Conservatism is back on the rise in France. A West African nation considers its economic future. And a prominent black writer considers the legacy of former President Barack Obama. It's Fiery Tuesday, our news segment about political and societal news from around the world. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
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Geriht us þat geruni.
“Teach us those runes.”
(Old Saxon Heliand, circa 850)
Writing is a magical act.
The old North Sea ancestors had two words meaning “write.”
One was to scribe. That meant “to write with pen and ink,” as the Romans did. This was the newfangled way to write, with a newfangled Latin name.
But the old word, the ancestral word, was to write. This originally meant “to carve.” The first writing that the ancestors knew was the carving ("risting") of runes into wood.
Note which method they favored.
In our hyper-literate society, in which most of us write with light rather than with ink or with lead, we tend to take writing for granted.
A list of some favorite romantic movies for Valentine's Day. Another fantasy novel series gets adapted to television. And a look at a fantasy comic that tackles both the familiar and the strange. It's Airy Monday, our news segment about magic and religion in popular culture! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
My daughter and I were driving through rural Wisconsin. She was complaining about the blandness of the landscape. I said I see the potential. Spring is a Time when you can look out a crossed everything a field your life and it's a blank slate it's a blank canvas that you can decide what it will be as used take a step forward throughout the year.
What will you paint on your Kansas this year. There is a myriad of options ultimately it's about what you want to harvest at the end of the year....
The word Shrine can bring up various images for people from large buildings to a small niche in a wall. The physical size and complexity of the Shrine is not so important as its purpose. A Shrine is a place or structure regarded as holy because it is associated with a divinity, spiritual being or something held sacred.