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On Spiritual Emergency, Shamanism, Mental Illness, Therapy, and Anti-Psychiatry Sentiment in the General Pagan/Polytheist Community

Originally posted on Foxglove & Firmitas: Alternative Title: I’m Gonna Keep Talking About This Until It’s a Generally Accepted Thing… It happened again. Someone posted another article on mental illnes

1 hour ago

musings of a kitchen witch (Site / Info)

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The Long Count in Chicago—The Swan Song of a Champ

Dempsey in his prime. Note--Due to general tiredness and a doctor's appointment, your scribe took a day off yesterday so delivers this entry a day late. How big a deal was the second Dempsey-Tunney He

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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The sermon fit for reading

There is a practical take-away from this historical episode; keep reading. Abigail and John  Adams, the departing ambassador to Great Britain, and John Murray, the Universalist minister, sailed togeth

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Hands

These performers could be using their hands to tell a story, to wave to their friends, to invite applause or simply to convey the beauty of movement. The range of things we can do with our hands is as

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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September 23–The Labyrinth: Balance

When there isn’t enough compassion being generated (either for ourselves as individuals or in the world in general), we become unbalanced; we suffer from it as we would from a lack of fresh air and cl

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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No other way: radical movement against climate change

Meditating on the climate actions on Sunday and the more radical movement on Wall Street the next day (with large-scale arrests and direct action), something that socialist Seattle city councilwoman K

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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The difference between H. P. Lovecraft and the I.W.W.

The Old Racist from Providence |: "The workers of the I.W.W. were equally as ‘of their time’ as HPL and yet they did not express such vile opinions of people." You just gotta love the I.W.W. As for Lo

9 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Ten Films That UUs Should Watch: Babette's Feast

When Gabriel Axel chose to adapt Isak Dinesen’s story Babettes Gaestebud to the screen, he moved the hamlet where it was located from Norway to western Jutland. The Norwegian coastal towns he saw were

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Ravenstone's Reflections (Site / Info)

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Observations from Open House

Tonight was open house at the high school. I can now report that: *According to my Fitbit, secondborn's schedule requires at least 5000 steps just to get from class to class. PE class is definitely mo

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

This Week's Prayer

From: Perry Montrose In the sacred connection of this community we hold the difficulties and the hope in the world around us. We hold care in our hearts for all the children across our country sufferi

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Rags to Risches

Ruthie Johnson's letter to the editor caught my eye today, headlined with the name of our junor Senator, trotting for re-election this year. She responds in his behalf against a previous letter in opp

15 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

That's All I Can Stands, I Can't Stands No More: Finding Your Still Small Voice In Overwhelming Times

Delivered September 21, 2014 - Rev. David A. Miller © Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito A Unitarian Universalist Association Congregation—Solana Beach, Ca (Lightly edited version)  Som

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Shift Happens (Site / Info)

Awkward. ***1/2

Just good writing. I like the Jenna character. I like that she overthinks everything all the time. The rest of the show is sweet and often ridiculous. I usually don’t like the absurd drama of MTV show

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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The Rose

(this article was originally published in Pagan Dawn ) The rose is the flower of Venus and the symbol of love in all its delicious variety.  It is symbolically linked to Adonis, Aphrodite, Dionysus an

16 hours ago

the dance of the elements (Site / Info)

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Sunny Side Up with a Side of Racism

Yesterday after church, my family and I stopped at a favorite cafe in Hartford. It’s a funky kind of place with a diverse clientele and a good Sunday brunch. I walked in while my spouse got the baby o

17 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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why so many kids can't sit still in school...

There is an epidemic of ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) diagnosed among children in school. You can read about it in this article in the Washington Post. Why So Many Kids Can't Sit Sti

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Why I’m Voting This November

“If voting changed anything, they’d make it illegal.” –Emma Goldman Increased voter turnout from People of Color, young people, and low-income communities in elections over the past six years has chan

18 hours ago

Standing On The Side Of Love » Blog (Site / Info)

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Scary bumper sticker

This morning I was behind a car whose bumper sticker read, IMAM AZIZ MUHAMMAD HIGH SCHOOL Home of the Jihadis As I got closer and we waited at the light, I realized I’d misread it. It said, ARCHBISHOP

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Perverse Incentives: Paying People More to Make Life Ugly than To Make it Beautiful

“We allow people to make huge profits doing any number of things that will hurt the poor, but we want to crucify anyone who wants to make money helping them,” Dan Pallotta told the New York Times. Sur

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The Power of Narrative (Site / Info)

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REVIEW: The Mythology of Eden

The Mythology of Eden by Arthur George and Elena George, Hamilton Books 2014, trade paperback, 458 pages. Also available as an e-book. What a fascinating book! Though it starts with and returns to an

21 hours ago

Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

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