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Note: I'll be back to the Hero's Journey next time, but this topic came up on the Facebook "Magickal Community and Education" group ( Rather than simply posting my thoughts there, I thought they'd make a decent blog post. I look forward to everyone's thoughts.


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  • Susan “Moonwriter” Pesznecker
    Susan “Moonwriter” Pesznecker says #
    And thank you! I appreciate this-- and I'll modify accordingly.
  • Piper
    Piper says #
    Thank you, This is nicely done and avoids most of the baggage that surrounds this issue, I do have 1 thing to add, your statement
Rachel Dolezal and the Appropriation of Oppression

It’s been a week since Rachel Dolezal’s false racial claims made the news and just a few days since the mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina. I’m just beginning to understand the depth of racism, what it means to have white privilege, and how I can unlearn the colorblindness I was taught and become an ally. My mind has a hard time wrapping itself around the reality in which People of Color live, suffer, and too often die in this country.


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Appropriation or syncretisation?  Or maybe just the evolution in understanding?  You decide.

Zeus is the Greek king of the gods, the god of sky and weather who fertilizes the fields and protects the home.  He is the god of law, order and fate.  He was typically depicted as a mature, regal man with a beard.  Typical symbols associated with him:  lightning bolt, eagle, ram, bull, snake, cornucopia and scepter.

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  • Apuleius Platonicus
    Apuleius Platonicus says #
    This is a fascinating subject and a very nice overview of it. Honestly, though, I don't see where talk of "appropriation" comes in
  • Melia/Merit Brokaw
    Melia/Merit Brokaw says #
    Personally I'm never sure where the line of appropriation is...Americans can be "gaga" over anything and everything Native America
  • Freeman Presson
    Freeman Presson says #
    The Greeks who came back from the grand tour of Egypt and sold fake Khemetic initiations for 10 talents were appropriating (like $
  • Freeman Presson
    Freeman Presson says #
    There's even a catchword for it: orientalizing. Exactly like what modern Pagans and esotericists do with India and Tibet (a distan
  • Samantha Lahlali
    Samantha Lahlali says #
    Interesting Zeus-Ammon has a great deal in common with Apollon Karneios in appearance (who was a Doric deity and a god brought to

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