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Pagan News Beagle: Watery Wednesday, April 26 2017

An online network seeks to help Pagan professionals. A look at some useful resources for those interested in Shinto. And a game that might be of interest to Heathens. It's Watery Wednesday, our news segment about the Pagan community around the world! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

One of the downsides of being part of a minority religion, especially one in a category as small as Paganism, is that there often aren't the kind of support networks that one can find in other, larger religions. However, that doesn't mean they don't exist. The Wild Hunt takes a look at a new network that's launched to help mentor young Pagans.

It's a fact of life that more and more people are living in cities. And in some ways that's not a bad thing: densely populated cities tend to have a smaller environmental footprint than a similarly large number of people spread over a wide area, for example. But nonetheless it can be healthy to get in touch with nature when you can, as this San Francisco Pagan muses.

Of the foreign religions that have drawn interest from Pagans, Shinto is a bit more of a recent fascination but it's been steadily growing. If you have any interest in the Japanese faith that blends animism and polytheism, this post has a list of authentic resources that could be of aid.

Britain is in many ways the birthplace of modern Paganism. It's where Wicca stems for after all, as well as modern Druidism. But for awhile British Paganism has been suffering from a decline in membership and enthusiasm. Why is that? At Gods & Radicals, aboymadeofsky considers.

Norse mythology is pretty hot right now but despite that it still hasn't really prompted any really great video games. Or at least, it hadn't until Frostrune came along. At Hüginn's Heathen Hof, Xander reviews the unique take on Norse mythology in gaming form.

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