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PaganCrafts Healing Circle

This is our Healing Circle. If you know of someone who needs healing, on a long or short-term basis, please let us know. It is amazing what a joint effort of sending healing energy to someone can do. Make sure, though, that you have their permission to add their name to this list.

[pagancrafts] FORWARD
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 1998 21:10:16 -0800
From: Endora Aphrattos

this was forwarded to another list -- thought I'd pass it on..


Stewart (Farrar) was taken to the hospital Monday afternoon, with either a small stroke or a repeat of the sub-dural haematoma that he had three years ago. He's comfortable and wants to be at home. If any of you have some extra healing to spare, please send it to this man who has shared so much with all of us, directly or indirectly.

Ellen Cannon Reed


Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 02:11:40 -0800
From: Endora Aphrattos

The doctors are still uncertain as to what happened to Stewart but they are assuming that it was a mild stroke of sorts which they expect him to recover from fully. Though he will likely require some therapies before he is able to return home. This is the last I have heard on the matter and that was Friday.

If you've not read any of the Farrar's works I do recommend them. I do not agree with everything therein of course, but it is still a good read with lots of useable info. Also, check out both The Witches God and The Witches Goddess. Excellent resource works!

[pagancrafts] Healing for Annie
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 12:19:52 -0800
From: Crone
Organization: Mama Yasmini's Place

Sierra's DH, Dark Warrior, sent a post about healing energy to their Pagan-Home list as a response to Annie's post there - which was a duplicate of the post to our list. DW has kindly given me permission to repost part of his post and I do so below. If you happen to be one of the many list members who are not pagan, please, do not let this stop you from adding your own "energy" in the form of "prayers". As my father always said, there's nothing wrong with covering all the bases - and loving, healing energy is always welcomed, in whatever form.

Annie, I send this to this list in the hopes that, between both lists and in light of what healing energy has done for others, you may find some relief from your pain.


Okay gang, if we could send healing energy to Norm that worked what amounted to a miracle, we sure as hell can do it for Annie.

I'm beginning a circle of energy that is going around the globe and picking up power as it goes. It is on its third circle just as I write this. Tune into it and add whatever you can, using Sierra's suggestion, or whatever form of healing energy you chose, but add to the energy circle as it continues to gain in strength. It will reach down and touch Annie as necessary and the more we give it, the more it'll have to give her.

Dark Warrior


Many thanks to DW for starting this healing energy world circle.

[pagancrafts] Re: Feeling Really Down
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 12:14:01 -0500
From: Annie
Organization: Team Kemp, Inc.

dear friends:

my rheumie says it appears as if my body has completely turned against itself. up to 50 mg of pred now and have still almost totally lost the use of my hands except for brief periods of time. my tongue is now covered in ulcers and the top layer of skin appears to be sloughing off. its excruciating. NOW there's a low grade fever on top of everything else. she's going to see me so we can decide if its time for meth. the imuran is not working and at 50 mg of pred she says i should be bouncing down the streets. instead my hands look like balloons. she's calling in the EMT specialist to help her fight with the insurance company because she says it may be time to consider taking the risk and doing the operation on my hands so i can get some use back.

i'm so depressed. can't seem to stop crying. my neighbour is coming over to make me lunch because i can't open bottles or cans. tried to get a home health aide but they wanted $30 an hr. with a four hour minimum commitment. called into work. as usual have a big project due but for once had to say i can't do it. i've never said those words at work before and i'm so scared they'll think they can't depend on me. you know how your mind takes off when you get this sick.

everyone is up in arms over the 60 minutes/kevorkian broadcast but all i have to say is they don't know what its like to be in relentless chronic pain like this day in and day out until you don't even have the energy to scream anymore. until all you can do is lie there whimpering like a baby hoping against hope for a brief minutes respite. a grown woman, needing someone to help her in the bathroom. i have no pride left. this DD has robbed me of that. i know i'll find my way back friends. cause i'm down so far i can only go back up. just kind of lost in that why me thing right now.

Subject: [pagancrafts] Re: Out Here
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 20:30:02 -0500
From: Annie
Organization: Team Kemp, Inc.

dear friends:

getter sicker but still out here fighting the good fight. need to add memory to my puter to add dragon naturally speaking because my hands are freezing up on me more and more at sudden moments but i am working on it. the 40mg of prednisone and 200mg of imuran daily make it pretty difficult to keep food down.

am still working with lots of naps in between. reading all your posts and saving some so i can hopefully respond when feeling stronger and healthier and i WILL feel better eventually. i give myself no other alternative.

i have my beloved brit by my side. excellent doctors and a stubborn tenacity that kept me alive despite growing up in a crate in a darkened cellar. i just have to ride this flare out somehow. when i get back from the conference we're going to try a very high powered drug, methotraxate. its pure chemo for lupies. wish me luck. and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your concern. you have my permission, as does anyone else on the list, to do any healing prayers or rituals you may wish on my behalf. i have learned that, unfortunately, even when one of the most powerful high priestess's known tried, she admitted she was clearly rebuffed from helping me by the goddess. perhaps it was not her place to try. perhaps it is someone else's. i remain hopeful.

[pagancrafts] Re: Reading But Not Writing
Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 09:08:37 -0500
From: Annie
Organization: Team Kemp, Inc.

wanted you all to know that things are not going well. the doctors feel there is no point to trying surgery on my hands as its lupus-induced carpal tunnel syndrome and consequently the white blood cells will only reform more scar tissue and press harder on the nerves.

presently i can only use my hands for brief periods of time. we've raised the steroids to 30 mg a day and are using lasix to try and take down the swelling in my hands and feet. we've raised the imuran to 200 mg a day in hope it will ultimately take the place of the high doses of steroids. if and when the swelling finally goes down we're considering using an epidermal needle to inject steroids directly into my spinal column. this method has been known to work for up to ten months in some people and may give me back almost complete use of my hands and legs for lengthy periods of time. for now i'm hanging on by a thread.

ste continues to take wonderful care of me, pretending to not be afraid of my health slowly deteriorating. keep a good thought for us both. say a prayer, light a candle. i have a wonderful doctor. she's fighting as hard for me as ste is and i am. i'm continuing to read all your posts even though i can't respond. it pleases me so to feel connected to things that mean alot to me. it helps me fight, if that makes sense. i know so many of you have your own struggles and i sincerely wish i could respond individually to you all. know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and the candles remain constant on my altar. bright blessings to you all and happy samhain.

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