Q/A with an Arab Pagan, Sam. I have experienced the Gods many times especially Quzah, Al-Muhrik, Shams and Allat. I invoked Al-Muhrik during a spell and it succeded, almost all my spells work 100%. I don't remember one that failed. Q: What are jinn? Are they different from the gods? A: Sure, Jinn (Jinn itself … Continue reading Exploring Wathanism: Arab Paganism
I tried to take Christianity seriously, as in, follow the bible carefully, accept Jesus, pray etc., but I felt nothing and this went on until the middle of 2012, when I met a pagan. It was then I got introduced and the seeds were planted. So around early 2013, I found out about Hellenism. After researching Christianity, as well as history and other religions, I converted to Hellenism. It touched my being in ways Christianity never did or could.
by 罗子禾 At a social event that took place not so long ago, I met a group of anthropologists, some of whom recently received their PhD's. I have always thought that scientists are a strange bunch. They tend to not place so much value on monetary gains in life. Instead, they spend their time digging … Continue reading What is Anthropology to Anthropologists?
by Vivian As a child, they could not keep me from that cupboard. During nights when the air is still, so dead you could hear a pin drop. A slight crack in the door and out peaks a little eye. The hinges scream in tune to the sound of floorboards moaning. I float past those … Continue reading Hunger Calls
by Bernice “If you saw me at a bar—or any place—would you still be interested, and want to talk?” Yes. I blink slowly. The ceiling doesn’t change. It’s always the same. Always white, with hairline cracks due to old age. I trace the cracks with my eyes, and back again. I frown. “Why?” Are you … Continue reading A Stranger II
Shawanda R. Randolph is the eldest of four children. She has a lot of cousins too, and think of them as her siblings. She’s from New Jersey. She’s lived in 4 different states and attended 5 high schools. A few years after graduating high school, and briefly attending Rutgers University, she joined the United States Air Force. … Continue reading Profile: Shawanda R. Randolph
The Poetry Contest by Mark Kodama The travelers gathered at the Greyhound bus station in Los Angeles, California. An art movie house, once part of the old MGM Studios across the street, featured The Leopard and Sea Wolf. A large granite stone statue of Julius Caesar cast its giant shadow over a small greenish copper … Continue reading Las Vegas Tales VII
Building a 'Portfolio' or Building a 'Life.' I woke up this morning a little hazy, but the first thing that came to mind was Peaks Journal. The second thing that came to mind was my recently published book, Evanescence: A Fairytale. These two things have been at the forefront of my mind for months, accompanied … Continue reading To Have or not to Have?
by Tylia L. Flores Sitting here in my wheelchair, Staring at our pictures on the wall, Thinking about how much we’ve changed. Drifting away like a boat out at sea, I guess that’s what happens when you start to love young, people change and their paths begin to change. It's hard for … Continue reading Drifting Away
by Vivian The sun blasts through the window. Hazy rays of light illuminating Through the translucent pink curtains. Specks of light fall through green leaves and little eyelids. Little legs run through fresh-cut greens. Silky grass grazes through little toes and tickles little armpits. The warm air kisses the tips of little foreheads and flat … Continue reading Summer Daze, Summer Haze
by Bernice “What’s wrong? Why are we like this?” I stare up at the ceiling blankly. I noticed that’s how all my stares have been like lately. I don’t have the answer he wants and neither does the ceiling. I want to look at him, but something keeps me from doing so. Pride? Hurt? I … Continue reading A Stranger
by Vanessa Carter I don’t think he understands the hold he has on me, but then again no one does. And I don’t think he understands that the idea of me without him makes my stomach quiver uncontrollably, like the uncontrollable shudder your gut makes from what I imagine is your heart descending from its original position in … Continue reading Fatal Attraction
by Swesuny My dear future husband, I wonder where you are right now, I'm thinking if you are ready to take a vow. My dear future husband, Please know I am not a perfect woman, And I don't expect you to be a perfect man. My dear future husband, I want you to know I … Continue reading My Dear Future Husband
by Tylia L . Flores I may not own a sword But I am a warrior of my own kind. Having a condition called Cerebral Palsy That causes me to have low muscle tone and stiffness Throughout my whole left side of my body. Sometimes life gets crazy Going to specialist after specialist Only … Continue reading I’m A Warrior
I just finished Vortex. I must say it was like hosting a neighborhood potluck with all your friends bringing their 'A' dishes. I certainly skipped all the starchy food so as to leave room for the very best. I was not disappointed. Vortex, an anthology of literary fiction, is edited by Grant P. Hudson and … Continue reading Book Review: Vortex