T. Thorn Coyle’s Interview with Lisa Donnelly

T. Thorn Coyle talks with Lisa Donnelly about living with Multiple Sclerosis and how that affects art and will. Thorn states, "On the latest episode of Make Magic of Your Life, I speak with Lisa Donnelly about how to engage with the power To Will while living with multiple sclerosis." … [Read more...]

Does it benefit to tell your doctor about your religion?

Author and teacher T. Thorn Coyle posted a comment on Google+ which got me thinking. “Educated my doctor about Paganism this morning. Why yes, I am an ambassador of good will!“ Being open with a doctor about your spirituality can provide better medical and social services. My primary physician is a Doctor of Osteopathy meaning he includes holistic medicine in his practice. I explained to him my beliefs and how they are important to my well being. Since he is a D.O. I was lucky he had many … [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. 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...]

A Tragedy Creates Potential for a National Pagan Discussion on Health

David Grega (1984 - 2012) was an important figure in Pagan mass media and he was only twenty-seven. He passed recently due to heart failure. He was part of the Pagan Centered Podcast and the Texas branch of the Pagan Newswire Collective. Peter Dybing, charity coordinator and Pagan blogger, wrote his concerns about the state of our community's health. “One of the most valued principles within the Wicca community is that all bodies are sacred and beautiful. This is so engrained in our … [Read more...]

Circle Round

In 2005, I met Shekhinah Mountainwater one of the foremothers of the American Goddess movement. We lived just a few blocks from each other in the Seabright district of Santa Cruz, CA. We didn't always agree on thealogy or thealagie as she spelled it to feminize Goddess studies even further. She did teach me to literally think outside of the box and it changed my life forever. We were in her apartment in the temple room. We sat among many draperies and pillows heavily perfumed with incense … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Samhain: When Your Roots Become Your Branches

This is a post from October 2011 which I wanted to share again. I enjoy living in a small rural town. Each fall I look out my kitchen window on a back yard filled with walnut trees and corn. This year the reformed Amish family didn't plant sweet corn so my husband and I planted a small patch of popcorn. It's long since been harvested and the stalks bundled up for decoration in the front of the house. Cool crisp wind blows in from the east and north now bringing frost instead of stifling heat … [Read more...]

Aligning Pagan Values of Community and Honor with Action

We have forgotten who we are We have sought only our own security We have exploited simply for our own ends We have distorted our knowledge We have abused our power [...] We ask for the gift of remembering We ask for the strength to change." - John Matthews, The Quest for the Green Man The virtue of honor gives us the strength to become capable of living and acting for the long haul, rather than immediate gain. There is nothing we cannot do, because we learn to not give up easily, to … [Read more...]

Why You're Affected by McCollum v. CDCR (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

Patrick McCollum and legal advisors released a nine page response to the denial of their employment discrimination case. “The employment discrimination ruling is especially disturbing and is one that all religious people should be worried about, not only Pagans. It creates precedent that gives the state the power to discriminate on the basis of religion for chaplain jobs, for example chaplains in prisons, hospitals, the veterans’ administration, and the military. The court ruled that the … [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. IMAGE: Woman wearing an animal pelt and computer boards, types on a keyboard that is part of the landscape. Cover art by Julie Foo. Yahoo! Accessibility "Original Cyborgs: Disability and Technology" by Jennifer Cole, Program Director of the Gimpgirl … [Read more...]

T. Thorn Coyle Further Explains "No sick mystics!"

In the post "Listening is the Key to Flowing with Your Life Path" I wrote briefly about T. Thorn Coyle's workshop I attended in St. Louis. Click here for the post. One of many things she said which stuck with me was “No sick mystics.” IMAGE: "Spiral Galaxy Opens Mysterious 'Arms'" Posted to Flickr. Some rights reserved by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Thorn wrote a post fully explaining what she meant. "By “No Sick Mystics” I don’t mean that magick workers, mystics, spiritual … [Read more...]


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