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The Skeptical Witch
The Choir finished the last notes of the worship service. I sit down in unison with 3000 other people preparing to hear the word of the Lord from Apostle Benjamin. The worship service does not touch me. The words of the Apostle are empty for me. My mind is in...
Paganism & Wicca >> Daily Life
Thoughts on the Soul and Reincarnation
Life is an effort to re-member one's connections to the all-knowing soul, which we have chosen to forget so that we may fully appriciate that knowlege by experiencing what it is like to not have that knowlege. We do not remember our choosing this...
Spirits >> The Soul
In Praise of Pumpkins
I have always had a fascination with pumpkins. As a child I enjoyed Christmas and Thanksgiving and all the other holidays we surround our year with, but Halloween was special. Halloween spoke of ghosts, ghouls, witches and all the primal fears that children...
Holidays >> Samhain
Views of Deity
Robin and I leaned against the rock. The moon shone full on the rippling waters of the lake behind us, and the night was redolent with the drums and songs of our people. What a night! As the night enfolded us, we quietly discussed the ritual we had just come...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
The Seven Shaman Principles
The World is What You Think It Is Positive thoughts attract positive people and events, and negative thoughts attract negative people and events. Corollary: Everything is a dream Dreams are real and reality is a dream. The only test we use for a reality check...
Religions >> Native American, Shamanism
Survivalists' Guide for the New Millennium: Summary
As we enter into the new millennium, the dreams of a fading era carry us all to an uncertain destination. The modern age has in no way resolved the human crisis, which is not significantly different except in terms of scale and severity, than the tragedies...
Philosophy >> Survivalists Guide for the New Millennium
What is Subliminal Influence?
The term subliminal is technically archaic , though it is still in common use. The problem is that it is hopelessly bound to the concept of a well-defined sensory threshold, a concept made obsolete by the introduction of signal detection theory into...
Parapsychology >> Subliminal Persuasion

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Understand metaphor, understand the world, understand yourself
Now Ward Farnsworth has written Farnsworth's Classical English Metaphor (David R. Godine, 243 pages, $27.97), ransacking English literature from the sixteenth century to the early twentieth in a volume of Godine's characteristically handsome printing.
Watchwords: Silos, slabs and electronic eggs
Metaphors are the stuff of life: they make abstract ideas seem vivid and direct. But when you use metaphors, you need to make sure the thoughts and images fit together seamlessly. Otherwise the results can be ridiculous.
A nature-based program provides a powerful First Nations metaphor for lessons
This is one of four stories exploring culturally relevant First Nations sex education. Read the other stories: -Indigenous languages recognize gender states not even named in English -How this indigenous youth is making sex education sexy -How the ...
living what's to hand, or, dinner as a metaphor
Last night's dinner was brought to its happy eaters by creativity. Experience, as well. And a huge helping of why not try this?
Review: Disney's animated 'Zootopia' is a clever, bold and fun civil rights
Review: Disney's animated 'Zootopia' is a clever, bold and fun civil rights metaphor. REVIEW: Coherently crafted and surprisingly meaningful, "Zootopia" never feels like a random collage of jokes and incidents. | out of 4 stars.

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