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The Spectre of Halloween

By Anastasia , published on Nov 2, 2012

A new spectre is haunting Poland…the spectre of spectres! Alas, no sooner had the country got rid of communism than an even greater danger has appeared - Halloween. Polish bishops recently urged worshippers to ignore the festival because it “promotes harmful and diabolical behaviour.”

The poor old prelates face a more dreadful challenge. The battle against communism was easy: there are no laughs in communism; there is no fun. There is lots of fun and laughs in Halloween, which makes the danger all the more diabolical. The archbishop of Warsaw, Kazimierz Nycz, said the festival went... (more)

Tags: christianity, halloween, paganism, samhain, poland

Dancing in the Shadows

By Anastasia , published on Nov 1, 2011

Now we have just past Halloween – and, yes, I did have a marvellous time – you might like to know that the police force here in London has been issued with thoughtful and sensitive advice on dealing with the great sisterhood of witches.

Indeed, they have. Officers of the Metropolitan Police have been issued with a 300-hundred page guide (not exclusively about witches!), containing all sorts of helpful tips on dos, don’ts and correct procedures.

To begin with officers are advised against touching a witch’s Book of Shadows. Yes, we all have one, a personal, hand-written account... (more)

Tags: religion, police, witchcraft, paganism

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