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Namaste - Meaning and Usage
The term Namaste is commonly used within new-age, yoga and reiki circles. It is a respectful greeting, both as a welcome and a saying good-bye. This Sanskrit word was brought to the western world by spiritual seekers in India and Nepal. I’m sure it has become...
Religion & Philosophy >> Religions
Weight of the World
A man and his son were once going with their donkey to market. As they were walking along a countryman passed them and said: "You fools, what is a donkey for, but to ride upon?" So the man put the boy on the donkey and they went on their way. But...
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life
The Theban Alphabet
The Theban alphabet is used widely by Traditional Wiccans both ritually, and in their books of shadows. The first published reference to it is in Francis Barrett's The Magus , published at London in 1801. It is reputed to have been invented by Honorius of...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Everything you always wanted to know about the beliefs of the Founding Fathers that your Congressman will never tell you!
Through the Dark Ages, civilization and learning languished under the iron rule of the church. Finally, through the rediscovery of the Pagan Classics, Plato, Aristotle, Epictetus, Plotinus and many other philosophers, the west began to see a glimmer of the...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
Enochian Hexagram Banishing Ritual
THE ENOCHIAN HEXAGRAM BANISHING RITUAL: Stand facing North with feet together, left hand at your side and right arm extended and centered with Fire Wand, thumd wand or crystal* upright in front of you. Face the East. Trace a banishing Air Hexagram (yellow),...
Enochian >> Rituals
Tiwaz
Welcome to Tyr’s Aett, the third and final aett (group of eight) of the Elder Futhark. Tiwaz is the name of this aett’s first rune in reconstructed Common Germanic. Its name became first Teiws in Gothic, then later Tiw or Tiu in Anglo-Saxon and Tyr in Old...
Divination >> Rune Stones
The Internet as a Magical Tool
Ever consider the internet as a magical tool? Often the most magical of tools are not the ones we keep on our altar, but the ones that surround us every day, in places we never thought to look. The internet is one of the fastest growing "entities"...
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life

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INCLUDING LESBIAN, GAY & BISEXUAL STUDENTS IN SCHOOL
name-calling and use of words such as 'gay' as pejorative terms of abuse have become commonplace in many schools.
Derogatory terms; the meanings and effects
Nov 21, 2006 A: Casual use of offensive and derogatory terms, like “gay” supports the power paradigm, and keeps it in place.
Portrayal and Inclusion of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Audiences
Sep 30, 2010 Pejorative use of the word 'gay'..............................................................52. Use of the word 'homosexual'.................................................................
Homophobic Bullying In Schools Baseline Research
involving name-calling, jokes and the routine use of terms such as 'gay' and ..
Günther Jikeli Anti-Semitism in youth language: the pejorative use of
The paper shows how the pejorative use of the words for "Jew", "Jude" in German ...

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Gay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When used with a derisive attitude (e.g. "that was so gay"), the word gay is pejorative.
Faggot (slang) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Campaign to stop use of “gay” as pejorative probably won't work
Campaign to stop use of “gay” as pejorative probably won't work. By Les, on 18 August, 2009.
Stop Using the Word Gay as a Pejorative. | Facebook
People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of Sign UpStop Using the Word Gay as a Pejorative.
BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | How 'gay' became children's insult of
Mar 18, 2008 The homosexual community adopted "gay" as a positive description. People come straight back and use it as a pejorative.

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