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  • laughing TIL IT HURTS

    Radical Goddess Thealogy
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    OKAY, okay, when you read Switching to Goddess, you might not laugh til your sides ache. However, more than one reviewer has promised you a few laughs and chuckles.  Here's one: "This book is courageous, brilliant and comes from the heart. This is a book that can really help us. Full of humor and the delight in Life, SWITCHING TO GODDESS is one of the most brilliant books I have read in
  • WHY WE jilted OUR GODDESSES

    Radical Goddess Thealogy
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:20 pm
    BLAME IT on climate change.   Goddesses began going extinct when the climate got hotter than blue blazes back around 4000 BC.   It was called the “5.9 Kiloyear Event,” and it turned much of Mother Earth into a dry bone, killing off most of the earth’s early farming populations, whose religions had circled around goddesses.  But 5.9 didn’t kill off everyone.  After crawling through
  • Celebrate the Small Things – Gratitude

    Soul Intent Arts
    Kelley Harrell
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    My weekly gratitude post, in the Celebrate the Small Things [ongoing] Blog Hop. I’m thankful for fevers passed. I’m grateful to be on the up end of things. I’m thankful for my family. I’m grateful to herbal earl grey. I’m thankful for solutions to tech problems. I’m thankful for my Patreon peeps. What are you grateful for this week? How will you show thanks? Who is grateful for you? This post is part of VikLit‘s blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. Participate by following the link and adding your name to the Linky list, then post your gratitude…
  • Hoping for Some Dull Moments

    The Gods Are Bored
    Anne Johnson
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Yesterday afternoon I went to the doctor for a checkup. She told me that a medication I've been taking for 25 years has been linked with Alzheimer's Disease. I had two great-aunts who had that illness. My mother also basically died of dementia.Already I have been forgetting things and getting confused about appointments and stuff. I've been chalking it up to sleep deprivation, but damn. I don't want Alzheimer's Disease.So now we embark on a bold new initiative.As long as things are dull as dirt, I have a chance.
  • Keeping the Hallowed in Halloween: Decorating with Taste (or not)

    The Gods Are Bored
    Anne Johnson
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Wow! I don't know whether to feel like Charley Brown and decry this as crass commercialization, or to slobber with jealousy. Extra Chair and I went to a Halloween party together, and this is what the foyer of the house looked like.My photo doesn't do it justice.The rest of the home was similarly stuffed with Halloween decor, though not nearly as over the top as this.As for me and my house, I keep things simple. I bought three autumn-colored scented candles at South Jersey Pagan Pride Day, but then I kind of went nuts that very night, and ...So, which is more tasteful, the multi-jack foyer or…
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    Radical Goddess Thealogy

  • GOT EBOLA? thank A CHRISTIAN

    13 Oct 2014 | 7:19 pm
    In 2011 Congress was shanghied by the Tea Party -- a shaggy group of Jesus Freaks, Born Agains, and Christian Wingnuts -- who then stomped all over the dudettes & dudes working on ebola cures. So one Tea-Partier Congress dude, he sez to the other:   “Those BLEEPing American babies who got no food – what the BLEEP do they need food money for?  If that brat’s parents won’t work, that brat
  • DOING battle WITH A LIGHT BULB

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:05 pm
    QUESTION:  How many climate-change deniers does it take to change a light bulb? ANSWER: Six; one to hold the bulb, and five to twist the ladder. Both NASA* and NOAA** state that climate change is real, human-caused, and potentially deadly.  And yet some sloopy heads still insist it's none of the above. ________ *NASA: The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (America's rocket
  • laughing TIL IT HURTS

    28 Sep 2014 | 2:24 pm
    OKAY, okay, when you read Switching to Goddess, you might not laugh til your sides ache. However, more than one reviewer has promised you a few laughs and chuckles.  Here's one: "This book is courageous, brilliant and comes from the heart. This is a book that can really help us. Full of humor and the delight in Life, SWITCHING TO GODDESS is one of the most brilliant books I have read in
  • keeping AN EYE glued ON

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Are you female, gay, non-Christian or (Goddess forbid) all three?   If so, be smart and keep at least one eye glued always on the hard Christian Right, for they just can’t wait to crumble you into tiny bits.     For your reading ease, I have snipped away all but the major meat of an article posted today in The Daily Beast called “The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven’t
  • WHY WE jilted OUR GODDESSES

    16 Sep 2014 | 5:20 pm
    BLAME IT on climate change.   Goddesses began going extinct when the climate got hotter than blue blazes back around 4000 BC.   It was called the “5.9 Kiloyear Event,” and it turned much of Mother Earth into a dry bone, killing off most of the earth’s early farming populations, whose religions had circled around goddesses.  But 5.9 didn’t kill off everyone.  After crawling through
 
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    The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective.

