Monthly Archives: March 2011

Telling Your Family About Your Alternative Lifestyle Part Three: The Aftermath

So, you’ve bared your soul, and explained your life to your family. If the gods are kind, your family will respond positively. They will have a new respect for your honesty and integrity in telling them. They will accept and … Continue reading

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Telling Your Family about Your Alternative Lifestyle Part Two: The Talking Plan

Note: I’m not really fond of “alternative lifestyle”. It implies choice where there may not be any. It also sounds frivolous and trivial. And I don’t believe either of those things. But I don’t really have a better term for … Continue reading

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Telling Your Family about Your Alternative Lifestyle Part One: Why?

Note: I’m not really fond of “alternative lifestyle”. It implies choice where there may not be any. It also sounds frivolous and trivial. And I don’t believe either of those things. But I don’t really have a better term for … Continue reading

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A Helping Hand to Japan

I know many pagans that are sending energy in solidarity with the people of Japan after the devastating earthquake/tsunami/nuclear reactor problems triple threat. Here is a charity I really believe in, for its work worldwide. Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres … Continue reading

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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief

By now everyone has heard about the massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan yesterday (our time). Charities that are mobilizing to help: Direct Relief International (Donate, this organization allows you to specifically earmark Japan and is … Continue reading

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Their Practices and Beliefs Do Not Matter

In Jack Kornfield’s Living Dharma–a collection of teachings of various Theravada masters–one of the recurring themes that you see again and again is that in the matter of spiritual enlightenment, do not worry yourself about what others are doing, simply … Continue reading

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Review: Travels Through Middle Earth

There should be more books like this. Alaric Albertsson in Travels Through Middle Earth walks a fine line between the scholarship heavy but soulless historical descriptions of practice and the practical UPG inspired but rootless descriptions of practice that are … Continue reading

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When Freedom of Speech Is Hard to Swallow

We belong to an alternative, minority faith. Many in the majority would like nothing better if we didn’t have the legal right to speak and practice. The gods and our forefathers are kind, we have the right to speak and … Continue reading

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