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2009-07-16 22:32:01

Pagan police officers in England and Wales can take time off on religious holidays like Halloween and the Summer Solstice, the Home Office said Thursday. The days off will be deducted from officers' annual vacation time, The Daily Telegraph reported. But practicing Wiccans and Druids will be guaranteed free time on their sacred days. Andy Pardy, a constable with the Hertfordshire Police, follows the Norse religion, worshipping Odin, Thor and Freya. He discussed more official recognition for...

2009-05-06 12:07:00

LOS ANGELES, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Having reviewed the new novel, THE HOLIDAY PARTY (A Tale of a Corporate Takeover), the Kirkus Discoveries reviewer concludes that they are. The reviewer called this suspense genre novel, "A sharply observed saga of workplace tyranny." Kirkus Discoveries goes on to say, "A magazine's change of ownership precipitates skullduggery, sorcery and declining ad revenue in this corporate potboiler." Having spent over fifty years of his life working in the...

2008-10-07 15:00:41

BRUNSWICK - Marilyn R. Pukkila, who identifies herself as a Quaker witch in the Reclaiming Tradition, will give a talk on modern witchcraft at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, at Bowdoin College. Pukkila's talk, titled "Today's Witches: Neither Oz, Nor Hogwarts, Nor Buffy the Vampire Slayer," will focus on dispelling myths and stereotypes about modern witchcraft and witches. The lecture is open to the public; admission is free. Pukkila is reference, women's studies and instructional services...

2008-09-05 06:00:05

By Emma Cowing THE woman's voice floats gently through the mist. "Tell me what you can see," she asks me. "I'm standing at an ornate front door in a long silk dress," I tell her. "I'm waving goodbye to my husband. He's going down the long drive in a horse and carriage. I know I'll never see him again." I am, of course, doing no such thing. Rather, I am lying on a bed of fluffy cushions inside a garden shed in one of the politer suburbs of Aberdeen, being given past-life regression therapy....

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2006-12-03 00:00:00

By MARTIN GRIFFITH RENO, Nev. - The widow of a soldier killed in Afghanistan saw a Wiccan symbol placed on a memorial plaque for her husband Saturday, after fighting the federal government for more than a year over the emblem. Roberta Stewart, widow of Sgt. Patrick Stewart, and Wiccan leaders said it was the first government-issued memorial plaque with a Wiccan pentacle - a five-pointed star enclosed in a circle. More than 50 friends and family dedicated the plaque at Northern Nevada...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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