POETRY COMPETITION ENTRY. An English poem by Reul Bhad titled ‘Mother Earth’.
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POETRY COMPETITION ENTRY. An Afrikaans poem by Dragonfly titled ‘Stilte’.
PAGAN CHRONICLE. In this, the first edition, we hear from Pagan Freedom Day organizers on their events this year, as well as an update about the South African Pagan Council.
AMANDA RYKAART. Without blow-ups like this, Pagan issues will stagnate or just disappear into the background. At the end of this storm-in-a-teacup, we were all at least in the position to have been able to decide for ourselves whether or not we support the efforts to debunk Satanic Panic myths in a bid to squash altogether the misconception that Pagans are Satanists. Due to the issue raised publicly we were forced to clarify this issue in our own minds and know exactly where we stand on this. Not a bad thing, is it?
ARIANAWYR. Pampoenkoekies (pumpkin fritters) are a part of South Africa’s culinary history, being served as either an accompaniment to a meal, or as a dessert. Drawing on our culinary heritage, this updated version uses sweet butternut and adds raisins to make the perfect Samhain treat.
ARIANAWYR. Ginger, a spice long associated with Samhain cooking, is used in this South African dessert that will satisfy any comfort food cravings on a wintery night.
ARIANAWYR. These traditional biscuits are not only fitting for Samhain with their spicy notes, but would make wonderful ‘cakes’ for any Samhain ritual’s ‘cakes and ale’.
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