Thoughts on Samhain: When Your Roots Become Your Branches

This is a post from October 2011 which I wanted to share again. I enjoy living in a small rural town. Each fall I look out my kitchen window on a back yard filled with walnut trees and corn. This year the reformed Amish family didn't plant sweet corn so my husband and I planted a small patch of popcorn. It's long since been harvested and the stalks bundled up for decoration in the front of the house. Cool crisp wind blows in from the east and north now bringing frost instead of stifling heat … [Read more...]

Samhain Ceremony Near White House in DC

by: Caroline Kenner Silver Spring, Maryland FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DC Pagans to Hold Samhain Ceremony Countering the New Apostolic Reformation Cursing Prayer Campaign On October 30th in Lafayette Square Park Silver Spring, MD, October 19th, 2011 Priestesses and priests from the Washington, DC Pagan community will hold a Celebration of the Divine Feminine and Religious Freedom in Lafayette Square Park across from the White House on Sunday, October 30th, 2011, as a protest to the New Apostolic … [Read more...]

Aligning Pagan Values of Community and Honor with Action

We have forgotten who we are We have sought only our own security We have exploited simply for our own ends We have distorted our knowledge We have abused our power [...] We ask for the gift of remembering We ask for the strength to change." - John Matthews, The Quest for the Green Man The virtue of honor gives us the strength to become capable of living and acting for the long haul, rather than immediate gain. There is nothing we cannot do, because we learn to not give up easily, to … [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. Entertainment and Education At the Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)’s Annual Convention this past weekend there was a special educational edition release of the award winning documentary Monica & David. "MONICA & DAVID explores the marriage of two … [Read more...]

Interview with Author and Radio Host Deirdre Hebert about Recovery (Part 2)

This is part two of an interview with author and radio Host Deirdre Hebert You can read part one here. Deirdre “Dee” Hebert hosts the radio show PaganFM! which broadcasts live on WSCA 106.1 Portsmouth, New Hampshire and on-line at portsmouthcommunityradio.org Thursdays from 10 pm - Midnight Eastern. Her new book is The Pagan in Recovery: The Twelve Steps From a Pagan Perspective. Dee would like to make the book available to those in need who can not afford a copy at this time. You can … [Read more...]

Interview with Author and Radio Host Deirdre Hebert about Addiction Recovery (Part 1)

Deirdre “Dee” Hebert hosts the radio show PaganFM! which broadcasts live on WSCA 106.1 Portsmouth, New Hampshire and on-line at portsmouthcommunityradio.org Thursdays from 10 pm - Midnight Eastern. Her new book is The Pagan in Recovery: The Twelve Steps From a Pagan Perspective. Dee would like to make the book available to those in need who can not afford a copy at this time. You can request a copy by emailing her or contact Dee to get information on making donations to help her offset … [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. Coming up at the Staff of Asclepius: Interview with PaganFM! host and author Deirdre (Dee) Hebert about her new book The Pagan in Recovery: The Twelve Steps From a Pagan Perspective. In other news: The New Existentialists "Amy Winehouse, Addiction, and the … [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. Spirituality Sally Kemp writes the Patheos blog Meditation for Life. Her post "The Open-Eyed Mediation of Delight" discusses practicing acceptance and awareness of delight and satisfaction. "You might try this at a party or some other social … [Read more...]

Book Review: Jesus Potter Harry Christ

There is no denying that J.K. Rowling's fantasy children's series Harry Potter is a global phenomenon. The movies and books broke financial and translation records. The tales have encouraged people of all ages to read and use their imagination. As fantastical as the wizarding world is, the heroes are very human in how they struggle with their emotions and doing what is right. However, it isn't just the very real people involved with the triumphs and tragedies which make the series so potent. … [Read more...]

A Little Project: Support for Pagan Parents of Preemies by Janet Callahan

by guest author Janet Callahan According to the March of Dimes, 12.8% of births in the United States are premature - less than 37 weeks gestation. In most developed countries, it's a little less, 5-9%. The reason for premature birth is never determined in fully half of those births. Still, that's a lot of babies - 1 in 8 - so I know we can't possibly be the only Pagan family who's been through the NICU wringer. IMAGE: Premature infant in incubation and connected to IVs and life support tubes. … [Read more...]


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