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(Reprinted from AZ Yoga Community.)


Esther Williams gave me my first swimming lesson. I didn't know who she was at the time, but my parents told the story often as I grew older. My mother was a movie star, too - she was at Paramount and Miss Williams was at MGM. They were only a year apart in age, so they had a lot in common and became friends.

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Posted by on in Paths Blogs

My home Reclaiming community has launched a series of meetings to try to define ourselves as a community. What is our history? What are our values? What is our power structure, and how do we make decisions? Who, exactly, are "we" in the first place?

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It's 7:30 on a Sunday morning. I'm writing this in the home of Marianne and Dennis, who I don't think are awake yet. For company I have a cat named Skeksis and a young man named Lee. Skeksis is ignoring me. Lee is dead.

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  • hecate
    hecate says #
    Eli, I loved your post. And do want to mention for those interested in another resource, The Pagan Book of Living and Dying by Sta
  • Greybeard
    Greybeard says #
    This kind of loving care for each other is needed much more. I have no desire to be hauled off to some hospital to die surrounded
  • Eli Effinger-Weintraub
    Eli Effinger-Weintraub says #
    Thanks for the comment, Greybeard. I agree that being able to die in familiar surroundings with, if possible, family and friends n
  • Anne Newkirk Niven
    Anne Newkirk Niven says #
    I am so sorry for your loss, Eli. In other news, I'd be very happy if you wrote something about this work for our upcoming Elemen
  • Eli Effinger-Weintraub
    Eli Effinger-Weintraub says #
    Thanks, Anne. As I mentioned, most of us involved in the vigil had never met Lee in his life, but there was a sense of the loss t

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I am about to tell you a Deep Reclaiming Secret. Seriously. This is, like, twelfth-level initiate stuff.* This is the secret of how to become a Reclaiming Witch. Are you ready? Here goes (at least, as I was taught. Your Moose May Vamoose):

In order to be considered a member of the Reclaiming Tradition, you must name yourself as such  and agree to abide by the Principles of Unity.

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