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Anne Newkirk Niven

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PaganNewsBeagle Airy Monday October 27

Happy Monday, Beagle fans! It's Airy Monday, celebrating the Element of Air and the realm of the mind. Today, we are concentrating on looking deeper at the "Halloween" witch, including Witch's hats; nude on a broom; reclaiming Halloween stereotypes; academic studies of witchcraft.

Where does the Witch's Hat come from? According to this essay at Salon, the high-peaked hat may have originally been a medieval attempt to identify Jews (who were then associated with devil-worshippers and witches.)

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PaganNewsBeagle Faithful Friday Oct 24

In today's Faithful Friday installment of the PaganNewsBeagle, we bring you some of the more interesting stories of faith and religion we found this week. We’ve got: Hindu-Americans celebrate Diwali; Brazilians (even non-Catholics) love the Virgin Mary but Afro-Caribbean believers there feel under attack; and an amazing Japanese Shinto festival.

Hindus this week are celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights. American Hindus are using the holiday to educate others about their religion.

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PaganNewsBeagle Earthy Thursday Oct 23

In today's Earthy Thursday we have stories celebrating our amazing planet. Profile of an eco-conscious farm; Bolivian law gives legal rights to Mother Earth; reviving ancient Incan agriculture; a Pagan pilgrimage to the holy places of Somerset; tiny fox massage.

Farming is a major influence on eco-systems around the world. This story from Yes! magazine profiles a farm that's trying to bring sustainable practices to agriculture.

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PaganNewsBeagle Watery Wednesday Oct 22

In today's PaganNewsBeagle, we have our Watery Wednesday community news. A watery festival in New Orleans; Paganism and depression; Jewitch ancestors; remembering Margot Adler; a new CSI episode features Wicca.

Bridging the Element of Water and magickal communities, last weekend's Anba Dlo Halloween festival in New Orleans combined environmental issues with Voudon ceremony.

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PaganNewsBeagle Fiery Tuesday Oct 27

Want to get fired up? In today's fiery Tuesday, the Pagan News Beagle we cover lots designed to get you active! The Atlantic compares Ebola to witches; Halloween under attack; Voodou amusement park ride; Max Dashu disputes history of the Burning Times; the occult made rock-n-roll.

This one made your (normally friendly) PaganNewsBeagle spitting mad: the Atlantic decided recently to "cool down" Ebola-fever by comparing the deadly disease — to witchcraft. This was the best that you could do, Atlantic editors? For shame.

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PaganNewsBeagle Airy Monday October 20

Happy Monday, today's Airy Monday News Beagle features archaelogical news of interest to Pagans & their allies: an Iron Age chariot; history of Aphrodite; South Indian mother goddess; more at Amphipolis; ancient Canaanite temple.

This "once in a lifetime" discovery unearthed of an Iron Age hoard that archaeologists believe was buried as part of an ancient (Pagan) religious ritual.

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PaganNewsBeagle Faithful October 17

Halloween/Samhain Special Edition:

In today's faithful Friday post, we are concentrating on the upcoming season of Samhain -- high holy days for Wicca- and Wiccan-influenced Pagans. In today's Beagle, we highlight posts from outside our PaganSquare channel -- watch for our PaganSquare Samhain special edition next week, where we will highlight the Samhain posts of our in-house writers.

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