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…]

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…]

Death and Choice: Men and Women Healing After an Abortion

(Updated with link to a Pagan perspective on abortion at Patheos. 10:20 AM Central) Last week was the 38th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. This historic case was decided by the US Supreme Court on January 22, 1973. It gave women in the US the right to consult with their doctors and make informed decisions [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…]

Interview with Kimberly Hendrick, PhD about the groundbreaking Pagan Health Survey

by Masery Kimberly Hendrick is one of the founders of the TriWinds Institute triwindsinstitute.org for social and environmental research and outreach in Forest Falls, CA. She is a cultural anthropologist, Pagan, and Druid who spent several years interviewing Pagans and conducting a survey to further understand their health care views and needs. The overall costs [Read More…]

Survey of Pagan Views on Marriage

Charlton Hall, MMFT, LMFT, therapist saludacounseling.com/AboutCBH.htm and member of the Universal Order of Druids www.uodruids.org is conducting a survey concerning Pagan perspectives on marriage. You can participate here. Here is the full link to share with other members of the community. www.surveymonkey.com/s/67JKXMG Thanks to Jason at the Wild Hunt Blog for posting this information. [Read more…]

Growth and Advice in Paganism

The first lesson is to find a path that fits you. If there is something that doesn’t seem quite right about the path, don’t take it. This requires researching the various roads of Paganism and mainstream religions. Yes, I said mainstream. For although you might not be compatible with one sect, or even one religion of the big three, some other sect or religion might be your calling. [Read more…]

How To Be a Practicing Pagan with a Chronic Illness

Guest Author: Nobby First Published at the Witches’ Voice on August 1st. 2010 Reposted with the author’s permission. I have a chronic illness and all the healing magic, alternative medicines, herbs or conventional medicine can’t make a lick of difference. My illness, while chronic and incurable, is also non-life threatening which is good. but does [Read More…]

The Magick and History of Medical Alert Identification Part 1

By Masery Medical professionals will make mistakes. Those of us with medical conditions, serious allergies, or are concerned about drug interactions must have medical identification of some kind. I had been putting it off because in everyday situations I didn’t want to see something to remind me of how sick I am. It was disheartening. [Read More…]