The Science and Religion of Gaia

IMAGE: The planet Earth as viewed from space. Wikimedia Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.Ode to Gaia by E. W. RichardsonI woke to soft mists over the river, A chilled, liquid, world where dew falls as rain From the trees in muted musical notes And the air is faintly luminescent… A surreal place of contrasts and shadows In pastel hues applied with a soft brush.I kneel beside last night’s campfire and brush Away ash, which settles on the river… A fine, whi … [Read more...]

Video Video: Harry Belafonte with the Muppets

Thanks Trish Brubaker for posting this to Facebook. Activist, author, and priestess Starhawk commented that she uses the song in ritual to call the elements.VIDEO: Harry Belafonte and the Muppets sing a song taken from African tradition and folklore. The song is based on a story from Guinea. Harry sang this song years later at Jim Henson's memorial service. Click through the video to visit YouTube where you can choose CC options.We come from the fire Livin' in the fire Go back to the … [Read more...]

Thank you Star Foster

Star Foster is the editor of the Pagan portal at Patheos. She also assists many Patheos bloggers with their tech issues. Within a couple of hours of my email to her, she had cleared out all of the spam and I haven't gotten a spam comment submission in several days.If you are looking for a website for your religion themed blog, choose Patheos. … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you.disabilityscoop"Job Seekers With Disabilities Focus Of New Website" by Shaun Heasley www.disabilityscoop.com/2011/04/05/new-website-job/12803/JobTips has resources for job seekers, educators, clinicians and transition specialists. The site was developed using a … [Read more...]

Altar of the Blessed Motherboard

Flikr photo by Nika. CC license. Poster created by Masery at www.fakeposters.com … [Read more...]

Love Getting Books in the Mail

IMAGE: Masery and the bearded dragon, Sunny with Brendan Meyers' new book. Photo by M. R. MillerA while back I posted about T. Thorn Coyle's interview with Brendan Myers. Click here for the post.Here I am with my Australian bearded dragon lizard, Sunny, and Myer's new book Loneliness and Revelation. I just got it in the mail. You can find out more about the book and Brendan at lonelinessandrevelation.comThe plus side is because of this post, I'm now entered in his contest to win $100 … [Read more...]

Community News Linkage

Disabilityscoop "Man With Cerebral Palsy Finalist In Oprah Network Contest" by Michelle Diament Zach Anner, who has cerebral palsy, is a finalist in a contest to host his own show on the Oprah Winfrey Network. He wants to create a travel show “for people who never thought they could travel.”As a side note: Redditors, members of the massive internet forum Reddit, held a campaign last summer to support Zach.Read more at www.disabilityscoop.com/2011/02/21/zach-anner-finalist/12367/Disaboom C … [Read more...]

Steps Toward Pagan Unity

The Standing Stone and Garden Gate podcast is hosted by Juni and Bren. The February 21, 2011 Episode “Reasonable Doubt” discusses Pagan unity in the opening segment. Listen to the podcast at stonegatepodshow.net/ Bren and Juni discuss Islam and how praying to Mecca creates a powerful sense of unity since members know millions of others are doing the same thing. Bren mentions that it is simple to become a Buddhist or Muslim. The new member simply says some words to a Buddhist priest, or recites pa … [Read more...]

Community News Linkage

Happy News reports on a music and dopamine study from McGill University, Canada "Musical Chills: Why They Give Us Thrills" www.happynews.com/news/1142011/musical-chills-why-give-us-thrills.htmSociologist Publishes Research On Religion And Adolescents "Religion plays an important role in the lives of teenagers, according to the findings published in the book "A Faith of their Own: Stability and Change in the Religiosity of America's Adolescents," co-written by Melinda Lundquist Denton, an … [Read more...]

The TSA, religious preferences, disability, and you.

By MaseryThomas Sawyer "A retired special education teacher on his way to a wedding in Orlando, Fla., said he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine after an enhanced pat-down by TSA officers recently at Detroit Metropolitan Airport." Thomas is a bladder cancer survivor. The x-ray picked up his medical device and he was pulled aside for a pat down. What happened was after several attempts at a private screening, he was escorted to an office. There he informed officers of … [Read more...]


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