Out Into Nature

Fontainebleau State Park, Louisiana by Infrogmation

Of course, in “real nature,” the grass grows tall and in the summer the air is thick with bugs. In “real nature,” the greenery isn’t bounded on four sides by major streets, nor are there life-sized statues of Shakespeare, Rossini, and Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. The city park is an architectural space just as surely as any civic center – it just happens to be sculpted, in the main, with trees and grass as opposed to concrete. To put it another way, urban parks may be “nature,” but they a … [Read more...]

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Dragonflies

Image: Dragonfly by André KarwathSome of my favorite childhood memories are of playing with my sisters in our basement in Iowa. Roaming the woods of Missouri with my youngest sister and building shelters and small fires for cooking bacon. My father read to us each night from the Laura Ingalls Wilder series of books. When he and I went fishing I’d watch the dragonflies dance in the air and land on our poles. “The dragonfly normally lives most of its life as a nymph or an immature. It flies on … [Read more...]

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A Pagan in the Pew

Walter Plant courtesy of www.walterplant.com

How did I, a Unitarian Universalist Pagan, end up at a Christian church listening to a gospel concert? Well, my mother is a Lay Minister at Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church. Though I don’t believe as they do, I do believe in the importance of socializing and keeping an open mind. Besides, Mom said Walter Plant was a good performer.For those of you who may not know, a Pagan is someone who participates in one or more types of Paganism. There are many different branches and belief systems. T … [Read more...]

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Community Linkage

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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. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter.Interviewed by Pagan Families BlogI was recently interviewed by Sarah Whedon, PhD of the Pagan Families blog about my experience as a disabled Pagan … [Read more...]

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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. You can stay informed by adding me to one of your social circles on Google+ or follow me on Twitter.The Pagan blogosphere has been abuzz with dialogue weight. I wanted to share some more positive and encouraging posts on the subject."My BIG Sacred … [Read more...]

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World Aids Day

World AIDS Day is held annually on December 1st. It began in 1988 and was the first ever global health day. World AIDS Day is a chance for people to unite in the fight against HIV by learning about the disease, ways to prevent it, and treatment opportunities. They can support those living with HIV and commemorate the many who have died.The Pagan Book of Living and Dying by Starhawk and M. Macha Nightmare has a section on grieving for and honoring those who have died of aids.HIV is … [Read more...]

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Samhain Ceremony Near White House in DC

by: Caroline Kenner Silver Spring, MarylandFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDC Pagans to Hold Samhain Ceremony Countering the New Apostolic Reformation Cursing Prayer Campaign On October 30th in Lafayette Square ParkSilver Spring, MD, October 19th, 2011 Priestesses and priests from the Washington, DC Pagan community will hold a Celebration of the Divine Feminine and Religious Freedom in Lafayette Square Park across from the White House on Sunday, October 30th, 2011, as a protest to the New Apostolic … [Read more...]

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