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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Call for Submissions from the Dragon Clan Circle

Proclaimed by: Dragon Clan Circle
Proclaimed from: Mitchell, Indiana

Proclaimation...

As most of us know, Laughter is sometimes the best medicine and the best magic!!! Have you ever done something in ritual or during a spell, that you thought was just hilarious or amusing? Did you ever tell someone about that time you accidentally set fire to the altar? What about the time you thrust your athame to the sky to only hit the ceiling fan? I am collecting these stories, whether they were something you did, or something a friend or loved one told you about, or you witnessed.
Please forward all submissions to me atsubmissions@dragonclancircle.com
Please include your name and contact information.
Blessed Be
Lady Breanna WinDancer
Website: http://www.dragonclancircle.com
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'The witch-hunter' - Officer to root out child abuse

23 August 2006

NEWHAM is to get an officer dedicated to rooting out child abuse linked with 'possession' and 'witchcraft'.He or she will be one of eight community partnership advisers who will work in eight boroughs across London co-ordinated by the London Child Protection Committee. Newham Council is currently recruiting for the post.The move follows on from the findings of a Department for Education and Skills report.

Full Story
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Spices and Herbs Encyclopedia


I have found a very interesting encyclopedia, which you can visit for free, includes information on spices and herbs. Here´s an example of what you can find there:

Allspice

General Description:Allspice is the dried, unripe berry of Pimenta dioica, an evergreen tree in the myrtle family. After drying, the berries are small, dark brown balls just a little larger than peppercorns.

Geographical Sources:Allspice comes from Jamaica, Mexico, and Honduras.
Traditional Ethnic UsesAllspice is used in Jamaican jerk seasoning and in Jamaican soups, stews, and curries. It also is used in pickling spice, spiced tea mixes, cakes, cookies, and pies. Food producers use it in ketchup, pickles, and sausages. ...etc etc etc... check ou the website for mote info on several other herbs and spices ;)

Herbal Encyclopedia
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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Don't Let Congress Block Your Email

Online petitions are a main means for us to communicate with our government about the level of quality and safety that we expect in our products.
Among other things, public outcry has brought about food and drug labeling, product testing, and full disclosure laws. But last month, Congressional offices began adopting new software that blocks the delivery of bulk email, significantly compromising our ability as consumers to have our voices heard.

Take action to say NO.
This technology, called logic puzzles, requires you to answer a question such as "What does 1+1 equal?" before submitting a comment to your representative. What this means: only those constituents who go directly to the lawmaker's own website can send them a message. Those of us sending our comments through a non-profit or an online community, such as the petitionsite, may be blocked.

Since the average person doesn't have the money or power to lobby Congress with their issues, the Internet has served as a tool to open up communication between millions of Americans and their elected representatives. Don't let Congress diminish this democratic means of communication.

Is it not one of our most basic rights to ask that our government hold private industry accountable for the products they produce? And if we choose to do so on behalf of a larger movement, why should Congress feel they have a right to ignore our dissent?

Stop Congress from taking away your two most fundamental rights: the right to petition and the right to organize. Join Care2, Consumer's Union, and a wide array of other non-profit organizations in fighting to make it easier, not harder for you to hold your elected representatives accountable.
Go to: http://go.care2.com/e/Lz./OM/E2gY Thanks for taking action today.

Lauren Alvarez Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team
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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Virtual March to Stop Global Warming


"The Stop Global Warming Virtual March is a non-political effort bringing Americans together to declare that global warming is here now and it’s time to act."

To join this virtual march and learn many ways you can improve your lifestyle, while making a difference in our Mother Earth´s wellbeing, join the virtual march


Five Things We Can All Do

-Join StopGlobalWarming.org. Together our voices will be heard!
-Spread the word, share the learning. Send this link to family, friends, and colleagues. Share why this is so important.
-Change begins at home. (See the list home-related Action Items)
-Put the heat on your elected officials.
-The power of the pocketbook.
posted by Satyia @ 11:34 AM   0 comments

Listen to pagan interviews

I have received this link from Lady Passion, High Priestess from the Coven Oldenwilde. She informed me that their interviews with the BBC London and WPVM Asheville can be listened to at www.oldenwilde.org.
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Medical Emergency!


Medical Emergency!
The Religious Right’s Campaign To Interfere In Your Health
Care Decisions

Religious groups that oppose reproductive freedom and access to contraceptives are
increasingly pressuring the medical community to bow to their demands. This FAQ produced by Americans United for Separation of Church and State examines some of the issues raised by thiscampaign and how they might affect your life.


Q. In what ways have conservative religious groups been pressuring the medical community?
A. Two major campaigns are under way. Religious groups that oppose artificial contraceptives and
reproductive freedom are pressuring states to adopt “conscience clauses” that would allow
pharmacists and other medical professionals to refuse to provide medications and procedures they
say contradict their religious beliefs. At the same time, an increasing number of secular hospitals are
merging with Catholic and other religious hospitals. When this happens, church doctrine is often
imposed on the secular hospital, and certain services are lost.