  • Peter Paddon 1964 to 2014

    Heather Greene
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:07 am
    It was announced Thursday that Peter Paddon, author, teacher, Witch, and Cunningman, had passed away quietly during the night. His family posted the following on his public Facebook account: As you can imagine, there just aren’t words for things like this, at a time like this. Our beloved Peter has passed away peacefully in his sleep. We know that he has touched so many of you, as he has touched us, and we know that you share our grief this morning. We’ll share information on the plan as we’re able to put a plan together. Thank you so much for your thoughts. Peter Paddon was a beloved…
  • Around the World: Samhain in an Occult Bookshop

    Christina Harrington
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    [We have changed the monthly "Walking the World" column to "Around the World." Today we return to the UK with Christina Oakley Harrington, the founding director of Treadwell's Bookshop in London. Do you like this column and others that feature perspectives from outside the U.S.A.?  If you do, please consider donating to our ongoing Fall Funding Drive. All of the money donated goes back to building The Wild Hunt and expanding our reach so we can feature more international stories and columnists. Please donate today!] Hallowe’en approaches. Here in London we are in autumn at last.
  • Review: CBS’ CSI and The Book of Shadows

    Heather Greene
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    As we reported Friday, October is a popular time for interview Witches. The season also brings a flurry of Halloween-inspired television programming. From the holiday specials to the classic horror films, the entertainment industry capitalizes on our cultural love for all things related to the secular holiday. [Credit: MANSOUR DE TOTH via CC lic. Wikimedia]This phenomenon is nothing new. In the 1930s, Betty Boop appeared in a short called Hall’ween Party (1933). In 1948, Mighty Mouse saved the world in The Witch’s Cat. Many readers will remember looking forward to the yearly…
  • The Shifting Landscape of Marriage Equality

    Terence P Ward
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    The movement towards marriage equality in the United States has taken on a different tone in the year 2014. The term “marriage equality” itself is a seismic shift from the debate over “same-sex marriage” of only a few years ago, indicating that the question being asked is not one of gender, but one of fairness.The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) declined the opportunity to address the issue, apparently preferring to let it play itself out socially, and playing out it is. “Rainbow flag and blue skies” by Ludovic Bertron [CC lic/Wikimedia]As of…
  • Pagan Community Notes: Facebook freezes Pagan Accounts; PEC challenges Cuomo; An Art Competition and more.

    Heather Greene
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    Pagan Community Notes is a series focused on news originating from within the Pagan community. Reinforcing the idea that what happens to and within our organizations, groups, and events is news, and news-worthy. Our hope is that more individuals, especially those working within Pagan organizations, get into the habit of sharing their news with the world. So let’s get started!   In recent weeks, we reported on the Facebook name controversy that hit the drag queen community in September.  The issue highlighted a problem with the social media giant’s name policy – one that…
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    Medusa Coils

  • Global Goddess Oracle: Fall Equinox Issue

    5 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    The Fall Equinox issue of the Global Goddess Oracle is now online. This issue's introductory article by Dawn tells about the arrival of autumn in Florida and has a photo of a rainbow in a yellow sky. Feature articles include: "Hear Me Roar," by Katy Ravensong,  about her Pagan approach to religion; "Hestia: A Goddess for the Equinox," Goddess background and a ritual by Dawn "Belladona Thomas; "
  • Buzz Coil: September 2014

    29 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    A look at some posts of interest from our blogroll and sometimes beyond: My Village Witch: Byron Ballard of Asheville NC's Mother Grove Goddess Temple posted two parts (at this writing) of a series on what she terms "Tower Time." Her Sept. 2 post, "Tower Time Document One– A Knowing, Cassandra-like" defines and describes what she means by the term. Near the beginning of this post she writes: "
  • AAR Extends CFP Deadline for 2015 Regional Conference

