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The Global Implications of Child Witchcraft Beliefs in Nigeria

The rescue of a two-year-old Nigerian child has attracted extensive social and online media coverage across the world. Abandoned by his family after being accused of being a witch, the boy was saved by an aid worker who found him in Uyo, southeast Nigeria. The boy, known as Hope, is said to have …

Egyptian Gods - The Complete List

The gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt were an integral part of the people's everyday lives. It is not surprising then that there were over 2,000 …

Ancient History

Before Fortune-Telling: The History and Structure of Tarot Cards

By the middle of the 15th century, the suit symbols of Italian cards were Cups, Swords, Batons, and Coins, and they remain so to this day. The pip …

Cloud herders of the Himalayas

There can be few more exotic jobs than cloud herding in the Tibetan Himalayas. Shamans in the Amdo region keep watch from the mountain peaks and warn villagers when storms are coming.<p>Their predictions are based on a combination of weather experience and trusted formulae such as “when the clouds …

Shamanism

Satanic Temple Protests Pseudoscientific Therapies for Satanic Abuse and Witchcraft

If you happened to walk past San Francisco’s Parc 55 hotel this past weekend, you...

Spirits, Coffins and Snake Charmers: Photos from Haiti's Annual Vodou Street Party

A chat with the photographer Benjamin Eagle, who was in Haiti shooting for his project "The Spirits of Jacmel".<p>Voodoo, generally, doesn't have the best reputation. Turn to your left and ask the person sitting next to you what voodoo is about; it's likely they'll tell you it has something to do with …

Witch Hunting for Dummies: The 15th-Century Witchcraft Manual

Cornell’s witchcraft collection has an original copy of the Malleus Maleficarum, an early witch-hunting handbook.<p>Malleus Maleficarum (Photo: Cornell …

Popo Carnival: Ivory Coast celebrates cultural heritage with witch doctors, pageants and sky-high hairstyles

Popo Carnival in Bonoua, Ivory Coast, is a celebration of cultural heritage of the Aboure people. Running for one week, the carnival is considered to …

Awesome vintage ouija boards

<i>Mecca Answer Board, Lee Industries, Chicago, c. 1940</i> <br>There are two facts that a visit to the incredibly terrific Museum of Talking Boards website …

Take a Peek at the World’s Greatest Witchcraft Movie Poster Collection

Cornell’s collection has more than 600 witchy items.<p>A poster for a 1975 Asian horror film. (Image: Cornell University Library, Rare and Manuscripts, …

Godless Paganism: Voices of Non-Theistic Pagans is available for sale!

While many Pagans today believe in literal gods, there are a growing number of Pagans who are “godless.” Today, the diverse assemblage of spiritual …

Rainbow Heathenry: Is a Left-Wing, Multicultural Asatru Possible?

For those who raise the bowl in offering and veneration of the Old Gods, there is a glimmer of their connection to the past. Much of the Yule …

New York University

Social Documentary Photography – Religion & Spirituality in New Orleans, USA

Photographer Mary Lou Uttermohlen is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. These images are from her project …

A Brief History Of Religion

<i>This is an edited version of the chapter on Religion from the book, "Life Lessons for Mia Rose: An Irreverent Guide to Living and Loving Well" by Claire Fordham that was fact checked by Cynthia Eller, Professor of Women's Studies and Religious Studies at Montclair University, New Jersey.</i><p>Few, if …

Eight Ways Pagans Celebrate Earth Day

Paganism is a nature religion or earth-centered spirituality. According to Religious Studies scholar, Michael York, a nature religion is one that has "a this-worldly focus and deep reverence for the earth as something sacred and something to be cherished. Not surprisingly then, Earth Day (April 22) …

Salem witchcraft hanging site discovered by historical researchers

It is one of the darker moments of US history, and something that has seeped into the collective psyche of the nation.<p>And yet the precise location …

Paranormal

The Truth Behind Serbia's Notorious Witchcraft Subculture

Vlach magic is an integral part in everyday life in eastern Serbia, but the country's mainstream media has linked the practice to mass killings and crime across the country. Is there any truth to those claims?<p>In Serbia, a small subculture of people living in remote villages practice what's known as …

Nahualli & Aztec witchcraft

A "Witch" is usually defined as a person, usually female, who only uses magick to harm in the older Mexican traditions. Amongst the Otomi people, for …

This horrifying, hysterical classic recounts the history of witchcraft

<i>Every day, Watch Thisoffers staff recommendations inspired by the week’s new releases or premieres. This week:</i> The Witch <i>has us staring deeply into</i> …

Justice for Witches: Heritage group calls for memorial to 300 women burned at Edinburgh Castle for witchcraft

THE Edinburgh World Heritage Charity wants a permanent tribute erected to make tourists aware of one of the darker chapters in Scottish history.<p>A …

Benin’s Amazing Technicolor Voodoo Cloaks

<i>V</i>oodoo has gotten a bad rap. Typically associated with the fear of someone sticking needles into a tiny doll that looks like you, it is widely …

The black magic ‘hexing party’ to kill Adolf Hitler with voodoo, 1941

<i>Florence Birdseye chants above an effigy of Hitler, 1941.</i> <br>William Seabrook was a well-known occultist (and, not coincidentally, a buddy of Aleister …

Photos of Spirits and Snake Charmers at Haiti's Annual Vodou Street Party

A chat with photographer Benjamin Eagle, who was in Haiti shooting for his project "The Spirits of Jacmel."<p>Voodoo, generally, doesn't have the best reputation. Turn to your left and ask the person sitting next to you what voodoo is about; it's likely he'll tell you it has something to do with pin …

Basking In The Spellbinding Beauty Of Haitian Vodou Flags

"It's a very important art form that helps you understand the history of Haiti and the survival of people and their creativity."<p>Walk into the Birmingham Museum of Art this winter and you'll find yourself immersed in a strange and ecstatic experience, somewhere between an aesthetic encounter, a …

Asking The Wrong Questions

March 28, 2016 by John Beckett<p>The conversation on Pagans, polytheists, and the New Right is continuing. Rhyd Wildermuth, who wrote the Confronting …

5 Things I Learned From a 50-Day Meditation Streak

<i>My 50-day meditation streak, happily quantified by the Calm app.</i><p><b>Like so many of us, I'm an overthinker.</b> My mind whirrs mercilessly, day and night. Therefore, for years I've been saying, "I really should start meditating." I "knew" it would benefit me, but the thought of trying to get rid of my …

Guided Audio Meditations - Life Matters - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Mindfulness meditation involves using your senses to help you focus your attention on the present. Why not take some time out and try it.<p>You don't …

Meditative bondage is like one long, kinky hug

Meditation and bondage might seem like strange bedfellows, but they actually pair together like milk and cookies.<p>When you hear the word "bondage," …

Rose Quartz

April Is The Animated Steampunk Heroine You’ve Been Waiting For

<i>Avril et le Monde truqué</i> is coming to English-speaking audiences as <i>April and the Extraordinary World</i>, but its literal translation from French is …

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