(Tip of the horned helmet to The Wild Hunt Blog.) It turns out that the creator of the original 1973, terrific version of The Wicker Man is in the midst of making a sequel! But the news gets even better. It turns out he intends to make a trilogy, with the third set in Iceland… Continue reading Two New Wicker Man Sequels?
Animal sacrifice has become a hot topic once more among the pagan community. Another Santeria practitioner, this time in Eulass, Texas, has won the right to practice his faith in the manner it proscribes. In this case, by the practice of animal sacrifice. His attorney, Eric Eassbach, has written a spirited opinion piece in the… Continue reading Much Ado About Sacrifice
It so happens that I read most of the essays on Witchvox.com as they come out. Many of them will have some broad applicability to paganism in general, and occasionally one will have some more specific applicability to my interests, such as traditional witchcraft, Asatru, or … runes. This week, we are treated to The… Continue reading Dr. Charlotte Pipes: misguided fluffy-bunny or just opportunistic idiot?
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The Swedes have the right to elect and likewise reject a king. — The West Gautish Law With this simple statement, the ancient law-codes of the Western Gauts encapsulated a principle common across all Germanic cultures; namely, the limited nature of Germanic kingship, and its ultimate subordination to the will of the collected folk. The… Continue reading The Power of the People in Germanic Culture
I just had a most unpleasant experience with a seller of books related to paganism and magic of some renown; Fields Books in San Francisco. It turns out that I ordered a hardcover book from them today, dutifully gave them my credit card, and figured I’d be reading it in a couple of weeks once… Continue reading Are Pagans Businesses Exempt from Personal Responsibility?