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Finding Meaning in the Journey

A guest post by Jaala Hemingway After finishing the Atheopagan cleric’s course, we were given an assignment to go to a beautiful and sacred place, preferably in nature. About a week after the course, on the day I took off for May Day/Beltane, I decided to go to Maxwell Falls – a moderate but fairly …

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The Post I Never Wanted to Write

The US Supreme Court overturned the 50-year-old precedent Roe v. Wade this morning, erasing the Constitutional right to an abortion. And they’re not done. “Justice” Thomas, in his concurrence, encouraged the Court to overturn the precedents establishing the right to access to birth control, to private consenting behavior among adults (in other words, preventing government …

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The Overculture vs. Reciprocity, Redux

In western societies (like all societies), people have fundamental and largely unspoken assumptions about how the world is supposed to work and how we are to behave. Subscribers to these assumptions believe that they are inherently entitled to certain rights, for example, and that governance should protect these rights and enable redress if they are …

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Happy Summer Solstice! The Planets Join to Celebrate with us this year!

Get ready for another wonderful Solstice gift from our Universe! Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter Saturn, Uranus and Neptune join in the Solstice celebrations this year with a planetary parade! This lineup hasn’t happened (1864) since before the first Juneteenth (1865), and won’t happen again until 2040.

Playlist for the Wheel of the Year: Summer Solstice

Music has been an essential part of the experience of our family rituals. Without it, it would be much more difficult to create the sense of sacred time and space and to evoke the experience I desire for each ritual.

Happy Summer Solstice, Tomorrow! The Planets Join to Celebrate with us this year!

Get ready for another wonderful Solstice gift from our Universe! Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter Saturn, Uranus and Neptune join in the Solstice celebrations this year with a planetary parade! This lineup hasn’t happened (1864) since before the first Juneteenth (1865), and won’t happen again until 2040.

Doing It Right

I have done things in my life that I am ashamed of. They are things that when I think of them–even though I no longer think in these terms–I think, “it takes a bad person to do that”. Not often, but I have done them. And I have been on the receiving end of behavior …

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The Summer Solstice is less than two weeks away, Plus online Celebrations!

“As I stand here on this celebration of Litha, the sacred wheel of the year continues to turn. As my ancestors did in times before and my descendants may do in times to come, I honour the old ways. This is the time of the Summer Solstice……:

WHO NEEDS DEAD STUFF?

Hey, Vulture Culture folks! This is just some of the art supplies (including LOTS AND LOTS of hide pieces, bones, skulls, and other specimens) that will be available during both open-to-the-public and event-only vendors’ market hours at FaerieWorlds at the Cuthbert Ampitheater in Eugene, OR next week, June 17-19. (I’ll also have some completed tails, ears, masks, … Continue reading WHO NEEDS DEAD STUFF?