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Who Am I?

The man who taught me yoga was lean and stringy—the very image of a traditional yogi, except for his greying mullet and tendency to sound like a Baptist preacher. But today his voice was soft as he led 70 would-be yoga teachers in one of our last exercises: getting over ourselves.


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Pagan savings challenge, week twenty-seven:  just ducky

Money is very often seen as a completely pedestrian thing, such that anything touched by the stuff is automatically not spiritual.  Don't be fooled!  Just because mainstream society embraces it completely doesn't mean that money does not have its own spirit and esoteric roles to play.  That's part of the reason for there being a Pagan savings challenge at all:  to encourage people of these communities to work with money according to our values and using our tools.

Consider the rubber ducky.

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Death, Impermanence and Reincarnation

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Posted by on in Studies Blogs
The Deep Sky


The vast and deep expanse of the sky has always been a source of wonder for me. I have the good fortune of living in a place that is still rural enough so that I can see the Milky Way, and many many stars simply by stepping outside into the night. Almost without fail, I find that gazing into the heavens awakens within me the grand presence of the sacred. What I have seen with simply my eyes is enough to inspire this blog, but what has been seen by the collective eye that we call the Hubble Space Telescope does more. I've included a photo that is called the Hubble Extreme Deep Field which shows a tiny portion of the sky, and yet within it there are over 5500 galaxies. Almost every speck of light in the photo is a galaxy and the average galaxy contains between 200 and 400 billion stars.

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Posted by on in Studies Blogs

I apologize if this article is triggery to any of you, as it represents a departure from some of the more light-hearted blog posts I've been writing.  It's not the norm for this blog, but I felt it needed to be said.

So, posted a marvelous blog article on whether one's paganism is really very transgender/genderqueer friendly.  I'm sharing it here.

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  • Constance Tippett Chandler
    Constance Tippett Chandler says #
    I agree the soul has no gender. But patriarchy spiritulaity is based on gender. That is why many women latched on to women's spir
  • Per
    Per says #
    I have also had a similar experience. I dont understand gender in spiritual work, my spirit dont have a gendar. I dont understand
  • Constance Tippett Chandler
    Constance Tippett Chandler says #
    I went to First PantheaCon and didn't go back until I had a booth, but, I was there the first year of the blowup. I'm probably old
  • S. Rune Emerson
    S. Rune Emerson says #
    I agree with many of your sentiments. I'm not terribly fond of laying blame at the feet of "the hierarchy" or "the patriarchy" or
  • Amarfa
    Amarfa says #
    P.S. - the word "her" in the last sentence of the 2nd paragraph is not emphasised due to any gender identity, but due to the enmi

Posted by on in Culture Blogs

I love a good mystery. Gore I can do without, but good old fashioned suspense, intriguing puzzles, deep dark secrets. Heck, yeah. Even better if the sleuth who stars in said mystery is Pagan; or, at the very least, magically-inclined.*

The latter is easy enough to find. Study the shelves at your neighborhood library or bookstore, or browse the Amazon or B&N sites, and you will find plenty of mysteries which feature magically-gifted protagonists. Most fall in to the "cozy/amateur sleuth" category; meaning, no gore, no sex, and no hard-core swearing. Just to name a few such examples: the Magical Dressmaking Mystery series by Melissa Bourbon; the Magical Bakery series by Bailey Cates; the Magical Cats series by Sofie Kelly; Annette Blair's Vintage Magic series; the Magical Cures series by Tonya Kappes; and Ellery Adams' brand new Charmed Pie Shoppe series.

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  • Caleen Canady
    Caleen Canady says #
    I am writing away on just this topic. My novel involves a fea/human race who follow the path of the Goddess. My main character's f

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