On Faith and Facts

Religious and cultural misunderstanding happen between people of many different backgrounds. So when I saw a minister had published that witches were dancing around pentagrams on brooms and laying on graves, I had to jump in. As many of my readers know, I live in a small rural Missouri town. It's so small, sometimes men will ride lawn mowers to the grocery store. It's actually in the city code that they, as men, can do so. Really, most of the relationships are equal these days and it's an old … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Samhain: When Your Roots Become Your Branches

This is a post from October 2011 which I wanted to share again. I enjoy living in a small rural town. Each fall I look out my kitchen window on a back yard filled with walnut trees and corn. This year the reformed Amish family didn't plant sweet corn so my husband and I planted a small patch of popcorn. It's long since been harvested and the stalks bundled up for decoration in the front of the house. Cool crisp wind blows in from the east and north now bringing frost instead of stifling heat … [Read more...]

Video Video

VIDEO: Surgeon and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system -- improving motion, control and even feeling. Onstage, patient Amanda Kitts helps demonstrate this next-gen robotic arm. VIDEO: Uploaded by JvMLimmat "Pro Infirmis conducts an experiment: there are only a few people who don`t have empathy with disabled people. Nevertheless, the passenger seat in the public bus next to Fabian often stays empty. Handicapped people are a regular part … [Read more...]

Samhain 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. Not just weekly but every weekday. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter. I have a new, and hopefully more stable and secure, email address. tara.miller21(at)gmail.com where you can send … [Read more...]

Samhain Ceremony Near White House in DC

by: Caroline Kenner Silver Spring, Maryland FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DC Pagans to Hold Samhain Ceremony Countering the New Apostolic Reformation Cursing Prayer Campaign On October 30th in Lafayette Square Park Silver Spring, MD, October 19th, 2011 Priestesses and priests from the Washington, DC Pagan community will hold a Celebration of the Divine Feminine and Religious Freedom in Lafayette Square Park across from the White House on Sunday, October 30th, 2011, as a protest to the New Apostolic … [Read more...]

New Ways to Stay Informed and Connected with the Staff of Asclepius and Masery

What makes the Staff of Asclepius blog so amazing is the wonderful people who send me news and participate by sharing important information with others by posting to social media. There are new ways for you to stay informed. Every day 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. Since, I've moved my personal … [Read more...]

Full Transcript of Q&A with Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson

This is a rush transcript of audio from the Google+ Hangout video conference held on Sunday, October 16, 2011. Care was taken to provide accurate transcription of each person's comments; however, some mistakes due to feedback noise or human error are unavoidable and unintentional. Full streaming video is available at Justin.tv and was provided by Keith Barrett. Transcription provided by Masery (Tara Miller) at the Staff of Asclepius blog. This transcript is my gift of time to the Pagan … [Read more...]

Staff of Asclepius Preparing Full Transcript of Presidential Candidate's Q&A with Pagan Media

Sunday night members of the Pagan media conducted a video interview with former New Mexico Gov. and Presidential hopeful Gary Johnson. I'm about half way through with the transcription of the hour and a half long Q&A session. It is a historic event. For the first time in history there is large networked Pagan media and they got to interview a candidate running for national office. Transcription of the audio will be posted here and available for reposting. It's my way of showing appreciation … [Read more...]

What would you ask presidential candidate Gary Johnson?

UPDATE: After the video conference, The Modern Witch - will have LIVE post-conference coverage. Join them for a live discussion and decompression. Thanks Cara Shulz and Star Foster for this information. Former Governor of New Mexico and Republican Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson will be interviewed tonight by members of the Pagan media. This opportunity was headed by PNC-MN (Pagan Newswire Collective Minnesota). Cara Shulz of PNC-MN, Jason Pitzl-Waters of The Wild Hunt, Star Foster of … [Read more...]

Dan Halloran (Pagan NYC Council Member visits OWS) also a Blind Critic Movie Review

VIDEO: Dan Halloran, New York City Councilman and Pagan, visited with Occupy Wall Street protesters. You can skip ahead 54 seconds. Currently the objective of the Occupy Together movement across North America is to get citizens active in learning about income disparity, the plight of citizens in poverty, and discussing solutions. On October 4th, New York City Council members, Dan Halloran (R) and Ydanis Rodriguez (D) ended up at Occupy Wall Street and held an unplanned discussion. (Capital New … [Read more...]


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