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Troubling Times

While I ADORE this idea... unfortunately, this particular group looks for opposition, especially violent opposition, as "proof" that they are doing God's work.  They choose such hatespeak as a way to…

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Replied Jan 14

Troubling Times

I agree, but I still think that these are things we should do regardless, not necessarily as "pagans."  I think the part of the problem is that we make a distinction.  It shouldn't be the right thing…

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Replied Jan 13

Troubling Times

Awwww.. thanks, Rissa!! :)

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Replied Jan 13

Troubling Times

Westboro Church picketted the funeral of my best friend who was killed in Iraq.  They said that he deserved to die.  If he didn't God would not have allowed it.  They said he is in Hell were he shoul…

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Replied Jan 13


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A lesson to be taught not simply with pretty words, but also through example. Your son will see how you act and react in many situations and he will learn from that observation what it is to be what you seek for him. My sons are much older and I hav…
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Awesome post, Makoons, as always.  Thank you for sharing this. :)
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Love and acceptance should govern us all. MGM
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Aislynn, collecting, eh?? :P
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You are a wonderful woman mother and credit to all females and set an excellent example for all. I wouldnt care if anyone in my family was gay or not. Blessed be
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That is beautiful. Everyone should respect eeryone and parents should always be suportive of thier children. Keep it up strata!
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"I walk in stride with people
much taller than me
and partly it's the boots but
mostly it's my chi
and I'm becoming transfixed
with nature and my part in it
which I believe just signifies
I'm finally waking up "
Evolve by Ani Difranco

Blessings Everyone!! I'm Strata Pyr and live in a VERY small town just north of Knoxville, TN. I have an amazing four-year-old son, who is my world, and the most incredible fiance in the world, Shawn!! He is my love, my best friend, my guardian, my motivator, my comforter, and my partner in all things. He is truly mo anam cara. He is perfect for my soul. And I get to MARRY him in May of the coming year. I am happy.

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher

SO....A LOT in my life has changed in the last year... A LOT.. but I am happy now... more so than ever...and I only see things getting much much better in the future...

I've been a science major for about eight years now. ;-) I have a very well rounded science education! lol but can't decide what field to go into.. I'm really into biochemisty . And science strongly influences my spiritual beliefs!

I'm really a extremely outgoing person. I'm opinionated and have a very finely tuned BS meter! ;-)

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Note to my son regarding his sexuality...

***I copied this from my FB where I originally posted it there in response to LGBT teen suicides and hatespeak towards the LGBT community.  After reading Jennifer's forum post "Troubling Times,"  I felt it was appropriate to move here.  These are my  own sentiments towards my son, who is currently four.



Mommy loves you.  I love you…


Posted on January 13, 2011 at 6:09pm — 26 Comments


So you want a fresh start....

Over the last few months, I have heard a lot of people both online and off making statements like, "I just want to move on. Can't you just forget about it?" OR "I want a fresh start.  Why are you judging me on things from that past?"  And honestly, I am confused by the logic behind such statements. 


First, let me say that I am not a big believer in the idea that people really change, period.  Not major changes anyways, not often.  Usually when such changes take place they are…


Posted on December 27, 2010 at 5:30pm — 19 Comments


What myths are....

Paganism is impregnated with myth, from greek to norse to egyptian. Almost every pagan you meet is at least familiar with one or two. However, I've noticed that a lot do not seem to know what to do with them. What is the point of mythology? Too often I see people taking mythology literally. Someone who believed that "orbs" were the souls of people who did not have the money to pay Charon for passage comes to mind.

One of my favorite quotes:

"Myths are…


Posted on November 28, 2010 at 10:30pm — 9 Comments


God with a BIG G and Residual Guilt....

I decided to write this blog after having a very good conversation today with a person very new to paganism. We started talking about the circumstances that lead us to our paths. Having both come from fundamentalist Christian backgrounds we began to also talk about our lives before paganism. We talked about how we had grown up thinking we just *were Christian.* We didn't even stop, for a long time, to think about the fact that we had a choice. From the time we were born, we had just *been…


Posted on November 20, 2010 at 10:30am — 26 Comments

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At 10:32pm on January 18, 2011, Chris said…
Thank you for your help!!! You and your mate look so happy together!!!
At 10:23pm on January 18, 2011, Chris said…
Hi Strata, maybe you can help me, I have recently been introduced to the ancient runes, and am curious hot to activate them during the full moon, do you know anything about it at all. BTW, I hope you had a great day!!!
At 8:32pm on January 15, 2011, Shawn said…
Hello my darling girl :) I just wanted to rush by really quick to tell you how much I love you, and how much I appreciate you and everything you do for me :) :) :) You really are mo anam cara, and you show it constantly :D
At 8:23pm on January 15, 2011, Elise said…
Thank you for the birthday wish! :D
At 7:58pm on January 13, 2011, lightshield said…
Thanks for the warm welcome, Strata.  I am involved in Wicca and Traditional witchcraft with roots based in the English Cotswolds.
At 3:32pm on January 13, 2011, Tawny said…
Thanks Strata ((hugs))
At 5:24pm on January 12, 2011, Hagatha said…
Bright blessings and thank you for the welcome. And yes I am Daniels wife. (But please don't hold that against me.) lol.
At 9:23pm on January 11, 2011, Oakthorne said…
Thank you so much, darlin'. I appreciate the Work. Keep it Rollin'. :D
At 1:24pm on January 11, 2011, Alorer Stef (The Gecko) said…
Sorry for disappearing dear. The computer died.. AGAIN... I'm on my phone now.
At 12:01am on January 8, 2011, Doyle said…
Doing well and how are you :)

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