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    The American Academy of Religion, Western Region, has extended to Oct. 5 the deadline of its Call for Papers.  The regional conference will be held in  Santa Clara CA on March 20-22. 2015. Among the many religions and traditions included in the Call is Goddess Studies, for which the Call includes: "Whatever your methodology (archetypal, cultural studies, feminist, postcolonial theory, queer
  • REVIEW: The Mythology of Eden

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
    The Mythology of Eden by Arthur George and Elena George, Hamilton Books 2014, trade paperback, 458 pages. Also available as an e-book. What a fascinating book! Though it starts with and returns to an analysis of the second creation story in Genesis, The Mythology of Eden is about far more than that particular myth. It includes material on the backgrounds of the likely authors of the two
  • RCG-I's Hallows Gathering

    9 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Re-Formed Congregation of the Goddess, International, will hold its annual Hallows Gathering October 17-19 at Wisconsin Dells, WI. The event will include rituals, workshops, and a Women's Market for the display and sale of arts and crafts. RCG-I defines itself as a multi-tradition women's religion whose members are committed to positive spiritual practice, and are on a variety of spiritual
 
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    The Gods Are Bored

  • Hoping for Some Dull Moments

    Anne Johnson
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Yesterday afternoon I went to the doctor for a checkup. She told me that a medication I've been taking for 25 years has been linked with Alzheimer's Disease. I had two great-aunts who had that illness. My mother also basically died of dementia.Already I have been forgetting things and getting confused about appointments and stuff. I've been chalking it up to sleep deprivation, but damn. I don't want Alzheimer's Disease.So now we embark on a bold new initiative.As long as things are dull as dirt, I have a chance.
  • Keeping the Hallowed in Halloween: Decorating with Taste (or not)

    Anne Johnson
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Wow! I don't know whether to feel like Charley Brown and decry this as crass commercialization, or to slobber with jealousy. Extra Chair and I went to a Halloween party together, and this is what the foyer of the house looked like.My photo doesn't do it justice.The rest of the home was similarly stuffed with Halloween decor, though not nearly as over the top as this.As for me and my house, I keep things simple. I bought three autumn-colored scented candles at South Jersey Pagan Pride Day, but then I kind of went nuts that very night, and ...So, which is more tasteful, the multi-jack foyer or…
  • Samhain 2014: Buying Maple Walnut Fudge

    Anne Johnson
    18 Oct 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," proudly Pagan Lite since 2005! Here's my wacky, weedy, poorly-tended but sincere Path.In October the Veil between worlds thins, and those who went before us come back to take a look around, drop a howdy on us, and perhaps partake of some goody that they loved while they were here. Sometimes they will let you know exactly what they want, too.Today Snobville had yet another festival. This little town never saw a street it didn't want to close to traffic on a Saturday. So there were crafters, and photographers, and candle-makers, and all those sorts arrayed all…
  • Breaking Bad Habits at a Not-So-Tender Age

    Anne Johnson
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," lieblings! My name is Anne Johnson. With Facebook on the rampage against "pseudonyms," I'm glad I got dealt such a generic monicker.OOOPS! I did it again. I put my hand on my face.Maybe I'm the queen of this habit. I rub my eyes, I rest my chin in my palm, I scratch my nose, I use my fingers to apply makeup. Second nature. I've had my hands up to my face since babyhood. Maybe you have, too.Where are my hands otherwise? Grading student papers. Opening classroom doors. Brushing desks. Handling the utensils on the salad bar. Today I will probably have to…
  • Keeping the Hallowed in Halloween: It's All about the Devil

    Anne Johnson
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," Samhain 2014 Edition! We're having a little book club talk about a helpful paperback entitled Halloween: What's a Christian To Do? by Steve Russo.It's always difficult for evangelists to be honest and sincere in their condemnation of Wicca. If they're honest (and they usually are), the only thing they can find to criticize in Wicca is the fact that it promotes other deities over the Christian god. And once you've said, "God is jealous," you've shot your wad on Wicca. It's just not an evil force.The devil is different.Our author Mr. Russo quite rightly points…
 
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    Broomstick Chronicles

  • Hit Piece in Sheep’s Clothing

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    --> One Saturday when I was chatting with the Native American chaplain who sponsors our Wiccan circle at San Quentin, he handed me a book.  He’d received it from the Jewish chaplain who’d been our previous sponsor.  Wicca’s Charm: Understanding the Spiritual Hunger Behind the Rise of Modern Witchcraft and Pagan Spirituality, by Catherine Edwards Sanders.  I said I was unfamiliar with the author and had not heard anything about it, although I generally keep half an eye open for newer Pagan publications.He casually mentioned that according to this book, and according to…
  • When Is Consensus Process Not Consensual?

