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The Center: Faith Like a Chalice 1

We gather in concentric arcs, and the center point of all the arcs is our chalice, the symbol of our Unitarian Universalist faith tradition. Our physical arrangement reflects our spiritual orientation

1 hour ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Faith Like a Chalice

We’re All In This Together

The alarm clock sounded at 1:00 am Sunday morning, an hour that I am more accustomed to greeting at the other end of my day. I folded quietly out of bed, put on my macaroni-and-cheese yellow “Standing

2 hours ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

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What a sublime end of one's body, what an enskyment; what a life after death — Intimations of mortality and the joys of life on Great Wilbraham Common

Cows and bullocks on Gt Wilbraham Common I was pretty much wiped-out by last week and, on Monday and Tuesday (my "week-end"), I didn't have a great deal of energy to spare. Still, there was enough to

2 hours ago

CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Archery

Recently I have started doing archery, which for me is deeply redolent of Robin Hood, Artemis, Shen-I the Excellent Archer, and other mythological figures. When I am doing it, I am totally in the mome

2 hours ago

the dance of the elements (Site / Info)

Pagan prayer write for your life archery embodiment

The Stonecutter

The stonecutter lived in a small house at the top of a hill that overlooked the town below. Behind his house was his workshop, where he retreated every morning after drinking a cup of coffee, kissing

3 hours ago

Christine Organ (Site / Info)

Friends friendship

“Threads” at 30

First broadcast thirty years ago today on BBC2. Back when we thought we’d all be nuked. I mention it now in thanksgiving. Alas, the video, once easy to find, has been pulled down.

4 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Fall

Autumn's first morning, and impeccable timing from our oldest, grandest tree: there's an acorn bouncing off the roof. I tested the two store-bought nectarines, picked the slightly softer of the two an

4 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

The Wild Hunt’s 2014 Fall Funding Drive Begins!

Help fund another year of Pagan news and journalism at The Wild Hunt! Your support makes it happen! We are now in the 10th year of The Wild Hunt! What began in 2004 as an experiment run by an enthusia

5 hours ago

The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

Paganism The Wild Hunt Fall Funding Drive

Show ‘Em How to Build a New Way

Your Program Proposal for General Assembly (GA) Eagerly Awaited GA 2014 saw compelling programming that wasn’t just oriented to youth and young adults – it was programmed by them. And while youth are

5 hours ago

Blue Boat (Site / Info)

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A New Pomonalia

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under the sun. A time to be born and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill and a time to

5 hours ago

musings of a kitchen witch (Site / Info)

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Autumnal Openings: The One and the Many

Adolph Gottlieb Transfigurations III 1958 Anderson Collection at Stanford University Zhou's Taijitu Diagram from Wikipedia "Taiji" Entry  Fall is my favorite season. Leaves reddening into scarlet spla

5 hours ago

Mediterranean Wisdom (Site / Info)

What To Do With Privilege After Ferguson

When I went to Ferguson I thought I had something to offer. I was wrong. There was nothing for me to offer. When I was immersed in hundreds of voices chanting “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” I raised my white

6 hours ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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What if kids were to do real things?

At the present time, 20% of high school age boys in the US have been assigned the diagnosis ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, according to this article in the New York Times. It is so mu

6 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

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

7 hours ago

musings of a kitchen witch (Site / Info)

Paganism

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

8 hours ago

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

9 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Unitarianism Universalist history Preaching World Unitarianism and Universalism

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

10 hours ago

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

10 hours ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

Uncategorized UU 7th Principle The Labyrinth

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

14 hours ago

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

15 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)