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...]

The Pagan Community Isn't Ready to Aid Members In Health Care Facilities

There are around a million Pagans in the US and only a handful of Pagans who have experience or training for counseling in hospitals or hospice.As a person with chronic health issues, I've been to the emergency room many times. I'm grateful that only once I had to be admitted overnight and that turned out to be a week long stay in a stress unit. While I struggled with my inner turmoil, surrounded by free bibles and unable to go outside, I wished there was a Pagan clergy member 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...]

Interview with Drake Spaeth, PsyD.: Pagan Minister, Psychologist, and Professor (Part 2)

You can read part one here. www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2011/02/28/interview-with-drake-spaeth-psyd-pagan-minister-psychologist-and-professor/(Update: I just discovered that today, March 1st, is Drake Spaeth's birthday.)Image: Drake Spaeth photo courtesy of www.spiritoftheearth.orgMasery: You recently attended The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Cultural Impact Conference. How often is this conference held and about how many people attended this … [Read more...]

Interview with Drake Spaeth, PsyD.: Pagan Minister, Psychologist, and Professor (Part 1)

Because of the Western world's economic downturn or crisis as it is sometimes called, there is a debate going on in the United States and the United Kingdom over health care budget cuts. These proposed cuts are disheartening for disabled and impaired Pagans. The good news is citizens aren't going to take it. www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2011/02/25/saturday-us-and-uk-citizens-unite-to-uncut-social-benefits/The other news is that important steps are being made toward better … [Read more...]

American Pagans Want to Change Health Care Legislation to Do More

In January, the Associated Press conducted a health care law poll and spoke to 1001 Americans by telephone. For more information about the poll you can read the previous Staff of Asclepius post. www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2011/01/25/associated-press-january-2011-american-health-care-poll/Of the 1001 participants Religious affiliation: Protestant 25% Catholic 25% Mormon 1% Jewish 1% Muslim 1% Other 26% No religious denomination 19%Of the “Other” religion 87% were Chr … [Read more...]


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