While campaigning in Iowa Wednesday, Trump asked non-Christians in the crowd to identify themselves, then asked the rest of the crowd if maybe they should be kicked out. The moment seemed on a sick continuum with his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States a year ago. Because with a scandal, lie or piece of incitement nearly every day, the average voter is bound to forget a few.
The thought of Halloween often provokes images of pumpkin patches, children in costumes and witches on broomsticks. For the members of the Pagan Student Organization (PSO), however, Halloween, or Samhain, means so much more. For these students, witches aren’t green with crooked noses and cauldrons—this season holds a spiritual value.
This year, PSO is working with Better Together for a Samhain event the week of Halloween, time and location to be determined. Halloween, among other Western holidays like Christmas, stems from Pagan and Wiccan origins.
The Bell Witch Fall Festival has officially begun.This Sunday kick-off began with Red River Tales, a collection of stories about the night rider raid in Hopkinsville, and, of course, the Bell Witch herself.
Pagan Pride Los Angeles, which seeks to promote Pagan tolerance and educate the public and who organizes Pagan Pride Day, Los Angeles, an event where people of all earth-based religions come together in a public ritual and festival during the Autumn Equinox.
2016 Pagan Pride Day LA/OC
October 2, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Rainbow Lagoon Park.
East Shoreline Drive (enter Linden Ave.)
Long Beach, CA. 90802.
(Across from Shoreline Village Dr.)
New footage has emerged showing the inside of the Satanic Temple’s new headquarters – in a former funeral parlours in the original hometown of the Salem witch trials.
The Satanist religious organisation opened the doors to a new international headquarters at a Victorian mansion Massachusetts earlier this month.
In the US, over the past 10 years, the number of official priest exorcists has more than quadrupled from 12 to 50.
But for two of America’s most active exorcists – Father Gary Thomas, whose training in Rome was chronicled in Matt Baglio’s book The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist, and Father Vincent Lampert, whose work was depicted on Paranormal Witness – it is an ongoing struggle to keep up with the demand.
A figurine of a pagan god pulled out of a Siberian river by an angler has been confirmed as being ‘unique’ and around 4,200 years old.
One theory is that with its ferocious face the ancient object – from the Okunev culture – might have been a children’s toy or rattle to ward off evil spirits.
Fisherman Nikolay Tarasov, 55, made the remarkable Bronze Age ‘catch’ when he dipped his net in the Dudet River near his home in Tisul, Kemerovo region.
There’s not much nature to connect with out in the middle of the ocean.
Victoria Crabtree, who is assigned to the USS George Washington as a petty officer second class in the Navy, was searching the internet while underway on the aircraft carrier about two years ago when she came across an article about Wicca, a form of paganism, the nature-based collection of faiths that celebrate deities, or gods and goddesses. Though she’d grown up Christian, Crabtree then identified as agnostic but was looking for something more. Paganism made sense to her, she said.
“Nature has energy and you can connect with it,” Crabtree said, adding that she tried hard to connect with the water while out at sea. The rest was left to her imagination.
BHUBANESWAR: More than 15 persons have been murdered in Odisha in the last nine months over suspected witchcraft, the latest being murder of three persons of a family in Kitum village under Gunupur block of Rayagada district.
A man, his wife and daughter were injected with pesticides and when they fell unconscious, villagers set them on fire. A similar incident had occurred in August when a 70-year-old man of Chintalugida village in Gunupur block was forcefully fed pesticide and killed.
In fact, Rayagada accounts for seven sorcery-related murders this year while Ganjam and Gajapati districts have witnessed two and three such deaths respectively. Contrary to the belief that such crimes were mostly directed at women, 90 per cent of the deceased persons in these three Southern Odisha districts were men.
It is one of the darkest episodes in human history: the “witch-hunts” that led to thousands of people being persecuted all over Europe.
Hull did not escape the panic, although the witch trials that happened here have long been forgotten. And yet over a period of three centuries, many ordinary residents – and mainly women – were accused of being witches and some were put to death.
As unbelievable as it may seem, the town even had its own ducking stool. Read on to find out exactly where this awful torture device was located.