(Time) On Feb. 17, the 100th anniversary of Geronimo's death, descendants of the Apache warrior filed a federal lawsuit against the secretive Skull and Bones society of Yale University demanding that the group — which it claims is in possession of Geronimo's remains — return them to his family. "I believe strongly from my heart that his spirit was never released," Geronimo's great-grandson Haryln Geronimo, 61, told the National Press Club. -- Read more
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(RDF) Saturday the 14th marks the great festival for lovers, oddly named for an ancient saint, Valentine.

There really was a St. Valentine and in point of fact it appears there might have been two of them who perished as martyrs for the Christian faith in Roman times. One was a priest who was killed on the Flaminian Way in Rome under the persecutions of Claudius II around A.D. 269, and a better known Valentine was the Bishop of Terni who was arrested, taken to Rome and martyred there. In both martyrdoms, the relics of the saint(s) were taken back to Terni for the veneration of the faithful. Many historians believe that these two accounts may simply be different versions of the same unfortunate clergyman's slaughter. -- Read more

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(Times of India) PATNA: In a bizarre occult ritual, a 10-year-old girl was allegedly killed by her mother and brother in a Bihar village to appease a Hindu god, a police officer said Saturday.

Sunita Kumari was killed in Hardoravara village in Siwan district Friday after occult practitioner Harendra Sah asked the victim's mother Sachia Devi and brother Ramesh Kumar Yadav to sacrifice her for divine blessings. --Get the whole story
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(TheSpectrum.com) Valentine's Day is Saturday - you're welcome, all you men who forgot.

Being a student, I find myself fascinated with the origins of just about everything, and holidays are no exception. Unlike certain people in my life who would ban the Easter bunny because of its origins as a pagan fertility symbol, I'm not on my quest to do away with holiday traditions whose origins I find personally objectionable. -- Read More
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The book “The Wizards Way to Wealth” by Pagan Priest Ian Edwards, which was released, on the Winter Solstice, is currently rising rapidly through the self help book charts as people turn to magic to help them through the ‘credit crunch’. The easy to follow book which uses spells, divination, and luck improvement strategies is proving popular with people who have never practiced magick before because of its’ grounded approach and practical background. -- Read More
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Blog: White Spells on the Go
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Sadly, White Spells on the Go is the last of the White Spells series, but the one that has been the most fun to work on. I got together with my family before I started this project and we talked for a few hours about the remedies we have used over the years. We reminisced about the good spells and the not so good spells, and we decided that trial and error has always been our best teacher. Some spells were perfected, while others were tossed and never to be done or recommended again. --Read more
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(CommercialAppeal.com) They were led, blindfolded and in ritual robes and sneakers, through the darkness.

When their eyes were uncovered they stood in a room lit by a single candle at the center. -- Get the whole story

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(The Brownsville Herald) It has not been an easy three years for Jose Ramos.

The 45-year-old Spanish teacher has been unemployed and under a felony indictment for most of that time, chafing against what he saw as an ongoing injustice he could not seem to clear. -- Get the whole story

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