Letters Along the Paths of Wisdom

My husband Michael, our friend, and I gather weekly to share lunch and study. We're a diverse group with my husband being a magician, I'm a Neo-Pagan Gaian, and our friend is a Catholic occultist. What draws us together is our desire to learn about our world, our souls, and the greater mystery of how the infinite Divine Universe moves through the finite material.We share essays we've found or written about movies with an occult or spiritual theme. We recommend books and essays to each other. … [Read more...]

A Bit of Humor

Image: Heroine with long flowing hair, bangles, and ancient style dress hastily leading a man in Greek/Roman style armor. Caption: I'm manic! The world is mine to conquer until I crash into a dark oblivion of depression! Hurry! … [Read more...]

High Tech Gloves Translate Sign Language into Text and Voice

SlateNewsChannel video about the new sensor-heavy gloves that translate sign language users' gestures into text and voice.How will this effect the Deaf Community and those who are speech impaired? Will they welcome the technology or will there be similar controversy as there is surrounding cochlear implants? EnableTalk doesn't involve surgery but it will effect Deaf Culture.Video transcription provided by Slate.com:Could modern technology provide a huge leap forward for sign … [Read more...]

My Moral Dilemma with Medical Testing on Animals

I'm struggling with a moral dilemma. I strongly believe that all animals are independent living beings that deserve to be treated with compassion. Yet I rely on medications manufactured by pharmaceutical companies that test on animals. Even if I didn't take manufactured drugs, I would have to ingest animal parts, such as pig and cow thyroid, in order to survive. How can Pagans with serious illness find a balance between the harshness of survival and compassion?My family raised cows for a few … [Read more...]

Practical and Magical Wildfire Safety

I was listening to Modern Pagan Podcast's (Correction: Pagan Weekly News) June 10th episode where RevKess and Zaracon discussed the Colorado wildfires. (Thank you for mentioning the anthology and blog!) Even in cities sixty miles away from the major blaze, there is thick smoke tainting the air with its acrid smell. The haze dims streetlights and fills store entryways. If you are near the wildfire areas, it's important to pay attention to air quality reports especially if you are elderly, have a … [Read more...]

Pagans with Disabilities or Developmental Differences Anthology Still Accepting Submissions

Please DistributeCall for Submissions/Writers:E-mail for inquiries and submissions: tara.miller21 (at) gmail.com; please put “Immanion Press Anthology Submission” in your subject line.The new submission date for rough drafts is August 31, 2012.Megalithica Books, an imprint of Immanion Press (Stafford, U.K./Portland, OR, U.S.A.) is seeking submissions for a magic anthology from the perspective of practitioners with disabilities or developmental differences. This includes but is … [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. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter."Community for the 21st Century" The New Existentialists This article explains that community is Being-with others. Taking in the presence of others and … [Read more...]

The Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court of the United States upheld parts of the Affordable Care Act. Some citizens hope this is a step toward universal healthcare which most of the industrialized world all ready has. The Physicians for a National Health Program offer health statistics from many of the OECD ( Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) nations and clear explanations why national healthcare would succeed in the U.S. They address the myths that universal healthcare 1. is inadequate with … [Read more...]

Quality Captioning and Transcriptions Open Up Clearer Communication for Members of the Entire Pagan Community

When someone who is visually impaired uses a computer, they will either have the images enlarged or they use a reader program. How can a picture, graphic, or other image be read? It can't unless the web designer is a great coder. There are programs and more tech savy ways to embed images with descriptions that will work with readers. For those of us running organizational websites on a donation budget or blogging, we need to create vivid captions. Instead of no caption or a simple word or two … [Read more...]

Disabilities and Relationships Resources

Today my husband and I are celebrating our sixteenth anniversary. We both have disabilities so at times it's been extremely difficult. Love and friendship is the glue that's kept us together. Since we'll be celebrating today, I'm keeping this post short.disaboom has many articles about dating and relationships.June has become national LGBT Pride month. disaboom offers resources for members of the LGBT community who have disabilities. "LGBT and Living with a Disability: Where to find … [Read more...]


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