Spirituality

Love Letter to my Black Queer People

Love Letter to my Black Queer People

I see you. Every time I sit down to write this column, to put into words all the tender spots in my heart, I feel this extreme tiredness. The kind of tiredness that, even in 90-degree heat, sinks you right back under the covers. I keep thinking about all the eyes that...

From WTF to illumination: July Tarotscope for the Collective

From WTF to illumination: July Tarotscope for the Collective

WTF?? That’s the impetus for this month’s tarotscope. It conveys frustration, exhaustion, and exasperation. It’s a universal and collective WTF to this year, this country, this society. And it’s more of a statement than a question. The first six months of 2020 were a...

Tarotscope: A Time of Unlearning (June 6-17)

Tarotscope: A Time of Unlearning (June 6-17)

As a heteronormative, cisgender, white woman of European and English descent, who has lived a life of privilege, I feel inappropriate when I say, "I am tired." But I am. Many of us are. Physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Being tired is good. It means...

Tarotscope: Total Eclipse of the Heart (June 2-15)

Tarotscope: Total Eclipse of the Heart (June 2-15)

The Cards: Queen of Cups, Five of Swords, Four of Coins The Deck: Spolia Tarot Just when we thought maybe things were chilling out. This tarotscope falls in alignment with the full moon in Sagittarius , AND lunar eclipse, this Friday, June 5. We have the potent vibes...

ReAlive Metaphysical connects anew with COVID-19 precautions

ReAlive Metaphysical connects anew with COVID-19 precautions

MARION -- "No-touch air hugs," new hours, and a plexiglass barrier between staff and customers are part of the changes you'll find at ReAlive Metaphysical & Repurposing since the coronavirus crisis. ReAlive is now open noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Tuesdays and...

Approaching death: a different look

Approaching death: a different look

Today, modern American society tries to bury death. Many go to great lengths to avoid discussing death, or even acknowledging it. As though not talking about it will prevent it from happening.

Tarotscope: Open Your Mind (Introduction, May 4-17)

Tarotscope: Open Your Mind (Introduction, May 4-17)

Welcome, everyone, to my new bi-weekly feature for The Real MainStream: Tarotscope for the Collective! Every two weeks, I’ll be coming to you with a new tarot reading intended for the good of us all. A tarotscope? You mean like a horoscope? Yes and no. A horoscope...

The pagan holiday of Beltane holds meaning for everyone

The pagan holiday of Beltane holds meaning for everyone

In this time of coronavirus, money can be tight. More than ever, as a modern world, we are focusing on the things we purchase, collect and forage (can you say toilet paper) to fulfill our own personal needs and desires. But amid this frenzy, we can still find rituals...

Shadowloss: a new understanding of loss and grief

Shadowloss: a new understanding of loss and grief

As COVID-19 sweeps across the globe, we are faced with the very sudden and very real concept of loss. Loss, as it is associated with illness, often revolves around the idea of death. And while the thought of losing loved ones to the virus is without a doubt in the...

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