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  • Albino girl, 11, killed and beheaded in Swaziland ’for witchcraft’

    08/22/2010 11:52:06 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 206 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/20/10 | Aislinn Laing
    An 11-year-old albino girl from Swaziland was shot dead in front of her friends and then beheaded in what police believe was a ritual murder.The child had been washing clothes and bathing at a river with friends and was returning home when she was grabbed by a man wearing a balaclava. As her friends looked on, the man shot her in the back before dragging her away. Her headless body was found upriver a short time later. The murder is the latest in a series of albino killings in Sub-Saharan Africa, where sufferers of the rare skin pigmentation condition...
  • Michael R. Ash: What was the Liahona? [LDS open]

    07/26/2010 11:21:53 AM PDT · by T Minus Four · 65 replies · 5+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | 26 July 2010 | Michael R. Ash
    When Lehi exited his tent one morning, he discovered on the ground "a round ball of curious workmanship; and it was of fine brass. And within the ball were two spindles; and the one pointed the way whither we should go into the wilderness" (1 Nephi 16:10). Later in the Book of Mormon, we read that the ball was prepared by the Lord and was called the "Liahona," which is translated as a "compass" (Alma 37:38; see also 2 Nephi 5:12). Critics were quick to ridicule the Liahona, claiming that the magnetic compass was unknown in 600 B.C. There are...
  • SEANCES, SPIRITS AND THE OCCULT - A Catholic View.

    02/07/2010 5:17:55 AM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies · 712+ views
    Catholic Truth Society ^ | 1979 | Fr. Peter J: Elliott
    SEANCES, SPIRITS AND THE OCCULT A Catholic View. Fr. Peter J: Elliott ISBN 85826/172/3 A.C.T.S. No. 1718 (1979) THIS PAMPHLET DEALS WITH PRACTICAL MATTERS AND CLEARLY PRESENTS THE TEACHING OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. IT COULD BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH PAMPHLET No. 1717 WHICH EXAMINES "REINCARNATION". - THE EDITOR. * * * SEANCES, SPIRITS AND THE OCCULT A Catholic View Walk through any bookshop, open the popular magazines, follow the programmes of television and radio and it soon becomes obvious that we are living in the midst of a revival of interest in "the occult". The word means "something...
  • (Air Force)Academy chapel to add outdoor circle to worship areas (for pagans)

    01/31/2010 11:29:10 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 35 replies · 870+ views
    US Air Force Academy ^ | 1/27/2010 | Staff Sgt. Don Branum
    U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy chapel will add a worship area for followers of Earth-centered religions during a dedication ceremony, which is tentatively scheduled to be held at the circle March 10. The circle, located atop the hill overlooking the Cadet Chapel and Visitor Center, will be the latest addition to a collection of worship areas that includes Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist sacred spaces.
  • Human sacrifices 'on the rise in Uganda' as witch doctors admit to rituals

    01/08/2010 2:36:32 PM PST · by Scythian · 24 replies · 887+ views
    One man said he had clients who had captured children and taken their blood and body parts to his shrine, while another confessed to killing at least 70 people including his own son. "They go and capture other people's children. They bring the heart and the blood directly here to take to the spirits," he said. "They bring them in small tins and they place these objects under the tree from which the voices of the spirits are coming."
  • Africa: Witch doctors and politicians intertwined

    01/13/2010 6:15:52 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies · 278+ views
    Spero News ^ | 1/13/2010 | Martyn Drakard
    Are witch-doctors still part of the anecdotal, primitive folk-lore of Africa? Yes, they are. The witch-doctor, however, does not feature in the safari package; he is still a nasty reality, who holds many people helpless in his “supernatural” grip. His “shrine” isn’t to be seen in the picture post-cards; it is hidden in the forest. His rags, shaggy hair and paraphernalia have not started a fashion craze; they are dirty and ugly. Yet, he is feared. The Ugandan government, according to a recent BBC report, is worried about the increase of witch-craft, witch-doctors, and, consequently, the human sacrifices, especially children....
  • Rejected man threatens Fort Pierce woman with witchcraft, police say

    12/29/2009 12:19:24 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies · 537+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | December 29, 2009 | Will Greenlee
    A Fort Pierce woman told police a man whom she refused to date threatened to "put witchcraft on her, beat her up and blow up her home," according to a recently released report. The victim called police Christmas Day and said the 42-year-old man had been calling since 5 a.m. the day before, estimating she'd received 110 calls on her cell phone.
  • Obama State Dinner Fiasco - Will Desiree Rogers Get Thrown Under the Bus? (Part Two, with video)

