An Excerpt from Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: P. Sufenas Virius Lupus

This is an excerpt from "Antinous the Imperfect" by noted author P. Sufenas Virius Lupus. It will appear in the anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness. The book will be available this year or in early 2014. If you would like to be notified when it's ready, contact Tara "Masery" Miller tara.miller21 (at) gmail.com P. Sufenus Virius Lupus In March of 2004, I found myself in the hospital in Cork, Ireland, where I … [Read more...]

T. Thorn Coyle’s Interview with Lisa Donnelly

T. Thorn Coyle talks with Lisa Donnelly about living with Multiple Sclerosis and how that affects art and will. Thorn states, "On the latest episode of Make Magic of Your Life, I speak with Lisa Donnelly about how to engage with the power To Will while living with multiple sclerosis." … [Read more...]

National Book Lovers Day

To celebrate National Book Lovers Day, here is a list of my top ten favorite magical books. Drumming at the Edge of Magic by Mickey Hart (Drummer for the Greatfull Dead) The Sea Priestess by Dion Fortune Through this fictional work, Dion was one of the first people to teach the general public about Hermeticism. Psychic Self-Defense by Dion Fortune The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart The World Atlas of Divination, consulting editor John Matthews, and The Book of Alchemy by Francis … [Read more...]

Interview with Writer and Earthwitch Lady Cedar Nightsong

Lady Cedar Nightsong is the author of “Tangible Magick” in the upcoming anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness. An excerpt of here essay is here. Lady Cedar Nightsong: Thanks for the opportunity to reach out to readers. I love writing, and am just amazed that you liked "Tangible Magick" well enough to run it in your anthology. Masery: Lady Cedar Nightsong, what is the story behind you choosing that … [Read more...]

A Look at the anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness.

Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness: An excerpt from "Tangible Magick" by Lady Cedar Nightsong. I'll be posting an interview with her on Wednesday, July 24. Handicraft magick is not always so complicated. Simple spells can be done with nothing more than a piece of thread or cord. Since I have trouble with tangling thread, and cannot always see how to get the knots out, I prefer thicker satin cord, which is easier to work … [Read more...]

A Pagan in the Pew

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How did I, a Unitarian Universalist Pagan, end up at a Christian church listening to a gospel concert? Well, my mother is a Lay Minister at Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church. Though I don’t believe as they do, I do believe in the importance of socializing and keeping an open mind. Besides, Mom said Walter Plant was a good performer. For those of you who may not know, a Pagan is someone who participates in one or more types of Paganism. There are many different branches and belief systems. … [Read more...]

Reviewing the Mystery

Review of Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies by Christine Hoff Kraemer Kraemer had two goals for the book: For Pagans to understand their own religion and give non-Pagans a starting point to understanding the diverse Pagan religious movement. She accomplished both of these through a step by step look at the religion and activities. Because theology is an active study, she included suggestions for exercises and experiments at the end of each chapter to be used by … [Read more...]

Interview with Author and Artist Erick Dupree

This is an interview with Erick DuPree, author of “Healing our Cries” in the upcoming anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness. Himself a survivor, he wrote it as a gender inclusive ritual for others survivors of sexual trauma. Erick DuPree Masery: Erick, you live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. What is your favorite place to go there and why? Erick: I am not sure I have a favorite place. Philadelphia is … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek at Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul

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An Excerpt from the Anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness. "Turning Disability into Opportunability" by Lydia M. Crabtree Nature seems to say, “Adapt.” It is, in fact, the very basis of evolution. As one form of adaptation is no longer needed, another rises to take its place and be utilized for the greater good. If nature is encouraging us to adapt, then there are several adaptations those of us with … [Read more...]

Zen Millionaire: A Father’s Day Tribute

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Zen Millionaire: A Father's Day Tribute by JazminePoe This essay was first posted on Reddit in the frugal section. I was home from college, most likely my freshman year. Dad and I had run to the grocery store for something -- who knows what. Dad always did the grocery shopping in our family. Given that he wasn’t much one for cooking, I think it was his way of still influencing our meals. As we went down the aisles we spoke about things 19 year old girls and their father’s talk … [Read more...]


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