Magical Experiments Podcast

I’ll be on the Magical Experiments podcast June 1, 2015 6-7 PST with host Taylor Ellwood. We’ll be talking about the role of health in magical work, and how magic can be used to work with health. Listen or join in at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pagan-musings/2015/06/02/magical-experiments-health-spirituality-and-magic Taylor is the non-fiction editor at Immanion Press. “My focus as a magician is to innovate and experiment with what can be done magically. Instead of settling for what others h … [Read more...]

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Public Health in Sacred Space #health

Public health in sacred space is important. We take part in actions of community. We pass the drinking horn and the plate of cakes. We dance hand in hand. We even engage in sex magic, or working a ritual through sexual pleasure. The problem today is this: we are facing a day when diseases are global and drug resistant, and people have fewer ways to protect themselves. We are living in a day where there is the potential for diseases to become epidemics. The World Health Organization or … [Read more...]

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Sixteen Things Mentally Ill Pagans Have To Put Up With

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(A big tip of the hat to Connie for inspiring this piece with her essay Nine Things Visually Impaired Pagans Have To Put Up With.) 1. Concern trolls who well-meaningly but misguidedly will ask you "Have you tried $DIET or $HERBAL_REMEDY?" to help with your depression, anxiety, etc.1a. Concern trolls who see you drinking coffee at a Pagan event and lecture you about how caffeine is bad for your anxiety.2. Concern trolls who well-meaningly but misguidedly will advise you about … [Read more...]

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Winter is coming

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While summer tends to be the worst time of the year for me mental health wise, winter isn't much better.  Summer is more obvious in that department, where I am irritable and don't sleep well, and prone to mood swings.  Wintertime for me is just meh.  Compared to the way my brain chemistry works in summer, it's the lesser of the two evils, but it's not fun.At least some of the reason why winter is not a great season for me is the holidays.  The holidays are difficult for me, with inescapable r … [Read more...]

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On being the “good” disabled person

My friend Heather posted a piece on this issue on her blog, and says it better than I can; go check it out. … [Read more...]

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