No secret I stopped blogging about spirituality a while back as part of my green living writing because the increasing tensions in U.S. politics led to a sharp uptick in online harassment that was time consuming and exhausting to deal with as an author and journalist online. It didn’t have to be about contentious spirituality–as we all know online harassment is now about just about everything–but being a woman and an indie author writing about spirituality in fiction, AND a green living blogger while cutting off abusive family and being stalked by several people has turned into a pretty worn tale of harassment and nonsense. So… why did I go and write an article about the rise of witchcraft and Druidic paganism in the U.S.? So glad you asked. I don’t know. I suppose it’s just one step in that journey of evaluating multiple forms of meditative process that many spiritual traditions rely on for their worship or connection to Source or the higher self’s intuitive guidance–a piece of discovering the common ground I was seeking among spiritual and energy healing traditions that I could pay forward to help people balance their lives physically and emotionally with no religious strings attached. But then you go and say the word witch and the whole room drops. Oh well. Here it is. As the old cartoon says: “We are siamese if you please. We are siamese if you don’t please.”
We’ve been busy on Cronicle Press Tech News. If you haven’t checked out this new tech blog out of Ann Arbor, you might like to start with this intro to augmented reality art murals and virtual reality headsets from BrandXR Studios. We post about 3-5 times per week, so be sure to subscribe and follow us on Twitter. Also, my Kids in the Community column for the Summer 2019 issue of Crazy Wisdom Journal highlighting mindfulness classes and groups for parents and kids of all ages was the cover story for this latest issue. The last issue of Reiki News Magazine featured and article with me interviewing various reiki master healers about how they combine reiki with other healing modalities for best results.
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