Author: Erica (Raven) Branch-Butler

I Knew It

I’m sayin’ it. I knew Trump was going to win. I knew it. I knew because I grew up in rural Illinois and I have lived in Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, and Southern Indiana. I understand what the rest of the country is like.

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Gay Brujos and Holy Death

In this unique Jetspace Magazine series, we explore alt-paths of spirituality that tend to attract queers, and why. This week we examine two intersecting alt-spiritualities that come to us from Central America, most notably Mexico: traditional Mexican Witchcraft (Brujeria) and the ancient cult of Santa Muerte (“Holy Death”).

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Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Missing You

One of the hardest experiences we can go through is the loss of a loved one. It’s so difficult to let go, so painful to realize that we have seen their smile for the last time, that we will never be blessed with their presence in our life again. Many of us turn to the Spirit World for solace, hoping against hope that our loved one can speak to us from beyond the grave, from another plane, or from Heaven.

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Ridden by the Spirit: Queer Santéria

Queer folks are often at odds with conventional Judeo-Christian churches, and synagogues. Islamic traditions haven’t been exactly welcoming, either. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that many LGBTQ people choose to explore other, lesser known, more esoteric faiths. And one of those faiths is the practice of Santéria.

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Raven’s Reading Rainbow: Keep The Faith

Searching for a new job, especially one that is a step up the career ladder? Well, that’s a job all in itself! It’s like going on the quest for the Holy Grail. Many tests and trials lie ahead on a path often shrouded in mystery and false or misleading fronts. Often, the struggle is to resist taking the first job offer that comes along, rather than waiting for the right fit. And, sometimes the net we cast can be a bit too wide. We apply for anything and everything even slightly relevant to our job history.

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