Diwali, Magic and Owls

An article in New Scientist gets me worried both about the future India’s owls and just what New Scientist might be doing with their own personal goat entrails.

The Indian festival of Diwali begins this week, and according to New Scientist:

Shamans use owl body parts, including the skull, feathers, ear tufts, blood and beak, in rituals such as those for attracting wealth, curing fever and passing exams…As owls are associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, who is worshipped on Diwali, sacrifices rocket at this time of year.

 

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