Archives for 2013

A Letter To Santa

This Yule I’m not asking for any jewelry, candles, or fancy priestess clothes. Instead I have one important wish for the magical community: that when groups gather, they will pre-plan for possible attendees who have a disability or are part of the Deaf community. [Read more…]

Win a Free Copy of Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul

At goodreads.com you can register to win a free paperback copy of Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness. Go on and give it a try! [Read more…]

Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul at Amazon.com

I’m pleased — no, thrilled — to announce that Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness is available at Amazon.com! [Read more…]

Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilites, Addiction, and Illness

The book is finally available for purchase from Megalithica books! This anthology explores magical, occult, and esoteric topics from the view points of practitioners who are disabled, part of the Deaf and blind communities, or have an illness or addiction. Though the voices collected here come from diverse social, magical, and national backgrounds, they don’t [Read More…]

When I Hit Bottom

We were told that we could not adopt. I had been hospitalized for PTSD too recently. I lost it. But in the aftermath, I am helping to raise my sister’s children. We can’t see as much as the Gods see; maybe this is an experience I will need if we are able to adopt later. [Read more…]

Hecate in the Hospital

I turned to Gaia, offering a silent prayer for her to protect my sister and her son. Gaia said, “No” — I needed to pray to Hecate. Hecate? Hecate? My mind raced. I understood her to be a dark goddess of the crossroads, the Queen of the Night. But, as my later research showed, she is also a nurse and overseer of the young. [Read more…]

Autumn Equinox Prayers to Gaia

During your celebration of thanksgiving, consider offering a prayer to Gaia. She is the Earth Mother, the Great Mother of the Greeks. Today she is also embraced by some members of the environmental movement and recognized as the planet’s all important ecosystem which we could not survive without. We depend on Her for our food, [Read More…]

My Mabon Feast

The autumnal equinox is just around the corner. It’s a traditional time to celebrate the harvest and it’s a Neo-Pagan ritual of thanksgiving and sharing. This holiday is also called Mabon which was “coined by Aidan Kelly around 1970 as a reference to Mabon ap Modron, a character from Welsh mythology.” Aidan A. Kelly was [Read More…]

Divorcing My Biological Family

Divorcing My Biological Family by Lydia M Crabtree I challenged Tara to write about her father’s funeral unfettered by worry and concern that her biological family would comment or be hurt by what she had to say. During my challenge I promised I would write about something I find difficult: my decision to divorce my [Read More…]

Pagans, Disabilities, and 9/11

Yosemite: Disabled veterans to summit Half Dome, El Capitan on 9/11 “Thirty disabled veterans plan to mark 9/11 by climbing to the summits of some of Yosemite National Park’s highest and most iconic peaks on Wednesday. The climbing groups, accompanied by climbing pros as well as park rangers, set off Tuesday for the multi-day events.” [Read More…]