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Anne Newkirk Niven

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PaganNewsBeagle Airy Monday Nov 17

Today's Airy Monday focuses on news of antiquity and our modern attempts to understand the ways of our forebears, especially Pagan civilizations. Sounds from the Phaistos disk?; Greek mosaics in Turkey; who is the god on this Turkish stele?; breast cancer in an ancient princess; 300 year old witch bottle.

For more than a century, scientists have been puzzling over this mysterious 4000-year-old inscribed disk discovered on Crete. Now it’s been decoded. Well, three words have.

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PaganNewsBeagle Faithful Friday Nov 14

Howdy, PaganNewsBeagle fans! Today we have stories on the many vibrant faiths of our world. Pagan/Christian interaction; a Bahai holiday; minority faiths -- second generation; interfaith movement in America; most popular saints in Argentina.

Jason Mankey takes on an evergreen (and controversial) topic -- how Pagan and Christian faiths interact with each other -- in this blog post from Patheos Pagan.

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PaganNewsBeagle Earthy Thursday Nov 13

In today's Earthy Thursday post, we've got stories about our one-and-only biosphere: opening North Carolina forests to logging?; thirsty forests in California; crowd-funding dark snow res in Greenland;an emerging food economy; pickling for fun and sustainability;  wonderful slot canyons.

In a move that has southern environmentalists up in arms, the US Forest service has proposed opening 70% of the massive Pisgah-Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina to industrial logging.

An unexpected side effect of climate change is fast-growing conifer forests in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. Good news? Not if you are a human (farmer or city dweller) competing for water with the increasingly thirsty trees.

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PaganNewsBeagle Watery Wednesday Nov 12

In today's Watery Wednesday community news, we've got news that focuses on our many intertwining communities: an upcoming divination conference; The Wild Hunt's editor Heather Greene; Paganicon announces its headliner for 2015; a Witches' memorial; and a magickal woodland handfasting. Enjoy your day!

An upcoming conference in New York promises to explore the mysteries of divination. Check out all the details.

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PaganNewsBeagle Fiery Tuesday Nov 11

It's Fiery Tuesday at the PaganNewsBeagle, and today we have stories that reflect on the recent elections; the gap between knowledge and opinion; recent court cases involving religious rights; and a new reaction to climate change news.

Overlooked in the recent Republican gains in last week's election is two opposing issues that won big: voters supported raises in the minimum wage and the legalization of marijuana.

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PaganNewsBeagle Airy Monday Nov 10

Today's PaganNewsBeagle features stories so airy they may just float off your screen into the Aether: fluffy, feathery dinosaurs; telepathy in a lab?; best sky events for November; arctic outbreak weather; how well do you understand clouds?

Where did birds get feathers from? Turns out, dinosaurs had lots of fluffy feathers millennia before their bird descendents learned to fly.

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PaganNewsBeagle Faithful Friday Nov 7

Today is Faithful Friday and our Pagan News Beagle focuses on English winter festivals, faith perspectives on physician-assisted suicide, and the many paths of Afro-diaspora faiths in Haiti and south Florida.

Halloween is over, but that's just the first of many Winter-season folk festivals in England. The BBC shares a panoply of fiery festivals like the “Allendale Baal Fire” in this colorful photo essay.

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