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October, 2007

A Litany of the Dead

(with grateful thanks to Dagonet Dewr for providing this to our community.) *2007 Samhain Litany of the Dead* *October 26, 2007* *Dagonet Dewr –* *Permission is given to distribute with attribution.* The over 4,000 US and 40,000 Iraqi dead in the war in Iraq. The dead in natural disasters worldwide. Those dead of hunger, war, intolerance, injustice, crime, oppression, …Continue reading →

’tis the Season

Two years ago, and just about a week more, my father’s wife died. Her passing was gentle, but her decline was not. On Saturday, October 20th, my mother’s father died. He died peacefully and with only a gentle exhalation of breath to mark his passing. His oldest daughter was reading to him at the time. His decline into death was …Continue reading →

I am, literally, dumbfounded

China tells living Buddhas to obtain permission before they reincarnate Tibet’s living Buddhas have been banned from reincarnation without permission from China’s atheist leaders. The ban is included in new rules intended to assert Beijing’s authority over Tibet’s restive and deeply Buddhist people. “The so-called reincarnated living Buddha without government approval is illegal and invalid,” according to the order, which …Continue reading →