New Ways to Stay Informed and Connected with the Staff of Asclepius and Masery

What makes the Staff of Asclepius blog so amazing is the wonderful people who send me news and participate by sharing important information with others by posting to social media. There are new ways for you to stay informed. Every day there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you. Since, I've moved my personal … [Read more...]

Interview with Author and Radio Host Deirdre Hebert about Recovery (Part 2)

This is part two of an interview with author and radio Host Deirdre Hebert You can read part one here. Deirdre “Dee” Hebert hosts the radio show PaganFM! which broadcasts live on WSCA 106.1 Portsmouth, New Hampshire and on-line at portsmouthcommunityradio.org Thursdays from 10 pm - Midnight Eastern. Her new book is The Pagan in Recovery: The Twelve Steps From a Pagan Perspective. Dee would like to make the book available to those in need who can not afford a copy at this time. You can … [Read more...]

Interview with Author and Radio Host Deirdre Hebert about Addiction Recovery (Part 1)

Deirdre “Dee” Hebert hosts the radio show PaganFM! which broadcasts live on WSCA 106.1 Portsmouth, New Hampshire and on-line at portsmouthcommunityradio.org Thursdays from 10 pm - Midnight Eastern. Her new book is The Pagan in Recovery: The Twelve Steps From a Pagan Perspective. Dee would like to make the book available to those in need who can not afford a copy at this time. You can request a copy by emailing her or contact Dee to get information on making donations to help her offset … [Read more...]

The Science and Religion of Gaia

IMAGE: The planet Earth as viewed from space. Wikimedia Commons Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. Ode to Gaia by E. W. Richardson I woke to soft mists over the river, A chilled, liquid, world where dew falls as rain From the trees in muted musical notes And the air is faintly luminescent… A surreal place of contrasts and shadows In pastel hues applied with a soft brush. I kneel beside last night’s campfire and brush Away ash, which settles on the river… A … [Read more...]

Community Linkage

Every week there are new press releases, articles, information, and videos popping up concerning Paganism, spirituality, health, or disabilities. Community Linkage is a collection of useful information and sometimes entertainment for you. Spirituality Sally Kemp writes the Patheos blog Meditation for Life. Her post "The Open-Eyed Mediation of Delight" discusses practicing acceptance and awareness of delight and satisfaction. "You might try this at a party or some other social … [Read more...]

Building A Magical Community

By Masery First posted to the Witches Voice in 2008 under the Order of the Elodrym's profile which is no longer available. witchvox.com A yearning to belong is a natural drive to fulfill a need for understanding and security. Traditionally magickal and mystical groups gathered for the sole purpose of study of and initiation into the occult. The growing interest in magick and mysticism as a way of life is creating a need for a broader sense of community. In order to evolve as an esoteric … [Read more...]

Community Building: Research and Donations

Professional Folklorist Calls for Interviews with Polytheists about Faith By 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...]

Divine Family Health Care Practices

There is an informative three part series on Pagan health care by Cara Schulz at Pagan+politics, a project of the Pagan Newswire Collective. "Much of the conversation regarding health care in our country revolves around cost and what the government’s responsibility is towards the citizens in providing health care. Sprinkled throughout are bits about greedy doctors, litigious lawyers, and rich taxpayers. Very little is said about the role that you and I play in maintaining our health. We … [Read more...]

Interview with Author and Professional Psychic Alexandra Chauran

Alexandra Chauran is professional psychic and owner of Earthshod.com. Her book, Crystal Ball Reading For Beginners, is being released by Llewellyn Worldwide in July. I had the opportunity to interview her through email. Image: Closeup of Alexandra Chauran in front of tree leaves holding a crystal ball. Masery: How did you end up a Harley riding, married woman, in Renton, Washington? Alexandra: Those are a lot of questions, right off the bat! Well, first of all, Harley Davidson … [Read more...]

Pagans Sharing the "Religiosity" Gene

A recently published study explores how the different fertility rates between secular and religious individuals could influence societies overall genetic evolution. Robert Rowthorn's hypothesis and research “Religion, fertility and genes: a dual inheritance model” was printed in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. “Proceedings B is the Royal Society's flagship biological research journal, dedicated to the rapid publication and broad dissemination of high-quality research papers, … [Read more...]


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