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Ego Revisited

Last year around this time, I wrote a post entitled “Fuck Your Ego” with a follow-up post called “Benefit the Community, Not Yourself.” Sadly, as with many topics like this one, it bears revisiting and rediscussing again and again. These … Continue reading

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Five Yellow Flowers

I bought them closed. Soft yellow buds cradled in their delicate papery shells, long green leaves reaching for their sunny faces. I bought them closed and brought them home, laying them on the floor near the heater, wrapped in their … Continue reading

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Beliefs and Beginnings

Each year as I skim the post lists for the Pagan Blog Project for inspiration, there tends to be a commonality amongst many of the entries. For B this year, as with previous years, the topics of “belief” and “beginning” … Continue reading

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Paganism first hit my radar when I was in high school. A friend of mine from a roleplay forum mentioned Wicca to me and we talked about it. Christianity had never sat well with me, mostly due to a few … Continue reading

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Lay Me Down

The candles were lit, the incense smoking. I pulled the blinds down and I stood before the altar, shuffling cards despite my protesting wrist and shoulder. Its pain, I offered to the gods and spirits, in hopes that that sacrifice … Continue reading

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Health Entwined

As a freshman in high school, I was required to take a health class for a quarter before moving on to the practical classes. Our first week of class, we opened the textbook and began to read about what it … Continue reading

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First Steps into the Desert

On February 6, 2013, as I lit the candles and incense for my daily devotionals, I changed things up a little. I asked my gods for three signs regarding Kemeticism, about whether or not Kemeticism was a path I should … Continue reading

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