Pagan & Shinto News: Royal beekeeper informs Queen’s bees that she has died according to ancient tradition

Top stories of the week in Paganism and Shinto:

  • Great Britain: The royal beekeeper informs his bees that the queen is dead
  • Italy: A temple dedicated to Apollo was consecrated in Tarantino
  • The harvest moon lights up the sky and marks the beginning of festivals around the world

Read more below…

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Pagan News

Italy: A temple dedicated to Apollo was consecrated in Tarantino
Greek City Times
Historically, the cult of Apollo is closely related to Taranto in Southern Italy, historically known as Magna Graecia, and therefore it is not surprising that in the Ionian territory – precisely in Monteiasi – a temple dedicated to the god was inaugurated at the weekend …

The harvest moon lights up the sky and marks the beginning of festivals around the world
The New York Times*
The harvest moon, which will be full for about three nights from Thursday night to Sunday morning, is the full moon closest to the fall equinox…

The spiritual meaning and effect of the harvest month 2022 was explained
HITC
Known as the autumnal equinox full moon, here’s everything you need to know about its spiritual meaning and impact…

The Heathen Open Halls Project is closing

Wild Hunt
The Open Halls Project, founded in 2009 by Josh and Cat Heath to advocate for military non-believers as well as connect non-believers with resources and community, announced via their website in July of this year that they were “closing the project…

Great Britain: Gloucestershire’s dark and witchy The Folk comes to Gloucester
Gloucestershire Live
Founded by Gloucestershire-based Incubus Succubus, the Tales of Witchcraft and Wizardry event celebrates Gloucestershire’s folklore and dark folk tales…

Shinto news

Japan mourns Queen Elizabeth, praises her great role in bilateral relations
Mainichi
Among the places he visited during his state visit was the Ise Jingu Shrine, dedicated to the Shinto sun goddess Amaterasu, in central Japan’s Mie Prefecture. Records of the Shinto shrine state that the queen was very interested in its construction, history and ceremonies and asked many questions…

In Japan, autumn festivals are returning after 3 years

NHK World
Some traditional autumn events, canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, are attracting crowds again for the first time in three years…

The children perform the ritual for the first time in 10 years at the shrine on Sado Island
Japan news
On Sado Island, for the first time in 10 years, children performed a Shinto ritual to pray for the miners’ safety as residents preserve traditional culture in a bid to have the gold mine complex listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site….

In Japan, Hiroshi Nakamura’s Ueno Toshogu Temple Juyosho revives a felled ginkgo tree as a roof.
DesignBoom
Japanese firm Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP designed meditation spaces and pavilions to appeal to the ‘garden for prayer’ nature at Ueno Toshogu Shrine in Tokyo, Japan (built in 1627 as a shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu).

Other News

UK: Royal beekeeper tells Queen’s bees that HM is dead and King Charles is their new boss

Online mail
The royal beekeeper – in an arcane tradition thought to date back centuries – reported the Queen’s death to beehives kept in the grounds of Buckingham Palace and Clarence House…

Great Britain: Queen Elizabeth II – Gun salute at Stonehenge
BBC
A 96-gun salute was fired at Stonehenge to mark each year of Queen Elizabeth II’s life…

Egypt restores the ancient tomb of Amun-Ra
Al-Monitor
Egypt has completed the restoration of one of the seven shrines dedicated to the worship of Amun-Ra some 3,500 years ago at the Temple of Seti I in southern Egypt…

Mexico: Mother accused of throwing ‘satanic’ birthday party for daughter
Online mail
A mother accused of throwing a birthday party full of demonic-looking decorations for her one-year-old daughter has been slammed on social media…

USA: Stolen goddess returns home after prosecutors bust art thieves

NPR
More than 70 stolen antiquities, estimated to be more than 2,000 years old, were seized from collections in the United States and returned to their home countries of Italy and Egypt this week…

Artemis: Why is NASA’s latest lunar mission named after an ancient moon goddess?
Think Big
After human spaceflight, NASA began naming missions after the children of Zeus…

How people looked at the moon before Apollo and Artemis
National Geographic
Centuries before any lunar mission, human respect for the moon’s beauty and influencing civilizations and religions aided timekeepers and farmers and inspired scientific research …

The “Whimsical” aesthetic provides essential “Practical Magic” for fall.
Vancouver is Awesome
Stevie Nicks, Sabrina Spellman, Pheobe Buffy and Willow the Vampire Slayer Buffy are all “whimsical” characters …

‘Witch Hunts’ Past and Present

USA: Houston accused of witchcraft appeared in court for the first time
Houston Chronicle
A man accused of killing two people and injuring another told Houston police officers that it was “God’s call” to shoot the three men after learning they were practicing witchcraft…

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

India: Odisha youth kills woman on suspicion of ‘witchcraft’
statesman
A woman in Odisha’s Rayagada district was hacked to death by a neighbor who suspected her of ‘witchcraft’, police said.

Scotland: The tree is a memorial to victims of witchcraft
Frontier Telegraph
A memorial to the 27 victims from Peebles who were executed after being accused of witchcraft nearly 500 years ago is to be placed next to a tree in a town park, it has emerged…


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