Monthly Archives: October 2010

Voting

Politics is always a sticky subject. I’ve found that I can agree with someone in the entirety on virtually every issue and still end up voting for the exact opposite candidate because I believe that they are closer to realizing … Continue reading

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The Nonpublic Public Group

One of my issues with many Pagan groups is the mixed message they send on public presence. Some groups have a highly obfuscated public presence. They run open classes, do workshops, and hold regularly scheduled public rituals several times a … Continue reading

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A Note To Spammers

Since I’ve seen a sudden increase in attempts to spam this site, I’m writing a note on what we do to protect against spammers. I don’t think any of the spammers read this site before sending their automated bots, but … Continue reading

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In the Frustrating Season…

Politics is not one of my many personal foci. I am a social liberal(very liberal) and a fiscal liberal to moderate(I’d like some accountability for where my tax money goes, thanks!) I find the mudslinging, dirt digging, stump shouting of … Continue reading

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30 Days, Day 10: Taking Action

One of the common things that I see on Neopagan mailing lists and in Neopagan circles is a call for energy where someone asks for energy either on their own or someone else’s behalf. We see similar things in people … Continue reading

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30 Days, Day 9: Beliefs -– Holidays/Wheel of the Year

I have never been a big holiday person. I am the kind of person who winces slightly when I see holiday decorations going in months early, and while I may look forward to a specific ritual, it tends to be … Continue reading

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30 Days, Day 8: Beliefs –- The Power of Prayer

I was surprised the first time I heard the expression that “Heathens don’t pray.” The idea, it seems, is that prayer is something “those Christians do” and not something for those who are strong enough to stand up on their … Continue reading

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Bullying

“When you recognize evil, speak out against it, and make no truce with your enemies” Havamal, verse 127 When I made the choice to practice,  I made a vow before my gods, allies and  ancestors to  to “bring light into … Continue reading

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In Memory: Spirit Day and Bullying

Justin Aaberg, 15 (July 9th) Cody Barker, 17 (September 13th) Asher Brown, 13 (September 23rd) Raymond Chase, 19 (September 29th) Tyler Clementi, 18 (September 22nd) Billy Lucas, 15 (September 9th) Seth Walsh, 13 (September 26th) …and for all those whose … Continue reading

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Gender in NT practice-Women, Men and Seidr

“If women deviate so far from custom and tradition that they wear men’s clothes or adopt any male practice whatsoever in order to be different from others, and also if men adopt any female practice of whatever kind, then the … Continue reading

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