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...]

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.IMAGE: Woman wearing an animal pelt and computer boards, types on a keyboard that is part of the landscape. Cover art by Julie Foo.Yahoo! Accessibility "Original Cyborgs: Disability and Technology" by Jennifer Cole, Program Director of the Gimpgirl … [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...]

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.Pagan Pride Day Stepping Up to Inform Coordinators about AccessibilityIMAGE: Pagan Pride Day logo. The earth is surrounded by various Pagan religious symbols.Earlier this month I emailed Brian Ewing, Pagan Pride Day Executive Director and National … [Read more...]

Magicians on Stage and Off: Part 2 Luna Shimada

Click here for Part 1 Jeff McBride.Luna Shimada"Luna has been performing in top venues across four continents from Europe to Japan to America, and the showrooms of Las Vegas. Luna has also been featured in countless American network TV specials such as, the PBS series “Art of Magic” and “Mystery’s of Magic”, “Magic’s Greatest Illusions” on TLC and “Grand Illusions, The Story of Magic” for Discovery and most recently also featured in two new documentaries, “Women in Boxes” and “A Mag … [Read more...]

Magicians on Stage and Off: Part 1 Jeff McBride

Jeff McBrideHis performances have garnered awards and recognition. He won The Magic Woods Award for Best Magician, in 2008. He's earned recognition from the Academy of Magical Arts, the Society of American Magicians, and named "Magician of the Year" by the International Grand Prix of Magic. The Academy of Magical arts named him "Lecturer of the Year".McBride holds several Guinness World Records. (Wikipedia)He and his wife, singer Abbi Spinner, teach within the Vegas Vortex Pagan community … [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...]

Overcoming Obstacles: Conscious Dialog about Responsibility for Access

In This Moment of Decision I Pray to Ganesha, Remover of ObstaclesAum, Shri Ganeshaya namah -- Great Lord of Wisdom, here I stand with so many decisions to make, with so many ways to turn. I beg for Your grace. Fill me with righteous judgment and clear discrimination as I lay all confusion at Your holy feet and immerse myself solely in You. Aum, Ganesha sharanam, sharanam Ganesha.From Loving Ganesha by the Himalayan Academy Ch. 11 Ganapati Prarthanah: Prayers to Lord Ganesha … [Read more...]

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...]


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