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Anne Newkirk Niven

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PaganNewsBeagle Faithful Friday August 8

Today's Faithful Friday from the Pagan News Beagle includes the pre-Christian religion at risk in Iraq; powerful traditions of women's equality in Cherokee culture; female occultists highlighted in Los Angeles; the Freakonomics of religion and what makes us self-righteous.

The magical religion of the Yizidis -- a minority group in Iraq that the US is bombing the radical Islamist army to save -- includes many elements modern Pagans would recognize, and for which they have been persecuted for millennia.

This wonderful essay from Indian Country details the powerful place of women in traditional (pre-Columbian contact) Cherokee society.

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PaganNewsBeagle Earthy Thursday August 7

Happy Thursday, everyone! Today our Earthy Thursday edition brings your the Pagan Environmental Coalition, fracking Stonehenge, the wonders of plantain, and an excursion to coastal Maine and an all-vegan ecosystem.

Will "the public interest" lead to fracking of British world heritage sites? The Independent thinks that's where we're headed.

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PaganNewsBeagle: Watery Wednesday Community News August 6

Lots of community news in our Watery Wednesday post: Heathenism recognized by the US Air Force, two book announcements, remembering Margot Adler and the spiritual experience of surfing. Enjoy your Wednesday!

Literata Hurley announces a call for submissions for "Columbia: A Devotional for the Spirits of America."

Josh Hunt reports on progress made with the US Air Force to include Heathenism and Asatru to list of religious preferences for its servicemen and women.

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PaganNewsBeagle Fiery Tuesday: Activist News for August 5

It's Fiery Tuesday and we've got five hot news stories for you: political parties & religious identity; sexuality & Pagan consent culture; sex magick, and Pagan civil rights. 

Religious identity and political party *do* track together: find out who hangs out together in this Gallup news report.

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PaganNewsBeagle Airy Monday August 4

It's Monday here at the PaganNewsBeagle, the day we celebrate the Element of Air. Today we have academic research on Harry Potter, the linguistics of sacred space, how culture influences auditory hallucinations, and a grisly discovery that's attributed to ancient Germanic rituals. Enjoy!

Does reading Harry Potter books make kids less prejudiced about immigrants? This article details recent social science research that suggests the answer.

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PaganNewsBeagle Faithful Friday August 1

It's Faithful Friday and we've gathered stories on spirituality and religion from around the world. A tribute to Margot Adler, how do we pass along Paganism to the next generation, Lammas, modern atheism and much more. Happy Lammas and enjoy the weekend!

Peg Aloi suggests a fitting memorial for Margot Adler in Central Park, New York City.

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PaganNewsBeagle Earthy Thursday July 31

Today, we've got seven stories about Earth, her people, and our spiritual paths. Enjoy!

An underground greenhouse promises year-round veggies. Have you heard of this? Would you try it?

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