Tuesday, 27 June 2017

News: Magic, Pagans, Fire Warning, Far Right Warning

"Ritual Skulls and Other Magical Objects, in Photos" - Atlas Obscura looks at Sara Hannant's book Of Shadows: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/museum-of-witchcraft-magic-photos

"Russian pagans revive ancient solstice celebration" - story at Journalducameroun.com: http://journalducameroun.com/en/russian-pagans-revive-ancient-solstice-celebration/

"Q and A: Monica Bodirsky, a practising witch, on Canada's newly repealed witchcraft ban" - story at Toronto Life: http://torontolife.com/city/life/qa-monica-bodirsky-witch/

"Warning over crystal balls causing house fire risk" - story at The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/10660160/Warning-over-crystal-balls-causing-house-fire-risk.html

"Inside the European Far Right's Weird Obsession With Paganism" - story at OZY: http://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/inside-the-european-far-rights-weird-obsession-with-paganism/79101


Hearth M Rising said...

Unfortunately I've heard of this many times before and I don't think the far right article is a "smear job" but a pretty accurate portrayal of a subset of pagans who really do deserve the "neo-" prefix because they are neo-Nazis. This article doesn't mention the misogyny in these groups, which they share with the left SJW movement, including the Pagan left. Both left and right groups (Nazi look-alikes and SJWs) brand themselves as youth oriented. The SJWs even talk about "second wave" feminists needing to "die off" to make way for the dick-centered "inclusive" third wave. On the left, the bad mannered SJW mentality in Paganism is a spillover from a larger left political movement. I wonder if the same could said for the right.

Badwitch said...

I agree with you that far-right pagans are indeed neo-Nazis and should be treated as such. I actually wondered whether I should include that piece about far-right pagans in my news round-up as generally I prefer to give them no platform of any kind.