Work in Progress

The Hidden Goddess – Chapter 4 – The Dwelling of God

Oct 1st, 2018 | By

The Israelites watched in awe as a great cloud descended from heaven and settled within the Temple, filling it with a radiance too brilliant to truly behold.  Before them spread the Glory of God, the pillar of cloud and fire that had led them from their bondage in Egypt, the Holy Spirit made manifest.  They

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Chapter 9 Working With the Fairy Queens

Aug 23rd, 2018 | By

Having gotten to know more about several of the Fairy Queens and possibly having made some initial efforts to contact them and get to know them, we will now take some time to look at further methods of connecting to the Queens. This is not in any way required, of course, and there is nothing

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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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Chapter 8 Fairy Queens in Literature and Popular Culture

Jul 26th, 2018 | By

Chapter 8 Literature, Popculture, and Fairies: Queens in a New Age Thus far we’ve looked at the Fairy Queens in Scottish folklore and several of the named Queens in Irish folklore. These are the Fairy Queens of history and of daily belief who people have been acknowledging for unknown amounts of time. Now as we

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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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Chapter 7 Una, Fairy Queen of Tipperary

Jun 23rd, 2018 | By

The last of the named Irish fairy Queens that we are going to look at in detail is Una, although there are of course more than the few I have presented here. I would encourage people to explore more of the folklore on your own if you feel like you still haven’t found a particular

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The Hidden Goddess – Chapter 3 – The Two Wives of Adam

Jun 6th, 2018 | By

Looking into the enraged eyes of Adam, she finally understood.  He would never perceive her as his equal though they had been born of the same clay, molded by the will of God in His own image.  But she would not be caged.  Not even in Paradise.  Defiance flared up within her as she brazenly

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Chapter 6 – Cliodhna

May 24th, 2018 | By

Clíodhna – Fairy Queen and Bean Sí   Clíodhna (old Irish Clíodna – pronounced KLEEuhn-uh) is a Fairy Queen and is also sometimes counted among the Tuatha Dé Danann of Ireland. The meaning of her name is uncertain but may be ‘the territorial one’, likely reflecting her earlier role as a sovereignty Goddess associated with

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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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Sustainability as Spiritual Practice

Apr 26th, 2018 | By

This year, I’m focusing on building a more sustainable lifestyle by using, wasting, and buying less.  That said, I’ve actually been working on a more eco-friendly path over the past few years and have had a few revelations in the process. As someone who practices a nature-based spirituality, in particular, a cultivation of the divine

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