Community Linkage and Donations

The Staff of Asclepius has offered news, entertainment and posts for the Pagan community for over three years. It is a pleasure to have met so many wonderful people. If I could say my disability has given me any joy, it would be the readers and my writing of the Staff of Asclepius. It has grown from a simple post I wasn't sure anyone would read, to being a part of the Pagan group of bloggers at Patheos and the inspiration for an anthology. Today I offer almost daily community outreach through … [Read more...]

Deep Sea Diving in a Wheelchair

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Interview with Writer and Earthwitch Lady Cedar Nightsong

Lady Cedar Nightsong is the author of “Tangible Magick” in the upcoming anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness. An excerpt of here essay is here.Lady Cedar Nightsong: Thanks for the opportunity to reach out to readers. I love writing, and am just amazed that you liked "Tangible Magick" well enough to run it in your anthology.Masery: Lady Cedar Nightsong, what is the story behind you choosing that nam … [Read more...]

A Look at the anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness.

Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness: An excerpt from "Tangible Magick" by Lady Cedar Nightsong. I'll be posting an interview with her on Wednesday, July 24.Handicraft magick is not always so complicated. Simple spells can be done with nothing more than a piece of thread or cord. Since I have trouble with tangling thread, and cannot always see how to get the knots out, I prefer thicker satin cord, which is easier to work … [Read more...]

A Pagan in the Pew

Walter Plant courtesy of www.walterplant.com

How did I, a Unitarian Universalist Pagan, end up at a Christian church listening to a gospel concert? Well, my mother is a Lay Minister at Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church. Though I don’t believe as they do, I do believe in the importance of socializing and keeping an open mind. Besides, Mom said Walter Plant was a good performer.For those of you who may not know, a Pagan is someone who participates in one or more types of Paganism. There are many different branches and belief systems. T … [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. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter."Reddit Floods Hospital with Pizza After Young Resident Pleads for Pie" Gawker"Deaf New Yorkers Sue Starbucks for Repeated, Shocking Discrimination" … [Read more...]

Reviewing the Mystery

Review of Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies by Christine Hoff KraemerKraemer had two goals for the book: For Pagans to understand their own religion and give non-Pagans a starting point to understanding the diverse Pagan religious movement. She accomplished both of these through a step by step look at the religion and activities. Because theology is an active study, she included suggestions for exercises and experiments at the end of each chapter to be used by … [Read more...]

The Peace of Wild Things

A male Wood Duck at Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden, Portland, Oregan, USA. Wiki CommonsThe Peace of Wild ThingsWhen despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still … [Read more...]

Pagan Accessibility Project – Community Input Requested

Subject: Pagan Accessibility Project – Community Input RequestedContacts: Janet Callahan janet@lakotacreations.com Tara “Masery” Miller tara.miller21@gmail.comPermission granted to print or pass on this press release.Janet Callahan and Tara “Masery” Miller are writing a book to assist Pagan event organizers and Pagan members of the disabled and Deaf communities improve accessibility. Our focus is to write a guide for making Pagan events more accessible and to help leaders and volunt … [Read more...]

Interview with Author and Artist Erick Dupree

This is an interview with Erick DuPree, author of “Healing our Cries” in the upcoming anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness. Himself a survivor, he wrote it as a gender inclusive ritual for others survivors of sexual trauma.Erick DuPreeMasery: Erick, you live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. What is your favorite place to go there and why?Erick: I am not sure I have a favorite place. Philadelphia is new to … [Read more...]


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