Around the World in 80 Days, Day 56: Brazil – Apocalypto

In his introduction to The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis, who very much believed in an unseen spirit world, wrote: “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils.  One is to disbelieve in their existence.  The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest … Read more

March Madness

March Madness to the Final Four: Clash of Civilizations Edition

If you are a sports fan then you know that we are in the midst of “March Madness,” that is, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.  For the uninitiated, a committee picks 64 college teams, and over the course of a few weeks those teams play until the field is whittled down to the “Final Four.”  … Read more

Potion

Etsy Banishes Fuming Witches

If you’re browsing for that special spell to make you look beautiful, help you find true love, or serve up revenge, don’t go to Etsy. Quartz reports that the online marketplace has just strongly enforced a ban on the sale of “metaphysical services.” Now, an infuriated witch community is petitioning against the company, accusing them … Read more

Summer Solstice

Solstice Rituals: Irrationality in the “Rational” Age

Today marks the summer and winter solstices for the northern and southern hemispheres respectively, and many pagans are out to mark the occasions. We’ve noted on a number of other occasions that we seem to be witnessing a (modest) cultural trend of increased acceptance of pagan allusions and ideology. Certainly these events cannot be considered widespread at this point, … Read more

Witches in the Air Force

Here is an interesting article from the LA Times discussing a recent $80,000 move in the policy of the Air Force Academy – the creation of a pagan worship center. No, you didn’t read that wrong; the Air Force Academy is actively taking steps to make sure that pagan religious practices are welcomed and accommodated among the … Read more