Circle Round

In 2005, I met Shekhinah Mountainwater one of the foremothers of the American Goddess movement. We lived just a few blocks from each other in the Seabright district of Santa Cruz, CA. We didn't always agree on thealogy or thealagie as she spelled it to feminize Goddess studies even further. She did teach me to literally think outside of the box and it changed my life forever. We were in her apartment in the temple room. We sat among many draperies and pillows heavily perfumed with incense … [Read more...]

Haven

My husband pulled the car into the garage. My head tilted back, legs tensed, right arm shook as tears streamed down my face during the seizure. I kept my eyes closed knowing I would only see flashes of light or dark spots anyway. I sort of remember staring at the dashboard and drying my eyes after. There's some noise and in his nervousness my husband has dropped a bag of groceries and broken the eggs while trying to help me. I stare fascinated by some spot on the fabric of the now open car … [Read more...]

Thank You and My New Gig

I am pleased to announce that I have signed with Immanion Press and Megalithica Books as a new editor. To those who have taken a moment to read the Staff of Asclepius blog, comment, or share the posts, thank you. Thank you Star Foster for making the Staff of Asclepius blog part of the Pagan Portal at Patheos.com Thank you Taylor Ellwood for taking time to notice my blog and allowing me to be a part of Immanion Press. I'm looking forward to this new path.Here is my first project.Megalithica … [Read more...]

Veterans Day Community Linkage

Pagan Warrior Radio Debuts with a Special Veterans Day Show on Friday November 11, 2011"Pagans find warm welcome at ‘Gateways to the Air Force’" by Cara Schulz at the PNC-Minnesota Bureau who has also posted details and links about available Veterans Day restaurant and retail offerings.Throughout the year there are volunteer opportunities at the local VA. What I learned from working with Veterans at a county office in California is drivers for the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) vans are a … [Read more...]

Making Myth, Music and Magic

I have a passion for books and music. E-books are very popular but I prefer print because books are a full body experience. I get a thrill from the smell of ink and paper. It's the only time knowledge and tales have a scent and when I walk into a library my spirit soars, carried away on perfumed promises of insights and flights of fancy. On Reddit, I'm subscribed to Libraryporn where people post pictures of amazing libraries. There are some breathtaking vaults of knowledge. The sounds of … [Read more...]

Video Video: Animated Short "Zero" by Christopher Kezelos

Thanks to Sean Cowen on Google+ for posting this. I have eight Google+ invitations if anyone would like to join. Send me an email at tara.miller21 (at) gmail.com. You can also visit my Google+ page.VIDEO: [subtitles available] In a world that judges people by their number, Zero faces constant prejudice and persecution. He walks a lonely path until a chance encounter changes his life forever: he meets a female zero. Together they prove that through determination, courage, and love, nothing can … [Read more...]

On Faith and Facts

Religious and cultural misunderstanding happen between people of many different backgrounds. So when I saw a minister had published that witches were dancing around pentagrams on brooms and laying on graves, I had to jump in.As many of my readers know, I live in a small rural Missouri town. It's so small, sometimes men will ride lawn mowers to the grocery store. It's actually in the city code that they, as men, can do so. Really, most of the relationships are equal these days and it's an old … [Read more...]

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...]

Video Video

VIDEO: Surgeon and engineer Todd Kuiken is building a prosthetic arm that connects with the human nervous system -- improving motion, control and even feeling. Onstage, patient Amanda Kitts helps demonstrate this next-gen robotic arm.VIDEO: Uploaded by JvMLimmat "Pro Infirmis conducts an experiment: there are only a few people who don`t have empathy with disabled people. Nevertheless, the passenger seat in the public bus next to Fabian often stays empty. Handicapped people are a regular part … [Read more...]


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