We may view ourselves as the planet's dominant lifeforms but that doesn't mean we're the only ones that matter. Today's stories for Earthy Thursday take a look at the different ways we humans interact with the ecosystem around us, for better and worse.
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Howdy Beagle fans! Today we've got an installment of our occasional Magickal Monday series, in which we bring you stories of witchcraft, conjure, and all kinds of magick! A new shrine for Marie Laveau; the link between Voudou and traditional Haitian foods; L Ron Hubbard: magician?; capitalist magic?; garden magic for spring.
In light of the recent restrictions on visiting her tomb, the unveiling of a new shrine dedicated to Marie Laveau in New Orleans is cause for celebration for many.
This post describes the links between Voudou and traditional Haitian foods, as well as commenting on the legacy of colonialism (past and present) and its affect on Voudon practice....
Change is in the air! Today's Faithful Fridays brings to you stories of how the world's religious landscape is changing, both locally and globally. Read on to learn more about how the world's religious landscape will look in 2050, how Hinduism is affecting India's economic policy, and why young women are turning to Wicca.
Are the old ways underrated? Today's Pagan News Beagle looks at the many ways in which modern society is relearning some of the ancient wisdom of our ancestors, much of which has been unfairly disregarded until very recently. Which isn't to say that new discoveries and technology aren't great as well (after all, you're reading this on a personal computer, an invention that was only made possible in the last half century), but sometimes it's a great idea to take a second look at what worked in the past.
In today's fiery Tuesday post, we concentrate our attention on issues of interest to Pagan activists: Mother Jones takes a cheap shot; John Halstead offers an opinion on Indiana's new "religious freedom" law; is doing spellwork for money ethical?; women's power connected to witchcraft; consent culture and Pagan festivals.
Oh dear, Mother Jones -- really? This cheap shot (on an interesting subject that deserves better treatment) against religious minorities is both stupid and a low blow. Shame, Mother Jones, shame on you....
Happy Monday, Pagan News Beagle fans! Today we've got stories from the past: Book of Kells online access; Vikings, Vikings, Vikings; genetic map of Britain, Neolithic site in Orkney.
Book of Kells fans rejoice! Now you can see the entire text of the amazing illuminated manuscript online....