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Polytheist and Folk Religions

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Ancient and Folk Religions, and the otherworldly beings associated with them.

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  1. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    02/12/2016
    Poles Are Building The First Pagan Temple After Hundreds of Years (link)
    Poles Are Building The First Pagan Temple After Hundreds of Years (link)by Matija Kenda Poland – This year, Poles celebrate the 1050th anniversary of Christianization of Poland. But as it seems, a pre-Christian consciousness still lives on. In the city of Wrocław in Poland the pagans or better the rodnovers...
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  2. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    30/11/2016
    Minnesota Metaphysical Boutiques Targeted with Harassment (link)
    Minnesota Metaphysical Boutiques Targeted with Harassment (link)by Cara Schulz - The Wild HuntWHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. — Pagan-owned businesses face all the usual challenges of any small business: overhead costs, long hours by the owner, and maintaining a customer base. Yet they also face the additional...
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  3. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    30/11/2016
    Indigenous Expel Evangelical Churches for Attacks on Their Culture (link)
    Indigenous Expel Evangelical Churches for Attacks on Their Culture (link)by Rick Kearns - Indian Country Today Indigenous leaders in northern Colombia expelled a group of evangelical Christians from their community recently, saying the missionaries were contributing to the “physical, cultural and spiritual...
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  4. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    24/11/2016
    Paganism Growing in The U.S. Army: Choose Your Own Gods (link - video)
    Paganism Growing in The U.S. Army: Choose Your Own Gods (link - video)by Heat Street staffIt’s a Sunday. Private Horvath makes his way across the Fort Jackson Army Base to attend his weekly religious service. Instead of filing into a church pew, he joins the other soldiers forming a big circle outside, under a...
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  5. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    20/11/2016
     The one where Medea saves her kids: lost classics of Greek tragedy  (link)
    The one where Medea saves her kids: lost classics of Greek tragedy (link)by Charlotte Higgins - The GuardianThink of Greek tragedy and we tend to think of sad stories of the death of kings. Or, if not their deaths, then at least their comeuppances: Agamemnon killed in his bath by his wife; Ajax made mad and murderous...
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    Paul Kemner
    20/11/2016 #1 Paul Kemner
    Myths aren't as cut-and-dried as we think. They have much in common with fanfiction.
  6. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    19/11/2016
    Lady of the Sycamore: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Hathor - Call for Submissions
    Lady of the Sycamore: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Hathor - Call for SubmissionsBibliotheca Alexandrina is seeking submissions for Lady of the Sycamore: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Hathor. This anthology opens for submissions on 1st November 2016 and closes on 1st May 2017, with a projected release date of August...
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  7. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    01/11/2016
    Death & the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt (link)
    Death & the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt (link)from Egyptian Mythology for  Smart PeopleAncient Egyptian views on what happened to a person after death were extremely vibrant, colorful, and dynamic. Unlike the nearby Mesopotamians or Israelites, for whom death invariably meant being...
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  8. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    01/11/2016
    Many Gods, One Logic (link)
    Many Gods, One Logic (link)from Epified.A succinct explanation of Hindu (and probably other polytheist)...
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  9. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    31/10/2016
    What it’s like being a witch in New York City (link)
    What it’s like being a witch in New York City (link)By Jane Ridley and Liz Pressman - New York Post A news librarian at The Post, Liz Pressman has been a practicing witch for 42 years — and has recently noticed that pop culture has taken a more open view of her religion, Wicca. This is her story...
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  10. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    19/10/2016
    Gods in Buddhism- Are There Gods, or Aren't There? (link)
    Gods in Buddhism- Are There Gods, or Aren't There? (link)By Barbara O'BrienIt is often asked if there are gods in Buddhism. The short answer is no, but also yes, depending on what you mean by "gods."It also is often asked if it is all right for a Buddhist to believe in God, meaning the creator God of...
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  11. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    19/10/2016
    Resurrecting gods: Where discarded deities wait for shelter (link)
    Resurrecting gods: Where discarded deities wait for shelter (link)(India Samvad) Hong Kong, October 14: Tucked away on a coastal Hong Kong hillside is a different type of recycling point -- here, thousands of unwanted statues of deities look out to sea, gathered and repaired after their owners discard...
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  12. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    06/10/2016
    Inside Santa Muerte, Mexico’s Fast-Growing Death Cult (link)
    Inside Santa Muerte, Mexico’s Fast-Growing Death Cult (link)Roman Catholicism is still by far the dominant religion in Mexico, but the Santa Muerte is quickly gaining followers. And not everyone is happy about itby Jan-Albert Hootsen - vocativ.comMEXICO CITY—The woman and her daughter approach the...
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  13. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    24/09/2016
    Bhutan's dark secret to happiness (link)
    Bhutan's dark secret to happiness (link)by Eric Weiner - BBC TravelOn a visit to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, I found myself sitting across from a man named Karma Ura, spilling my guts. Maybe it was the fact that he was named Karma, or the thin air, or the way travel melts my...
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  14. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    17/09/2016
    Reconsidering the Witch’s Uniform (link)
    Reconsidering the Witch’s Uniform (link)(by Devo)It's normal for marginalized groups to try and reclaim things that have been used against them. You see this in countless cultures and subcultures such as the LGBTQ+ community reclaiming the word “queer” or pink triangles as a sign of...
