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In high school, I was fascinated with the knowledge that my thoughts may not be my own. I voraciously read Subliminal Seduction and every other book about neurolinguistic programming, advertising, and other forms of mental and emotional manipulation. I abhorred the fact that the things I thought, or bought were furthering someone else's agenda, one… Read More

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Bodies: Possession v. Being

Many philosophies and religions view the body as a container for the spirit. We've all heard that our body is a temple; a temporary housing for our immortal True Self. Some have irreverently (and hilariously) referred to the body as a "Meat Car." But what if they are wrong? What if we are our bodies… Read More

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Three months ago, I attended a workshop on re-framing how we discuss health and weight. It was an excellent and lively discussion and multimedia presentation. We watched various commercials (both print and television, domestic and foreign) as examples of how we treat people based on their appearance. Most of the examples were unsurprisingly of overweight… Read More

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On March 17th, the author of Modern Magick, Donald Michael Kraig passed from this world. I only heard of his cancer diagnosis recently - maybe in early February. He was gone so quickly. I heard him speak in person once, a few years ago at PantheaCon. He was warm, funny, and clearly had a great… Read More

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21 Day Fix: A Brief Review

The 21 Day Fix is the latest program from Beachbody focusing on daily exercise and portion control. The base kit includes seven workouts (plus a couple of bonus workouts), several color-coded containers, used in conjunction with a detailed eating guide to help you choose nutritious foods in the appropriate amounts. The workouts are 30-minutes long… Read More

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