(Telegraph.co.uk) Modern pagans have got the wrong day and should be celebrating tomorrow on Midsummer Eve, says Melanie McDonagh. -- Get the whole story (with video)
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(Examiner.com) A Pagan group in Britain that identifies itself as "an earth-based religion" has accused a Catholic social club of religious discrimination for refusing to host a Pagan group’s Annual Witches’ Ball on the grounds it was ‘not compatible with the Catholic ethos.’ -- Get the whole story
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(AFP) RIGA (AFP) — They may be suffering from one of the world's worst recessions but all the economic doom and gloom will not keep Latvians from having fun at a midsummer's night festival dating from pagan times.

"It is a tradition here," 45-year-old Nina told AFP outside a Riga supermarket. "Everyone entertains themselves as they can. Sure, we'll cut out small things to spend less this year but the tradition will remain." --Get the whole story
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(Examiner.com) In this downturn economy, there is an increased demand for psychic, occult and metaphysical services. The connection to an outside power that is immediately available for guidance is comforting in uncertain times. There are a great deal of good and respectable psychics or intuitive consultants (as some prefer to be called) that are able to help others and happen to be flourishing. At the same time, there are a few people who are using this trend to con people who are seeking help of their money. This drums up negative stereotypical images of psychics such as “Miss Cleo,” driving away people who could actually benefit from metaphysical assistance. The keys to avoiding occult scams are doing research before a consultation, knowing what you are paying for, and remembering that you have the power to walk away from a bad reading. --Read more
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(Examiner.com) In April of 2006, I had the tremendous good fortune to sign up for Christopher Penczak's Inner Temple of Witchcraft workshop at Isis Books & Gifts. That workshop had a profound impact on the direction my spiritual path has taken. It was a truly transformative workshop and in the ensuing years, I have had the great privilege of continuing to study with Christopher. I am currently in my fourth year of study and working on an apprenticeship program for his Temple of High Witchcraft. If you have not yet read any of the books in his Temple of Witchcraft series, I highly and wholeheartedly recommend them. --Read more
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(PR Web) How much about the world of Wizards and Witches do you know? At the Midwest's Largest Pagan Event, The St. Louis Pagan Picnic, two leading schools will be testing the knowledge of their students and all comers, as part of the Wizards and Witches Trivia Tournament. This contest will be the first of its kind, and open to the public. --Get the whole story
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(Discovermagazine.com) Think you know all there is to know about the witches of the 17th century? Well, don’t be so cocky. The recent discovery of a so-called “witchcraft bottle” in England has shed new light on the beliefs of that period, thanks to CT scans, chemical analysis and other tests. -- Read more
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