Star Bustamonte serves as News Editor for The Wild Hunt, and drawing on over 25 years of reading tarot, writes the weekly Tarot card of the week feature. She is a Pagan of an eclectic origin, serves on the Circle of Council for Mother Grove Goddess Temple, and is the Chief Bottle Washer and Lightning Bug Herder for Mystic South Conference. Left to her own devices, she would stay home reading books and drinking Guinness and trying to prevent her cats from getting their grubby little paws on things they shouldn’t–like wine. She lives with her long suffering husband, who miraculously still loves her.
Controversial in Pagan communities as well, The Satanic Temple’s work on religious and personal freedoms has aligned with many Pagan and poytheistic social values. TWH interviews Lucien Greaves about changes at The Satanic Temple and the movie “Hail Satan?”
ASHEVILLE, NC – Nikwasi (Nequasee) Indian Mound is one of some 50 ancient mounds found throughout the westernmost counties of North Carolina. The mounds are attributed to the Mississippian (800 C.E. – 1600 C.E.) and Woodland (500 B.C.E – 1000 C.E.) periods. Similar mounds can be found throughout the midwestern and southern states.
Nikwasi Mound is within the town of Franklin, North Carolina. It is not only in the town center physically but has also been at the center of a controversy over who should hold ownership and be responsible for maintenance. The exact history of Nikwasi Mound is unclear; but it appears on maps dating back as far 1544. It also appears in British colonial records in 1718.