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Pagan Community Notes: Week of May 23, 2022

In this week's Pagan Community Notes: Mankiller quarter released UNHCR statement, Crossings of the Veil, and more news. Continue reading Pagan Community Notes: Week of May 23, 2022 at The Wild Hunt.

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Not Really Dudley Do-Right—Canadian Mounties as a National Symbol

                                               A Northwest Canadian Mounted Police Constable in 1876. On May 23, 1873 acting on the advice of Canadian Prime Minister John A. Macdonald Queen Victoria g

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

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Mania (All-Consuming Love)

Mania describes a kind of love that is entirely focused on the present moment, on passion or care or the euphoria of new love. When it goes on too long, it is not healthy, but it is natural to sometim

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

Meditations

Like a House on Fire: Thinking of the mad friar Savonarola

    It was today, the 23rd of May, in 1498, that the Dominican Friar Girolamo Savonarola was burned at the stake in Florence. He may be a bit better remembered for the falò delle vanità, the “Bonfire

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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deliberate practice

My readers will find this article from Forbes to be interesting, and perhaps this quote also from Louis Pasteur, leading it, "that chance favors the prepared mind."  https://www.forbes.com/sites/david

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

The Great Flower Communion Tailgate Party

Join us for our first ever indoor/outdoor service. We'll begin in the Sanctuary with our end-of-year celebrations, acknowledging our volunteers and this year's class of high school seniors. Then, the

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

Sermons Sermon Video live

Weekly Bread #171

I was in the Sierras last week so skipped writing that week of “Weekly” bread. It was a great trip, we took a hike on every one of the seven days we were there. No really long ones, mainly just 5-6 mi

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Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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Recalling Harvey Milk: And the Long Winding Road to Justice

        American politician, San Francisco City Supervisor, and civil rights activist, Harvey Milk was born on this day, the 22nd of May, in 1930. I note this nearly every year. It’s important. In a m

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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First Atlantic Crossing With Steam Power—Glorious but Futile

The S,S, Savannah coming into port under steam power in 1819. To get a handle on the audacityof the designers and owners of the SS Savannah , the first ship equipped with steam powerto cross the Atlan

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

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Happy World Goth Day

On World Goth Day, Goths and adjacent folks celebrate who and what we are. We find beauty and meaning in what others find bizarre and disturbing. And we remember that sometimes, if they’re determined

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Compassion

Compassion for ourselves is a key component of our mental health. It is too easy to fall into a cycle of self-criticism and perfectionism. It is important to learn to forgive ourselves, to treat ourse

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

Meditations

Toumey oak in progress / almost done

I don’t want to stop spending time with this leaf, so I’ll continue tomorrow. May 22: Here’s today’s progress. It’s pretty much done, but I want to get some distance–literally and figuratively–and tom

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

drawings A leaf a day

Bereavement Notice: Carol Copple

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firstuunash.org (Site / Info)

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September, 2006

At my wife's suggestion in 2006, I launched the Wisdom of the Hands blog with this blog post:   Independent schools like Clear Spring serve an important role in education. https://wisdomofhands.blogsp

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Column: Becoming the Queer Ancestors

I call the queer ancestors the Rainbow Dead. This term specifies their special place in our collective histories as well as in our spiritual practices. Ancestors need not be of our blood in order to b

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The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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New York City Built a Temple Monument to Books

The grand and glorious New York Public Library in a hand-tinted linen post card from the early 1930's . There may be taller buildings.   There may even be more beautiful buildings. There are certainly

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

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10 resources for very small churches

Derek Parker, a friend and minister, responded to my request for what I might write for this blog. This is a list I drew up over lunch, in no particular order. What would you add? Training manuals and

2 days ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

preaching

Spiritual power beyond the known self — on the grace displayed by an unsecured (or secured) door

A short  “ thought for the day” offered to the Cambridge Unitarian Church as part of the Sunday Service of Mindful   Meditation  (Click on this link to hear a recorded version of the following piece)

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CAUTE — Making Footprints Not Blueprints (Site / Info)

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Ableism

Learning to love myself fully means learning to love my body, even with its limitations. It means overcoming the internalized messages of ableism taught to me over and over by a society that values “p

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

Meditations

Field trip

We went for a hike in Henry W. Coe State Park today. There were still quite a few flowers in bloom, of which my favorite was the Butterfly Mariposa Lily: The terrain was the usual steep hillsides of t

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif.