Originally posted on Pagan Reveries:
for Annabel Lee Within the House of Hades An Orphic Fragment Your soul has departed. You arrive at a well-spring, beneath a white cypress, upon your left side. Don’t drink of this water, the water of Lethe. You’ll forget your whole lifetime, forget that you’ve died. Over there, to your…

Originally posted on carrying their light:
Retreat is under way, and I’m having so many thoughts about everything already. It has been a very profound experience for me already – both personally and spiritually. I am amazed at what we as a community are capable of accomplishing; I am amazed at how close we can…

Originally posted on #ADPhD:
The finalists for the 14th Annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize have been announced. From the announcement: Robin Blackburn for The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights (Verso Books) In The American Crucible, Robin Blackburn has provided one of the most commanding and wide-ranging examinations of Atlantic abolitionism in years.  In…

Originally posted on Mystical Bewilderment:
So, on July 10th of this year, I wrote the following. I AM SO FUCKING EXCITED BECAUSE I AM AWESOME AND I FINALLY FIGURED OUT WHERE/WHEN THE START OF MY CALENDAR IS. AND I WANTED TO SHARE. IN CAPS LOCK EVEN. IT’S JULY 30TH. KEEP WATCHING FOR A BIG HUGE…

Originally posted on #ADPhD:
“As stated in the Times piece, genealogists from Ancestry.com said they have evidence that “strongly suggests” that through his white mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, President Obama had an enslaved ancestor in the 17th century named John Punch: “In 1640, Mr. Punch, then an indentured servant, escaped from Virginia and went to…

Originally posted on All Our Devotion:
By MonticueConnally I once spoke with a wise man who said that as we elevate in spiritual consciousness, the less we need the outside world, earth and all. In his view, the greatest of the greatest of men in the ancient of days “elevated” from the eating of meat, to…

Originally posted on Mystical Bewilderment:
The above is a quote credited to Mahatma Gandhi. (I say credited because I know there are some quotes attributed to him that were not actually said by him.) So, I noticed fairly early on this morning that I was feeling pretty frustrated. I couldn’t quite understand what-all the frustration…

Originally posted on hecatedemeter:
My personal Lughnasadh was pretty simple. The post-mortem took (no one could have anticipated) longer than predicted. I didn’t get to leave work as early as I’d hoped to do. I came home in the early evening and found five ripe figs on my fig tree. They were warm from the…