Thursday, 12 April 2012

Pagans, Witches and the Occult in the News

History Lessons About the Burning Times
A history teacher has created learning packs for school children on the Renfrewshire Witch Hunt of 1697, to  help them explore this period of history. You can read the full story on the Paisley Daily Express website

The Great Pretender?
Lynius Shadee, who claims to be King of all Witches, says he is intending to open a McDonalds-style chain of occult centres starting with an occult centre in Park Row, Bristol. Mr Shadee previously announced to the press that he was going open an occult centre in Cambridge and also tried to stand to become the city's next MP. Those plans came to nothing. He told the press that this centre would be different to pagan centres because it would be "much more heavily involved". You can read the full story on the This is Somerset website and the This is Bristol website

Pendle Witch Trial Play Goes Nationwide
Excerpts of a drama about the Pendle Witches by playwright Richard MacSween that was going to be premiered in Pendle has been filmed by BBC’s Countryfile team. You can read the full story on Pendletoday You can also read about the play on the BBC News website

Witch Trials in Historic Halifax
Was Old Heptonstall a Hotbed of Witchcraft? is the title of a feature on the Halifax Courier website

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