(Telegraph) A school of witchcraft has been started by an aboriginal tribe in southern Taiwan who fear that their ancestral rituals would otherwise vanish. -- Get the whole story
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(WBUR.org) At this point, the only pop-cultural event that could possibly upstage Jay-Z's new album, The Blueprint III, is Dan Brown's new book, The Lost Symbol. But if Brown thinks he has the market cornered on Freemasonry and the occult, he had better watch his back. Mitch Horowitz, author of American Occult says that Jay-Z has a keen grasp of certain esoterica, especially in the music video for his new single, "Run This Town." -- Get the whole story
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(BeliefNet) In the Jung thread below, one commenter warned that Jung was a profound enemy of Christianity, and recommended reading Dr. Jeffrey Satinover on this point. Satinover is a psychiatrist and physicist who was the youngest graduate of the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He is also past president of the Jung Society in New York. As it happens, I went upstairs this afternoon to search through my bookshelves for Jung's book "Modern Man in Search of a Soul," which a friend gave to me when I was in college, but which I'd never read. -- Read more
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(Examiner.com) No one really knows where Tarot cards came from, but many historians believe they originated in the Middle East and were first used in by Westerners in medieval Europe as ordinary playing cards. The oldest surviving Tarot card decks are all fragments that belonged to the Visconti family in 15th century Italy. A reproduction of that first Visconti-Scforza deck (with some of the missing elements filled in with speculative designs) can still be purchased today. These early cards were almost certainly used for card games and gambling. For the most part, such cards were found only in the homes of the rich. -- Read more
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(BBC News) A group of freemasons have had to spend a night in jail in Fiji, after local villagers complained they were practising witchcraft. -- Get the whole story
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Article: New Age 101
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(Examiner.com) Many people have asked the question, “Just what does New Age encompass as a religion?” Here are a few items that can be used as reference to answer this: --Read more
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(Examiner.com) Is paganism taking over America? When I wrote a column about whether the decline in the numbers of Catholics is due to the refusal of the Catholic hierarchy to modernize, several readers commented that it seemed to them that modernization itself was the problem. --Read more
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