    9 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Well, the answer, in my experience, is all too often. The most common problem I’ve encountered is what I will indelicately term the ‘bully factor.’  It’s always deliberate, if perhaps unconscious.  It’s simply a fact of life that some voices carry more weight than others.  And it has nothing to do with volume.I’ve just experienced, once again, decision-making by the ‘bully factor’ trying to pass itself off as consensus.  When there is a call for a sweeping decision that doesn’t allow for individual voices to speak on different perspectives on an issue,…
  • Remembering Margot Adler

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:46 pm
    Much has been posted in both mainstream and Pagan media about the untimely death of Margot Adler.  People have spoken about the many ways she as influenced them, about her teachings, her personality, her inestimable contributions.  Just to round out the picture with yet another perspective, I share her some remembrances.  Because what is remembered lives.I first heard of Margot when I found Drawing Down the Moon on a shelf in a local bookstore in 1979.  I took it off the shelf and skimmed through it and what do you know?  There was a chapter called “Interview with a…
  • Sparky T. Rabbit

    7 Jun 2014 | 6:08 am
    Sparky T. RabbitPeter B. SoderbergBruner SoderbergHeathenbear3 February 1954 – 2 June 2014Back in 1982, if memory serves, I attended the first CoG MerryMeet festival held outside of California, at Circle Pines in Michigan.  I was a very young Witch (not such a young woman, but a young Witch).  I had only been to two smallish, mainly local Pagan festivals, one being the first MerryMeet in ’81 and the other one in the hot, dry coastal hills of the East Bay.  I had no idea what to expect, but I was excited.  I was there for a reason, as a delegate from my Local Council to…
  • Memories of Morning Glory

    22 May 2014 | 6:07 pm
    From a party at Farida & Conly's house, July 2006In my view, one of the most comforting activities one can do after a loved one has passed through the veil is telling stories about the deceased.  Stories tell us who we are, where we came from, what we might become.  They are our primary teaching tools.“We're all made of stories.  When they finally put us underground, the stories are what will go on.  Not forever, perhaps, but for a time.  It’s a kind of immortality, I suppose, bounded by limits, it’s true, but then so’s…
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    Goddesschess

  • Hales Corners Chess Challenge XX

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:58 pm
    Hola darlings! I will have full results and all chess femme prize winners, and also the winners of Don McLean's memorial prize ($50 awarded to a player in both the Open and Reserve Sections, based on relative performance rating) tomorrow, it's already late for me and I've yet to eat supper, yikes! My chess buddy, Ellen Wanek (1070),  who has done so much for chess in the Sheboygan, WI area,
  • Tomb of Emperor Qin Huang's Grandmother Discovered

    14 Sep 2014 | 6:10 pm
    From The International Business Times Online, which contains many more photographs of artefacts from the tomb: China: Ancient Tomb of First Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Grandmother Discovered in Xi'an By Mary-Ann Russon September 11, 2014 11:57 BST A huge ancient tomb belonging to the grandmother of China's first emperor Qin Shi Huang has been found in Xi'an during excavations to expand the
  • Israeli Spies Infiltrating Archaeology to Turn the Pyramids Jewish

    14 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    This is absolutely hilarious, except it was not published (as far as I can tell) on April Fool's day.  Only goes to show, you can fool some of the people ALL of the time.  Are all fundy Muslims brainwashed (just like fundy Christians)?  Read it and laugh, and then weep for the state of appalling ignorance and prejudice in the world today, for it is bullshit like this that makes people kill each
  • Women in Ancient Egypt

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    From the Biblical Archaeological Society (BAR) online -- if you don't subscribe to Shanks' excellent magazine, I urge you to do so!  The article that I've copied the text from contains several more images than included here, so please visit BAR (click on link in title to article) and check them out, they are fascinating and flesh out the context and article.  This story presents an interesting
  • Hales Corners Chess Challenge XX!!!

