Posts Tagged ‘ Goddess ’

Keeping Her Keys – an excerpt

Jun 18th, 2019 | By

Here’s an excerpt from the introduction to Keeping Her Keys – an introduction to Hekate’s Modern witchcraft by Cyndi Brannen. Overview of this Book And here you are, reading this book. That’s the last time I’m going to call it that because this is really an introductory course to Modern Hekatean Witchcraft. You probably have

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On Norse Mythology, Freyja and The Franklin Institute

Jan 10th, 2019 | By

Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute is showing an exhibit until 3 March 2019 called, Vikings: Beyond the Legend.  Included is over 600 objects from the National Nationalmuseet/Denmark.  It is a generally well-designed exhibition on Nordic daily life during the Vik ing Age.  I recommend it for anyone with an interest who has not had exposure to such

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Quia Ergo Femina: My Journey to the Goddess

Nov 22nd, 2018 | By

My parents began taking me to church as soon as I was old enough to go, which is to say, from the time of my christening onward.  I grew up in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, which was somewhat more relaxed toward Communion than the Catholics but still had a lot of rules to

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Honour the Goddess Pomona on Apple Day

Oct 21st, 2018 | By

October 21 is National Apple Day in England. In the Pagan world of Ancient Rome the festival of Pomona, Goddess of the Apple Orchards, was also about this time of year. In the Moon Books community book Every Day Magic, I wrote this entry for today: Apple Day: This annual celebration of apples and orchards

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Does Mrs Whatsit Need Wrinkle Cream? On Beauty and the Goddess

Oct 19th, 2018 | By

Recently, a mythologist friend of mine shared a video by Venezuelan-American television personality Jason Silva. Silva describes himself as a “wonder junkie” and “performance philosopher”, and he produces short, sermon-like videos in the style of Rob Bell’s NOOMA series. My friend specifically took issue with his “How Beauty Can Heal Us” segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W6wJniitTU. I am

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The Goddess at Magh Tuireadh

Sep 20th, 2018 | By

The following is an essay I wrote regarding themes in the story of the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh.  I found a lot of Goddess-related themes in the story, so I thought it would be appropriate to post here.  A version of the Second Battle of Magh Tuireadh can be found here: http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/cmt/cmteng.htm. The story

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Weekly Preparations: Setting the Space for the Sacred

Sep 16th, 2018 | By

Preparing for my week used to include checking my calendar and writing up a new To Do list. And, to be fair, I still do both of those tasks. But what’s newer to my weekly preparation is recreating space for the sacred relationships in my life. Tending my altars While I don’t always go around

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Seven Ages of the Goddess – an excerpt

Aug 5th, 2018 | By

Seven Ages of the Goddess is a new anthology from Moon Books. With contributions from best-selling authors such as Morgan Daimler, Elen Sentier and Jhenah Telyndru, as well as a new generation of up-coming writers, Seven Ages of the Goddess uncovers the history of the Goddess, from prehistoric origins through to the present day and beyond.

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Mirror magic for the feast day of Mary Magdalene

Jul 22nd, 2018 | By
Every Day Magic

Today is the Feast of Mary Magdalene, who is a Christian saint but is also honoured by many pagans as a symbol of the divine feminine. In the Moon Books community book Every Day Magic, Dorothy Abrams wrote this entry for today, 22 July. She also offered a suggestion for some mirror magic to help

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The Primal Mother of Life

Jul 12th, 2018 | By

  The Original Goddess   Every goddess that there has ever been owes their existence to the true essence of the Mother of Life the Babylonians called Tiamat. Each and every goddess we know today are splinters, or sparks of the original feminine power that once held the power of the Tablets of Destiny that

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