Pagan Spirit Gathering Offering Accessible Camping

When Circle Sanctuary had to move PSG from Camp Zoe in Salem, Missouri, because of it's closure many Pagans in the area were disappointed. It was an honor to have such a long running festival in the stateClick here for Camp Zoe's take on the Federal search and closure. Click here for the St. Louis Riverfront Times article about Highway Patrol drug search roadblocks on the way to Camp Zoe.PSG is now being held in the much less controversial and more accessible Stonehouse Park near Earlville, … [Read more...]

Video Friday

VIDEO: Sebastian Thrun helped build Google's amazing driverless car, powered by a very personal quest to save lives and reduce traffic accidents. Jawdropping video shows the DARPA Challenge-winning car motoring through busy city traffic with no one behind the wheel, and dramatic test drive footage from TED2011 demonstrates how fast the thing can really go. Video by www.ted.com … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a round up of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.Star Foster at Pantheos featured Kelle Maize a rising female rapper from Pittsburg, Penn. who includes a spiritual message in her lyrics. She's currently number one on Amazon. Her music is free if you share a message about her on Facebook, Twitter, or join her email list. … [Read more...]

Get Your Green On: Gardening for Everyone

Anyone can garden, indoors or out, by thoughtfully choosing their level of commitment and accessibility. Gardening can be as simple as herbs and bean sprouts on a window sill to the complex planning and creation of large pathways between raised beds. It is possible to have a garden in urban areas by transforming lawns, using window space, or patio space economically. Growing plants with others gives you extra sets of hands to help with the work, increases mind power by planning, and creates or … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Patheos "Service Is Power" By T. Thorn Coyle "Service is part of our religion. It doesn't have to be, but the more we include it, the stronger, healthier, and wiser we all become." www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Service-Is-Power-T-Thorn-Coyle-03-01-2011.htmlZach Anner, who has cerebral palsy, won his own show on the Oprah Winfrey NetworkNew York Times “Two Winners, Two Potential Shows” by Brian Stetler www … [Read more...]

BBC Two Video – How Subtitles Are Made

The BBC Two program See Hear has a video up about Red Bee Media, the BBC's subtitling company. It shows how subtitles are created and what can be done to improve subtitle quality. If you've watched TV with subtitles, especially live, and wondered why captioning was off by almost a minute or the words made no sense, watch the video to find out. I'm sure Red Bee Media's process is similar to captioning technology in other countries. The results can be funny and frustrating for people who rely on … [Read more...]

Are you prepared for a medical emergency?

Image: Red emergency bag labeled with a white equilateral cross.It was almost midnight and my sister was holding my hair and shoulders to keep me from falling off the bed as I vomited again and again. My husband tried to calm me. We had tested my blood sugar and it was normal unlike just six months before when I ended up in the ER with a blood glucose of 400. I wasn't keeping any stomach medication or water down. When I lost my emotional cool and couldn't breathe, they decided to call … [Read more...]

Dedication Ritual for the Less Ambulatory

 <!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } -->Dedication Ritual Modified for the less ambulatory by Masery, former Myrddin of the Elodrym. Adapted from The Order of the Elodrym’s initiation ritual.Elemental calls written by Aquillus Cattus and adapted for this ritual.   "… the Great Initiator comes in the Silence to the higher consciousness, and is never a human being, however supernatural and secluded." Dion Fortune, The … [Read more...]

Dealing with Grief

Dealing with Grief Caused by Disabilityby MaseryFrom the first diagnosis of disease or disability to the loss of a physical function or independence, we feel grief. We may experience anticipatory grief when thinking out the longterm effects of our disability or upcoming medical procedures. Grief is a natural process in response to loss, including the loss of a healthy body or mind.Rather than buck up or move on right away, it is important to allow these emotions to flow. Being aware of … [Read more...]


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