Monday, 27 March 2017

Magic School: Myth, Ritual & Magic: Anthropology

Goldsmiths University is running an evening course starting on 25 April, called Myth, Ritual and Magic: Introducing the Anthropology of Religion. The tutor is Dr Justin Woodman, who I previously heard talk at Seriously Possessed and Cthulhu and Contemporary Occultures.

Here are the details about Myth, Ritual and Magic from Goldmsith's website:
This course introduces an anthropological perspective on religion, examining its social role in diverse cross-cultural contexts as well as investigating the societal, evolutionary and psychological significance of religious behaviours with regard to understanding what, if anything, constitutes ‘human nature’.

To this end, the course will examine the key categories of magico-religious belief and practice used by anthropologists (including myth, ritual, witchcraft and shamanism), as well as surveying theories regarding the continued importance of religion in a contemporary, globalised world with regard to topics such as fundamentalism and identity, religion and violence, and new religious movements.
This is an introductory ten-week short course with weekly sessions from 6.30pm-8.30pm at Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW.

It runs from Tuesday, 25 April - Tuesday, 27 June. The cost for the course is £260.

You can book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/myth-ritual-and-magic-introducing-the-anthropology-of-religion-goldsmiths-university-tickets-31540507507

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Review: Natural Born Shamans - Teaching Children

Books that show ways of teaching pagan subjects to children are few and far between. Good ones are even rarer, but Natural Born Shamans - A Spiritual Toolkit for Life, about using shamanism creatively with young people of all ages, does that brilliantly.

The author, shamanic practitioner Imelda Almqvist, has heaps of practical experience as she teaches a training group for young people called the Time Travellers.

As well as explaining how to run sessions for children, the book contains 32 tried and tested plans for classes Imelda has run - and they sound amazing. If you are a pagan parent and want to include some shamanic work with your own children, this really is the book to read.

The book also details of rites of passage suitable for both young people and adults - it really is intended to help parents themselves as well as offering advice on bringing up children in a shamanic way.

Publisher Moon Books says on its website:
Natural Born Shamans - A Spiritual Toolkit for Life covers all aspects of performing spiritual or shamanic work with children and young people. It is aimed at anyone who has an interest in young people and their spiritual journey, and covers all age groups from “in utero” until age 18+.
The book explains what shamanic parenting is and describes ways of doing spirit-led work, even with both unborn babies and spirit children (after miscarriage, abortion or early death). It also provides 30 “tried and tested” session plans for people looking for inspiration and “where to start”.

Author Imelda Almqvist is a shamanic teacher and painter based in south London and pioneered her shamanic programme for young people, The Time Travellers, in 2012. Her book Natural Born Shamans can be ordered via Amazon.




Friday, 24 March 2017

News Stories about Witchcraft and Witch Hunts

"The Witch of Fife and other folk tales ..." - story sbout a new book of children's stories at Fife Today: http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/the-witch-of-fife-and-other-folk-tales-1-4400443

"Why thousands of elderly women are called 'witches' before being burned alive or knifed to death in Africa" - story at Mirror.co.uk: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/thousands-elderly-women-called-witches-10067291

"Tanzania: Despite Murderous Attacks, 'Witches' Fight for Land" - story from AllAfrica.com: http://allafrica.com/stories/201703220148.html

"A Night Among the Witches Fighting the Trump Administration" - blog post at Slate Magazine: http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2017/03/22/a_night_at_witches_against_fascist_totalitarianism_s_anti_trump_fundraiser.html

"No hats or brooms: ASU witches express individuality within own community" - story at The State Press: http://www.statepress.com/article/2017/03/spartcult-witchs-and-wiccans-at-asu-hats-brooms-community


Thursday, 23 March 2017

This Week's Pagan Events In and Near London


Here is a listing of events in London plus a few in other parts of southern England over the next 10 days or so that could be of interest to pagans. If you know of an event that you want listed, please email the details to me at badwitch1234@gmail.com.

