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Aryós Héngwis

Aryós Héngwis

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.

Pagan News Beagle: Watery Wednesday, January 25 2017

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!

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Witchy Love

"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

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    everyone has their own reality. were just a bunch of instances of existences walking around, affecting other people's realities. i

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Tis the Season!

It’s that time of year once again. The merriest, cheeriest time, or so we’re led to believe. It’s the Winter Holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, Solstice, Yule, New Year’s, Kwanzaa, and so many more. As always we’ve gathered our very best stories on the subject from PaganSquare as well as any other bits from around the web we thought you might enjoy.

We hope you enjoy the rest of the winter season! And have a Happy New Year’s!

—Aryós Héngwis

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Pagan News Beagle: Fiery Tuesday, December 13

An economic slowdown hangs over Thailand. Concerns abound that anti-Semitism is on the rise. And some thoughts on Pagans' relationship to societal privilege in Western culture. It's Fiery Tuesday, our segment on political and societal news from around the globe. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Pagan News Beagle: Faithful Friday, December 9

A look at how Confucianism continues to shape China, even under communist rule. How Sioux spirituality influenced the Standing Rock protests in North Dakota. And a disheartening story of Buddhist immigrants becoming the subject of discrimination in the United States. It's Faithful Friday, our segment on faiths and religious communities from around the world. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Pagan News Beagle: Fiery Tuesday, December 6

The legendary concentration camp over which Oskar Schindler held authority is turned into a museum. Mongolians question whether a country needs a "strong leader" or not. And disputes rage in Taiwan over who qualifies as an "indigenous person" in the country. It's Fiery Tuesday, our segment on political and societal news from around the world. All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

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Good Witch v. Bad Witch: Discord in the Workplace

"DEAR GW/BW

I'm having ongoing conflicts with a coworker. She doesn't think I'm doing my job properly (even though she doesn't know how to do my job) and she's constantly correcting the way I'm doing things because it's not the way she would do it. She gets angry and unreasonable if there's a mistake. She's always asking me if I'm doing something when it doesn't pertain to her in any way.

When there is a legitimate error with something, she over-explains the situation and repeats herself and then gets angry that "I'm not listening to her" when I've figured out the problem and begin to work on it while she's still talking. The last time a situation like this arose, she blew it out of proportion.

She got two calls from people who said they didn't get their welcome letters for joining our organization, and she assumed that meant I didn't send them. There is evidence to show I did, but she won't listen to me when I try to explain it to her. She always cuts me off when I try to speak, then she says I don't listen to her. As a result, she doesn't know the explanation for why things happened or were done a certain way and believes mistakes are being made all the time.

I've been going with the flow and trying to let things go, but then she went to my boss about my "mistakes" earlier this week. I spent an hour talking to my boss about it, and thankfully, she DOES listen to explanations and realizes my coworker is wrong. Today, my coworker is giving me the cold shoulder, and I'm completely okay with that.

I only work with three other people (including my boss), so when there are conflicts, it changes the atmosphere. Is there anything I can do magically or spiritually to make myself feel more peaceful at work and redirect my coworker's hostilities in another direction?"

Co-Worker in Columbia

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