The Beginning

 Posted by on January 4, 2014
Jan 042014
The Beginning

by Mako Allen

Years ago, I had a profound spiritual experience at a pagan festival, which resulted in my casting aside my atheist and objectivist beliefs, and becoming more spiritual. Pagans find their own particular path. The one that called to me the loudest was Taoism.

Either/Or verses Multiplicity

 Posted by on September 20, 2013
Sep 202013
Either/Or verses Multiplicity

By Selina Minx

Current research in quantum mechanics shows us that modern conception of “freedom of choice” is a actually a quite limited perspective. The idea that we must choose between two things is a monumental mistake based on earlier theories of mathematics and reality. While many of us were learning our basic math, quantum physics was just a wild little dream in a few physicists’ kinky little heads.

What Is Stronger: Meditation or Prayer?

 Posted by on February 20, 2013
Feb 202013
What Is Stronger: Meditation or Prayer?

A good friend of mine was talking to me earlier this week about prayer and meditation I will be honest that Buddhism is not my one and only spiritual practice.  I use Buddhism as part of the spiritual outlook but I don’t use it 24/7 as the one and only way to view the world.  […]

A Love for Mary

 Posted by on January 28, 2013
Jan 282013
A Love for Mary

Recently I volunteered at my daughter’s Catholic nursery school and spent the day helping children and teachers with the day’s activities. My favorite time was sitting in a circle, listening to a story about hibernating bears and singing songs. There was a song that said “good morning” to God, and they genuflected before and after […]

Mindful Promiscuity

 Posted by on December 22, 2012
Dec 222012
Mindful Promiscuity

“Swans mate for life.”  Heard that before?  I’m sure someone reading this has.  Just one problem – closer scientific observation has shown that it ain’t necessarily so.  Some swans cheat, have open marriages, and even divorce. Besides, we’re not swans.  We’re not even in the same class.  So why do some religious folks try to […]

Don’t Be Scared

 Posted by on October 1, 2011
Oct 012011

By Mako Allen Many years ago, I started going to The Phoenix Society, a scene club in Baltimore. I was brand-new, and while I was bold about seeking out my desires, I did hold back some. I had no problem telling people I wanted to get spanked, but I kept what I thought were my […]

The Great Divide – Part 2

 Posted by on September 1, 2011
Sep 012011

The Great Divide: Between Men and Women in the Ancient Americas

Transgenderism in Myth, Part Two

By Bex vanKoot

Last month we discussed transgender archetypes and myths in the “classical” world of Greece and Rome. The myths and names we are most familiar with aren’t the only ones haunting our past, as transgenderism, bisexuality and other queer issues were once a mainstay of popular culture in the ancient Americas as well!

We are Nothing

 Posted by on July 19, 2011
Jul 192011

By Mako Allen

Years ago, I remember being new to kink, and very hungry for it. I spent money I didn’t really have on all sorts of toys and clothes. I embarked on the quest for the most comfortable diaper that would make me feel the most babyish. I tried all sorts of new activities