Interview with Charlton Hall, therapist and Chief Druid of the UOD Part 1

I had the opportunity to interview Charlton Hall, MMFT, LMFT, therapist and Chief Druid of the Universal Order of Druids about his survey, Pagan Perspectives on Marriage, mental illness in the Pagan community. If you are a Pagan and would like to participate visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/67JKXMGPart 1Masery: You are currently a member of the Universal Order of Druids. What originally drew you to a Pagan path? How long have you considered yourself a Pagan or Druid?Charlton: I began dabbling … [Read more...]

6th Annual Brigid Poetry Festival

Reading and writing poetry can be a healing process. So healing and poetry fit nicely into the Goddess Brigid's hands. Brigid is honored each Imbolc with a poetry festival."It is that time of year again, when bloggers around the world post a favorite poem in honor of Brigid, the Irish goddess and patron saint of smithcraft, poetry, and healing. Brigid’s feast day is February 1st, so between now and then is the perfect time to publish a poem to celebrate." Anne Hill at Blog o' Gnosis g … [Read more...]

Upcoming Interviews and Update: Survey of Pagan Views About Health Care Legislation

Update: Survey of Pagan Views About Health Care LegislationThank you to everyone who has participated in the survey and spread the word through the community. There is still time to voice your opinion on a this important issue. www.surveymonkey.com/s/CZFX8TRThe Staff of Asclepius shared the details of the original Associated Press Health Care Law Poll http://www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2011/01/25/associated-press-january-2011-american-health-care-poll/In the coming … [Read more...]

Death and Choice: Men and Women Healing After an Abortion

(Updated with link to a Pagan perspective on abortion at Patheos. 10:20 AM Central)Last week was the 38th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. This historic case was decided by the US Supreme Court on January 22, 1973. It gave women in the US the right to consult with their doctors and make informed decisions concerning abortion. Abortion, however, isn't simply a legal issue. It is a process that needs to be approached (by men and women) with full knowledge of the medical procedure and health … [Read more...]

Associated Press Health Care Law Poll January 2011

The health care poll was conducted by the Associated Press and Gfk Roper Public Affairs Corporate Communications from January 5 – 10, 2011. By telephone they spoke to 1001 Americans ages 18+For a more detailed breakdown of participants demographics and answers such as if they strongly or somewhat supported or opposed a topic you can read the full poll results at. www.ap-gfkpoll.com/Religious affiliation: Protestant 25% Catholic 25% Mormon 1% Jewish 1% Muslim 1% Other 26% No religious d … [Read more...]

Flash Mob for Wash. State Disability Lifeline

On Tuesday, January 18, the same day Washington state legislators released a budget proposal, a Flash Mob danced at the Washington State Capitol building to support the Disability Lifeline program."House Democrats released a budget proposal for the current fiscal year that would restore certain funding to schools and the poor that Gov. Chris Gregoire had proposed reducing or eliminating.Specifically, the plan would retain the state Disability Lifeline, which provides cash and health care for … [Read more...]

Pagan and Crazy

Author: Alexandra Originally posted at The Witches' Voice April 22, 2007 Reposted with the author's permission.I remember meeting my first prospective High Priestess and High Priest in a coffee shop. I arrived agonizingly early, purchased a chai tea and seated myself facing the door, scrutinizing everyone who entered. Finally a man and woman fitting the description arrived to greet me. We sat and chatted. I was charmed by them and eager to learn more about their group and their practice; … [Read more...]

Drake Spaeth presenting "Magic as Psychotherapy: Honoring the Frameworks of Contemporary Pagans" at the Cultural Impact Conference

Drake Spaeth, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist and faculty member at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I had the privilege of taking his ecopsychology class at Cherry Hill Seminary www.cherryhillseminary.org/ several years ago. I learned a lot about the deep psychological need humans have to participate in natural surroundings. The books and class discussions motivated me to be fully conscious of my relationship with the earth. This week, he is presenting "Magic as … [Read more...]

Disabled American's Walking a Tightrope – Politicians Have the Saw

Before the Affordable Care Act, I could only receive health insurance through an employer or government health program based on disability (Medicare) or income (Medicaid). I am diabetic and have many other medical concerns. When you call to learn more about insurance or sign up the first thing they ask is: Do you have cancer? Are you diabetic? Are you HIV positive? The ACA prevents insurance companies from denying citizens due to pre-existing conditions or later dropping them when diagnosed with … [Read more...]


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