Reviewing the Mystery

Review of Seeking the Mystery: An Introduction to Pagan Theologies by Christine Hoff KraemerKraemer 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 DuPreeMasery: 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 new to … [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. CrabtreeNature 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 dis … [Read more...]

Zen Millionaire: A Father’s Day Tribute

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Zen Millionaire: A Father's Day Tribute by JazminePoeThis 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 about- cla … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

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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. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter.Interviewed by Pagan Families BlogI was recently interviewed by Sarah Whedon, PhD of the Pagan Families blog about my experience as a disabled Pagan … [Read more...]

The Anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness

I recently sent the anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness to Megalithica Books/Immanion Press. I've enjoyed working with all of the contributors and my co-editor Taylor Ellwood.This anthology explores magical, occult, and esoteric topics from the view points of practitioners who are disabled, part of the deaf and Blind communities, or have an illness or addiction. Though the voices collected here come from diverse … [Read more...]

When Disabilities Take on Symbolic Shapes

It isn't uncommon for those of us with disabilities to dream about them. They take on a symbolic shape that expresses how they make us feel.My husband had a dream last night where he was sitting at a large conference table. He was in every seat. In each of those seats was himself at a different age. Child, teenager, himself in his twenties and so on until it came to his current self who lead the conference. One seats was empty except for a shimmering form.The topic of discussion was how … [Read more...]

Hestia at Home and Work

“Hestia, in the high dwellings of all, both deathless gods and men who walk on earth, you have gained an everlasting abode and highest honour: glorious is your portion and your right. For without you mortals hold no banquet, -- where one does not duly pour sweet wine in offering to Hestia both first and last.” Homeric Hymn to Hestia translated by Evelyn White and in the Public DomainNone of us would be alive without food. It isn't surprising then that the Greeks included a goddess of the hea … [Read more...]

Online Rituals as One Means Toward Solidarity

I attended my first Unitarian Universalist Church of the Larger Fellowship on-line worship service yesterday. Today I woke up smiling and motivated. I was out of a two week funk. The forty-seven minute service involved a video with music and a message. In the chat room ministers and lay ministers lead participants in responses and encourage us to share, during the service, the words that call to us. This particular service continued the month's theme of salvation and focused on Martin Luther … [Read more...]

Good News Thanksgiving Community Linkage Special

Since superstorm Sandy hit the eastern seaboard in October, parts of Freemont, NY are still without power and many people are in shelters. Mercy Chef, a faith based nonprofit, is preparing their mobile unit and will be serving a full Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings to over 1000 people at lunch and dinner in Freemont.image: A cornucopia, horn shaped basket, created with wicker and trimmed with holly berries. It is filled with fall colored leaves, small guards, a bunch of green … [Read more...]


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