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Earthy Thursday is here — and what a bumper crop of planetary news! Mysterious moving rocks in Death Valley (their secret discovered!); more (much more!) on the Icelandic volcanic eruption; living green roofs that replace air conditioning *and* generate solar energy; indigenous land management in Brazil fights climate change; and a slide show of amazing holy temples nestled in nature. Enjoy your Thursday!
The "moving rocks" of the playa known as "the Racetrack" in Death Valley have been a mystery for decades. Now we know exactly what makes them move. (I'll admit, I didn't see this answer coming.)...
It's Earthy Thursday, full of stories that emphasize our connection with Mama Gaia. We've got a giant volcano stirring, tiny altars, drawing strength from Nature, cleaning up after gatherings, fossilized forest fires, and indigenous farmers meeting to plan for climate change. Have a great Thursday!
What's an Earthy Thursday without a report of a huge volcano in Iceland threatening to erupt? Well, if you haven't heard of (Anglicized spelling) Bardarbunga yet, check out the story here. (Includes two great slideshows of previous Icelandic eruptions.)
Why we should have little altars everywhere. (Hint, its to connect with both inner peace and Mother Earth.)...
There's lots to be fired up about today! In an environment awash with activist news, today we are concentrating on some of the stories we've come across that *aren't* being covered by Big Media: an African witch who saved Tutsis during the Rwandan genocide, Pagan civil rights activists speak out, Indigenous People's Day, and a trip with the Icelandic Pirate Party. Enjoy your day!
This story of a courageous African healer who used her Craft (and a good deal of guile) to save others from the rampaging mobs during the Rwandan genocide is an inspiration.
The woman who started the campaign to remove the 10 Commandments monument at City Hall in Bloomfield, New Mexico speaks about her faith, life, and the place of religion in the public square.
It's faithful Friday here at the Beagle, and what a lovely bouquet of positive stories we have for you! (Nice to have good news after yesterday's dual tragedies in Ukraine and Gaza.) Enjoy!
Cara Schultz covers the recent Declaration for European Indigenous Traditions and interviews Pagan leader Andras Corben-Arthen about the declaration for The Wild Hunt.
The lost world
Our EuroPagan traditions were last practiced centuries ago. Traditions that had developed in an unbroken sequence since the Pleistocene are gone. Some folklore, myths and sagas have come down to us. Some writings have survived, especially from Greece and Rome. These bits and pieces remain, but like fossils, they are far removed from their ecosystems and relationships....