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There are lots of articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans out there, sometimes more than I can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the hounds in order to round them all up.
- T. Thorn Coyle and Solar Cross reiterate their support for Pagan chaplain Patrick McCollum in the wake of his official statement regarding the recent Ninth Circuit Court ruling.
- The seemingly annual article about Salem trying to branch out from its Witchy image has been posted. Unsurprisingly, tourism is the city’s largest money-maker, bringing in an estimated $99 million per year.
- The Austrian highway Druids return! This time they are peeved that the budget that was paying them to use their “mystical divining rods” to discover “negative rays” has been eliminated. This, they say, is a “fatal mistake.”
- I present to you “Slapping Medicine Man” from the Native American sketch comedy troupe 1491s.
- Defenders of the Law of Attraction (aka “The Secret”) tell us why James Arthur Ray‘s situation doesn’t undermine the belief/practice. I catch a slight whiff of “no true Scotsman” in this defense.
- Over at Patheos.com Drew Jacob goes into greater depth as to why he decided to shut down the Temple of the River.
- The perils of following “psychic” tip-offs.
- Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir writes about the coexistence of pagan and Christian belief systems in Iceland.
- Patch covers this past weekend’s St. Louis Pagan Picnic, billed as the largest free Pagan festival in America.
- Is Arizona’s drive to eliminate ethnic studies courses the “final reduccion?”
- Local Christians in Idaho are in an uproar over a Ganesha statue made by a local artist, displayed as part of a local art-on-loan program.
- I09 spotlights “Americus,” a web series and soon-to-be-published book that takes a fictionalized look at the Harry Potter controversy, and how some Christians mobilized against the books for promoting “witchcraft.”
- Looks like Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” will be coming to HBO.
- A big welcome to Kari Tauring, who has joined the PNC-Minnesota staff.
That’s it for now! Feel free to discuss any of these links in the comments, some of these I may expand into longer posts as needed.