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The CR FAQ: An Inreoduction to Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism, by Kathryn Price NicDhána, Erynn Rowan Laurie, C.Lee Vermeers, Kym Lambert Ní Dhoireann and other members of the CR Community

Reviewed by Celtic Scholar

[Snip] Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism (CR) is a movement that seeks to rebuild and revitalize an authentic, pre-Christian, polytheistic spiritual practice – one that is true to the ancient sources and the ways of the ancestors, yet also contains deep relevance to our lives in the modern world. Celtic Reconstructionists place a . . . → Read More: The CR FAQ: An Introduction to Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism

The Dearg-due

By SilentOwl

Once there was a fair maiden named Dearg-due who was so beautiful that she was known throughout the country. She could have married any man that she wanted, but fell in love with a local peasant. This was unacceptable to her father, who forced her into an arranged marriage with a wealthy man . . . → Read More: The Dearg-due

Coming Out as a Zimmelblob

By Fire Lyte

[Snip] If you ask a pagan to define the word ‘pagan, ’ you’ll most likely come across one of these answers:

1) A pejorative that used to mean country dweller and was akin to the word ‘hick’ used to describe folks that lived in the country and practiced the Old Ways, while . . . → Read More: Coming Out as a Zimmelblob

Herbicide Spurs Reproductive Problems In Many Animals

An international team of researchers has reviewed the evidence linking exposure to atrazine – an herbicide widely used in the U.S. and more than 60 other nations – to reproductive problems in animals. The team found consistent patterns of reproductive dysfunction in amphibians, fish, reptiles and mammals exposed to the chemical.

Atrazine is the second-most . . . → Read More: Herbicide Spurs Reproductive Problems In Many Animals

Walnut Trees May Not Be Able to Withstand Climate Change

Warmer, drier summers and extreme weather events considered possible as the climate changes would be especially troublesome — possibly fatal — for walnut trees, according to research at Purdue University.

Over five years, Douglass Jacobs, a professor of forestry and natural resources, and Martin-Michel Gauthier, a former doctoral student under Jacobs who is now a . . . → Read More: Walnut Trees May Not Be Able to Withstand Climate Change

Tending to the Flame of Brighid: Reconstructing an Order of Flame Tenders from Pre-Christian Ireland

By Micheál O’Miadhachain

Part I: Introduction

While the practice of tending a fire devoted and sacred to the Goddess Brighid is a very small piece of the entire puzzle of Celtic Reconstructionist Paganism, it presents as a very heated one which seems to stir up some very strong emotions.

This brief essay focuses on . . . → Read More: Tending to the Flame of Brighid: Reconstructing an Order of Flame Tenders from Pre-Christian Ireland

To Know, To Will, To Dare and To Keep Silent

By Estelle Daniels

This phrase contains the successful ingredients for a good spell. It is borrowed from Ceremonial Magick. But what does it mean?

To Know – means to know what you are doing, intellectually and practically. To have knowledge of spellwork, magick, what may work best in your situation, what you are able . . . → Read More: To Know, To Will, To Dare and To Keep Silent

10 Questions with Kenaz Filan

Kenaz Filan is an author of books on Haitian Vodou, trance possession, New Orleans Vodou, and the shamanic uses of poppies. In this article, he is interviewed by Rebecca Elson–Mak

1. For my readers who may not be familiar, what is Voodoo? Voodoo is a family of spiritual and magical practices which draw inspiration from . . . → Read More: 10 Questions with Kenaz Filan

Archaeologists make new Stonehenge ‘sun worship’ find

Two previously undiscovered pits have been found at Stonehenge which point to it once being used as a place of sun worship before the stones were erected.

The pits are positioned on celestial alignment at the site and may have contained stones, posts or fires to mark the rising and setting of the sun.

An . . . → Read More: Archaeologists make new Stonehenge ‘sun worship’ find

Image Tool Catches Fashion Industry Photo Alterations

By Brandon Keim

A new photograph-analyzing tool quantifies changes made by digital airbrushers in the fashion and lifestyle industry, where image alteration has become the psychologically destructive norm.

“Publishers have legitimate reasons to alter photographs to create fantasy and sell products, but they’ve gone a little too far,” said image forensics specialist Hany Farid . . . → Read More: Image Tool Catches Fashion Industry Photo Alterations