Originally posted on #ADPhD:
Fri, February 22, 2013, 9:00 am – Sat, February 23, 2013, 4:00 pm Reservations: Required This two-day event will feature panel discussions exploring recent innovations in slavery research and its impact on scholarship and public interpretation.  Bringing together leading experts from across academia, museums, and documentary filmmaking, the conference will include…

Originally posted on Adventures in Vanaheim:
Before I get into this, no, I’m not planning on acting like Trixie  certain people who talk about abandoning their pantheon for another one in the space of two seconds, but in light of my previous post on deity crushes, I’m kind of wondering if there isn’t something more…

Originally posted on Druid Life:
I get angry about this one. I suppose in Pagan circles where people explore arcane things, the idea of secret, mysterious knowledge at least makes sense, kind of. Even then I still find it offensive when it is used to justify otherwise insane leaps of logic. Would that it were…

A Call for Submissions — via Neos Alexandria, for writings inspired by, about and in devotion to Demeter!

Originally posted on Blau Stern Schwarz Schlonge:
Why do we Witches feel the need to give gifts this time of year at Christmas and Yule? Most of the pressure is from Christian society and the materialistic culture we live in. From October on we are driven by commercials to buy buy buy for ourselves and…

Originally posted on Peaceful Awakenings: Reflections of Egypt:
Warning in advance: this is a giant-assed post. Usually I’d break it up into several, with calendar neepery in one and the deeper substance in a later post, but right now I’m feeling so far behind that I don’t want to wait on making more posts. Bear…

Originally posted on hecatedemeter:
Misty Potomac *Freeway Blogger emails me that he is about to post his thousandth sign. He rocks. Freeway Blogger *We’ve had a few misty days here in Columbia’s District — slippery fog and the kind of rain that my mother used to call “spritzing.” This evening, as the earlier-and-earlier dark was…

Originally posted on The Freelance History Writer:
Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland from the Trinity Altarpiece painted by Hugo van der Goes. King James III of Scotland was very good at collecting revenues. He was also very good at holding on to his revenues. However there was one item in the royal budget he…

Originally posted on Meditation and Buddhist Studies at the Barn:
  Thikse monastery. This statue of the Maitreya Buddha is about 30 ft tall! (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I pay homage to the guru, suffused with grace. Please grant your blessings. Please help me, a beggar, to practice.   Although you children, members of the current…

Originally posted on hecatedemeter:
Gardeners more than others, I think, learn to appreciate the out-of-doors even in late Autumn/early Winter when most people retreat indoors to hibernate until Spring. Although in some parts of the world the weather is too harsh for much outdoors time, here, in the Magical MidAtlantic, there is secret beauty for…