A woman convicted of witchcraft centuries ago gets a second look. Illegal sand mining in Taiwan raises concerns among environmentalists. And trade between Europe and the United States is debated. It's Fiery Tuesday, our weekly segment on political and societal news from around the world! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
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Something has happened on this site that delighted and empowered me.
I've repeatedly come across blogs here stating ideas that make me post a comment along the lines of "Me too, me too! I've been teaching my students that for years!" This is lovely for me.
You could call them the Clay Ladies.
The ancestors made them by the tens, if not hundreds, of thousands: little naked women, poised on pointed toes to stand calf-deep in the good tilled soil of our gardens and fields.
We've been doing this since the end of the last Ice Age, and we still do. No one needs to be told why we put them there.
The best magic explains itself.
There they stand, graciously bestowing their gift of fruitfulness, looking as if they are rising from the Earth.
They are Earth itself, formlessness rising into form. The goddess rising from Earth was a minor (but not uncommon) motif in ancient Greek art, and rightly so. The furrow parts: the goddess is born.
Glastonbury, an ancient Goddess site. I've longed forever to be here and now that I am the visions are flowing and I am constantly feeling higher vibrational. In my visionary state I see that Glastonbury was once surrounded by rings of water, an ancient Atlantean form! Where this form is, people are very happy, peaceful and creative. It is like a womb, an emergence point for much celestial stellar energy.
Walking on fecund sacred ground here once again, I experienced a deep profound sense of peace in my heart and groundedness like I hadn’t felt in a long while. I was home....
The impact of 1990s culture on the production of Xena: Warrior Princess is remembered. The legacy of Marvel's Black Panther is examined. And a Warcraft recipe book is released in anticipation of the feature film debuting next month. It's Airy Monday, our weekly segment on magic and religion in pop culture! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
Betty Powell was a Pagan, she made me laugh, well, not just me, she brought colour and spectacle, bewilderment and perplexity, joy and laughter to many a life.
Betty was a Pagan, and a damned good one at that. But, two weeks ago, Betty turned her face from this world and crossed over to the edge of forever, she was 83 years old....