Pagan & Shinto News: Royal beekeeper informs queen bees that she died according to ancient tradition

Top stories of the week on paganism and Shintoism:

  • UK: Royal beekeeper informs queen bees that she has died
  • Italy: Temple dedicated to Apollo dedicated to Tarantino
  • Harvest Moon lights up the skies and signals the start of festivals around the world

Read more below…

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Pagan News

Italy: Temple dedicated to Apollo dedicated to Tarantino
Timetables of Greek cities
Historically, the cult of Apollo is strongly linked to Taranto in southern Italy, historically known as Magna Graecia, and it is therefore not surprising that in the Ionian region – precisely in Monteiasi – a temple dedicated to god was inaugurated this weekend…

Harvest Moon lights up the skies and signals the start of festivals around the world
The New York Times*
The Harvest Moon, which will appear full for about three nights from Thursday evening through Sunday morning, is the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox…

The Spiritual Meaning Of The 2022 Harvest Moon And Its Impact Explained
HITC
Known as the full moon that falls right around the autumnal equinox, here’s everything you need to know about its spiritual meaning and impact…

The Heathen Open Halls project comes to a halt

The Wild Hunt
The Open Halls Project, an organization founded in 2009 by Josh and Cat Heath to champion military Pagans as well as connect Pagans to resources and community, announced that they are “closing the project” via their website, in July of this year…

UK: The dark scenes and sorcery of Gloucestershire come to Folk Gloucester
Gloucestershire Live
Founded by Gloucestershire-based Inkubus Sukkubus, the Tales of Witchcraft & Wonder event celebrates dark Gloucestershire folklore and folk tales…

Shinto News

Japan mourns Queen Elizabeth and praises her major role in bilateral relations
Mainichi
Among the places she visited during the state visit was Ise Jingu, a shrine in Mie prefecture in central Japan dedicated to the Shinto sun goddess Amaterasu. Records of the Shinto shrine indicate that the queen took a keen interest in its construction, history and ceremonies and asked many questions…

Autumn festivals return after 3 years in Japan

NHK World
Some traditional fall events that were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic are once again drawing crowds for the first time in three years…

Children perform ritual at Sado Island shrine for first time in 10 years
news from japan
For the first time in 10 years, children have performed a Shinto ritual to pray for the safety of miners on Sado Island, as locals preserve traditional culture in a bid to inscribe its gold mining complex a UNESCO World Heritage Site….

Hiroshi Nakamura’s Ueno Toshogu Juyosho Shrine in Japan revives a felled ginkgo tree as a roof
DesignBoom
Japanese firm Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP designed meditation spaces and pavilions at Ueno Toshogu Shrine (built in 1627 as a shrine to Tokugawa Ieyasu) in Tokyo, Japan, to invoke nature as a “garden for praying.” .…

Other news

UK: Royal beekeeper informs queen bees that SM has died and King Charles is their new patron

Mail online
The royal beekeeper – in an obscure tradition that dates back centuries – informed the hives kept within the grounds of Buckingham Palace and Clarence House of the Queen’s death…

United Kingdom: Queen Elizabeth II – Tribute to the gun fired at Stonehenge
BBC
A 96-gun salute to mark each year of Queen Elizabeth II’s life took place at Stonehenge…

Egypt restores the ancient sanctuary of Amun-Ra
Al Monitor
Egypt has finished restoring one of the seven sanctuaries of the Temple of Seti I in southern Egypt, dedicated to the worship of Amun-Ra around 3,500 years ago…

Mexico: a mother is accused of having organized a “satanic” birthday party for her daughter
Mail online
A mum has been slammed on social media after being accused of throwing a ‘satanic’ birthday party for her one-year-old daughter – filled with decorations that look devilish…

US: Kidnapped goddess returns home after prosecutors expose art thieves

NPR
More than 70 stolen antiquities, some dating back over 2,000 years, were seized from collections in the United States and returned to their home countries of Italy and Egypt this week…

Artemis: Why NASA’s latest lunar mission is named after an ancient moon goddess
think big
After the advent of manned spaceflight, NASA began naming missions after the children of Zeus…

How People Viewed the Moon Before Apollo and Artemis
National geographic
Centuries before any lunar mission, human reverence for the beauty of the Moon and influenced civilizations and religions, aided timekeepers and farmers and inspired scientific research…

‘Whimsical’ Aesthetic Gives Major ‘Practical Magic’ Vibes for Fall
Vancouver is awesome
Stevie Nicks, Sabrina Spellman, Pheobe Buffay and Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer are all “fantasy” icons…

The “witch hunt” of yesterday and today

United States: Man accused of witchcraft murders in Houston appears in court for the first time
Houston Chronicle
A man accused of killing two people and injuring another told Houston police that shooting the three was a “call from God” after learning they practiced witchcraft, authorities said. .

India: 3 women lynched for suspicion of “witchcraft” in Ranchi, 8 arrested
OpIndia
Three women were reportedly beaten to death on “witchcraft” charges around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 4, 2022…

India: a young man from Odisha kills a woman suspected of “witchcraft”
The statesman
In a shocking incident, a woman from Rayagada district in Odisha was reportedly killed with an ax on Monday by a neighbor who suspected her of “practicing witchcraft”, police said.

Scotland: a tree marks the site of the memorial to victims of witchcraft
Border Telegraph
A memorial to 27 victims of Peebles executed after being accused of witchcraft almost 500 years ago is to be sited next to a tree in a city park, it has emerged…


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