Now-Friday 31 March; Exhibition - The Four Elements in the Human Body by the Visual Arts and Sculpure Students of Emerson College. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. http://www.rsh.anth.org.uk/

Now  - 31 March; Practising Apart Together online events run by Kitchen Witch School of Natural Witchery. These events will run throughout the month of March and you can join in wherever you are as they are online. They are led by Starlitenergies with Kitchen Witch Hearth Guardians and other elders of the craft. Details: http://tansyfiredragon.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/practicing-apart-togethercome-join-us.html

Now - 28 March; Portrait of Nature - Myriads of Gods. Exhibition of work by Nobuyuki Kobayashi. Venue: Sway Gallery, 70-72 Old Street, London EC1V 9AN. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/191140808032136/

Now - 24 March; Plant Healing Online Summit. Free online event hosted by David Crow, L.Ac, founder of Floracopeia. Details and registration: http://plantmedicinesummit.com/

Thursday 23 March; 'Finding Yourself'. Talk and book signing by Fiona Robertson. Venue: Watkins Books, 19-21 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ. Time: 6.30pm. Free event. For more details Tel 020 7836 2182 or visit the website http://www.watkinsbooks.com/

Thursday 23 March; Crossbones Vigil to honour The Goose and the outcast dead of Cross Bones Graveyard. Bring a flower, a ribbon, a totem or memento to tie to the shrine. Gather from 6.45pm for a 7pm start in Redcross Way outside the Memorial Gates, London SE1 1TA. For more details, visit http://www.crossbones.org.uk/ The new website is: http://crossbones.org.uk/

Thursday, 23 March; Learn about Alchemy with Benjamin Turale. Venue: National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX. Time: 6.45pm. Details: https://www.meetup.com/LondonHealingStories/

Thursday, 23 March; The Awakening Time - Soundbath with Diana Vernon. In the Month of the Falcon, a time Native Americans call ‘the awakening time’, and in the week of our Spring Equinox, greet the rising energy of new growth and renewal with the resonance of the gongs. In a beautiful candle-lit period hall, relax and allow your body and mind to experience a centring and restorative soundbath. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensbury Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7-8.30pm. Tickets: £20 for members / £22 for non-members. Pre-booking advisable. Tel: 020 7589 3292 www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk

Thursday 23 March; Magical Stones and Gems in Pre-modern England, Lecture by Francis Young. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm start. Ticket price £8. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Thursday 23 March; PF-London Spring Equinox Open Ritual with Hendon Heathens. Venue: Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn London. Time: 7.30pm for 8pm start. Ritual ends around 9pm followed by feasting until 10pm. Entrance: £6/£5 PF members. Please bring seasonal food and drinks to share at feast after ritual. For more details, visit http://london.paganfed.org/

Friday 24 March; Earthstars Group Meeting with Chris Street. Venue:  Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Rd, London NW1 6XT. Time: doors open 7pm. https://www.facebook.com/Earthstars-Sacred-Space-104790729559515/

Friday 24 March; Crystals and Psychic Protection. Lecture by Judy Hall. Venue: College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £14/£18. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Friday 24 March; Hieroglyphical Characters Book Launch Event. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum Street, London WC1A 1LY. Time: 7pm. You must contact the shop to reserve a place in advance. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/377573639291878/

Friday 24 March; Holistic Sound Bath Meditation - Summoning The Sacred. forthnightly ceremonial gathering in Crystal Palace. Venue: Training Points Fitness and Therapy, 5-6 Coopers Yard, Crystal Palace, London SE19 1TN. Time: 7pm. Cost: £15/£12. Details: https://www.facebook.com/summoningthesacredsound/ 

Friday 24 March; Womens Empowerment hosted by Mamma Moon Magick. Venue: The Upminster Complementary Healing and Teaching Sanctuary, Pea Lane, Upminster, Havering, RM142XH. Time: 7pm. £15. Women only. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1422120817831893/

Saturday, 25 March - Sunday 26 March Opposites Within: Spiritual Psychology Weekend with Vivianne and Chris Crowley Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 10.30am-5pm. Price: £120 (£65 deposit, balance due on first day). Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Saturday,25 March; Leaping Hare Pagan Convention. Venue: St Johns and Highwoods Community Centre, Highwoods Square, Colchester, Essex. Time: 9am - 5,45pm. Tickets £8 on the door. Details: https://www.facebook.com/LeapingHarePaganConvention/

Saturday, 25 March; Self-Love Day Workshop - Coming Back to your Divinity with the Meditation, Sensing Energy and Intuition Development Meetup Group. Venue: St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Road, London SW7. Time: 10.30am. Price: £88. Details and booking: https://www.meetup.com/Sensing-Energy-and-Intuition-Development/

Saturday,25 March; Mystery Traditions and the Alchemical Imagination. Second part of two-day course run by Ken Rees. Venue: Mary Ward Centre, Queen Square, London WC1. Time: 10.30am to 5.30pm. Fees are £53/£19. Enquiries: 020 8671 6372 or email: kenrees@talktalk.net. Enrolment (credit/debit card): 020 7269 6000 or on-line via: www.marywardcentre.ac.uk - Course No. 446.

