We remember the important Muslim women who contributed to American society. A Confucian center opens in Houston. And religious rights activists look with concern towards the next year. It's Faithful Friday, our news segment about faiths and religious communities. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
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Aryós Héngwis (or the more modest Héngwis for short) is a native of the Pontic-Caspian steppe, born some 5000 years ago, near the village of Dereivka. In his youth he stood out from the other snakes for his love of learning and culture, eventually coming into the service of the local reǵs before moving westward toward Europe. Most recently, Aryós Héngwis left his home to pursue a new life in America, where he has come under the employ of BBI Media as an internet watchdog (or watchsnake, if you will), ever poised to strike the unwary troll.
Researchers take a look at bat communication. Zoologists map the lives of animals. And environmentalists grow concerned that the new U.S. administration will leave global warming unchecked. It's Earthy Thursday, our segment about science and Earth-related news. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
It seems like winter juster arrived, but already it’s on its way out. Today is Imbolc, the Celtic festival celebrating the end of winter and the beginning of spring (though most of us don’t regard that to happen until the Equinox). It’s also approximated by St Brighid’s Day, Candlemas, Groundhog Day, Setsubun in Japan, and the Spring Festival in China (better known in the West as the Chinese New Year’s). Basically, a time to celebrate impending the return of warmth and the sun after months of cold and snow.
As usual we’ve gathered all of our related stories as well as those we found across the web that we thought were interesting. We hope you enjoy and have an enjoyable month and a half on the way to the equinox!
In Cuba, Santeria practitioners look with hope to the new year. Progressive Christians take a look at some of the problematic narratives surrounding Mary. And finally both Jews and Muslims come together to fight prejudice. It's Faithful Friday, our news segment about faiths and religious communities from around the world. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
Indigenous peoples of the far north struggle to preserve their way of life as the climate warms. A massive radio burst from the depth of space offers clues to the nature of the universe. And military leaders urge President Donald Trump to take the issue of global warming seriously. It's Earthy Thursday, our segment on science and Earth-related news. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
We've got the winners from a Norse mythology art contest. Elizabeth Creely talks about the mystique and appeal of Mary, the mother of Jesus. And a blogger discusses what it means to "put the gods first." It's Watery Wednesday, our news segment on the Pagan community around the world! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!
"DEAR GOOD WITCH , BAD WITCH,
I need advice: I had a great connection with one of another witch. We are old friends, and the connection was amazing. We have so much in common especially in our devotion to the Craft. (He and I have both been taught by the same high priestess.)
I met him last Wednesday at the beach I gave him a hug and a kiss and, as I walked away I had a feeling: “I will never see this man again."
We were supposed to go out on Friday evening and all of a sudden, he just won't talk to me or anything and he's known me forever, so I'm very confused.
I swore I would never date another person in the Craft, but it seemed so real. If there's any advice that you can give me, please. I can't get him out of my head and I just need to know what happened on his end. I feel like he put a energy spell on me and I just keep craving to hear his voice or something and I'm not sure if it's the rejection or a psychic attack.
I just feel so much in my heart and he knows, too, that we would have been a great team. Please if you can give me any insight or advice I'd appreciate it. Thank you so much.
Heartsick in Half Moon Bay