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Pagan News Beagle: Watery Wednesday, January 27

We take a look at folk magic in Pennsylvania. Patheos gathers a list of some of the most important tools for Vodou. And Gods & Radicals takes a look at Paganism's kinship to the occult. It's Watery Wednesday, our weekly segment on news about the Pagan community. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

Have you ever seen hex signs? These emblems, which compose an important part of folk magic in Germanic cultures, can be found throughout Pennsylvania, if you know where to look.

Interested in Vodou/Voodoo? If so you might be interested in this list of ten essential magical tools for the tradition provided by Lilith Dorsey at Patheos.

It's 2016, which means a new PantheaCon is on the horizon. If you're planning on attending the convention you might want to take a look at Crystal Blanton's rundown here which covers both some basic elements of PantheaCon as well as what to do if you're a first time attendee.

There's long been a close relationship between Paganism and the occult but at the same time, they're not quite identical. So what is the relationship between the two? Gods & Radicals takes a retrospective look at the history of the occult in the modern age, its ties to Paganism, and also how it's played an unexpected role in 20th century geopolitics.

Are you a poet? Fiction writer? If so, than Three Drops from a Cauldron is hoping you'll contribute here!

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