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The Nine Touchstones of Goddess Spirituality: Speak the Truth

Jul 31st, 2018 | By

One of the cardinal rules of Witchcraft is know when to keep silent. However, I believe that the inverse is also true — Witches have to know when to raise our voices. And as any good magician worth their salt knows, to have something’s name is to have its power. I feel like the fourth

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The Nine Touchstones of Goddess Spirituality: Trust the Knowledge that Comes through the Body

Jul 3rd, 2018 | By

As I have written elsewhere, one of the main appeals of Goddess Spirituality and Feminist Witchcraft for me is that it is fundamentally embodied. One of the most dangerous and insidious ways in which the patriarchy exerts power over women and femmes is by encouraging body hatred and body distrust. The tradition of Christianity in

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The Nine Touchstones of Goddess Spirituality: Walk in Love and Beauty

May 11th, 2018 | By

My first exposure to the idea of walking in beauty, or of doing things in a “beautiful way,” was through my reading of Dine authors in an anthropology class on Native peoples of the American Southwest. The idea of the Beauty Way or something being “finished in beauty” is often appropriated by White folks in

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The Nine Touchstones of Spirituality: Nurture Life

Apr 17th, 2018 | By

As I wrote in my last entry, Carol Christ’s “Nine Touchstones of Goddess Spirituality” is one of the guiding texts of my spiritual practice. Taking a deep dive into these nine touchstones is valuable as we seek to understand not just the practice but the ethics and thealogy of Feminist Witchcraft. While not all Feminist

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The Nine Touchstones of Goddess Spirituality

Apr 4th, 2018 | By

The Nine Touchstones of Goddess Spirituality The more time you spend reading me here at the blog, the more you’ll notice that I tend to use the terms Feminist Witchcraft, Feminist Spirituality, and Goddess Spirituality pretty interchangeably. This is because, for me and for my practice, they are fundamentally interchangeable. My spirituality, in theory and

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Feminist Witchcraft

Feb 20th, 2018 | By

What Is Feminist Witchcraft?: Defining My Terms Susan Harper, PhD  Most of the time, when someone refers to me as a feminist, the word they follow it up with is not “Witch.” (The word they choose does rhyme with “Witch,” however.) In fact, I find that people are somewhat confused when I refer to myself as a “Feminist

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