Impressions of PantheaCon: Sunday

I lingered at home instead of returning to the Con in the morning. It was nice to relax, drink hot coffee (with coconut milk French vanilla creamer - yum!) and watch some Buffy the Vampire Slayer before heading back to the Doubletree Hotel. The first session I attended on Sunday was Rethinking the Language of Health for Clergy with Reverend Gina A. Pond. This was a discussion I was eager to get...

Impressions of PantheaCon: Saturday

There is a palpable lack of energy at this particular Pantheacon. Everyone seems much more quiet and less enthusiastic; maybe it's Mercury retrograde or maybe everyone is still reeling from 2013. We showed up later in the day, mostly because we had such a late Friday night and wanted to sleep in. Diana Paxson's Divine Relationships was the first session we attended. Diana was her usual...

Impressions of PantheaCon: Friday

I arrived mid-afternoon and was happy to find parking easily and get through the pre-registration line quickly. We were handed our programs and walked off to choose a session at 3:30. We wandered around a bit, and eventually sat down to watch the people. I imagine that there are a disproportionate number of people from the San Francisco Bay Area who come to Pantheacon. However, I have met over...

Yoga, Avidya & Embodiment

Misapprehension leads to errors in comprehension of the character, origin, and effects of the objects perceived. False identity results when we regard mental activity as the very source of perception. Excessive attachment is based on the assumption that it will contribute to everlasting happiness. Unreasonable dislikes are usually the result of painful experiences in the past connected with...

What Are You (Spiritually) Training For?

I follow a handful of fitness professionals including Jillian Michaels, Scott Sonnon, and Tony Horton.  I read their wisdom, tips and inspirational essays on a variety of social media: Twitter, FaceBook, Google+ and their personal blogs or websites.  Despite being known for their roles as weight-loss and fitness gurus, they are some of the most spiritual people out there.  Their practical,...