Paganism

Best Correction Letter Ever? Pagans Are Really, Really Annoyed About ISIS...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK

The shock ubiquity of the terror group ISIS with its sudden takeover of swathes of Iraq has caused a bit of a branding problem. Isis, the ancient E...

The Reignition of the Britain's Fire Festivals

Wilderness Festival | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Wilderness Festival

People in the British Isles are embracing their pagan heritage more openly than ever before. Those whose religion is Paganism (the seventh largest religion in the UK) mark the fire festivals as holy days. I am pagan, and marked the day with a public ceremony for fellow pagans in a London hall, with my friends in a mummers play both comical and spiritual.

Halloween Sex Kittens Suck More Than a Vampire

Charli Morgan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

By all means, wear what the chuff you like and let your nethers loose in the moonlight. If getting your baps out is an integral part of your Halloween, that's fine, but at least show a bit of creativity and the ability not to take yourself so bastard seriously.

LOOK 'Which Religion Cares Most About The Homeless?': Man Divides Begging Bowls By Faith

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK

This homeless man may well have the most ingenius ploy of collecting small change we've ever seen. Holding a sign which asks "Which religion cares...

You Don't Have To Be Pagan To Enjoy Superstition

Lydia Willgress | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Willgress

Whilst regular trips to the beach and lemonades down the pub were on my parents check list, so were some more unusual activities. You see, I come from Devon where pagan traditions are kept alive, and various festivals celebrating fertility, reproduction and nature are dotted across the calendar.

A Weird History of Christmas, Part One - Christ's Birthday or Roman Carnival?

Greg Jenner | Posted 15.02.2013 | Home
Greg Jenner

All things considered, the modern Christmas is pretty bizarre. However, this is entirely in keeping with tradition - as far as we can tell, Yuletide has always been a curious head-scratcher. For the historian like me, teasing out what Christmas used to be like, and why it even exists, is a blooming nightmare.

Census Reveals More Jedis Than Satanists And Scientologists

The Huffington Post UL | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

The Sith Lord has been hard at work in England and Wales since the rise of the Jedis in 2001, with the Jedi population declining by more than half in ...

What Do Muslims, Pagans And Scientologists Have In Common?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK

Muslims, pagans and members of Christian sects such as Mormons or Jehovah’s Witnesses are most likely to experience "substantial" unfair treatment b...

A Soggy Summer Solstice

PA | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK

Thousands of people have marked the summer solstice despite the celebration being one of the wettest in years. Poor weather could not dampen the sp...

'Explore Paganism', CofE Tells Teachers In Cornwall

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Teachers in Cornwall have been told by the Church of England to celebrate all Cornish beliefs in school, including "exploring" Paganism, over fears so...

The Director of Cult Classic the Wicker Man Returns With the Wicker Tree - Interview With Robin Hardy

Stephen Applebaum | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Stephen Applebaum

Thirty-nine years after The Wicker Man first sent shivers down the spines of cinemagoers, the film's director, Robin Hardy, 82, again pits Christians against pagans in an adaptation of his 2006 novel, Cowboys for Christ.

Easter: What's With All The Bunnies And Stuff?!

Greg Jenner | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Greg Jenner

Easter is just one of many confusingly indistinct holidays that blend weird paganism, Christian theology, and modern marketing into a seamless melange of oddly abutting practices and customs... so how much of Easter really is Christian in origin? It may be more than you realise.

Momma was Gay, Poppa was a Witch - A Personal Account of Gay Parenting and Gay Marriage

Alice Grist | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

The weirdest thing about my childhood was probably when Dad turned his back on the church and became a Pagan High Priest. I was taken aside and point-blank informed, "Alice, I'm a Pagan." My blood pumped faster as I anticipated being the focal point of a virgin sacrifice. This was not to pass.

If You Like the Tree, Why do You Cut it Down?

Dr Lynette Nusbacher | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK
Dr Lynette Nusbacher

Many British Jews celebrate Christmas. Christmas is so overwhelming here that it's hard not to: so much of the culture, entertainment, economy and rhythm of work is Christmas-based that it's hard to avoid.

Broadmoor May Recruit Witch After Pleas From Inmates

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

Broadmoor may soon be recruiting a witch to preach to its pagan-minded inmates, following a spiritual needs survey. The top-security mental hospita...