    11/29/2009 4:38:09 PM PST · by kristinn · 143 replies · 7,824+ views
    Sunday, November 29, 2009 | Kristinn
    Read part one here.White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers has been dodging the heat so far for her failure to ensure the first state dinner by the Obama administration went off without embarrassing the Obamas.Worse still, her failure resulted in a potentially lethal security breakdown that has international repercussions.Slowly the press, which adores Rogers almost as much as they adore her boss First Lady Michelle Obama, are beginning to look past the acknowledged faults of the Secret Service to Rogers' failed stewardship of the dinner.Rebecca Dana and Lloyd Grove have a devastating article at the Daily Beast that noted several...
  • Girl's confession stuns worshippers

    10/26/2009 12:37:00 AM PDT · by bogusname · 29 replies · 2,093+ views
    modernghana.com ^ | October 25, 2009 | The Spectator
    “I placed a goat's horn into the stomach of my elder sister to prevent her from having children," Olivia, 19, and a self-proclaimed witch, now exorcised, told a large congregation at the Ebenezer Healing Church at Kasoa, in the Central Region last week. She had been sent to the church by her relatives after they heard about Prophet Michael Osei, founder and leader of the church and his miraculous encounters with witches and wizards. They had the conviction that the man of God could help their child to get rid of her witchcraft. Olivia had told her parents (the father...
  • 5 women stripped & paraded, 4 held

    10/19/2009 7:01:20 PM PDT · by Saije · 8 replies · 1,114+ views
    Four persons were arrested on Monday for allegedly stripping and thrashing five women. Apparently, the latter had been practising witchcraft that resulted in villagers falling on hard times. The incident occurred at Patharghatia village under Paljori police station in Deoghar district on Sunday. Superintendent of police Praveen Kumar Srivastava said raids were on to arrest seven others, who were instrumental in instigating the villagers against the five, all members of a minority community. Those who have been named in the FIR included Khutena Bibi, Rahmat Mian, Sakina Bibi, Budhu Mian and seven others. Reports said the bizarre incident took place...
  • Paganism and Witchcraft in Youth Culture

    08/27/2009 3:01:13 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 27 replies · 1,261+ views
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | Wednesday, August 26, 2009 | Crusade
    Paganism and Witchcraft in Youth Culture Written by Crusade    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Mrs. Linda Harvey Mrs. Linda Harvey is the founder of Mission: America, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to help in dealing with cultural issues such as feminism, homosexuality, education and New Age influences. She is the author of Not My Child—Contemporary Paganism and New Spirituality and her articles have appeared in USA Today and Whistleblower. Mrs. Harvey is a frequent guest on radio talk shows and has testified on legislation before the Ohio General Assembly on numerous occasions. Crusade: How would you define witchcraft?...
  • Urine, Fingernail-Filled 'Witch Bottle' Found

    06/04/2009 7:37:24 AM PDT · by Cailleach · 21 replies · 1,240+ views
    Discovery News ^ | June 4, 2009 | Jennifer Viegas
    During the 17th century in England, someone urinated in a jar, added nail clippings, hair and pins, and buried it upside-down in Greenwich, where it was recently unearthed and identified by scientists as being the world's most complete known "witch bottle." This spell device, often meant to attract and trap negative energy, was particularly common from the 16th to the 17th centuries, so the discovery provides a unique insight into witchcraft beliefs of that period, according to a report published in the latest British Archaeology.
  • Africa: The Enduring Power of Witchcraft

    04/13/2009 4:29:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 517+ views
    This Week ^ | Friday, April 17, 2009
    For many Westerners, “witchcraft” may seem a “benign form of New Age spirituality,” said John L. Allen in the U.S.’s National Catholic Reporter. The chaplain’s handbook for the U.S. military even recognizes Wicca, a modern form of witchcraft, as a “legitimate religious practice.” But in Africa, witchcraft is an evil that continues to flourish with devastating consequences. In Angola and Congo, seriously ill or orphaned children are often accused of sorcery and abused or killed. Secretive cults on Nigeria’s university campuses, with names such as “Black Axes” and “Pyrates,” often practice juju (black magic) to terrify their rivals. Hundreds have...
  • Witchcraft ban on way

