By Christian Purefoy, CNN Just after midnight, the pastor seized a woman’s forehead with his large hand and she fell screaming and writhing on the ground. “Fire! Fire! Fire!” shouted the worshippers, raising their hands in the air. Pastor Celestine Effiong’s congregants are being delivered from what they firmly believe to be witchcraft. And in… Continue reading Unthinkable: Children Abused and Killed as Witches in Nigeria
Month: August 2010
Witchcraft and Aliens: Were Medieval Witches Actually Early Abductees?
This is an interesting take on the Inquisition and the role of the Malleus Maleficarum at a blog titled “Diary of an Alien Life Form“. Whether or not you agree with it, the ideas presented make for some interesting conversation. It’s easy to forget that during the time of the Malleus Maleficarum and the Inquisition,… Continue reading Witchcraft and Aliens: Were Medieval Witches Actually Early Abductees?
A Tribute to Neopagan Visionary Isaac Bonewits (1949-2010)
by Wes Isley True spiritual leaders never wish to be known as such, often preferring to downplay their contributions or laugh them off. This certainly seems to be the case with Isaac Bonewits, Neopagan priest and author who passed away last week of colon cancer at age 60. One memorial says Isaac, displaying what appears… Continue reading A Tribute to Neopagan Visionary Isaac Bonewits (1949-2010)
Byron Ballard Loves Her Earth Religion, And Her Community
[I wanted to share this nice article about a lady which many of us in the Pagan community here in Asheville have been aware of for some time. While many of the comments on the article were the usual redneck Christian variety (not surprising), the article itself is definitely a keeper. I encourage visitors to… Continue reading Byron Ballard Loves Her Earth Religion, And Her Community