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The Feast of Barlaam & Josaphat, the Luminous Religion, & the Idea of a Buddhist Christian Church

The other day I was pleased to see my favorite gnostic church is establishing a congregation in the greater Los Angeles area. Among the things I like about them is that they at times, at least from ce

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Forgetting to be Grateful?

Today it seems that Thanksgiving has become a four-day weekend of obligatory excess.

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)


The Wild Hunt’s 2015 Winter Solstice Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect Solstice gift for your favorite Pagan, Heathen, or Polytheist? The Wild Hunt’s 2015 Winter Solstice Gift Guide, with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest m

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

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How to test for what’s Unitarian Universalism today

When one — say, me — complains about the failings of Unitarian Universalism, it’s easy to get hung up on national-level ministries. And that’s a problem. For one, it’s a single point of attention, whi

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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Projections from the Shadow Side of History

Thanksgiving is a holiday that always fills me with mixed feelings. Gratitude is wonderful, and getting together with family and friends can be a blessing. But I know that the stories we celebrate are

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Epictetus from The Handbook

21. Think about death and ruin daily. Mostly death. Then .  . . what’s to be depressed about?  

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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the universal man...

H. Courthope Bowen in his book Froebel and Self-Activity had suggested that the songs and games of Kindergarten should be adapted to better conform to the immediate lives of the children in the partic

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Food for Friday: Thanksgiving Stuffed Rolls

This girl doesn’t shop on Black Friday.  She bakes.  Specifically, she tries to figure out how to clear her fridge …<p>Continue reading →

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bay witch musings (Site / Info)

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Video Post – Captain America(s)

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Spirit of Squee (Site / Info)

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Play it Sam. You Played it For Her, Play it For Me

Yesterday being Thanksgiving and all, I let the anniversary of the completion of principle shooting of Casablanca on November 26, 1942  pass unnoticed .   Although it misses the top ranks of most list

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

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On the Path

“We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.” ―Henry Ward Beecher In what aspect of your life are you proud of the

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


November 27–Harbor: Parenting

We trust that beyond the absence, there is a presence.  That beyond the pain, there can be healing.  That beyond the hurting, there may be forgiveness. That beyond the silence, there may be the Word. 

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Giving Thanks

I am feeling thankful. Thankful that Lanna has a new job. Thankful I have an internship starting soon. Thankful for delicious food. Thankful for a wonderful family. Thankful for awesome cats although

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


A Small Thanksgiving Day Afternoon Meditation

Our family thanksgiving gathering is actually going to be tomorrow at Jan’s mom’s home across the metroplex. Jan​ and I are the primary cooks. So, today has been largely about the kitchen. I’m doing o

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Among the Reasons America’s Only President To Never Serve as President, Didn’t…

Written by Benjamin Franklin in response to a call for scientific papers by the Royal Academy of Brussels. It does not, sadly, appear to have actually been submitted. Reproduced for academic purposes

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Why it's right to want to celebrate Thanksgiving and change the name of Columbus Day

Columbus's legend ignores the fact that the Americas were discovered at least 12,000 years ago, and Columbus's history as a conqueror and slaver is nothing to celebrate. The name of that holiday shoul

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Firm ground is not available ground: "Dunes"—a poem by A. R. Ammons

 Lone post amidst dunes and trees near Wells-next-the-Sea Some of you will have seen my last blogpost which included a number of photos from Wells-next-the-Sea. Wells opens up on to a truly wonderful

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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A Casablanca Thanksgiving

Due to the fact our American Thanksgiving is fixed to the fourth Thursday in November, the actual date floats around the last of the month. This year it coincides with the premiere of the 1942 film Ca

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


A Reminder—Murfin’s Thanksgiving Rules

Before we begin the day, let’s review the rules.   Everyone will be better for it. If you spend the day doing this you are blessed and excused. If you spend the day in a homeless shelter, soup kitchen

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

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Two Pagan Faith Leaders Arrested at Black Friday 14 Protest

OAKLAND, Calif — Last evening, Pagan spiritual leaders T. Thorn Coyle and Marissa Evans, along with 12 other interfaith leaders, were arrested for trespassing at the Alameda County Court House. The sp

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

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