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 Universal Order of Druids. What originally drew you to a Pagan path? How long have you considered yourself a Pagan or Druid? Charlton: I began dabbling … [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 concerning abortion. Abortion, however, isn't simply a legal issue. It is a process that needs to be approached (by men and women) with full knowledge of the medical procedure and health … [Read more...]

Pagan and Crazy

Author: Alexandra Originally posted at The Witches' Voice April 22, 2007 Reposted with the author's permission. I remember meeting my first prospective High Priestess and High Priest in a coffee shop. I arrived agonizingly early, purchased a chai tea and seated myself facing the door, scrutinizing everyone who entered. Finally a man and woman fitting the description arrived to greet me. We sat and chatted. I was charmed by them and eager to learn more about their group and their practice; … [Read more...]

Drake Spaeth presenting "Magic as Psychotherapy: Honoring the Frameworks of Contemporary Pagans" at the Cultural Impact Conference

Drake Spaeth, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist and faculty member at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I had the privilege of taking his ecopsychology class at Cherry Hill Seminary www.cherryhillseminary.org/ several years ago. I learned a lot about the deep psychological need humans have to participate in natural surroundings. The books and class discussions motivated me to be fully conscious of my relationship with the earth. This week, he is presenting "Magic as … [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 including fees for attending and presenting at the American Public Health Association (APHA) www.apha.org/meetings annual meeting was … [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

Guest Author: Jedi Gordy Originally published at the Witches' Voice www.witchvox.com on August 15th. 2010 Reposted with the author's permission. A little background: I left fundamentalist Christianity because they said I needed to “pray to Jesus” harder to cure conditions that well, make me, me. They also supported the actions of churches that violate their tax-exempt status and Christian telemarketing centers that fire if you have a disability. I found that I had a conflict of morals with … [Read more...]

Dealing with Grief

Dealing with Grief Caused by Disability by Masery From the first diagnosis of disease or disability to the loss of a physical function or independence, we feel grief. We may experience anticipatory grief when thinking out the longterm effects of our disability or upcoming medical procedures. Grief is a natural process in response to loss, including the loss of a healthy body or mind. Rather than buck up or move on right away, it is important to allow these emotions to flow. Being aware of … [Read more...]


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