The Pagan Community Is Preparing To Aid Members In Health Care Facilities

On March 8, I addressed the lack of trained Pagan clergy who could meet the needs of community members in health care facilities. "The Pagan Community Isn’t Ready to Aid Members In Health Care Facilities". Motivated by this need, I networked with Pagan clergy, writers, counselors, and professors to start the Pagan Health Care Resource Team. Our goal is to create an open health resource for Pagans and helping professions regarding the needs of Pagan clients. We are still deciding what online f … [Read more...]

Why You're Affected by McCollum v. CDCR (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

Patrick McCollum and legal advisors released a nine page response to the denial of their employment discrimination case.“The employment discrimination ruling is especially disturbing and is one that all religious people should be worried about, not only Pagans. It creates precedent that gives the state the power to discriminate on the basis of religion for chaplain jobs, for example chaplains in prisons, hospitals, the veterans’ administration, and the military. The court ruled that the state c … [Read more...]

Victory Gardens

UPDATE: In semi-related news, Starhawk announced early production of a movie version of The Fifth Sacred Thing. Click here. "Starhawk's epic tale, set in 2048, California. In a time of ecological collapse, when the hideously authoritarian and corporate-driven Stewards have taken control of most of the land and set up an apartheid state, one region has declared itself independent: the Bay Area and points north."During WWI and WWII, citizens planted produce and herb gardens at private residences … [Read more...]

The Healing Power of Gaming

Bare with me as I indulge in the glories of Geekdom. A new mega gamer has risen above thousands of players to practically beat a console game. Other players thought he was so good at Gears if War they accused him of meta gaming - finding a flaw in the programming that allowed him to exploit play or hack the game program.Aldo Cauvi who plays as Panconbasura, lost his hearing two years ago in an accident. Peru doesn't offer many opportunities for the disabled so he's been keeping busy gaming … [Read more...]

Long Term Hospitalization: Part Two of an Interview with author Janet Callahan

Janet Callahan is a Pagan author, lecturer, and workshop leader. She’s published many articles and posts across the internet. She has an essay in the book Manifesting Prosperity: A Wealth Magic Anthology published by Immanion Press, and edited by Taylor Ellwood. She currently writes two blogs: janetcallahan.com and Our Little Acorn: A Pagan mama with a medically fragile kid, just trying to figure out how to make it one day at a time. ourlittleacorn.blogspot.com/Janet is currently in the h … [Read more...]

T. Thorn Coyle Further Explains "No sick mystics!"

In the post "Listening is the Key to Flowing with Your Life Path" I wrote briefly about T. Thorn Coyle's workshop I attended in St. Louis. Click here for the post. One of many things she said which stuck with me was “No sick mystics.”IMAGE: "Spiral Galaxy Opens Mysterious 'Arms'" Posted to Flickr. Some rights reserved by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.Thorn wrote a post fully explaining what she meant. "By “No Sick Mystics” I don’t mean that magick workers, mystics, spiritual seekers or … [Read more...]

Listening is the Key to Flowing with your Life Path

While living in the Monterey Bay Area just south of San Francisco I heard about T. Thorn Coyle. I didn't think much of there being yet another magic writer in the community. However, living in what I call Fery Tradition central, I couldn't escape her name. Comments kept popping up such as “Thorn said this.” or “Thorn will be teaching at such and such place.” I decided I wanted to meet her and see what all of the fuss was about. My path didn't cross hers for various reasons while living in Califor … [Read more...]

March 22 is Diabetes Alert Day

Today, March 22nd, is “Diabetes Alert Day”. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) wants to remind people to ask their doctor for diabetes testing. 1 in 3 American Adults are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes especially if there is family history of the disease and a person is inactive. There is more to it then that, however. My diabetes was caused by a collapse in my endocrine system and I also have an aunt with diabetes. During my young life, I didn't have very knowledgeable doctors. Non … [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...]

In the News

Associated Press/Yahoo! News "Preemie birth preventive spikes from $10 to $1,500" by Mike StobbeOther companies covered the cost of developing and researching Makena. It is a progesterone given as a weekly shot to prevent premature delivery. KV Pharmaceutical of suburban St.Louis won government approval to exclusively sell the drug. The move was originally supported by the March of Dimes and obstetricians who thought the quality and availability would improve. KV Pharmaceutical has used their … [Read more...]


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