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Pagan News Beagle: Watery Wednesday, February 17

The nature and symbolism behind Pagan handfastings is explained to cowans. Fire ravages a Vodou temple in New Orleans. And a Pagan festival in the Midwest is held this weekend. It's Watery Wednesday, our weekly segment on news about the Pagan community around the world! All this and more for the Pagan News Beagle!

Why do Pagan couples tie their hands together during so-called handfastings? Antonia Blumberg explains over at The Huffington Post.

Are we as Pagans too wedded to the idea of positive feelings? What about negative feelings? What role should those play in our lives and spirituality? Asa West comments at Patheos.

Early this month a fire devastated and destroyed the Voodoo Spiritual Temple of New Orleans, a historic site in the city. You can read more about the disaster and how locals are responding at The Wild Hunt.

After much work, fellow Pagan magazine and journal of the Pagan Federation, Pagan Dawn has launched their new website. You can check it out here!

Interested in attending a convention with themes of Paganism, mysticism, and esoteric spirituality? Do you live in the Midwestern United States? Look no further than ConVocation, which occurs this week in Detroit.

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