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Started this discussion. Last reply by Benefactus Mar 10, 2013. 11 Replies

Greetings All,Most of us are familiar with the "Charge of the Goddess", but rarely does anyone mention a "Charge of the God". There are a couple of versions out there; I don't know, maybe it's just…Continue

Rookie Mistakes and a Navy Chaplin

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rev. Lady skydancer Sep 22, 2012. 1 Reply

Preface: I work as a nurse in a newly constructed, military hospital on Ft. Belvoir, Va. I have worked as a DoD civilian for almost 13 years and was an active duty service member for 15 years prior…Continue

So, What About Prayer?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachael Sue Rubin Mar 20, 2012. 49 Replies

MM Everyone,Recently, I was informed by a rather concerned Christian that I needed to pray in order to cultivate a relationship with God, so that He could show me the way. When I replied that I do…Continue

Trying to get a handle on it. What am I missing?

Started this discussion. Last reply by GarlicClove Feb 27, 2012. 18 Replies

Whenever I have a day off from work, my morning routine usually includes brewing up a nice hot cup of tea and rather than reading the news paper, I sit down and surf all of my favorite Pagan Blogs…Continue


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It's that time of year again

Posted on March 31, 2012 at 4:03pm 0 Comments

Every Spring, as herbs become available, I start getting that itch to make my yearly supply of various elixirs.Since my background is primarily Hermetic/Alchemical, I typically stick to the "Seven Basics" or Seven Planetary Elixirs using the Paracelsian Spagyric process. I find that this method of elixir production, though more laborious, creates a much more powerful and profound result.

The Seven Basics or Planetary Herbs that I use are as follows:

Herb            Day        …


Manners, Gender and Other Such Notions

Posted on March 10, 2012 at 12:45pm 0 Comments

Growing up in the rural south, I was taught southern manners and how a southern gentleman should conduct themselves. I say sir, ma'am, please, thank you, I open doors for people, tip my hat/ remove my hat when addressing a lady, especially if she is my elder, the whole bit. So, it was no surprise this morning, when I took my car into the shop for some minor repair work, that I nearly blew a gasket myself when I saw a bunch of men, in the waiting room, refuse to give up their seat for a young…


Legislating Other People's Behavior That You Disapprove Of

Posted on March 3, 2012 at 9:59am 0 Comments

I live about an hour and a half away from D.C. and because of that, a lot of the local conversation around here is all about politics (to my dismay). Political parties, lobbyists, religious organizations, activists, committees and unions; you name it, all wheeling and dealing, plotting and planning, pointing fingers and screaming bloody-murder to get the upper hand. It can be quite a ridiculous spectacle sometimes.

Anyway, three separate topics have recently caught my attention, that…


It never ceases to amaze me

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 5:39pm 2 Comments

I don't know why, but I still find myself being surprised when someone asks me if I'm Jewish or if my Pentagram is a Star of David. You would think that I'd be used to it by now, seeing as how it happens from time to time.

Today, for instance, one of the ladies that I work with came up to me and told me all about a fascinating show she saw, over the weekend, about Orthodox Jews. She seemed so proud of herself for learning something about Jews and so eager to tell me about it, that I…




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