Category Archives: Essays

Essays on a variety of topics.

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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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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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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2012 US Election Year

We are now into the 2012 election season. This means that we are going to see a barrage of information and misinformation from all corners, most of it expressed with the intent to influence your vote. Possibly with true and … Continue reading

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SOPA Strike

As a method of protesting SOPA and PIPA a number of websites have decided to go on strike today. Some of these sites are blacking out text, putting up banners, or tweeting others are going dark entirely for a period … Continue reading

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Mental Practice As Part of Energy Work

I meditate at least once a day. Meditation is very hard for me. My mind is like a white water river, with thoughts flowing in and out without seeming rhyme or reason.  Taming it to something singular is very difficult. … Continue reading

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Physical Practice as Part of Energy Work

I practice yoga. I realize it’s not a very Nordic thing to do, but yoga has the advantages of being low impact, meditative and something that I can do alone. Yoga makes me aware of my energetic body. And as … Continue reading

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