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The Element of Water

The Element of Water© 2000 Lady ShyraFrom: Tryskelion

Water is the element of deep emotions, of the subconscious mind, of purification, and of constant change. It is the element of absorption and germination. It is the perseverance and courage needed to endure the long gestation, the nurturing and supporting role.

Water is the element of . . . → Read More: The Element of Water

Evaluating the Global Warming Debate

by Gus diZerega

The science of whether or not there is significant anthropogenic global warming is something that most of us are not well suited to understand in detail. I certainly am not. It involves elaborate studies of one of the most complex systems human beings have yet to try and understand, our atmosphere. Many . . . → Read More: Evaluating the Global Warming Debate

God Myths of the Male Divine

He has been a trickster, a shaman, a divine child; he has been a sacrifice for the rebirth of nature, a consort with the earth goddess, a warrior, a sky king; he is the creator, a distant and impersonal immensity. He is the male divine, seen in the many gods of human myth–and his life . . . → Read More: God Myths of the Male Divine

Learning About Druids in School

by Jason Pitzl-Waters

The Telegraph reports on new religious General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) courses being introduced in the UK. What’s unique about these classes is that they strive to paint a portrait of an increasingly secular and multi-religious Britain, and include new religious movements as a key part of that education. These courses . . . → Read More: Learning About Druids in School

Civic Holidays and Pagan Rituals

My strong feeling that we Pagans need to start finding ways of honoring/celebrating some of the civic holidays in our own ways has been influenced by many inspirations.

First off is just the “why not us?”, impulse I have been known to experience when comparing my own experiences as a Pagan with what I . . . → Read More: Civic Holidays and Pagan Rituals

Germany’s Stone Age Cannibalism

by Pierre Le Hir

The German city of Speyer, in Rheinland-Palatinate, well known for its ­Romanesque cathedral, also boasts some much more macabre relics. A collection of skulls, shin bones and vertebrae might not seem unusual in an archaeology museum, but these particular remains are special. They all show signs of having been cut, scraped . . . → Read More: Germany’s Stone Age Cannibalism

Confessions of a Spiritual Dilettante: F is for Freemasonry

As a young Witch, I was led blindfolded and bound into a sacred space, to be challenged on the point of a sword, and then processed through three degrees of initiation in “The Craft”. The space was illustrated with pentagrams, and oft heard was the phrase “so mote it be.”

And decades later, all of . . . → Read More: Confessions of a Spiritual Dilettante: F is for Freemasonry

“Earth Hour” Symbolizes the Renunciation of Industrial Civilization

by Keith Lockitch

On Saturday, March 28, cities around the world will turn off their lights to observe “Earth Hour.“ Iconic landmarks from the Sydney Opera House to Manhattan’s skyscrapers will be darkened to encourage reduced energy use and signal a commitment to fighting climate change.

While a one-hour blackout will admittedly have little effect . . . → Read More: “Earth Hour” Symbolizes the Renunciation of Industrial Civilization

The Word Should

One of the constant struggles that we face in our lives as humans–let alone spirit workers–is the challenging hurdle of the word should.

There are a thousand things in any given moment that one should be doing. I should be cleaning, I should be doing laundry, I should be exercising more, I should be researching . . . → Read More: The Word Should

Psychics are given gov’t funding

A decision to give taxpayers’ money to a help a couple set up a business as psychic mediums has been criticised. Paul and Deborah Rees, from Bridgend, claim they have been given £4,500 from Want2Work, which aims to help people on benefits get back to work. The Department of Work and Pensions, which runs . . . → Read More: Psychics are given gov’t funding