From Jesus to Isis: Journey of a Pagan

An article on my spiritual journey from Christianity to paganism, and the knowledge I gained. For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to live in ancient Egypt. Beginning in elementary school, I loved hearing about tribes and earth-based gods during history classes. Sometime, in middle school, I became especially interested in witchcraft and Wicca … Continue reading From Jesus to Isis: Journey of a Pagan

The Devil: Lucifer vs. Satan vs. Satanism

Who and what is "the devil?" Is it the fallen angel, Lucifer? Is it Satan? Is it the focus of the practice of Satanism? Are these things even related? Blake, William; Satan Calling up His Legions; National Trust, Petworth House; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/satan-calling-up-his-legions-219773 Lucifer was considered God's favorite angel, until he demanded more. Before you think this … Continue reading The Devil: Lucifer vs. Satan vs. Satanism

Female Hysteria: Gender Inequality as a Medical Condition

Women have been controlled socially and medically to maintain the power of authorities. Thankfully, some women have successfully taken that power back. In the 19th century, female hysteria was diagnosed frequently; especially, in housewives. Doctors believed that it was caused by an overactive uterus that floats around the body. Symptoms focused around a general lack of satisfaction … Continue reading Female Hysteria: Gender Inequality as a Medical Condition

What it Means to Identify as Genderqueer

What happens when you don't identify as strictly masculine or feminine? How do you label yourself, when neither "man" nor "woman" feels comfortable? It could mean that you're nonbinary or genderqueer. To understand what these related terms mean, one needs to understand why some LGBT have decided to self-identify as "queer" in the first place. … Continue reading What it Means to Identify as Genderqueer