Q. What’s wrong with “conscience clauses”?
A. A “conscience clause” gives a medical professional a legal right to deny a patient legal
medications or services. For example, some pharmacists have refused, on the basis of religious
belief, to fill birth-control prescriptions and won’t refer patients who want them to another
pharmacy. An individual’s access to legal medication should not be held hostage to someone else’s religious beliefs.
No one is forced to work in the medical profession. A pharmacist who does not want to fill
certain doctor-prescribed medicines should probably find another line of work.
The complete article can be obtained as abrocuhre at the Americans United website, visit this link .
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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Americans United is now officially representing Circle Sanctuary


Americans United Presses VA For Right Of Wiccans To Use Pentacle Symbol At Military Memorials

Americans United for Separation of Church and State is stepping up its effort to persuade the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to approve a Wiccan symbol for headstones, plaques and other memorials of deceased veterans.

Americans United is now officially representing Circle Sanctuary, one of America's oldest Wiccan churches, and church member, Roberta Stewart, a Nevada woman whose husband, Sgt. Patrick Stewart, died in combat in Afghanistan on Sept. 25, 2005. Sgt. Stewart's helicopter was shot down by the Taliban during Operation Enduring Freedom. Circle Sanctuary, headquartered near Barneveld, Wisc., has church members throughout the United States and elsewhere.

Circle Sanctuary and Roberta Stewart seek to have the Wiccan emblem of belief, the pentacle, included on the government-issued memorial plaque honoring Sgt. Stewart. His plaque is to go on the Wall of Heroes at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery near Fernley, Nev.

Read the entire story

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Eco-Spiritual/Wiccan/Pagan Practitioners Study Survey

A sociological study is currently being conducted to gather information about end-of-life preferences for those who follow Wiccan, Pagan and Nature Spirituality religious paths. This study was crafted by Rev. Nora Cedarwind-Young, a minister doing advanced studies with Circle Sanctuary, and Dr. Marilyn Stoner, Ph.D, RN.

This survey is 41 questions, and will take up to 90 minutes to complete.

The survey is anonymous, and the analyzed results will be submitted for publication in nursing journals focused on end-of-life care.

If you have any questions about the survey or the study, or wish to receive a paper copy of the survey, please contact Dr. Stoner at 909.856.8166 or email at research@nursestoner.com

Please strongly consider taking this survey: your participation is valuable in providing hospice workers and nurses with information about our customs and preferences.

A sociological study is currently being conducted to gather information about end-of-life preferences for those who follow Wiccan, Pagan and Nature Spirituality religious paths. This study was crafted by Rev. Nora Cedarwind-Young, a minister doing advanced studies with Circle Sanctuary, and Dr. Marilyn Stoner, Ph.D, RN.

This survey is 41 questions, and will take up to 90 minutes to complete.

The survey is anonymous, and the analyzed results will be submitted for publication in nursing journals focused on end-of-life care.

If you have any questions about the survey or the study, or wish to receive a paper copy of the survey, please contact Dr. Stoner at 909.856.8166 or email at research@nursestoner.com

Please strongly consider taking this survey: your participation is valuable in providing hospice workers and nurses with information about our customs and preferences.

Visit this link to participate in the survey

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Saturday, August 05, 2006

The US Bill of Rights

As a Pagan activist it is important to know your rights.
I will post the US Bill of Rights and in the future will try to post the same information to other countries. Please forward to anyone you find appropriate.




First Amendment:Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Second Amendment:A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed

Third Amendment:No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Fourth Amendment:The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Fifth Amendment:No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.

Sixth Amendment:In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defence.

Seventh Amendment:In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Eighth Amendment:Excessive bail shall not be required nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Ninth Amendment:The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Tenth Amendment:The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
posted by Satyia @ 7:21 AM   0 comments

Witchcraft ban ends in Zimbabwe




Witchcraft ban ends in Zimbabwe
By Steve Vickers BBC, Harare

"Traditional healers will only be prosecuted if they cause harmZimbabwe has lifted a ban on the practice of witchcraft, repealing legislation dating back to colonial rule.
From July the government acknowledges that supernatural powers exist - but prohibits the use of magic to cause someone harm.

In 1899, colonial settlers made it a crime to accuse someone of being a witch or wizard - wary of the witch hunts in Europe a few centuries earlier which saw many people burned at the stake after such accusations..." Read the Entire Story

16th century Benin mask(© British Museum)
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Volunteer Staff Needed for Festival

Proclaimed by: Coven of the Crossroads - Lyn Nitz, HPP -

from: Tinley Park, Illinois

Proclaimation...

Autumnal Greetings Everyone!There is just over a month to Wild Magick Gathering 2006 at Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary in Needmore Indiana, and with the Grapes ripening on the Vine so is the need for Volunteer Staff for Festival!There are many positions open with little or no prior experience. Volunteering is a Great way to attend the Festival and meet new people.Shifts are usually 4-5 hours long per day, so it gives you plenty of time to attend the many Rituals, Drum Circles, Workshops or just walk the trails and relax.Wild Magick Gathering starts September 14 and runs through September 17.
Check your calendars and come play with the Elves under the Trees of Lothlorien!
Green Blessings
Fimbrethel Entwife
Eldar Steward
Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary
Elvin H.O.M.E., Inc.
Needmore Indiana
Website: http://www.elvinhome.org
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