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...

Home as Temple

We've all heard the old saying, "Your body is your temple." As a Pagan, my home is also my temple, as it has been for countless other Pagans through the ages. In ancient Rome, the home was the primary place of worship. There were temples - both state run, like the temple of Vesta and the domicile of her virgins; and also the temples of the various cults from around the empire. However, daily...