Saturday, 25 March; Aphrodite Goddess of Love, Beauty, Fertility and Passion Workshop (women only). Venue: Wicca Moon, 50 Well Hall Rd, London, SE9 6SH. Tickets: £39.99. Time: 11am-5pm. For details or to book a place email shirlee@wiccamoon.org.uk or call 020 8850 7803. You can also visit the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Wicca-Moon-101700123226695/

Saturday, 25 March; The Canterbury Mystical Market hosted by The Magical Times Magazine. Venue: The Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BT. Time: 11am - 4pm. Tickets: £2.50. Details: www.mysticalarts.co.uk

Saturday, 25 March; Scrying by Candlelight - afternoon workshop on crystal ball reading, mirror and water divination. Venue: The Atlantis Bookshop, 49A Museum St, London WC1A 1LY. The shop is near the British Museum. The workshop runs from 2pm to 5pm, with a break for refreshments in the middle. The cost is £20 per person. All materials, as well as tea, coffee and biccies, are included. To book a place, email atlantis@theatlantisbookshop.com, phone 020 7405 2120 or pop in to the shop.

Saturday, 25 March; Spring Equinox Ceremony - Woodland Wicca 2017 with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Venue: Outdoor location at Queen's Woods, near Highgate Station. Meet at Woodman pub at 2pm to walk to the site. The ritual will end by 6pm, after which there is an Earth Hour celebration. Cost £3. You must be a member of this group and reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes and bring food and drink to share. Details and bookings:  https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/

Saturday, 25 March: “Darkness”: A night walk with Living London with London Dreamtime and Saira Naizi from Living London. Place: Secret Location in South Kensington. Time: 7pm. Price: £6/£3. For details and to reserve a place email vanessa@londondreamtime.com or visit http://londondreamtime.com/calendar/

Saturday, 25 March: Earth Hour 2017 - Eco Ceremony and Candle-Lit Woodland Gathering with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Venue: Outdoor location at Queen's Woods, near Highgate Station. This gathering is after the group's Spring Equinox ritual. Time: 7.30pm. You must be a member of this group and reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes. Details and bookings:  https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/

Saturday, 25 March; Coven: Reincarnation - a theatrical, musical and ritualistic celebration of reincarnation. Venue: Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser Street, London, E2 9RF. Tickets: £10/£15. Time: 8pm. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/c-o-v-e-n-reincarnation-tickets-31181885860

Sunday 26 March; Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details: https://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/

Sunday 26 March; South London Red Tent Meetup. Women-only event and you must be a member of the group to attend. Venue: The Horse and Groom, 60 Streatham High Road, South London. Time: 11.30am. Details and booking here: https://www.meetup.com/South-London-Red-Tent/

Sunday 26 March; Children of The Wild Wood - Initiatory Study Circle: Witchcraft Tool Making organised by Grove of the Green Goddess. Bring some wood to make into a wand or stang or any craft items you need help finishing. Venue: The Goat Pub, Carshalton Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 4HJ, Near Mitcham Junction train Station/tram link. Time: 1pm. Donations of £3 welcome. https://www.meetup.com/Grove-of-The-Green-Goddess/

Sunday 26 March; Kith of the Tree and Well Moot. Heathen moot with talk and blot. Venue: The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior Street, London SE1. Time: 2pm. Details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/860184530737157/

Sunday 26 March; Ageless Wisdom for Everyone - Talk about Theosophy. Venue: The Theosophical Society, 50 Gloucester Place London, W1U 8EA. Time: 2pm. Details: https://www.meetup.com/Theosophical-Society-in-London/

Sunday 26 March; Spring Equinox Gathering. Social event with the The London Wicca Meetup Group. Venue: A public location close to a London Underground station. Time: 5pm. You must reserve a place in advance. Details: https://www.meetup.com/The-London-Wicca-Meetup-Group/

Monday 27 March; Abbé Boullan, Paris' Satanic Priest. Lecture by Madeleine Le Despencer. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.15pm. Ticket price £8. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Tuesday 28 March; Methods from Madness: Magic, ghosts, and the origins of experimental psychology. Talk by Matt Tompkins. Part of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit Invited Speaker Series at Goldsmiths. Venue: Room LG01, Prof Stuart Hall Bulding, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW. Time: 6.10pm. Free entry, no need to book. Details: http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/apru/speakers

Tuesday 28 March; Healing Energy Workshop: Energy of Love with the Sensing Energy and Intuition Development, Venue: St Stephen's Church Hall, 48 Emperor's Gate, London SW7 4HJ, Time: 7pm. Tickets: £15. Details and bookings: https://www.meetup.com/Sensing-Energy-and-Intuition-Development/

