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Monthly archive July, 2011
Is Faith a Function of Brain Architecture?(or "Are the gods just in my head?")

Is Faith a Function of Brain Architecture?
(or “Are the gods just in my head?”)

Last week, I shared what I learned about a scientific field called the evolutionary psychology of religion. I wanted to write about it because I felt torn when I first started delving into the topic. I’m a pagan and my beliefs are dear to me, as is the company I keep when I practice my...
The Princess and the Pins

The Princess and the Pins

I had my first ever acupuncture  session on Wednesday. For those of you already familiar with my needle-phobia this may come as a surprise, but it’s been a year of tackling fears head on and today was the day I finally went under the needle. Acupuncture is becoming more accepted in mainstream American society as more...
An Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology of Religion

An Introduction to Evolutionary Psychology of Religion

I am a scientist at heart and by training. Much of my work day is prescribed by the scientific method. And I love it. So when I came across an article in the Los Angeles Times about the scientific inquiry into religious belief as an evolutionary trait, I was intrigued — even though the article...
A Decade of Being Pagan

A Decade of Being Pagan

It dawned on me the other day that I passed the ten year mark this summer. Though it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when I “became” Pagan, I have chosen the day I cast my first circle as my anniversary. While at the time I was still unsure of what I was doing (and wouldn’t yet...
A Week of Live Music in Austin

A Week of Live Music in Austin

My post this week isn’t very pagan-y. I’m still stoked about my vacation and wanted to share some of it with you. I spent last week frolicking with my niece, Samantha, who is about to be a senior at Auburn University.* She is a newly minted “real” adult as she recently turned 21. She has...
The Challenges of Celebrating as a Community in a Non-Pagan World

The Challenges of Celebrating as a Community in a Non-Pagan World

  As noted last week, I’ve been on vacation for the past two weeks (in fact, I wrote my last post in the airport). TheScott and I visited New York City and Washington DC, and while in DC, we checked out the National Museum of the American Indian. Let me just say that if you...
Take a Listen to Toni Price

Take a Listen to Toni Price

Jax and I are still on vacation, but we’ll be back next week! I have been spending my vacation with my niece, Samantha. She just turned 21, so I have been taking her to clubs in Austin to hear some live, local music. I will post more on who, what and where later. But for...
Take a Look at TED Talks

Take a Look at TED Talks

Hello realm! The princesses are on vacation this week, but we wanted stay in touch. If you aren’t familiar with TED Talks, you should take a look. The videos are informative and often inspiring! Here’s a short talk that is both funny and educational! 100% of the children that had not eaten the marshmallow were...
How the Princesses Spent Summer Solstice

How the Princesses Spent Summer Solstice

As many of you know, Jax and I spent Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer, in my back yard. It was just us princesses, so our observance was intimate and personal.* We shared and offered a meal with wine. It was a lovely affair and I was glad to share it with one of my...