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Communication Towers Deadly to Birds

Every year nearly 7 million birds die as they migrate from the United States and Canada to Central and South America, according to a new USC study published on April 25 in the journal PLoS ONE.

The birds are killed by the 84,000 communication towers that dot North America and can rise nearly 2,000 feet . . . → Read More: Communication Towers Deadly to Birds

Beltane Countdown: The Green Man

By Patti Wigington

For our ancient ancestors, many spirits and deities were associated with nature, wildlife, and plant growth. After all, if you had just spent the winter starving and freezing, when spring arrived it was certainly time to give thanks to whatever spirits watched over your tribe. The spring season, particularly around Beltane, is . . . → Read More: Beltane Countdown: The Green Man

The Nine Morgens of Avalon

By As’t Moon

Avalon is ruled by the Lady of Avalon, a Goddess of love, beauty, power and wisdom, a Lady of Light and Darkness who appears in several forms and under several names. Among the most ancient are those of the Ninefold Sisterhood of the Morgens, whose names were recorded by the Welsh poet . . . → Read More: The Nine Morgens of Avalon

The Inner Work of a Magical Lodge

By Peregrin

[Snip] Magical lodge work is composed of four essential and interpenetrating aspects:

1.Floor work 2.Words 3.Coherent symbolic patterns 4.Magical action on the inner planes

Each aspect is as important as the others.

Floor work and words constitute the physical aspects of lodge work. The symbolic patterns, when understood and participated in by members . . . → Read More: The Inner Work of a Magical Lodge

Ben Jonson, on Dancing Witches

By Zan

That seventeenth century Witches should be credited with dancing as a custom ought not be surprising, considering that pretty much everyone in the Middle Ages danced (if you check out Wikipedia’s entry on Medieval Dance, you will find many examples of the sort of Circular, Ring, or Round dance often attributed to Witches, . . . → Read More: Ben Jonson, on Dancing Witches