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...]

Nurture Your Happiness with Nature

This moment, which has been circulating the internet for quite some time and has become anonymous, captures the simple joy of connecting with nature. The smiles on both ladies faces have a childlike delight that is often forgotten. According to ecopsychology we all rely on a connection with nature for mental well being. "Ecopsychology, or eco-psychology as it is sometimes called, is situated at the intersection of a number of fields of enquiry, including environmental philosophy, psychology, … [Read more...]

SciFi Fantasy Books for Kids that have Disabled Characters

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Over at Reddit there is a pretty good thread where people are recommending Young Adult and Children’s SciFi/Fantasy books where a character has a disability. It was started by KristaDBall. Hey everyone! In my new book, I have an amputee character. A mother of a seven year old contacted me to ask why I did it and I explained how my own Mom is an amputee, and people like her are underrepresented in fiction. She agreed and said there are almost no books out there for her daughter, with characters … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

"Disabled Writers Speak Out About Voters Rights" Lydia M. Crabtree and Erick DuPree are writers in the upcoming anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction and Illness. This week they wrote about the DOMA decision and Voter Rights changes."What is it like to raise a child who's different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In this quietly moving talk, writer Andrew Solomon … [Read more...]

Winners – 2013 Beat the Heat Movie Awards

Image: “The Hawaii Theatre Center, a.k.a. The Pride of the Pacific, is an old movie palace in downtown Honolulu, now converted into a performance venue. My old masters at the Hawaii International Film Festival help maintain the 35mm projectors for occasional screenings.” christian razukas from Honolulu, Hawaii WikiCommonsThank you to everyone who participated. I also decided to post the nominees at PaganSpace.net so votes were culled from there and the comment section here. The original nom … [Read more...]


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