    7 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Hola darlings! Time is flying by!  Please mark your calendars:  October 18, 2014!!!!  Hales Corners Chess Challenge XX, hosted by the Southwest Chess Club, will be taking place at the Olympia Resort in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The Challenges are held two times a year, and now up to tournament twenty.  Goddesschess has been funding special prizes for the chessplayers in these events since
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    Beth Owl's Daughter » Owl’s Wings Blog

  • Gaia Friday: The Rainforest Speaks

    Beth
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:10 am
    You may have already seen these beautiful videos, in which some famous people narrate on behalf of Mother Nature. I think they are so important that, except for Oct. 31, I am going to be featuring one each week. (Of course, you can skip ahead and see all of them at once, but what fun is that??) So welcome to Gaia Friday. I hope you’ll stop by for a couple of minutes and tune in – Nature is Speaking. And I invite you to leave your own thoughts and comments if you wish. Perhaps you’d like to answer Her back. (As usual, I would suggest you jump to Full-Screen if you can).
  • Wordless Wednesdays: Between Heaven and Earth

    Beth
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
  • Tarot Card of the Week, Oct. 13-19, 2014: Three of Cups

    Beth
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    From all who dwell below the skies, Let faith and hope with joy arise, Let beauty, truth, and good be sung Through every land, by every tongue. ~ Earth Prayers What a beautiful gift for us during this Autumn week as the Moon wanes, the harvest season deepens, and the barriers against marriage equality fall. Welcome to the Three of Cups! The Tarot suit of Cups is concerned with love, friendship, dreams, and heart connections. And the Threes are the fertile result of making creative combinations, echoing the greatest three in the Major Arcana, The Empress. In this season of giving thanks, we…
  • Wordless Wednesday: Blessings of the Hunter’s Moon – Full Moon in Aries Eclipse

    Beth
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
  • Tarot Card of the Week, Oct. 6-12, 2014: King of Pentacles

    Beth
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one. ~ Benjamin Franklin This week, as we bask under the Full Aries Moon, accompanied by a full lunar eclipse, we are visited by the King of Pentacles. Crowned in flowers, he sits in a walled garden overflowing with blossoms and vines. His ornately carved throne features bulls’ heads – a nod to his connection to Earthy Taurus. We see a glimpse of his armor, suggesting his military prowess, as his left foot rests on…
 
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    T. Thorn Coyle: Know Thyself

  • The Power of No

    Thorn
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    The servant-leader is the one who gets the not-so-enviable job of saying no.  Not enviable… though there are those who will believe differently.” Cat Chapin-Bishop Cat Chapin-Bishop wrote a very good piece on the power of leadership, and the importance of holding the boundary of “no.” I encourage you to read it. The two most challenging things I’ve had to learn in 20 years of practicing leadership and teaching is learning to let people go and knowing when to say no. But first, I had to say a very strong yes to the work that was presenting itself to me. It was only through those…
  • Teaching & Life

    Thorn
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:01 am
    I read an article by Dana Goldstein this week entitled Four Ways to Spot a Great Teacher. The piece is not without it’s biases, but what I found interesting were the four things it thinks parents should look for in choosing a school. (Yes, that’s one of the biases, assuming all parents have these sorts of choices. I’m not going to get into that conversation here.) I think these can be good measures for assessing any teacher, whether they are teaching gardening, philosophy, spirituality, or fifth grade math. They also strike me as ways we can measure ourselves and how we…
  • A Pagan at Equinox

    Thorn
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    We say the sun has shifted ‘cross celestial equator. It is but our perception of the sun. We are the thing now Shifting through the sky. - written Equinox Morning, September 23, 2014, Northern Hemisphere, Pacific Time The first sunrise of the Autumnal Equinox feels special somehow. Facing due East, I greet the light, then turn to the ancestor altar to say good morning with a bow. Our perception of the sun’s path, our perception of how the light hits us when we turn our faces skyward, our perceptions…are so important. We are animals here on Sagan’s pale blue dot. We are animals…
  • Healthy and Happy

