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1 hr ago | Common Dreams

There's A Lot More to Transition Than Community Gardens

Ted Trainer's recent paper, Transition Townspeople, we need to think about Transition: just doing stuff is far from enough! , generated a certain amount of attention at the recent Degrowth conference in Leipzig. Most of what I would say in response to it I have already said in previous exchanges with Trainer , and his arguments remain much the same.

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Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Examiner.com

Harry Potter: not only 'Undesirable No. 1' in his universe

Day two of the preliminary books has found us exploring books challenged from 2006-2007. For today's book, I chose the "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling.

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Related Topix: Books, Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, J.K. Rowling, Authors

News24

.com | Keita and the Christians

Keita recently wrote an article entitled "Satanism and Happiness" wherein he explained that he is a pagan, not a Satanist, and that contrary to Christian belief, it is possible to be perfectly happy without the God of Abraham in one's life. It was a fairly long article, as Keita took us through his paganism, his core beliefs, his career and finally, out of this fairly long read, one paragraph on his homosexuality.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Puget Sound Pagan Pride Day is coming

We are just around the corner from the Central Puget Sound Pagan Pride Day event and it is expected to be a great event this year. The Pagan Pride Day event will be held on Saturday, October 4 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Freighthouse Square in Tacoma.

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9Down.Com

The Midnight Game 2013 DVDRip XviD AC3-iFT

Plot: A partying teen and her friends decide to perform an ancient pagan ritual found online called 'The Midnight Game': Candles are lit. A drop of blood is spilled.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Live Science

No Sympathy for the Devil: Why People Fear Satanism

A public ceremony of Satanists planned in Oklahoma City this month has prompted protests, a lawsuit from the Catholic Church, talk of a "black mass," and even the airing of laws against bloodletting. Such public images of fear are not uncommon when it comes to Satanist groups, though they may not be justified.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Switched

Washington State Rabbi Becomes U.S. Air Force Chaplain With Beard Intact

A Washington state rabbi didn't have to split hairs when it came to joining the U.S. Air Force -- he came on board with his beard intact. Rabbi Elie Estrin became the first bearded rabbi sworn into the Air Force after the Pentagon relaxed its restrictions on facial hair in the military earlier this year, Chabad reports.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Lackland Air Force Base, US Army, Fort Lewis, University of Washington, Life, Veteran Affairs

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Illinoisreview

Pro-life groups to hold memorial services Saturday honoring aborted infants

In the walls of the earliest Christian catacombs outside Rome, Italy are countless small tombs, only a foot or two across. These gravesites mark the burial places of infants that were commonly cast out of their pagan homes and left to die of starvation and exposure.

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Related Topix: Italy, World News, Abortion, Hillside, IL, Romeoville, IL

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Hyperallergic

A Documentary for the Witch of Kings Cross, Australia's Persecuted Occult Artist

Filmmaker Sonia Bible considers Rosaleen Norton "the most persecuted artist in Australian history." With a new documentary, she's hoping to set a more accurate record of the life of woman who in the 1940s and 50s scandalized the country with her occult art, and bold sexuality.

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State Press

An overview of the three main religions

Islam are the three major religions in the world. They are known as Abrahamic religions because their founders, or major figures, are descended from Abraham.

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Related Topix: Religion, Islam, Judaism

Examiner.com

Activities for Pagan children

Pagan children enjoy doing activities that relate to their religion. There are many activities that Pagan kids can enjoy.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

BellaOnline

Deity in the Twenty-Four Hour Day

A key feature of our pagan faith is that we honor the cycles of life and we see the divine in everything - even in the mundane world. So it should come as no surprise that we honor the presence of the God and Goddess in different parts of the twenty-four hour cycle of the day.

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Sutton Guardian

The Corn Identity: Straw Jack paraded through Carshalton in pagan pub crawl

Straw Jack was paraded through the streets of Carshalton at the weekend, as part of an old pagan ritual to mark the end of the harvest. Now in its 10th year the Carshalton Straw Jack Procession started at The Duke's Head in Wallington Green, and finished off at The Hope in West Street, Carshalton.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Examiner.com

A Brief Summary and Review of Lawrie Brewster's The Lord Of Tears

An English school teacher inherits an elaborate Scottish mansion from his dying mother, who warns him never to go there. However, painful childhood memories and nightly "visits" from a legendary Pagan entity known as the Owl Man compel him to visit the place in the hopes of unraveling the mysteries of his past.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

Examiner.com

A Brief Summary and Review of Lawrie Brewster's The Lord Of Tears

An English school teacher inherits an elaborate Scottish mansion from his dying mother, who warns him never to go there. However, painful childhood memories and nightly "visits" from a legendary Pagan entity known as the Owl Man compel him to visit the place in the hopes of unraveling the mysteries of his past.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

Examiner.com

Review of The Goddess Mythological Images of the Feminine

The book, The Goddess Mythological Images of the Feminine, was written by Christine Downing in the late 1970's. Any Pagan woman seeing the title of this book would instantly pick it up and purchase it without ever opening it prior to leaving the store.

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Trend Hunter Magazine

40 Occult Fashions - From Goth-Chic Fashion Shows to Stunning Magical Photography

The throwback to the 90s fascination with occult fashion is back in full swing as we see the level of witch, Wiccan and magical styles invading the industry. The drive towards occult fashion might seem a touch Gothic in nature, but in fact what we're seeing is a shift towards subtle darkness; outfits are simply accented with notions of the underworld as opposed to being black from head to toe.

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Fri Sep 05, 2014

Daily Kos

My Atheist Refrain. I Laugh at our Portrayal. With Fear.

"Come, come whomever you are: wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving. Ours is not a caravan of despair.

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Related Topix: Wedding

Sutton Guardian

Straw Jack set to hit the town

Straw Jack, an effigy created to mark the end of the harvest, will be paraded through the streets as a group of traditionalists continue attempts to revive an old pagan ritual. The Straw Man, or Jack, is traditionally made from the last straw of the harvest and, after a full day of dancing and revelry, the Straw Jack will be set alight in order to mark the traditional end of the agricultural year and the autumn equinox.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

Boing Boing

Ice Bucket Challenge "blatantly satanic"

"Satanic ritual?," she writes. "Yes. Rituals abound in "Christian" America. Whenever spectators watch singers like Beyonce, JayZ, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and especially Nicki Minaj, they are indoctrinated and involved with blatantly satanic rituals that stem from the deep abyss of the occult.

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