Tuesday 28 March; Vernal Equinox Party: An Invitation for Initiation. Event by The Last Tuesday Society. Venue: Viktor Wynd's Museum of Curiosities, 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP. Time: 7pm. Early Bird tickets free, regular tickets £5, includes a drink of Hendrick's gin. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/vernal-equinox-party-an-invitation-for-initiation-tickets-31330214515

Tuesday 28 March; Being Deep Awake. Lecture by Tim Freke. Venue: College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £14/£18. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Tuesday 28 March; Witches Gathering. (Now meets on the third Tuesday of each month.) Venue: front bar of the Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn, London WC1V 6BS. Starting for 7.30pm. onwards. For any questions email coacentral@witchcraft.org or visit http://www.witchfest.net/

Tuesday 28 March; New Moon Sacred Circle of Sisterhood - women only - with Behind the Veil Shamanism. Venue: The Hall, St Philips Church, Earls Court Road, London W8 6QH. Time: 7.30pm. Entry: £25. Details: http://www.meetup.com/Behind-The-Veil-Shamanism/

Tuesday 28 March; Remote Rite: Dark Moon Banishing Rite with the London Pagan Community and the Grove of the Green Goddess. You must be a member of the meetup group to book for this event and take part. Time: 7.30pm https://www.meetup.com/Londonpagancommunity/

Tuesday 28 March; The White Darkness: Spirit Possession in Haitian Vodou. Talk by historian Gabriel Toso at the Ecology, Cosmos and Consciousness Salon. Venue: October Gallery 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL. Entry £8 /£6 Concessions. Time: 7pm. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neuro-magica-weaving-apophenia-aporia-awen-tickets-31238324670?

Tuesday 28 March; Chertsey Moot. A social moot held on the last Tuesday of the month at the Golden Grove pub, Ruxbury Road, St Annes Hill, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 9EN. All welcome. From 8pm to 11pm. For more details, email: sian_ap_pysgotwr@yahoo.co.uk

Wednesday 29 March; Stillness and Meditation at Mandeville Place. Venue: School of Economic Science, 11-13 Mandeville Place, London. Free lunchtime event starting 1pm. https://www.meetup.com/Light-in-London/

Wednesday 29 March; Let's Meditate - group meditation. Venue: Buddha on a Bicycle, Covent Garden, London. Starts 6pm. Donations of £3 recommended. Details: http://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/

Wednesday 29 March; Rosalie the Ghost Girl: Harry Price's Greatest Secret Revealed. Talk with Spooky London Pubs. Venue: The College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Tickets: £5. Details: https://www.meetup.com/spookylondonpubs/

Wednesday 29 March; New Moon Magic: Gaia-Selene Healing Circle with London Woodland Witches Magicians and Outdoor Pagans. Venue: St James's Park, London SW1A 2BJ. Meet at Inn The Park at 7.30pm to walk to the site. You must be a member of this group and reserve a place in advance. Wear outdoor clothes. Details and bookings:  https://www.meetup.com/London-Woodland-Witches-Outdoor-Pagans/

Wednesday 29 March; Hertford Pagan Moot.Venue: White Horse Pub, 33 Castle Street, Hertford, Herts SG14 1HH (45 mins from central London). The pub does not have disabled access. This moot meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 8pm. contact via Facebook page Hertford Pagan Moot.

Thursday 30 March; Divine I AM Activation: Ancestral Healing (Power) workshop with Vaz Sriharan at the London College of Spirituality. Venue: Columbia Hotel, 95-99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NY. Time: 7pm. Tickets £33/£35. http://www.londoncollegeofspirituality.co.uk/

Thursday 30 March; The Druid Order Open Meeting. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7.30pm. Entry £5. http://druidorder.macmate.me/meetings.html

Thursday 30 March; Everything You Know About Science is Wrong - talk at London Fortean Society by Scott Wood, author of London Urban Legends. Venue: The Bell, 50 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7EX. Tickets £4/£2 plus online booking fee. Time: 7.45pm. Bookings: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/380693 Details: https://www.facebook.com/LondonForteanSociety/

Friday 31 March; The Magic of Mindfulness Breathing with Rose Elliot Venue: College of Psychic Studies, 16 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2EB. Time: 7pm. Cost: £14/£18. Advance booking recommended. For details call: 020 7589 3292 or visit https://www.collegeofpsychicstudies.co.uk/

