Drawing Strength from Nature: by CJ Blackwood

It is crucial for a witch, or any Earth-spiritual person, to acknowledge, accept, and work with the sources of their natural strength, especially when dealing with physical or mental illness. [Read more…]

Video Video: Mental Skillness

VIDEO: “At TED’s Full Spectrum Auditions, comedian Joshua Walters, who’s bipolar, walks the line between mental illness and mental “skillness.” In this funny, thought-provoking talk, he asks: What’s the right balance between medicating craziness away and riding the manic edge of creativity and drive?” Joshua Walters is also a mental health educator. VIDEO: Joshua talks [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.org Masery: 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 year? Drake: It [Read More…]

Interview with Charlton Hall, therapist and Chief Druid of the UOD Part 2

I had the opportunity to interview Charlton Hall, MMFT, LMFT, therapist and Chief Druid of the Universal Order of Druids about his survey, Pagan Perspectives on Marriage, mental illness in the Pagan community. If you are a Pagan and would like to participate visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/67JKXMG You can read Part 1 at www.patheos.com/community/paganswithdisabilities/2011/02/01/interview-with-charlton-hall-therapist-and-chief-druid-of-the-uod/ Part 2 Masery: [Read More…]

Interview with Charlton Hall, therapist and Chief Druid of the UOD Part 1

I had the opportunity to interview Charlton Hall, MMFT, LMFT, therapist and Chief Druid of the Universal Order of Druids about his survey, Pagan Perspectives on Marriage, mental illness in the Pagan community. If you are a Pagan and would like to participate visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/67JKXMG Part 1 Masery: You are currently a member of the [Read More…]

Upcoming Interviews and Update: Survey of Pagan Views About Health Care Legislation

Update: Survey of Pagan Views About Health Care Legislation Thank you to everyone who has participated in the survey and spread the word through the community. There is still time to voice your opinion on a this important issue. www.surveymonkey.com/s/CZFX8TR The Staff of Asclepius shared the details of the original Associated Press Health Care Law [Read More…]

Pagan and Crazy

“First, I learned to be honest about my limitations, not only with myself, but also with others. It could be argued that if I hadn’t told anyone about my illness, they might never have known, but that wouldn’t have done me any favors.” [Read more…]


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