Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.Coming up at the Staff of Asclepius: Interview with PaganFM! host and author Deirdre (Dee) Hebert about her new book The Pagan in Recovery: The Twelve Steps From a Pagan Perspective.In other news:The New Existentialists "Amy Winehouse, Addiction, and the … [Read more...]

The Science and Religion of Gaia

IMAGE: The planet Earth as viewed from space. Wikimedia Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.Ode to Gaia by E. W. RichardsonI woke to soft mists over the river, A chilled, liquid, world where dew falls as rain From the trees in muted musical notes And the air is faintly luminescent… A surreal place of contrasts and shadows In pastel hues applied with a soft brush.I kneel beside last night’s campfire and brush Away ash, which settles on the river… A fine, whi … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.SpiritualitySally Kemp writes the Patheos blog Meditation for Life. Her post "The Open-Eyed Mediation of Delight" discusses practicing acceptance and awareness of delight and satisfaction."You might try this at a party or some other social gathering—giving … [Read more...]

Book Review: Jesus Potter Harry Christ

There is no denying that J.K. Rowling's fantasy children's series Harry Potter is a global phenomenon. The movies and books broke financial and translation records. The tales have encouraged people of all ages to read and use their imagination. As fantastical as the wizarding world is, the heroes are very human in how they struggle with their emotions and doing what is right. However, it isn't just the very real people involved with the triumphs and tragedies which make the series so potent. … [Read more...]

Video Video: Harry Belafonte with the Muppets

Thanks Trish Brubaker for posting this to Facebook. Activist, author, and priestess Starhawk commented that she uses the song in ritual to call the elements.VIDEO: Harry Belafonte and the Muppets sing a song taken from African tradition and folklore. The song is based on a story from Guinea. Harry sang this song years later at Jim Henson's memorial service. Click through the video to visit YouTube where you can choose CC options.We come from the fire Livin' in the fire Go back to the … [Read more...]

A Little Project: Support for Pagan Parents of Preemies by Janet Callahan

by guest author Janet CallahanAccording to the March of Dimes, 12.8% of births in the United States are premature - less than 37 weeks gestation. In most developed countries, it's a little less, 5-9%. The reason for premature birth is never determined in fully half of those births. Still, that's a lot of babies - 1 in 8 - so I know we can't possibly be the only Pagan family who's been through the NICU wringer.IMAGE: Premature infant in incubation and connected to IVs and life support tubes. … [Read more...]

What are your core beliefs?

These are my core beliefs. Those ideas that shape who I am and who I would like to be. Some days I'm more true to myself than others.As above, so below.The Divine Consciousness has many faces and has been interpreted in many ways.All of reality is bound together through "The Web".The Self and the Universe (or Universes) are divine.Nature is cyclical.Every person is responsible for their own actions.We are interdependent on our world and it's life forms. Respect them and y … [Read more...]

Hey! Why do they get to cut in line?

IMAGE: Children and adults are excited by a plunging swinging ship ride. Photo by D Sharon Pruitt CC LicenseMany folks associate summer fun with going to an amusement park. Maybe you've been in line for a ride and noticed someone in a wheel chair and those with them, getting to bypass the line and even ride twice in a row. No, they didn't pay extra for a fast pass. This is just one way that amusement parks can accommodate visitors with disabilities. As they guys at Different Spokes point out, … [Read more...]

Cutting Social Security and Medicare is a Raw Deal

There are Pagan charities but currently they are few and far between. Beside the obvious life saving support Medicare and Social Security Disability (SSD) or Social Security Insurance (SSI) provides, we are getting assistance without having to declare our personal religious creed.As Pagans, we understand what it's like to be the target of religious prejudice. Those Pagans who are also disabled and poor get prejudice on all sides. Those of us who do not have wealthy families have to rely on … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.Disputes Over Pharmaceutical and Government Spendingnature.com "Harvard scientists disciplined for not declaring ties to drug companies" by Penny Sarchet "Three US psychiatrists, responsible for trailblazing the use of antipsychotic drugs in children, are … [Read more...]


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