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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Update on Standing Rock: Protest, Ruling and a Pagan Reaction | The Wild Hunt

CANNONBALL, N.D — Friday marked a significant victory for the Standing Rock Sioux’s protest against the Dakota Access pipeline being constructed near their territory and through their watershed.

In the weeks since The Wild Hunt’s last update on the Standing Rock Sioux protest, national attention on the issue spread, attracting support from commentators and even celebrities, to the chagrin of some involved.

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Matt Barber: US In Greater Trouble Than Before The Civil War, Thanks To ‘Ancient Pagan Sexuality’ | Right Wing Watch

Matt Barber, an anti-gay pundit and Liberty University law professor, attended last weekend’s Values Voter Summit, which he told Virginia-based radio host Rob Schilling felt “like an island of reason in a sea of insanity” because “this United States of America right now is more insane than certainly you and I have seen in our lifetimes.”

Source: Matt Barber: US In Greater Trouble Than Before The Civil War, Thanks To ‘Ancient Pagan Sexuality’ | Right Wing Watch


Ah, it’s Autumn, and the nuts are falling out of the trees…

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Gavin Frost, 1930 – 2016 | The Wild Hunt

In the early morning hours Sunday, Wiccan priest, teacher, and author Gavin Frost died after enduring significant pain from numerous internal physical problems. Gavin had surgery scheduled for late September, but his physical condition worsened making the operation impossible. As early as July, he told his daughter Jo that “he was ready — if he got really sick again to let him go.”

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Jharkhand: Elderly man, suspected to be practicing witchcraft, beaten to death by villagers | The Indian Express

A 55-year-old man was beaten to death allegedly by his fellow villagers, who suspected him of practicing witchcraft, in Jharkhand’s Lohardaga district on Monday. The police have registered an FIR but no arrests have been made so far.

According to the police, the residents of Nagri village suspected his fellow resident Savna Oraon of being involved in witchcraft. “On Monday, one Mahadev Oraon, also from the same village, had gone to take bath at a well near his house.

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Self-described witch hunter at large in Sweden – The Local

Since this summer the 38-year-old, who was put in psychiatric care in Hässleholm in February, has been allowed to walk freely within hospital grounds for 15 minutes at a time, despite the prosecutor’s objection.

“In my opinion he is dangerous, it is too early to grant him leave,” said prosecutor Lisa Åberg.

He escaped on Tuesday afternoon last week and is believed to have travelled south to Malmö since. According to Sydsvenskan he has been looking for his ex-wife, who is living under protected identity.

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