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    Merry Meet & Welcome

    Welcome to the May Issue of PaganPages! We hope you all have a safe and wonderful Beltaine. Be sure to visit out page and tell us what you did for the holiday! We love to see how our readers celebrate and learn new ways to honor the seasons. This issue is very exciting. We have an exclusive interview with Ghost Hunters International’s Barry Fitzgerald and an interview with Eliza Blanchard author of A Child’s Book of Blessings and Prayers. Our good friend Celia has also updated us on her May Appearances to share with our readers, so be sure to check that out! We hope you have a happy and…

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    Vampire Folklore

    With mainstream media placing the vampire subculture in the spotlight, society has begun to wonder who or what causes an individual to choose such a lifestyle.  Society also ponders and searches for reasonable yet scientific explanations that would cause an individual to exhibit vampiric-like traits.  One of these scientific explanations comes from the medical field, and that explanation is called porphyria. The word porphyria comes from the Greek word porphyros, meaning reddish-purple (Melton 486).  A reference to reddish-purple or purple color is made because people who suffer from the rare disease typically have darker urine.  This urine may appear even darker after exposure to light.  The purple color is caused…