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Anne Newkirk Niven

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Airy Monday January 5, 2015

It's the first Airy Monday of the year, and today's Beagle post concentrates on that most "Airy" of realms -- space! A guide to skywatching; 2015 space exploration events; life on Mars?; the search for E.T.s; Mercury Retrograde.

The editors at IFL Science have thoughtfully created this guide to skywatching for 2015. Get out your home telescope or binoculars, and look up!

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Faithful Friday Jan 2, 2015

It's a new year, and our Faithful Friday post today looks a bit like the Roman crossroads god Janus (for whom January is named): looking backwards to 2014 and forward to 2015 at the same time. A tour of Asgard, did you leave your religion this year, Tonanztin (aka Our Lady of Guadeloupe); welcome to Aweism; did you miss this major interfaith milestone?

This post from Eric Scott
(one of our favorite religion writers of the past year) takes us on a guided tour of Asgard. (Ok, well, it's actually Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, but who's counting?)

Did you leave your religion in 2014? These four writers (collected in one essay at the site "Longreads") did, and if you left your family faith (especially if you were previously Christian) their stories may resonate.

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PaganNewsBeagle 7 Most Read Stories of 2014

It's the last day of 2014, and today we look back at the a few of the most popularPaganNewsBeagle posts of the year (the Beagle started at the end of June, so this only covers the last six months of the year.) Margot Adler; Sumerian hymn, Stonehenge secrets uncovered; a deadly garden; Samhain -- how do you say it?; Silver Ravenwolf; ancient Greek mosaics.

A special edition of the Beagle in July covered the death of Margot Adler.

An ancient Sumerian hymn is uncovered: including the music!

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PaganNewsBeagle Fiery Tuesday Dec 30

On this Fiery Tuesday, the PaganNewsBeagle humbly presents stories of activism and religion here at the close of the very fraught year of 2014. Pagans ponder#BlackLivesMatter; an indigenous view of #BlackLivesMatter; restorative justice vs. police violence; should there be humanist chaplains in the military; are Pagans a net loss to the environmental cause?

How have our Pagan and allied communities reacted to the #BlackLivesMatter campaign? This Wild Hunt article covers the avalanche of responses from bloggers, organizations, and institutions.

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PaganNewsBeagle Airy Monday Dec 29

For today's Airy Monday post, at the close of 2014 we look back -- but not just to the year gone past but to the days of our ancestors. Modern Cornish witchcraft traced back to Elizabethan times; a matriarchal temple; bringing Bronze age Cyprus to life; down the way from Stonehenge, Silbury Hill unveils its secrets; a historic and fascinating map of Inuit Arctic "highways."

This archaeology dig was supposed to be for Neolithic remains. The researchers were pretty surprised to find solid evidence of Cornish witchcraft stretching from the 1600's up to the 1970s.

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PaganNewsBeagle Faithful Friday Dec 19

Today's Faithful Friday post concentrates on stories of the upcoming Winter Solstice (with one celebrating the corresponding Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere). Stonehenge for Solstice?; Manchester (UK) streets salute the winter sun; Solstice at Native American site Cahokia Mounds; Solstice parade in NYC; Christmas in New Zealand.

Want to go to Stonehenge to celebrate Winter Solstice? English Heritage has the official scoop on what, when, and where. (The "why" you'll need to come up with yourself.)

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PaganNewsBeagle Earthy Thursday Dec 18

In today's Earthy Thursday post, the Pagan News Beagle celebrates unearthly Icelandic beauty; carbon sequestration to the rescue?; lesser-known stone circles; the wild foxes of Chukotka; the beauty of mad mushrooms.

The Nordic landscapes of Iceland take our breath away. (Note to self: add Iceland to the Beagle's bucket list!)

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