Praying for What?

The Amazon has been burning now for weeks, and the American news media has only just started to notice. The news hit my social media sometime last weekend because I specifically follow many activist groups in Brazil facing off against Bolsonaro’s facism. It more broadly hit everywhere else today, August 21. Along with that, comes […]

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Decoding Heritage

Recently, I got a DNA analysis done for myself and my mother to get a genetic view of the family history. I couldn’t do my father’s DNA because he still lives in Cuba, and is thus unavailable. This is my attempt at digesting what the raw percentages and data could mean. It is only my […]

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Seeking Origins

Where and when are the roots of our mythic alienation from Nature and our impulse to colonize landscapes, peoples, and ourselves? A long while ago, I attempted something like a decolonization of the “Western mind” (with all the fallacies inherent in that) by way of healing ancestral trauma for European-descended folks. In those posts, I […]

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Carrying Ancestral Guilt

This isn’t an apology. An apology would be useless now if I do not also act to repay what is owed, or in some small measure make amends. This isn’t an indulgent confession. I do not expect forgiveness for the sins of my forebears, or how the massacre of the Americas granted me these many […]

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Honoring Alliances

This series of posts will expand upon the “Goals & Ideas for Members” now part of the Pagan Environmental Alliance‘s Mission. Though not exhaustive, I hope they will provide inspiration. Please share further ideas, insights, and suggestions! ~*~ We wouldn’t expect to hear of any part of Trump’s Government promoting citizens and organizations #honornativeland and […]

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In Light of Recent Events

I began with this work just after Ferguson, but I wasn’t focused on that spiritually yet. I knew of the struggle of the black community and I mourned with them. I even went to a vigil held in my city and spoke often to friends and colleagues in support of Black Lives Matter. I still […]

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