Various links of interest from around the web:
- There’s an incredibly insightful article on Barking Shaman on issues of consent in Neopagan communities. This has been a longstanding issue in the Neopagan community (see our essays on boundaries and professionalism), and one that we definitely need more dialogue around.
- Donald Michael Kraig has written an interesting article on Sacred Sex vs. Sex Magick along with a few interesting followup points.
- Asphodel Press has a new book by Deirdre A. Hebert titled The Pagan In Recovery: The Twelve Steps From A Pagan Perspective designed to help Pagans with working through 12 step programs. It is available from Lulu (hat tip Galina Krasskova).
- Alison Leigh Lilly at No Unsacred Place discusses How to Plan an Earth-Friendly Wedding.
- Elizabeth Vongvisith has a really interesting and self-reflective essay on Loki’s Worship: To Argue or Not To Argue? that deals with arguing with others on the legitimacy of your beliefs.
- Meirya has written an essay about otherkin, functionality, and the difference between explain and excuse that is well worth reading and illustrates a misunderstanding a lot of people have with psychology.
In other news, US citizens might be interested in a new service called POPVOX which aims to improve the signal-to-noise ratio that Congressional representatives have to deal with for their local areas, and make it easier for people to be heard. It aggregates information on your support or opposition to various bills and reports that to your specific Congressional representatives.