Interest building for Witch Festival event in Monongahela | Mon Valley News | Observer-Reporter

When the city of Monongahela opted to invest nearly $1.8 million to make numerous improvements to Noble J. Dick Aquatorium, it was for the purpose to help downtown remake itself.

The facility, once deemed unusable by Washington County Redevelopment Authority because of destroyed concrete and debris, is now host to a summer concert series that has brought crowds to the venue.

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The Parthenon : ‘Which Witch is Which?’ panel supports MUUU religious diversity

Members of Marshall University Unitarian Universalists gathered Monday in the Memorial Student Center for a panel discussion called “Which Witch is Which?”

Each panelist spoke about his or her religion before taking questions from audience members. Several topics of discussion included Atheistic Satanism, healing through mind, ceremonial magic and Egyptian Polytheism.

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The tale of the Essex pensioner who was executed for witchcraft 450 years ago | Essex Live

Exactly 450 years ago, an elderly Essex widow became the first person in the country to be executed for witchcraft.

Here, author Willow Winsham recounts the bizarre and terrifying tale of Agnes Waterhouse, from Hatfield Peverel, and her pet cat Satan.

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Reclaiming Black Girl Magic Through Ancestral Religion

As more black folks, particularly black women, in the United States are becoming more interested in exploring non-Christian faith systems, the need for more spaces providing information are becoming more imperative. For those who are disenchanted with traditional Western religions, Lakeesha Harris is here to guide you.

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UNL Pagan Life seeks to debunk stereotypes | News | dailynebraskan.com

On Sunday mornings, Jan Deeds felt like she was missing something but wasn’t sure what. She was raised in the Episcopal Church but had trouble connecting with it.

Then, when she was 12, her family packed into a car and drove to Colorado. She saw the sun rise among the mountains, and the scene was magnificent.

Deeds felt her first spiritual moment.

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What Is ‘Mysticore’ And Why Has It Cast Such A Spell On Us? | Real Life | The Debrief

Spiritually curious Millennials are turning to witchcraft to conjure their dreams into reality. Occult apprentice, Tamsin Crimmens asks: is the witch revival a symbol of female power, or a load of old hocus pocus? Photo by Kate Anglestein

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Donald Trump faces new threat as witches and pagans plan to ‘exert mental influence’ to persuade him to quit

Already trailing in the polls and under heavy fire following the disclosure of lewd comments he made about women more than a decade ago, Donald Trump has also upset witches and pagans.

The group has urged pagans and witches across the world to participate in what it describes as a “call to action”.
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History Expert To Present On Witchcraft At T-E Historical Society Meeting – Tredyffrin, PA Patch

Learn about Pennsylvania’s role in witch trials.

On Sunday Oct. 16, the public is invited to attend the meeting which will feature a presentation from history expert and former Radnor teacher Clarissa Dillon, Ph.D.

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Madron Holy Well desecrated by vandals who are ‘no better than ISIS or Taliban’ | Plymouth Herald

An act of “shocking vandalism” at a site deemed sacred for centuries has been compared to jihadists’ destruction of ancient sites in the middle east.

Madron Holy Well, near Penzance in West Cornwall, has long been celebrated for its supposed healing powers. The site is still used by paganists who tie rags – or ‘clouties’ – to branches of trees as part of healing rituals.

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Proctor’s Ledge work underway, but memorial not ready | Local News | salemnews.com

SALEM — The shovels have hit the ground, and the fencing is going up. But as thousands embark on Salem for Halloween, this isn’t the year to pay a visit to Proctor’s Ledge, the confirmed execution site of 19 victims of the Salem Witch Trials.

Contractors have hit Proctor and Pope streets in the past week to begin advance work for a series of memorial upgrades for Proctor’s Ledge, which is an area of wooded land near the bottom of Gallows Hill.

The work going on now, however, isn’t necessarily for the memorial to honor those hanged at the site.

“It’s some site improvements we’re hoping to accomplish before October,” said Dominick Pangallo, chief of staff to Mayor Kim Driscoll.

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