Winter Solstice 2010: A complete picture of three worlds.

The Winter Solstice this year includes not only a full moon, but a full lunar eclipse over North America peaking on December 20/21 around midnight about fifteen hours before the actual Solstice. This is a very auspicious time according to numerology and astrology. It will be spectacular since dust from volcanic eruptions may cause the [Read More...]

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Growth and Advice in Paganism

The first lesson is to find a path that fits you. If there is something that doesn’t seem quite right about the path, don’t take it. This requires researching the various roads of Paganism and mainstream religions. Yes, I said mainstream. For although you might not be compatible with one sect, or even one religion of the big three, some other sect or religion might be your calling. [Read more...]

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How To Be a Practicing Pagan with a Chronic Illness

Guest Author: Nobby First Published at the Witches’ Voice on August 1st. 2010 Reposted with the author’s permission. I have a chronic illness and all the healing magic, alternative medicines, herbs or conventional medicine can’t make a lick of difference. My illness, while chronic and incurable, is also non-life threatening which is good. but does [Read More...]

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The TSA, religious preferences, disability, and you.

By Masery Thomas Sawyer “A retired special education teacher on his way to a wedding in Orlando, Fla., said he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine after an enhanced pat-down by TSA officers recently at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.” Thomas is a bladder cancer survivor. The x-ray picked up his medical device [Read More...]

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The Magick and History of Medical Alert Identification Part 3: Choosing and Charging The Symbol

As people sang along with the lyrics I thought about the universal language of music and the strength of shared ideas to enchant the ID with clear communication. Let there be rock, and it rolled through me and into my charm. [Read more...]

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The Magick and History of Medical Alert Identification Part 2: History of the Caduceus and it’s connections to Hermes and Iris.

By Masery Part one explained the importance of having medical identification and that there are three symbols recognized by emergency and medical services. Star of Life (red or blue) Rod Staff of Asclepius Caduceus There is more information about the Star of Life and the Rod/Staff of Asclepius in part one. www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2010/09/08/33/ Image of a [Read More...]

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The Magick and History of Medical Alert Identification Part 1

By Masery Medical professionals will make mistakes. Those of us with medical conditions, serious allergies, or are concerned about drug interactions must have medical identification of some kind. I had been putting it off because in everyday situations I didn’t want to see something to remind me of how sick I am. It was disheartening. [Read More...]

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Dedication Ritual for the Less Ambulatory

  <!– @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –> Dedication Ritual   Modified for the less ambulatory by Masery, former Myrddin of the Elodrym.   Adapted from The Order of the Elodrym’s initiation ritual. Elemental calls written by Aquillus Cattus and adapted for this ritual.       “… the Great [Read More...]

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Dealing with Grief

Dealing with Grief Caused by Disability by Masery From the first diagnosis of disease or disability to the loss of a physical function or independence, we feel grief. We may experience anticipatory grief when thinking out the longterm effects of our disability or upcoming medical procedures. Grief is a natural process in response to loss, [Read More...]

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