New Ways to Stay Informed and Connected with the Staff of Asclepius and Masery

What makes the Staff of Asclepius blog so amazing is the wonderful people who send me news and participate by sharing important information with others by posting to social media.There are new ways for you to stay informed. Every day 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. Since, I've moved my personal … [Read more...]

Full Transcript of Q&A with Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson

This is a rush transcript of audio from the Google+ Hangout video conference held on Sunday, October 16, 2011. Care was taken to provide accurate transcription of each person's comments; however, some mistakes due to feedback noise or human error are unavoidable and unintentional. Full streaming video is available at Justin.tv and was provided by Keith Barrett. Transcription provided by Masery (Tara Miller) at the Staff of Asclepius blog. This transcript is my gift of time to the Pagan … [Read more...]

Staff of Asclepius Preparing Full Transcript of Presidential Candidate's Q&A with Pagan Media

Sunday night members of the Pagan media conducted a video interview with former New Mexico Gov. and Presidential hopeful Gary Johnson. I'm about half way through with the transcription of the hour and a half long Q&A session. It is a historic event. For the first time in history there is large networked Pagan media and they got to interview a candidate running for national office. Transcription of the audio will be posted here and available for reposting. It's my way of showing appreciation … [Read more...]

What would you ask presidential candidate Gary Johnson?

UPDATE: After the video conference, The Modern Witch - will have LIVE post-conference coverage. Join them for a live discussion and decompression. Thanks Cara Shulz and Star Foster for this information.Former Governor of New Mexico and Republican Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson will be interviewed tonight by members of the Pagan media. This opportunity was headed by PNC-MN (Pagan Newswire Collective Minnesota). Cara Shulz of PNC-MN, Jason Pitzl-Waters of The Wild Hunt, Star Foster of … [Read more...]

Dan Halloran (Pagan NYC Council Member visits OWS) also a Blind Critic Movie Review

VIDEO: Dan Halloran, New York City Councilman and Pagan, visited with Occupy Wall Street protesters. You can skip ahead 54 seconds.Currently the objective of the Occupy Together movement across North America is to get citizens active in learning about income disparity, the plight of citizens in poverty, and discussing solutions. On October 4th, New York City Council members, Dan Halloran (R) and Ydanis Rodriguez (D) ended up at Occupy Wall Street and held an unplanned discussion. (Capital New … [Read more...]

Aligning Pagan Values of Community and Honor with Action

We have forgotten who we areWe 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 ManThe 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...]

Faith Based Employers Vs. Americans with Disabilities Act

The Atlantic Church, State, and the Americans With Disabilities Act by Wendy Kaminer "Religious organizations enjoy essential and generally uncontested immunity from anti-discrimination laws in hiring and firing clergy according to religious doctrine [...] But the scope of this exemption from employment laws, known as the "ministerial exception," is hotly contested. Does it automatically apply to employees other than clergy -- to parochial school teachers or administrators and others that … [Read more...]

Peter Dinklage Wins Emmy for Portrayal of Character with Dwarfism in a Polytheistic Fantasy World

One of the most detailed and intriguing fantasy worlds I have ever journeyed to was created by George R. R. Martin. A Song of Ice and Fire series covers an entire world from the cold harsh iced lands of the north to the hot sands of the southwest across the sea. The cultures and religions are as varied as the landscape. In Westeros, there are those who believe in the Old Gods, those portrayed by carved faces in ancient trees, and the new, with more human looks and attributes. One of the main … [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.New York City was Unprepared to Shelter the DisabledCenter for Independence of the Disabled, New York's (CIDNY) reported that shelters opened in response to hurricane Irene were not accessible. Susan Dooah, CIDNY executive director, inspected shelters for … [Read more...]

Cherish Even the Normal Days

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.By Listry at Defenders of Lady Gaia Facebook PageThe past month has been very … [Read more...]


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