Socially Responsible Magic: The Power and Peril of Positive Thinking, Part 2

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Two heads really are better than one! Plus other lessons from the literature on positive thinking. [Read more...]

The Zen Pagan: Gratitude, Schmatitude

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I’m not going to tell you to be thankful, even as you’re about to be bombarded with that message over the next week. (And then with messages about BUY! BUY! BUY!) But I will suggest that you consider what you can do to improve your ability to recognize and enjoy beauty. And that includes not just the beauty of music or painting or poetry, but the beauty that can be found in contemplation of the deep interconnectedness of all things, of our interdependence and interbeing with the entire universe. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: The Downward Spiral – Depression and Suicide in Paganism (Part 4)

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Sable Aradia concludes her series on depression and suicide in Paganism with some advice on suicide prevention. She also concludes her column “Seekers and Guides,” and invites you to join her at her new Patheos blog “Between the Shadows.” [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: The Downward Spiral – Depression and Suicide in Paganism (Part 3)

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Sable Aradia continues with her series on depression and suicide. This article explores complimentary or alternative therapy options, both mainstream and experimental. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: The Downward Spiral – Depression and Suicide in Paganism (Part Two)

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Continuing her series on depression and suicide, Sable Aradia discusses some uniquely Pagan coping tools as complementary therapies. [Read more...]

Seekers and Guides: The Downward Spiral – Depression and Suicide in Paganism (Part One)

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I’ve been there: standing at a Samhain altar, about to priestess for my community for the very first time, when we were told that Jodi, a sweet woman who was always smiling, was not late; she was dead by her own hand, and just that morning. Statistically, Pagans are more likely to experience many of the risk factors for suicide than the average population. Learn about the symptoms and causes of depression and what to do if you or a loved one is suffering. [Read more...]

Queer of Swords: Going Groundclad

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I don’t remember now who coined the term, but we jokingly call the alternative to ritual nudity going groundclad. It works fine for us. We’re an Earth-based religion – why are we so obsessed with being clad by the sky anyway? [Read more...]


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