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About selinarif

Selina came across Paganism around age 15 and it felt like coming home. She has been solitary, and worked in numerous circles, both formal and informal in several different traditions. She is a massage therapist, home-maker, amateur home re-modeler, and a martial artist, and ties all of these things into her spirituality.

Divisive Twaddle

The folks over at Gods and Radicals have made the accusation that certain members of the Pagan community are fascists because their religious practices do not conform to G and R’s Marxist/anarchist/feminist/Post-colonial standards. I’m not going to deconstruct – or … Continue reading

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A Response to the Pagan Anti-Capitalist Primer

Early in 2015, Alley Valkyrie and Rhyd Wildermuth published The Pagan Anti-Capitalist Primer. This downloadable PDF is my response. Primer Response

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Work and Play

My step-daughter was exceptionally intractable. There are numerous skills that are needed in order to be a functioning adult, few of which are learned by playing video games and sleeping. I would ask her (yes it was a polite command) … Continue reading

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Arhat or Asshat?

I found this painfully self-absorbed article on my FB page this morning. The author clearly lives in southern California among what may be called the “pretty people,” [my term not his] which is perhaps giving him a bit of a … Continue reading

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The Price of Embodiment

One of my friends finds the idea of things having prices to be downright offensive. College, for example should be free, because you can’t put a price on something that has such a powerful effect on one’s life. Many of … Continue reading

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Land Management: Criticism From the Right

In The Really Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don’t Want You to Know About–Because They Helped Cause Them by Iain Murray, one of the author’s arguments is that government land management has been a massive failure. In many ways, … Continue reading

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Single-Payer Health Care: Insurance or Care?

I don’t want single payer health insurance. Then the government gets to decide what kind of health care I get to have. At least at non-catestrophic levels, my insurance company does NOT decide that for me because I have an … Continue reading

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