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  15. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    17/09/2016
    'Jesus Hasn't Saved Us': The Young Black Women Returning to Ancestral Religions (link)
    'Jesus Hasn't Saved Us': The Young Black Women Returning to Ancestral Religions (link)(by Yomi Adegoke)Christianity still exerts a powerful force in many black communities, but some young women are turning their back on the faith and returning to the older, traditional religions of their ancestors. Michelle Yaa does not feel she...
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  16. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    14/09/2016
    “Godnapping” in the Ancient Near East (link)
    “Godnapping” in the Ancient Near East (link)By: Shana Zaia "I captured the cities of Tarbaṣu and Yaballu. I carried off 30,000 people, together with their possessions, their property, their goods, and their gods. I destroyed those cities, together with cities in their environs,...
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    Paul Kemner
    14/09/2016 #2 Paul Kemner
    Some Gods & Goddesses managed to travel from one culture to another. "Isis" going from Egypt to Rome and all the way to Britain is one of the most famous. The Egyptian God Bes probably came from somewhere South of Egypt, and became popular all over the Mediterranean. Anat and Astarte are examples of foreign Goddesses who gained cult status in Egypt.
    Joanna Hofman
    14/09/2016 #1 Joanna Hofman
    Impresive buzz. Thank you.
  17. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    28/08/2016
    Etruscan find: Goddess Name Inscribed in Lost Language on Ancient Tablet (link)
    Etruscan find: Goddess Name Inscribed in Lost Language on Ancient Tablet (link)"We can at this point affirm that this discovery is one of the most important Etruscan discoveries of the last few decades," Warden said in a statement. "It's a discovery that will provide not only valuable information about the nature of...
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  18. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    28/08/2016
    The Temple of Isis at Shenhur (link)
    The Temple of Isis at Shenhur (link)Once an important village on the east bank of the Nile, 20km north of Luxor, Shenhur is a little-visited site just to the south of the town of Qus. The Arabic name of the village is derived from hieroglyphs found on the Roman Temple of Isis at...
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  19. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    23/08/2016
    Don’t Forget These 10 Rules When Placing Your Ganesha At Home Or Work (link)
    Don’t Forget These 10 Rules When Placing Your Ganesha At Home Or Work (link)By Matt CaronGanesh the Mighty Ganesha is one of the most important deities in Hinduism. His likeness is all over the east; many countries- not just India- have adopted his appearance and incorporated his motifs into their culture. After all,...
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  20. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    19/08/2016
    A Month of Devotional Thought - a Greek Revivalist's thoughts on Hestia (link)
    A Month of Devotional Thought - a Greek Revivalist's thoughts on Hestia (link)(image: Wikimedia Commons)Here's an interesting project: A modern revivalist of ancient Greek religion is writing a daily devotional blog for the Goddess Hestia: Each day this month is devoted to a different topic about Hestia and today is a basic...
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  21. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    16/08/2016
    The Obscure Egyptian God Medjed and His Bizarre Afterlife on the Japanese Internet (link)
    The Obscure Egyptian God Medjed and His Bizarre Afterlife on the Japanese Internet (link)(animenewsnetwork.com)The Book of the Dead is an ancient Egyptian text describing the passage of departed souls into the afterlife and listing the spells they must recite to proceed through Duat (the Realm of the Dead). In Spell 17, the god Medjed...
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  22. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    13/08/2016
    The Sorcerer Dionysus: Ancient Roots, a Foreign Image, Marginalized Followers, and the Divine Magician
    The Sorcerer Dionysus: Ancient Roots, a Foreign Image, Marginalized Followers, and the Divine Magician(Kaia Lind - Center for Hellenic Studies - Harvard) Modern times have remembered Dionysus primarily as a god of wine and revelry. But that was just a small aspect of Dionysus in the ancient world. For the ancient Greeks, he was the god of madness,...
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    Paul Kemner
    13/08/2016 #1 Paul Kemner
    The inseparability of magic and religion is even more pronounced in ancient Egypt.
  23. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    12/08/2016
    More on Gobeklitepe- The Oldest Temple In The World
    More on Gobeklitepe- The Oldest Temple In The WorldThe planners and builders of Gobeklitepe still remain a big mystery, and no one has been able to crack the code so far. Archeologists believe that the tail end of Hunter- Gatherer societies were organized in a shamanic way, suggesting that some...
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  24. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    11/08/2016
    Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple? (link)
    Gobekli Tepe: The World’s First Temple? (link)(from Smithsonian.com)Predating Stonehenge by 6,000 years, Turkey's stunning Gobekli Tepe upends the conventional view of the rise of civilizationSix miles from Urfa, an ancient city in southeastern Turkey, Klaus Schmidt has made one of the most...
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  25. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    09/08/2016
    Rituals & Practices in 'Pagan' Arabia (link)
    Rituals & Practices in 'Pagan' Arabia (link)(from wathanism.blogspot.com)A few of the rituals of modern Islam are traceable to pagan roots, here are some practised before and after the emergence of Muhammad: The tawaf ritual was performed both during the pilgrimage to a shrine (Hajj) or in...
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