija boards at sleepovers and bookmarking the dirty parts of The Mists Of Avalon, has answered the call.

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