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 biological family. I suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of years of physical, mental, emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of my biological family. As … [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.” Union County honors 9/11 victim, activist for the disabled Colleen Fraser died on flight 93. She helped draft the Americans with Disabilities … [Read more...]

Dragonflies

Image: Dragonfly by André Karwath Some of my favorite childhood memories are of playing with my sisters in our basement in Iowa. Roaming the woods of Missouri with my youngest sister and building shelters and small fires for cooking bacon. My father read to us each night from the Laura Ingalls Wilder series of books. When he and I went fishing I’d watch the dragonflies dance in the air and land on our poles. “The dragonfly normally lives most of its life as a nymph or an immature. It … [Read more...]

March on Washington

"Because they marched, America became more free and more fair -- not just for African Americans, but for women and Latinos, Asians and Native Americans; for Catholics, Jews, and Muslims; for gays, for Americans with a disability." - President Obama WATCH: Highlights from the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington The full speech. … [Read more...]

Interview with Author P. Sufenas Virius Lupus

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Masery: You go by the name P. Sufenas Virius Lupus. If I’m correct the translation of Lupus is wolf. What do the other names mean? P. Sufenas Virius Lupus: Indeed, "Lupus" does mean "wolf," and though I'm very close to wolves for a variety of reasons, that isn't necessarily why I have that as part of my name. My full name is actually the names of (at least) two historical Romans who are important to my own practices in a variety of ways, or (in one case) might be, for lack of a better set … [Read more...]

An Excerpt from Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: P. Sufenas Virius Lupus

This is an excerpt from "Antinous the Imperfect" by noted author P. Sufenas Virius Lupus. It will appear in the anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness. The book will be available this year or in early 2014. If you would like to be notified when it's ready, contact Tara "Masery" Miller tara.miller21 (at) gmail.com P. Sufenus Virius Lupus In March of 2004, I found myself in the hospital in Cork, Ireland, where I … [Read more...]

T. Thorn Coyle’s Interview with Lisa Donnelly

T. Thorn Coyle talks with Lisa Donnelly about living with Multiple Sclerosis and how that affects art and will. Thorn states, "On the latest episode of Make Magic of Your Life, I speak with Lisa Donnelly about how to engage with the power To Will while living with multiple sclerosis." … [Read more...]

National Book Lovers Day

To celebrate National Book Lovers Day, here is a list of my top ten favorite magical books. Drumming at the Edge of Magic by Mickey Hart (Drummer for the Greatfull Dead) The Sea Priestess by Dion Fortune Through this fictional work, Dion was one of the first people to teach the general public about Hermeticism. Psychic Self-Defense by Dion Fortune The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart The World Atlas of Divination, consulting editor John Matthews, and The Book of Alchemy by Francis … [Read more...]

Are Americans Misled about Marijuana?

CNN’s Sanjay Gupta: Americans ‘terribly and systematically misled’ about marijuana … [Read more...]

Travel Screening Tips

Tips For The Screening Process For Travelers With Disabilities And Medical Conditions This video has synthesized audio and printed word for easy understanding. … [Read more...]


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