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Buzz Coil: May 2016

Some recent posts from blogs on our blogroll (please note, we don't knowingly list posts in Buzz Coil that have been published previously by the blogger elsewhere or on the same blog): Starhawk's Blog

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Medusa Coils (Site / Info)

Buzz Coils

Review: The Love Witch

A new independent fiction film exploring Witchcraft has hit the festival circuit. Anna Biller‘s latest film The Love Witch is a colorful feast of pathological obsession, violence, narcissism, love and

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism Anna Biller Horror The Love Witch Witchcraft

A faith of the faithless that is an openness to love

As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, as part of my sabbatical I intended to re-read a couple of Simon Critchley's books. Well, I've just finished his "Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment,

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

religious naturalism Christian Atheism Faith of the Faithless Infinitely Demanding Simon Critchley

CLOUDS OF WITNESSES A Memorial Day Meditation on Abraham Lincoln, the American Republic, and the Great Dream of Human Possibility

CLOUDS OF WITNESSES A Memorial Day Meditation on Abraham Lincoln, the American Republic, and the Great Dream of Human Possibility James Ishmael Ford 29 May 2016 Pacific Unitarian Church Rancho Palos V

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Trip preparation

That's for my trip commemoration , 40 years ago next month, which was, as noted in my journal, "199 YRS. & 11 MONTHS" after the big day in 1776. As luck would have it, I was using a copy of the 1976 W

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Examples of a dependent-mission church structure

It didn’t take a lot to start a Universalist society in the early days; that is, even as late as 1866, and perhaps a bit later. There aren’t many accounts of how they got started, but reading between

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Church mission and identity Church start

scissor tail

I have taken a break from cleaning to assemble a "scissor tail" guitar, as you can see in the photos above and below. I've formed a small hatch at the back so that the electronic components can be fit

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Maureen and Kevin Get Hitched and Patrick Poetry

It turned out to be a gloriously lovely May day when Maureen Murfin and Kevin Rotter tied the knot at the Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation in McHenry.   By reports it was everything th

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

wedding Patrick Murfin Murfin Verse Emmy Bean Ira S. Murfin Kathy Brady Murfin Kevin Rotter Marriage Manual. Maureen Murfin Mr. and Mrs. Rotter Tree of Life UU Congregation

One Sky Above Us

All of us earthly beings breathe the same air, bound by our very breath to the interdependent web. That seems kind of unfair, in that some of us contribute far more than others to the pollution of tha

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


29 May 2016 All-Ages Worship Service

Please join us on Sunday (29 May 2016) at 11:00 AM for “Within and All Around Us: Seeking the Source” (an all-ages worship service) This is a service honoring the journeys and transitions of our child

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Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

Adult Religious Education — 29 May 2016

Please join us on Sunday (29 May 2016) at 9:15 AM for our adult religious education class — “Ken Wilber Revisited.” Having finished our series on “Spirit in Practice,” the group has decided go back an

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Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

"The religion of Christ, but purged of theology and sacraments; a practical religion that would not promise a future bliss, but provide bliss on earth"—Tolstoy

Over the past few days I've been making one of my regular re-reads of Tolstoy's Gospel in Brief but this time using Daniel H. Shubin's translation found in "Leo Tolstoy and the Kingdom of God Within Y

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

Gospel in Brief Tolstoy

Your June Flame

Goddess Circle  YARD SALE!    The Legacy Society     Going on vacation?    Pridefest   Clean the Bay Day    Smile!      New Member Orientation      Game Night      Scrapbook   June Birthdays  Jeannine

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)


Pre-holiday news dump

Oh the humanity, irony, comedy, tragedy, all roiled into the figure of a nasty, orange-haired, small-mouthed, fat-headed clown with weirdly tiny hands. When I heard that the possibility of a Trump-San

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Happy birthday, James Bond! Hmm. I Mean Happy Birthday, Ian Fleming!

Ian Lancaster Fleming was born on this day in 1908. He was a journalist and at one time a British naval intelligence officer who turned his hand to spy novels and created one of the great franchises o

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Column: Wyrd Will Weave Us Together

Wyrd is a concept at the theological heart of Ásatrú and Heathenry. For many of those who practice one of the modern forms of the Old Way, wyrd is a core element of worldview. It stands behind, runs t

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

Paganism Heathenry Asatru wyrd

Honoring All the Fallen

Let us remember our warrior dead – it is right and good to celebrate their courage and valor. But let us also remember the fallen of war who never should have been in harm’s way in the first place, an

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

Paganism Pagan community Memorial Day cost of war Decoration Day St. Patrick's Cathedral Tree of Remembrance

May 24, 2016 – Quincy Bog

While we were in Plymouth for candidating week, we often awoke at 5:30 am. Rather than staring at the ceiling, we often went for a short morning hike. Coffee in […]

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high hopes gardens (Site / Info)

Farm - All

on the dangers of holistic thinking.

One of the things that Friedrich Froebel hoped to instill in children through his kindergarten method, he called by the odd German term Gliedganzes, which meant member-whole. The idea was that a child

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Seneca, from “On the Shortness of Life”

XVI. Those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future live brief and troubled lives. When they reach the end of it, the poor wretches see too late how long they bothered about doing

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meditations, translations (Site / Info)

spirituality unitarian universalist philosophy #uublogger #Stoicism #art #humanism #humanist #poet