Yearly Archives: 2012

My Bigotry Is Not Better than Your Bigotry

This is part 2 of my stroll through the field of landmines, emphasizing ideas about community, inclusion and exclusion. As I mentioned in my last post, Z. Budapest has been a strong  feminist and Dianic voice in the pagan community … Continue reading

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PantheaCon Gender Issues

As a followup to Biology Does Not and Must Not Equal Destiny I figured I would provide a few links about what was going on. Thorn Coyle has written a series of posts: Holding Beloved Community (along with Part 2 … Continue reading

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Biology Does Not and Must Not Equal Destiny

I’ve been working on this post in my head for awhile. Because the subject is a field of landmines. PantheaCon has had what are called “ciswomen” or “women born of women” rituals, led by Z. Budapest, who has been a strong … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day or Why Love “Spells” Are A Bad Idea

Every once in a while, someone comes to me and says, “I’m in love with ____, but they don’t love me. What can I do?” I sympathize. I think everyone does. We’ve all been in that situation when we are … Continue reading

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Three Deep Breaths

One of the challenges in starting to meditate is finding application in our daily life. Daily meditation is something that can take days, weeks, months, or even years to reliably show up in our lives. What’s more, many people have … Continue reading

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January Link Roundup

Why Spirit Workers Are Like Zombies discusses initiation for those of us who are spirit workers. Lupa has written an article that is highly relevant to readers of this blog titled We Do Not Return to Nature, We Are Already … Continue reading

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We Don’t Know Why

Every so often in various Pagan and magical communities I’ll see someone attempt to explain or rationalize their experiences with identity or magic in scientific terms. They’ll talk grandly about M-Theory or many-worlds interpretations of quantum as if they hold … Continue reading

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January Charity The Berkeley Colony

From my wonderful friend Laken Steeljaw, child of Hyena Mother. UC Berkeley is home to a unique research facility that houses a colony of captive Spotted Hyenas (Crocuta crocuta). Scientists at the facility have made many discoveries during their work, … Continue reading

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Spiritual Connection as Part of Energy Work

There are some days that despite my physical practice, mental practice and emotional awareness, the weight of anxiety and stress  is too heavy.  All my long learned, hard won coping skills just won’t lift it. Those are the days that … Continue reading

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Emotional Awareness as Part of Energy Work

When I chose therapy at 26, I had little knowledge of what my emotions were. I didn’t know how to cope with my strong emotions or manage my anger. I didn’t know how to increase positive emotions or use distraction, … Continue reading

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