    04/01/2009 6:38:57 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 11 replies · 571+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | April 01, 2009 | MOHAMMED AL A'ALI
    WITCHCRAFT and sorcery could soon be outlawed, following allegations that suspicious packages containing hair, nails and even blood are being shipped to Bahrain. Parliament yesterday voted in favour of making such activities criminal offences. A narrow vote saw the amendment to Bahrain's penal code approved, despite objections from a senior government official and some MPs. It means anyone caught practising witchcraft and sorcery could face jail and a fine, which would be left up to a judge to decide. The amendment has been drafted by the government based on a proposal from parliament, but Minister of State for Parliament and...
  • Venezuela's Hugo Chavez Using Witchcraft To Sabotage The USA (graphic video warning)

    03/22/2009 5:49:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 1,604+ views
    youtube.com ^ | March 22, 2009
    Hugo Chavez followers are said to be actually using witchcraft and incantations to bring down their mortal enemy #1... The United States of America,
  • Five suspected witches burnt to death in Kenya

    02/27/2009 9:21:12 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 21 replies · 1,103+ views
    Times of India ^ | 2/28/2009
    Five elderly people suspected of practising witchcraft were burnt to death in western Kenya, police have said. "They include four women and a man in their 80's who were accused of having abducted a child," Kisii deputy police Commander Manasseh Musyoka said yesterday. The killings occurred at Bomatara Village in Mosocho Division. A resident who declined to be named said the abducted child was found dumped on the roadside. "He was unconscious and when he regained it, he was able to tell the names of his abductors. That is when a decision was reached in the village to hunt them...
  • The Dark Backward: Demons in the Real World

    02/14/2009 7:20:41 AM PST · by GonzoII · 24 replies · 1,107+ views
    Insidecatholic.com ^ | 2/14/09 | Tom Hoopes
    The Dark Backward: Demons in the Real World by Tom Hoopes    2/14/09     "The lunatic is on the grass."   It was an hour before midnight. Ten-year-old James was in his bedroom, alone, when he was suddenly gripped by terror. A Pink Floyd song rang out through the empty room. The radio turned on by itself.   "The lunatic is on the grass. The lunatic is in the hall."   James lay paralyzed, locked in that helpless state that is itself as terrifying as whatever causes it. He wanted to move or cry out but couldn't. So...
  • Politician Caught Up in Vampire Rumors

    01/10/2003 7:42:20 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 83 replies · 766+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1-10-2003
    BLANTYRE, Malawi (Reuters) - Hundreds of angry Malawians hounded a senior political figure from his house and stoned him late Wednesday, accusing him of harboring vampires. Blantire Urban Governor Eric Chiwaya, a member of the ruling United Democratic Front, was the latest victim of a bizarre rumor that the country's government is colluding with vampires to collect human blood for international aid agencies. Bearing severe cuts to his face and body, he told Reuters from his hospital bed that a crowd had hailed him with stones and other missiles, chanting "vampire" and threatening to kill him. Chiwaya said he knew...
  • Obama Support Group Code Pink Held Witchcraft Ceremony to Cleanse White House

    01/20/2009 11:43:58 AM PST · by kristinn · 58 replies · 5,009+ views
    Tuesday, January 20, 2009 | Kristinn
    A reporter for The Nation magazine reported today that the President Barack Hussein Obama support group Code Pink held a witchcraft ceremony to 'cleanse' the White House on President Bush's last full day in office.One of Code Pink's leaders, Jodie Evans, was an early financial supporter of Obama's, serving as a bundler for his campaign and donating the maximum to his primary and general election campaigns, as well as thousands of dollars to the Obama Victory Fund. Code Pink also organized get out the vote efforts for Obama.Code Pink's affiliation with witchcraft was present at its creation--a Wiccan who calls...
  • Lithuanian firm hires witch to hunt debt dodgers

    01/18/2009 1:47:33 PM PST · by BGHater · 8 replies · 367+ views
    AP ^ | 15 Jan 2009 | LIUDAS DAPKUS
    <p>In these difficult times for creditors, a Lithuanian debt collector is offering an unconventional service to retrieve arrears: witchcraft.</p> <p>The Vilnius-based firm has hired Vilija Lobaciuviene, the Baltic nation's most famous self-styled witch, to hunt down companies and individuals who are failing to pay their debts amid the credit crunch.</p>