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New Year New Moon

What do we need? What shall we seed?

Hindsight, foresight,  20/20 vision.

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Posted by on in Paths Blogs
Lady of the Labyrinth: A Chant

I was recently inspired to write a chant that's designed for labyrinth walking. It invokes the Lady of the Labyrinth, a goddess some people identify with Ariadne or with the Serpent Mother (snake goddess) from Minoan Crete. The name that works for me is Basilissa.

Please feel free to use this chant in your rituals and your labyrinth walking, and let me know how it goes.

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Peter on Grief and Communities

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by Joan DeArtemis, M.Div.

The Calvinist work ethic, the  Protestant work ethic or the Puritan work ethic is a concept in finances (historically), sociology, and religion, which stresses that solid effort, self-control and thrift are a consequence of an individual's contribution to the standards advocated by Protestantism, and, particularly Calvinism. It is also the driving force behind American capitalism, as well as the core belief in what is known as “prosperity gospel”. 

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Posted by on in Paths Blogs
The magic of: Jasmine

Jasmine

(Jasminum grandiflorum, Jasminum officinale, Jasminum odoratissimum)

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Posted by on in Culture Blogs
The Winter of Our Discontent

A long December, and there’s reason to believe

Maybe this year will be better than the last

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Posted by on in Paths Blogs
Pumping & Churning Out Art

A while back, a good friend of mine posted where he was in overall word count on his book project to his personal Facebook page. Someone thought it was their place to tell him that he should be more concerned about content than quantity, and that he was "in danger of churning out too many books." 

"Too many books" was approximately one a year apparently. 

I've seen the same criticism leveled at musicians/bands that produce perhaps a CD a year. 

I yet to have that same crap thrown my way about my art or more writing - but it could be that they're just not going to say it to my face or post it where I can see it. I imagine it's only a matter of time, especially with how my own publishing schedule seems to look like from the outside.  People do express a bit of incredulity at what I am able to do/create, which can be a bit awkward at times. 

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