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Pagan News Beagle

Exploring the wilds of our amazing, interconnected world, the Pagan News Beagle sniffs out and fetches stories for our communities of Pagans, Witches, Wiccans, Heathens, Polytheists, Gaians, and Goddess-worshippers. No story is too small or too large for the Beagle: share news of your community with the Beagle via Twitter @PaganNewsBeagle.

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PaganNewsBeagle Fiery Tuesday Nov 4

In today's Fiery Tuesday post, we are taking a break from activism and politics (we figure it being Voting Day in the U.S. is pretty much enough of *that* kind of news) and are concentrating on Elemental Fire. Fiery videos, erupting volcanoes, Ragnarok and climate change, and #Gamergate. A pretty fiery mix!

First up is a mysterious and enthralling video entitled "Bridge Brothers Fire" sent to us by a reader. Now you know everything that we do -- is this a ritual? An art project? A shamanic dream? Whatever it is, we sure enjoyed watching it!

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PaganNewsBeagle Mighty Dead Edition 2014

Today at the Pagan News Beagle we are saluting seven of Our Mighty Dead -- Pagan (and Pagan-allied) leaders who passed over between Nov. 1, 2013 and October 31, 2014.

Who are the Mighty Dead? We defer to the definition given by M Macha Nightmare, “The Mighty Dead are those practitioners of our religion who are on the Other Side now, but who still take great interest in the activities of Witches on this side of the Veil. They have pledged to watch, to help and to teach. It is those Mighty Dead who stand behind us, or with us, in circle so frequently.” Today we remember Donald Michael Kraig, Judy Harrow, Morning Glory Zell, Jeff Rosenbaum, Peter Paddon, and Pete "Pathfinder" Davis. (Addendum: Sparky T. Rabbit.)

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    Anne Newkirk Niven says #
    Thanks, Lady Pythia, I'll modify the post to state "Pagans and Allies."
  • Lady Pythia
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    Thank you, Anne. This was a heavy year for most of us.... You may want to delete Jeff R if you want to list Pagans, as Jeff was a

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Earthy Thursday October 30

Today leading up to Halloween, our Earthy Thursday focuses on that spooky scary staple -- trees! Famous trees, top 10 trees, old trees, guerilla trees, the Halloween tree.

A solitary Scots Pine nicknamed "the Lonely Tree" has been named "Tree of the Year" in Wales. One caveat -- the tree blew over in hurricane-force winds last winter, and is now at the center of a campaign to save its life.

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PaganNewsBeagle Watery Wednesday Community News Oct 29

In today's Watery Wednesday we are featuring Community News of our Pagan communities and allies. Salem's next door neighbors; solitary Samhain; witchy shopping in NYC; Circle Sanctuary celebrates; Southern Pagans.

Salem's next door neighbor -- Danvers, MA -- hasn't cashed in on the Witch craze (at least yet.) Discover what the Other Salem thinks of all the hoopla in this profile.

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PaganNewsBeagle Fiery Tuesday Oct 27

Are you ready to get fired up? Then today's Fiery Tuesday will be just your thing. The Atlantic sez "ebola=witches"; Halloween horror "voodoo"; Halloween under attack; Satanist holiday display?; occult saved rock-n-roll?

Your usually calm and friendly PaganNewsBeagle is really angry about this one: the Atlantic magazine recently led a "let's keep calm about Ebola" article by comparing the killer disease to -- witchcraft. As in "posting a photo of a virus might cause panic, so let's put a picture of witches up here instead." Really? Really!!!!

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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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