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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 Airy Monday 18

In today's dispatch we include "airy" topics both literal and metaphorical: two stories of NASA space science, and three accounts of Pagan topics in academic circles.

This story is a personal favorite: a team of amateurs and retired scientists have "recaptured" a NASA satellite in the first-ever case of "citizen" astrophysics.

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PaganNewBeagle Faithful Friday August 15

Happy Friday! Today, the Pagan News Beagle concentrates on news of (mostly Pagan) religion in the modern world. Lots of questions today: why worship fierce goddesses (from a Hindu perspective), why should Pagans care about Mormon feminism, why are there so few nurturing goddesses in devotional polytheism? Plus a 20th century occultist, Buddhist thoughts on depression and a song dedicated to Hecate.

An amazing 20th century occultist Marjorie Cameron (and upcoming an art show in her honor) is the subject of this fascinating story on the HuffingtonPost.

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PaganNewsBeagle Earthy Thursday August 14

It's Earthy Thursday and we've got a double-handful of Good News stories of our lovely Earth: happiness in dirt, marvelous mushrooms, dark sky protection, green New Mexico and cute critters. Enjoy your Thursday!

Bet you didn't know that ordinary soil is loaded with natural antidepressants. No wonder we feel so good out in the garden!

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PaganNewsBeagle: Watery Wednesday Community News August 13

A lovely bumper crop of community news today at the PaganNewsBeagle! Heathens in politics, the New Alexandrian Library, Oberon Zell talks to Vice, changes at Cherry Hill, and a run at the world record for largest gathering of witches. Enjoy your day!

Wild Hunt staff member and Heathen polytheist Cara Schultz is running for city council in her hometown of Burnsville, Minnesota.

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PaganNewsBeagle Fiery Tuesday August 12

It's Fiery Tuesday and we've got lots of news of activism on behalf of our many communities and our wider world. Pagan perspectives on progressive events with a Christian focus, 10 commandment monument in violation of constitution, sexual abuse in Paganism and religious persecution in Iraq.

Star Bustamonte gives a Pagan perspective on the "Moral Monday" protest campaigns in North Carolina. (Spoiler alert: she likes the progressive causes of the campaign, but not the way the campaign itself is framed in a solely Christian context."

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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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