Many things can come into our mind when we see a person or a group of people living on the street who are experiencing homelessness. We can ask questions such as, why don’t they just get a job? Are they on drugs? Will more people move to my city if we start providing services and…

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I was recently contacted by a student for an interview about Paganism. The questions made me pause and think about my views on where modern Pagan practices stand today as a new/old religion. Here are my answers to two of the questions she asked me. Q: Has Paganism been changed or evolved by modernism (modifying…

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Those who experience homelessness can face complex issues, both in their personal lives, and with navigating the services available to them. One of the rationalizations we, as advocates, often hear for those who oppose helping these folks,  is that ‘they’ don’t really want help, and ‘they’ won’t to go to available shelter spaces when they are offered. While wanting…

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If homeless people are happy on the street, why are there “In all, about 87,000 local families… on waiting lists at the four agencies that administer the Section 8 program in Orange County”?? If you need an apartment “Waits of six to 10 years are common. The basic bargain of Section 8 is simple and,…

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Be sure and check out the new podcast series “Ravens at the Crossroads.” Mistress Prime and Tyler Matthews are interviewing Pagan elders and teachers about their personal and community experiences. Here is their interview with M. Macha Nightmare. The first class I took at Cherry Hill Seminary many moons ago was Macha’s ‘Call of the…

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I wrote these words in the wake of the recent shootings, “The last few days have been upsetting and terrible in so many ways. Prayers matter; actions matter. It’s time for a change in our gun laws, and changes in how we care for each other as neighbors, communities and as a larger society. We,…

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I recently went to a talk on Carl Jung and the Tarot. I’m not sure how I missed the Jung connection in my studies over the years. I had a basic notion of what the collective unconscious was. Now that I am delving more deeply into Jung’s writings, I find the combination of studies fascinating.…

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