UPG Is a Reconstructionist Practice

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UPG = Unverified Personal Gnosis. If you are not familiar with this term, or why some people have issues around UPG vs. Historical Lore, I recommend this article by John Beckett and this article from The Rational Heathen as background. I spend a fair amount of time on Academia.edu, a wonderful trove of well-researched, well-considered […]

Sigyn, Pain, and Grief—and Healing

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As the Mourning Mother, Sigyn understands your pain when you grieve. She understands your rage at the unfairness of life, and she understands your desire to strike back, and your impotent fury that there is no real way to do so. Sigyn reminds you to feel your pain, to weep your tears, to let your […]

All Shall Be Well, and All Shall Be Well, and All Manner of Things Shall Be Well

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All shall be well, And all shall be well, And all manner of things shall be well. —Julian of Norwich Two-and-a-half minutes of beauty and peace for your day.  

Judgment and Compassion, Again

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A couple of years ago, I wrote this post about judgment and compassion, because I was engaging in some painful and destructive behaviors around judging other people that had serious negative effects on me and everyone around me. I needed to find ways to channel the time and energy taken by those thoughts into more […]

Arts and Crafts: More Beadwork—A Friendship Exchange Treasure Strand

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My friend Tamara and I did a bead exchange from the various beads we each are using to make our treasure strands. This is the one I created with the beads she sent me: [Image description: A strand of beads of many colors and sizes.] It’s a fabulous mix of amber, jasper, moonstone, glass beads, […]

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