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Various day-to-day thoughts.

Happy Yule!

Have a happy and safe holiday season. For Northern Tradition practitioners, Yule is a time for oaths and a celebration of the coming of the new year. For those who are watching the total lunar eclipse tonight, here are the … Continue reading

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Colorado Gives Day

I know this is a little late for most people to do anything, but the organization GivingFirst, which makes it easy to find and donate specifically to Colorado charities, has secured matching for contributions made today. If this message did … Continue reading

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Transgender Day of Remembrance, 2010

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On the occasion of the First Snow of the Season

The Lord of Winter came to me and loved me and gifted me with  snow… I have a conflicted relationship with winter. As a child, I grew up in NW Montana, where it is grey most of the winter, snowfall … Continue reading

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30 Days, Day 11: On Urban Spirit Work

This is a revised version of an earlier essay I’ve written. Reposting here as part of my 30 days since it remains extremely central to who and what I am and what I am doing, especially with Weaving Wyrd. One … 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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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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30 Days, Day 7: Beliefs –- Magic and Spellcraft

One of the earliest definitions of magic that I came across is one that I still like the best. Crowley’s definition states that it is: [T]he Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will. This means … Continue reading

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