Sable Aradia (Diane Morrison) is a former Wiccan minister and a Third Degree initiate in the Star Sapphire and Pagans for Peace traditions. She has also been a traditional witch and hedgewitch for some 30-odd years.
She writes “49 Degrees: Canadian Pagan Perspectives” at PaganSquare and wrote the column “Seekers and Guides” for Agora, which she has continued here at “Between the Shadows.” Also a musician, a speculative fiction writer, a Pagan author and a National Novel Writing Month winner, Sable reads Tarot and teacups and teaches magick and Witchcraft online and in person.
She is 43 years old and she lives in Vernon, BC, Canada with her two life-partners and her furbaby, a three-legged rescue cat.
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I love it when my readers share my articles! For me, that’s the highest form of praise, knowing that something I have written has moved you, informed you, or created food for thought. That, after all, is what this blog is for. This site only functions because you share its content, and we all appreciate your support.
The best thing you can do for me is to directly share the link to the article page when you’re sharing. This gets people to come to my page to read the article, and since Patheos pays its authors by page view, this helps to keep me in incense and candles!
If you would like to copy-and-paste my work into your blog or Facebook page, I prefer that you paste only part of the article — say the first couple of paragraphs or so — and then include a link to the page you got it from so that your audience can read the rest there. This equally supports my work while helping you to establish your site as a voice in Paganism.
If you want to copy-and-paste the whole article, please credit me as the author. It would be awesome if you could include a link to the original article and possibly the original publication date as well. If you’re not good at computer-fu, even a link to my website www.sablearadia.com is great!
While I’m here, I might as well discuss some other things that have come up about sharing in my emails:
If you want to make a meme of my work, be careful about which pictures from the site you use. I license many of my images from other providers and I may not be able to give you permission to use them. If it’s copyrighted to me in the caption, go ahead, I’d just appreciate including my copyright somewhere on the image. And again, it would help me a lot if you would include an author credit (ie. “– Sable Aradia”) when you use my words.
I love translations of my work! I’m proud to say I’ve been translated into Polish, Russian, German and Portuguese so far! It makes little sense to only include part of the article in a translation, so you have my permission to translate and post the whole thing. Please contact me to let me know you’re doing it though. I’ll probably link it on the original article so that others can find it more easily (and I definitely want to see it!) Besides, there might be some confusion of my intent that could be lost in translation, and that gives us an opportunity to discuss it for clarity. Again, I’d appreciate a link back to the original article and an author credit.
If your site is in any way commercial — and that includes sites that use AdRev or GoogleAds or the like — please contact me for permission to use my work. I tend to be friendly about it, I just want to make sure it won’t be violating any of the agreements I’ve made with Patheos or my publishers first.
I am always pleased to have my work included in educational programs. Please contact me to let me know you’d like to use my work, and it helps to include the link and date published in the quotation you’re using. You can make as many copies as you need to run your class (ie. handouts) as long as it’s non-commercial. If it is commercial, please contact me so that we can discuss it.
And now for some legalese I’m told I have to include:
Used by Permission
If you follow these policies, you are welcome to include the phrase “Used by permission” in conjunction with the sharing of any of my work.
All site content is copyright (c) Sable Aradia from the date I posted it; all rights reserved. I license Patheos to post my content in perpetuity. Therefore, it’s me you need to contact for permission to use my work.
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Now that this stuff is all out of the way, I want to thank you again for sharing my work! Share it wide and frequently, and I hope you enjoy it! It’s an incredible confidence-booster and nothing is more affirming. Thank you for reading my blog, and thank you so much for all your support!
I don’t believe that freedom of speech is freedom to say whatever you want without taking responsibility for it and accepting the consequences. I come from a multicultural pluralistic society. I expect the same standard of politeness in this forum that is expected in a Canadian public meeting. I enforce Canadian standards in regards to racism and other forms of prejudice, and I don’t tolerate “alternative facts.”
I have been a serious practicing witch for some 30-odd years and am a High Priestess in two traditions. I say this because I seem to attract a certain brand of commentor who comes here with the intention of “educating” me. Please don’t waste your time or mine. If you think I’m an idiot who requires instruction, by all means tell the world about it on your own blog. Don’t come into my house to do it. I will remove you.
I welcome debate and discussion, even criticism, but I maintain a safe space here in which it’s not okay to be rude. I expect people to be polite to me and to each other. Failure to do so will result in the removal of your comment. Repeated offenses will result in being banned. I also ban people who come to argue which religion is better on the first offense.
Thanks for your understanding!