Friday 31 March; A Journey Through the Twelve Senses. Talk by John Dalton. Venue: Rilko (Research Into Lost Knowledge). Public lecture. Venue: Rudolf Steiner House, 35, Park Road, London, NW1 6XT. Time: 6.45pm, lecture starts 7.15pm. Entrance: £8/£10. http://www.rilko.net/EZ/rilko/rilko/home.php

Saturday 1 April; Deception Day: Hoaxes, Lies and Fake News. Day of talks by various speakers, including Stephen Volk, Jeanie Finlay and Mark Pilkington, at The London Fortean Society. Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. Tickets £20 plus online booking fee. Time: 10am – 5.30pm (Registration from 9.30am). Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/deception-day-hoaxes-lies-and-fake-news-tickets-32152192072 Details: https://www.facebook.com/LondonForteanSociety/

Saturday 1 April; The Game of Saturn – Book Launch with Peter Mark Adams and Scarlet Imprint. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 7pm start. Ticket price Price: £66 –  it includes author talk, signing and social, and a copy of the book on the night. (Free if you have already ordered your book via Scarlet Imprint). Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Sunday 2 April; Meditation at Russell Brands Trew Era Cafe, 30 Whitmore Road, London N1 5QA. Starts 10.15am. Free event. Details: https://www.meetup.com/meditation-trust-london/

Sunday 2 April; Herbal Magic with Macbeth’s Witches. Afternoon Workshop with Trefor Wickens. Venue: Treadwells, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS. Time: 1pm - 5.30pm. Ticket price £40. Tel: 0207 419 8507 or email: info@treadwells-london.com http://www.treadwells-london.com/

Sunday 2 April; The Thin Veil of London. Two-hour walk around Holborn and Bloomsbury, interwoven with mysteries from the stories of Arthur Machen, with Minimum Labyrinth. Tickets:  £17.50 (£12.50 concessions). Time: 4pm-6.30pm. Details and booking:  www.minimumlabyrinth.org.

Note: I do not organise any of these events except my scrying by candlelight workshop. Although I try to make sure the details on my listing are accurate, I do not always know about late changes or ticket availability etc. Please contact the organiser before attending any event. If you want an event listed on my blog, or spot anything that needs changing, please email badwitch1234@gmail.com.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

News: Paganism, Druidry, Witchraft & the Occult

Here is a round-up of recent news stories about paganism, the Spring Equinox, Beltane, witchcraft, history and the occult:

"Spring Equinox sees druids in white cloaks take to the London streets to perform an ancient ritual" - story at The Sun: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3134429/spring-equinox-2017-uk-london-druids-ritual/

"Opponents of plans for first green burial site raise fears over 'pagan elements'" - story at Belfast Telegraph: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/opponents-of-plans-for-first-green-burial-site-raise-fears-over-pagan-elements-35529499.html

"Work has begun on a towering wickeman that will be burnt near Petersfield to celebrate a pagan festival" - story at the Petersfield Post: http://www.petersfieldpost.co.uk/article.cfm?id=111627&headline=Work%20has%20begun%20on%20a%20towering%20wickeman%20that%20will%20be%20burnt%20near%20Petersfield%20to%20celebrate%20a%20pagan%20festival&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2017

"Pagans celebrate first day of spring at Stonehenge during vernal equinox (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)" - story at RT: https://www.rt.com/viral/381501-pagans-vernal-equinox-spring/

"Photo of the Day: 'For us this is church'" - story at the Daily Egyptian: http://dailyegyptian.com/67122/photo-of-the-day/photo-day-for-us-this-is-church/

"Attacks on pagan store could be considered hate crime, religion prof says" - story at CBC.ca: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-pagan-witch-hate-crime-1.4005972

"Wilmington City Council Debuts New Prayer by Pagan Artist" - story at U.S. News & World Report: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/delaware/articles/2017-03-04/wilmington-city-council-debuts-new-prayer-by-pagan-artist

"Have you heard about the witch of East Somerton?" - story at Norfolk Eastern Daily Press: http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/have_you_heard_about_the_witch_of_east_somerton_1_4937353

"Meet the Artist Using Ritual Magic to Trap Self-Driving Cars " - story at Creators: https://creators.vice.com/en_us/article/meet-the-artist-using-ritual-magic-to-trap-self-driving-cars

"Temple of the occult: Eerie images reveal the remains of a hidden 18th-century grotto that may have been used for pagan rituals then used by owners to hide the killer in their midst" - story at Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4330866/Eerie-images-reveal-remains-pagan-temple.html

"DEADLY SPELLS: Little-known facts about the 1692-93 Salem witch trials" - story at New York Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/little-known-facts-1692-93-salem-witch-trials-gallery-1.2988168