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Note: this post was prompted by posts made by my friend Beth (On Fibromyalgia and Spiritual Emergency, over on PaganSquare) and Heather (Let's Talk About Social Services, also over on PaganSquare).For those of you just tuning in, I have PTSD, which in my case manifests with depression and anxiety.  I have been on an antidepressant as of March, and an anti-anxiety med as of May.This is not my first go-round with medication.  I was diagnosed in 2002 and began a round of "treatment" which di … [Read more...]

Drawing strength from nature: by Nornoriel Lokason

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This is the second piece of the three-part collaborative series by Staff of Asclepius contributors.The element that I most have an affinity for, in terms of magical and energy work, is water.  I have only ever lived in coastal states.  I could not live too far inland or someplace like the Midwest because I would feel "landlocked".I am fortunate to live within a reasonable driving distance of the Oregon coast, where I have made a few trips with friends of mine, including a couple of p … [Read more...]

Interview with Writer and Earthwitch Lady Cedar Nightsong

Lady Cedar Nightsong is the author of “Tangible Magick” in the upcoming anthology Rooted in the Body, Seeking the Soul: Magic Practitioners Living with Disabilities, Addiction, and Illness. An excerpt of here essay is here.Lady Cedar Nightsong: Thanks for the opportunity to reach out to readers. I love writing, and am just amazed that you liked "Tangible Magick" well enough to run it in your anthology.Masery: Lady Cedar Nightsong, what is the story behind you choosing that nam … [Read more...]

The Magick of Being Stuck in a Rock and a Hard Place

Aron Ralston's life changed when he was trapped for 127 hours in the Blue John Canyon of Utah's vast desert. There are parallels between his transformation and the Seven Principles of Magick.www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2011/03/11/699/IMAGE: Digital photograph of Aron Ralston in a red jacket at sunset, in the mountains of Central Colorado, near Independence Pass (Aspen), CO. From his collection. Wikimediia Commons. CC license.The movie 127 Hours is a triumphant … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

The Magick and History of Medical Alert Identification Part 3: Choosing and Charging The Symbol

By MaseryThe main purpose of a medical alert ID is to communicate vital information about your health to paramedics. A limited number of characters will fit on the ID so always list main diagnosis, allergy, and main medication especially medication that can have serious side effects if combined with others or missed. Secondary information includes your name (at least first) and a significant contact person such as a relative or spouse. If there isn't room for personal names, that can be … [Read more...]

The Magick and History of Medical Alert Identification Part 2: History of the Caduceus and it’s connections to Hermes and Iris.

By MaseryPart one explained the importance of having medical identification and that there are three symbols recognized by emergency and medical services. Star of Life (red or blue) Rod Staff of Asclepius CaduceusThere is more information about the Star of Life and the Rod/Staff of Asclepius in part one.www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2010/09/08/33/Image of a Caduceus: Orb and wing topped staff entwined by snakes. This work has been released into the public domain by … [Read more...]

Dedication Ritual for the Less Ambulatory

 <!-- @page { margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } -->Dedication Ritual Modified for the less ambulatory by Masery, former Myrddin of the Elodrym. Adapted from The Order of the Elodrym’s initiation ritual.Elemental calls written by Aquillus Cattus and adapted for this ritual.   "… the Great Initiator comes in the Silence to the higher consciousness, and is never a human being, however supernatural and secluded." Dion Fortune, The … [Read more...]


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