A priest at Pendle Witch Camp

 A priest at Pendle Witch CampPentagram flags flapping wildly in the wind, belly dancing beauties hurling flaming torches, and Nordic shamans calling down the old gods! It's hard to adequately capture and portray the intensity of what I just experienced with words alone, since this isn't a religion of words but one of encounter and experience. I've just returned from Pendle Witch Camp, an annual gathering of modern Pagans that occurs at the time of the Summer Solstice, the longest day. It was breathtaking and invigorating.

Explore Aztec Art at the Getty Villa

Explore Aztec Art at the Getty VillaThe Aztec Pantheon and the Art of Empire, on view at the Getty Villa until July 5, is the first exhibit of Aztec art west of the Mississippi. Nearly 90,000 visitors have seen the exhibit since it opened March 24.
"It's been extremely popular, a blockbuster show for us," said Paco Link, Senior Media Producer for the Getty. "It's brought in a whole new audience that has never gone to the Getty Villa or were interested in museums at all."

Aboriginal film decries threat to ancestral customs from water scarcity

Aboriginal film decries threat to ancestral customs from water scarcityThe drought that has affected the Murray-Darling basin in south-eastern Australia for several years has not only been a disaster for farming. The indigenous communities have also seen changes in the environment that endanger their ancestral customs, and though the rain has returned, concern for the future has taken hold.

Metis culture celebrated in Regina during National Aboriginal Day

Metis culture celebrated in Regina during National Aboriginal DayREGINA — School children, visitors, powwow dancers and performers all gathered to celebrate National Aboriginal Day in Wascana Centre on Monday.

In addition to contemporary artists and powwow dancing there were Metis weavers and Metis cart demonstrations.

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World Cup: The real magic of South Africa

World Cup: The real magic of South AfricaAfter a cracking first half in the Free State it looked for all the world like Bafana Bafana could salvage their limp campaign and avoid ducking out in the first round.

With Hugo Lloris’ goalmouth being peppered and Uruguay upholding their part of the bargain belief coursed through the conduit of vuvuzelas from Polokwane to Port Elizabeth.