The Seven Principles of Magick

by Tara Miller (Masery) and M. R. Miller (Arkayne Magii)Originally posted at The Witches' Voice.The Principle of AttractionEverything we think, say, and do involves the exchange of magickal energy, and likewise, everything that we experience or observe has an affect on us on a magickal level – often completely unnoticed – and every exchange of energy is creative in that it always causes a change in some way, even if this is only on the level of magickal energy itself.The principle of Att … [Read more...]

In the News

Associated Press/Yahoo! News "Preemie birth preventive spikes from $10 to $1,500" by Mike StobbeOther companies covered the cost of developing and researching Makena. It is a progesterone given as a weekly shot to prevent premature delivery. KV Pharmaceutical of suburban St.Louis won government approval to exclusively sell the drug. The move was originally supported by the March of Dimes and obstetricians who thought the quality and availability would improve. KV Pharmaceutical has used their … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Qwiki www.qwiki.com I stumbled upon Qwiki the speaking Wikipedia. You type in a topic and hit “Play”. So I typed in "Paganism" and a fairly pleasant female voice spoke about the topic. The small screen included scrolling text and a collage of images that zoomed in and out. Unfortunately, the computer generate voice pronounces Paganism as PIGanism and NeoPaganims as NOW PIGanism. The "Improve This Qwiki" is easy to use and I suggested changes under the "improve sound quality". The site is in it' … [Read more...]

The Pagan Community Isn't Ready to Aid Members In Health Care Facilities

There are around a million Pagans in the US and only a handful of Pagans who have experience or training for counseling in hospitals or hospice.As a person with chronic health issues, I've been to the emergency room many times. I'm grateful that only once I had to be admitted overnight and that turned out to be a week long stay in a stress unit. While I struggled with my inner turmoil, surrounded by free bibles and unable to go outside, I wished there was a Pagan clergy member or … [Read more...]

Community Building: Research and Donations

Professional Folklorist Calls for Interviews with Polytheists about FaithBy now you've noticed I like to promote research within the Pagan community. Any chance we have to learn more about our theology/theaology, practices, customs, or views is an important one. These opportunities show us how much we have in common and we can learn new ideas from those who speak up and share their diversity.Wendi Wilkerson is a Pagan polytheist and folklorist. This December she earned a Ph.D. from the … [Read more...]

America Is Not Broke

For full details about the Madison Movement please read the Staff of Asclepius post "US and UK Unite to Uncut Social Benefits" www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2011/02/25/saturday-us-and-uk-citizens-unite-to-uncut-social-benefits/'America Is NOT Broke': Michael Moore Speaks in Madison, WI -- March 5, 2011Video by Riley MooreThe text of the speech is available at www.michaelmoore.com/words/mike-friends-blog/america-is-not-broke … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Patheos "Service Is Power" By T. Thorn Coyle "Service is part of our religion. It doesn't have to be, but the more we include it, the stronger, healthier, and wiser we all become." www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Service-Is-Power-T-Thorn-Coyle-03-01-2011.htmlZach Anner, who has cerebral palsy, won his own show on the Oprah Winfrey NetworkNew York Times “Two Winners, Two Potential Shows” by Brian Stetler www … [Read more...]

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who reads the Staff of Asclepius. Monday's post has been shared 78 times and counting. Since August the views have gone from one or two to fifteen - eighty per day. I would not be able to live my passion for writing and sharing information with the community if others weren't reading. Thank you.The Staff of Asclepius is my offering to the Pagan community. It’s a place to share how a spiritual and magical life gives us strength or peace through all of life’s joys and str … [Read more...]

Interview with Drake Spaeth, PsyD.: Pagan Minister, Psychologist, and Professor (Part 2)

You can read part one here. www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2011/02/28/interview-with-drake-spaeth-psyd-pagan-minister-psychologist-and-professor/(Update: I just discovered that today, March 1st, is Drake Spaeth's birthday.)Image: Drake Spaeth photo courtesy of www.spiritoftheearth.orgMasery: You recently attended The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Cultural Impact Conference. How often is this conference held and about how many people attended this … [Read more...]

Interview with Drake Spaeth, PsyD.: Pagan Minister, Psychologist, and Professor (Part 1)

Because of the Western world's economic downturn or crisis as it is sometimes called, there is a debate going on in the United States and the United Kingdom over health care budget cuts. These proposed cuts are disheartening for disabled and impaired Pagans. The good news is citizens aren't going to take it. www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2011/02/25/saturday-us-and-uk-citizens-unite-to-uncut-social-benefits/The other news is that important steps are being made toward better … [Read more...]


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