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 moon to have a red or orange hue and the dark moon will make it easier to see the remnants of last weekends meteor shower.Ocean at deafpagancrossroads.com beat … [Read more...]

Growth and Advice in Paganism

Guest Author: Jedi Gordy Originally published at the Witches' Voice www.witchvox.com on August 15th. 2010 Reposted with the author's permission.A little background: I left fundamentalist Christianity because they said I needed to “pray to Jesus” harder to cure conditions that well, make me, me. They also supported the actions of churches that violate their tax-exempt status and Christian telemarketing centers that fire if you have a disability. I found that I had a conflict of morals with this … [Read more...]

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 mean I’m in constant pain and always suffering from differing levels of fatigue.This can make it difficult to be active in pagan life. Camps and gat … [Read more...]

The TSA, religious preferences, disability, and you.

By MaseryThomas 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 and he was pulled aside for a pat down. What happened was after several attempts at a private screening, he was escorted to an office. There he informed officers of … [Read more...]

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

By MaseryThe main purpose of a medical alert ID is to communicate vital information about your health to paramedics. A limited number of characters will fit on the ID so always list main diagnosis, allergy, and main medication especially medication that can have serious side effects if combined with others or missed. Secondary information includes your name (at least first) and a significant contact person such as a relative or spouse. If there isn't room for personal names, that can be … [Read more...]

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

By MaseryPart 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 CaduceusThere 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 Caduceus: Orb and wing topped staff entwined by snakes. This work has been released into the public domain by … [Read more...]

The Magick and History of Medical Alert Identification Part 1

By MaseryMedical 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. I didn't want to feel labeled. I found out the hard way why it's important to have a medical alert identification. At the emergency my husband gave the … [Read more...]

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 Initiator comes in the Silence to the higher consciousness, and is never a human being, however supernatural and secluded." Dion Fortune, The … [Read more...]

Dealing with Grief

Dealing with Grief Caused by Disabilityby MaseryFrom 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, including the loss of a healthy body or mind.Rather than buck up or move on right away, it is important to allow these emotions to flow. Being aware of … [Read more...]


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