Home Alternative Faiths

Alternative Faiths

(RNS) — Stormy Daniels, the former adult-film star who was once paid to keep silent about her relationship with former President Donald Trump, is expected to testify this week in the trial of her former attorney Michael Avenatti, who...
(RNS) — The Satanic Temple of Illinois’ contribution to a holiday display in the Illinois Statehouse rotunda in Springfield Monday (Dec. 20) — a swaddled baby version of the deity Baphomet — has drawn fire from the local Catholic...
(RNS) — “We stand here helpless under this crescent Moon. We stand here helpless as the inevitable happens,” reads the beginning of a pagan prayer for Ukraine and its people, written H. Byron Ballard.  After news of Russia’s invasion of...
(RNS) — Stormy Daniels makes no apologies about who she is, whether a former adult film star, a paranormal investigator or a witch. But testifying about her life with her erstwhile lawyer doing the cross-examining, she said, put her...
(The Conversation) — As the days become shorter and the nights become longer and darker, we are reminded that indeed winter is coming. As a child I would dread this time of the year. Not only was there was...
Fake accounts in the online tarot community are called out in posts by @ScammerAlertPage on Instagram. Screengrab (RNS) — Mat Auryn had been hearing for months from clients who said they had responded to Instagram offers for psychic readings,...
(RNS) — After celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2021, American band Weezer announced the release of a new four-part EP series with a seasonal theme — the alt-rock group’s tribute perhaps to Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.” The first of...
(The Conversation) — The Easter Bunny is a much celebrated character in American Easter celebrations. On Easter Sunday, children look for hidden special treats, often chocolate Easter eggs, that the Easter Bunny might have left behind. As a folklorist, I’m...
(RNS) — On Sunday (May 1), some localities put up a traditional Maypole, named a May Queen and made flower crowns. Many modern pagans also celebrated the height of spring.  But one community’s vernal romp is another’s religious rite. “The...
(RNS) — Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity surgeon and host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” has launched a campaign for Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate seat now held by Pat Toomey, who is retiring. If Oz wins the Republican nomination, he...