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Orr, Emma Restall: Joint Chief of the British Druid Order
Bobcat, Joint Chief of the British Druid Order, Priestess, author, poet and singer Emma Restall Orr has books to her credit including keystone works 'Principles of Druidry', 'Spirits of the Sacred Grove' & 'Ritual: A Guide To Life, Love And Inspiration', as...
Real Interviews >> Authors
What are Ghosts and Spirits?
I was compelled to write this after seeing an atrocious TV special on ghosts last night. It was as corny as they come, with the ‘scary’-voiced narrator reading while the scene was overacted by people wearing too much pale make-up in parody of spirits. The...
Parapsychology >> Spirits
Necromancy 101
Stop me if you've heard this one. "Necromancy is a dark and dangerous practice so make sure that you stand in your magic circle to protect yourself from evil spirits." Puhlease! Don't tell me that some people still buy into that antique mumbo jumbo....
Mystic Sciences >> Necromantic Studies
What is Shamanic Healing?
“Shamans heals themselves. By working through their pain, they learn to help others." -Wounded Healin' "But the primitive magician, the medicine man, or the shaman is not only a sick man; he is, above all, a sick man who has been cured, who has...
Religions >> Native American, Shamanism
Am I Damned?: Part 2
CAVEAT: It is impossible to answer a "theological" question simply and correctly at the same time. The reason for this is the fact that the theological arena involves reality not only beyond our capacity to adequately express, but even beyond that,...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Samhain: Summonings, Conjurations, Invocations - Why Bother?
With the approach of Samhain, Halloween, All Soul's Day, and "the Day of the Dead" (all related festivals), I've heard several folks declare that they are going to ignore the main focus of the party. They aren't going to bother the spirits, but...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
Persephone - An Intutitive View
Persephone is a Goddess whose history has been mainly inferred from ancient mythological placement of her as Demeter’s daughter and Hades wife. She has rarely been addressed outside of the context of her connection to these two more infamous individuals....
Deities & Heros >> Greek

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The 'Aumakua — Hawaiian Ancestral Spirits
Pre-Christian Polynesians saw themselves a s the living edge of a much greater multitude o f ancestors who, as ancestral spirits, linked the living to a continuum ...
Ancestral cult in African Traditional Religion Belief - Saint Leo
ancestral sacrifices or Ntangri in the Nso culture in Cameroon. It means setting aside all dealings with the spirit-world and trusting in Christ. A Christian ...
Animism, Ancestors and the ANC.pdf
hecentenarycelebrationsoftheANC and their dedication of the country to the ancestral spirits sparlred na- tion wide controversy earlier this year. How are we as ...
The Role of Ancestors and Living-Dead in the Life of Kenyan
A Catholic charismatic priest explained me that the experiences with ancestral spirits are in reality contacts with demons (app.: no. 11, 6/11/2005).
Ancestral Spirits in Suba Life
Ancestral spirits have been an important 'focus of the traditional religion of the Suba people. The information for this paper was told to the author by the Suba ...

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Womadelaide Arts Festival Kicks Off in Adelaide
The French Cuban twins, noted for the preponderance of death, ancestral spirits and Santería saints in their soulful songs in English and Yorùbá, will come and mesmerise the crowd. The duo has Lisa-Kaindé as the main vocal force with Naomi hip-hopping ...
Nangas fleece jilted woman of $30k, freed
She was made to pay $50 as consultation fee and was advised to come the following day as the trio claimed they wanted to consult their ancestral spirits overnight.
Review: Coastal First Nations Dance at MoA
Other performances involved masks that opened their eyes to symbolize ancestral spirits and animal masks that could clap their beaks together to make sounds and stick out their tongues. Such innovative masks indicate how cultural heritage of the ...
10 acts to see at Womadelaide: Angélique Kidjo to Violent Femmes
Death, ancestral spirits and Santería saints permeate the lyrics of their hypnotic, soulful songs, which they sing in both English and Yorùbá – the language brought to Cuba by their west African slave ancestors. Lisa-Kaindé, who rocks a sophisticated ...
Cremate or bury? Grave matter for Nakuru residents
“Rural ancestral homes are the traditional burial places for most Kenyans but some are now breaking from the custom and opting cremation, which means they do not perform ritual and religious burial rites," resident Mary Moraa said.

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Problems with Ancestral Spirits
Very simple and basic daily efforts can help alleviate our ancestral distress and give momentum to ancestral spirits in their afterlife. In this section learn how we ...
What does the Bible say about Ancestral Sin, Generational Spirits
Jun 9, 2013 Many charismatics and proponents of deliverance ministry often speak of ancestral sin and the generational demonic spirits that they believe ...
Ancestral Spirits
Nov 19, 2013 Ancestral Spirits. Understanding ancestors very well helps human to know where we come from, and where we turn to from life of the world.
Ancestral Spirit - Hearthstone Cards - HearthPwn
If you don't have this card, another ancestral card like Ancestral Healing is a good .... What happens if someone Mind Control's your minion with Ancestral Spirit ...
Veneration of the dead - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Cult of the dead" and "Ancestor worship" redirect here. ..... During a shi ceremony, the ancestral spirit supposedly would enter the personator, who would eat ...

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