When I Hit Bottom

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My husband and I were concerned that we wouldn't be able to adopt since I am a Unitarian Universalist Pagan. All of our books went under the bed, and I put simple scented candles and a large seashell on my altar. We filled out initial state papers saying I was a UU and he was Spiritual. I wondered about the legality of this, and after nine weeks of foster/adoption classes we found out we didn't have to include that information. We were honest about my PTSD and our depression.Everything was … [Read more...]

Hecate in the Hospital

My sister was doing fine with her planned, induced delivery. Her contractions were steadily peaking and decreasing as her body prepared to give birth to her son: her fifth child. It was a risky pregnancy since she had preeclampsia. Thousands of women and infants die from this condition each year. Her husband had stepped out to get some lunch, since she wasn’t expected to deliver until later that afternoon. Mom, grandma, and I were there to offer support.Because her side began to hurt, the n … [Read more...]

Autumn Equinox Prayers to Gaia

During your celebration of thanksgiving, consider offering a prayer to Gaia. She is the Earth Mother, the Great Mother of the Greeks. Today she is also embraced by some members of the environmental movement and recognized as the planet's all important ecosystem which we could not survive without. We depend on Her for our food, our water, and the very air we breath. Those are all very important things to be thankful for. So even if you don't worship Her, take some time to be thankful for those … [Read more...]

Dragonflies

Image: Dragonfly by André KarwathSome of my favorite childhood memories are of playing with my sisters in our basement in Iowa. Roaming the woods of Missouri with my youngest sister and building shelters and small fires for cooking bacon. My father read to us each night from the Laura Ingalls Wilder series of books. When he and I went fishing I’d watch the dragonflies dance in the air and land on our poles. “The dragonfly normally lives most of its life as a nymph or an immature. It flies on … [Read more...]

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.comP. 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 FortuneThe Crystal Cave by Mary StewartThe 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 nam … [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

Walter Plant courtesy of www.walterplant.com

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. T … [Read more...]


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