    Thorn
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    These times can feel overwhelming.   There is so much pain in the world, a constant cascade of it past our eyes and ears. So much to pay attention to. So much to do. But are we also paying attention to beauty? Are we also paying attention to kindness? Are we also paying attention to…? Yesterday, I gave a spiritual direction client this action item:   “Make a list of five things that help you feel healthy and happy.”   What are those for you? How often do you engage with them? How often are you doing other things instead? Don’t get me wrong, so much of what we are doing…
  • Opposition is a Prayer

    Thorn
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    Buddhist Peace Fellowship with Pagan and Christian allies Blockade Oakland Marriott – the host of Urban Shield 2014 photo by Joshua Eaton Alan Blueford, Mike Brown, Kimani Gray, Ezell Ford, Anita Gay, Kelly Thomas, Oscar Grant, Gary King, Sean Bell, Kayla Moore, Andy Lopez… Nine of us sat in prayer and meditation on cold concrete blocking the doors to the Oakland Marriott while across the driveway, where guests stepped out of cabs or limousines, others meditated, sitting or standing, holding signs decrying police militarization and violence. People also meditated facing the street.
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    Alison Leigh Lilly

  • Honor for the Dead: Crafting Relationship with the Ancestors

    Alison Leigh Lilly
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Why should our communion with the beloved dead depend on the coincidental turning of the Earth on its axis? Why should we not always be in touch with those who have crossed the threshold, in touch with our own mortality and death? We live in this one world, together with the dead and the long-departed. They are as close to us now as our own skin and bones and blood. This is true, just as it is true that the sky is always full of stars, whether we see them striking out towards us through the darkness of night or lose them awash in the brilliant blues of sun-filled days. Just as it is true that…
  • Lughnasadh: Honoring the Harvest Through Grief and Gratitude

    Alison Leigh Lilly
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    For me, today, the saying, “I don’t want to work, I just want to bang on the drum all day”… is not a metaphor. After all, it’s Lughnasadh — a holy day, the first of the harvest festivals — and I am practically salivating in anticipation of this evening’s festivities. Nothing fancy, just great food (including hand-picked wild blackberries that we harvested from along the bike path that runs through our neighborhood!), silly songs, and a simple ritual in the local park to celebrate the season and honor the land. Often, I find it hard to…
  • Wonder on the Wing: Lessons from the Owl Goddess on Climate Change

    Alison Leigh Lilly
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:52 pm
    On the phone with my father, I find myself lost for words when he sighs and admits, “I just don’t have much hope for my generation anymore. Maybe there’s still time for you kids to fix this…” The resignation in his voice weighs on my heart. I could be angry. I’ve griped before about the inaction of the Boomers regarding climate change. I’ve watched the conversation shift over the past year, denial giving way to the defeatist belief that trying to do anything now would be too little, too late. Even lifelong conservationists have started to talk about…
  • The Joy of Hidden Things: Tidepooling on the Salish Sea

    Alison Leigh Lilly
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Tidepooling is a practice in patient observation. It’s also a reminder that some things happen in their own sweet time. That’s the thing about low tide. Sun, moon and earth turn through the steps of their celestial dance, and once in a while you get lucky and the three of them meet just right in a moment of revelation. You have to be ready. Here on the Salish Sea (which includes Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Canada’s Georgia Strait), the lowest tide of the year usually occurs around the full moon nearest the summer solstice. The earth, with its axial tilt,…
  • Meme Me…

    Alison Leigh Lilly
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Hey look, someone on Twitter made a meme out of me! I feel honored! (Does this mean I get to start wearing a “Ask Me About My Meme” button on my lapel?) "Sometimes my gods are like mountains, sometimes they are like mist." – @alileighlilly pic.twitter.com/5kcT0ZF9ip — Mud and Magic (@mudandmagic) July 15, 2014 From my post, “Gods Like Mountains, Gods Like Mist.”
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    Stella Seaspirit

  • Breath-work Source-ry

    Stella Seaspirit
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:11 am
    It is no surprise that the oxygen you breathe in is vital in this physical realm. It is estimated that you can only live for approximately three minutes without oxygen before the body shuts down and cells begin to die.   The beauty of breath-work Source-ry is that no one else is aware of what you are doing, you always have this tool at your disposal and it manifests instantly.   Bringing breath infused with intention into your body helps you to; Integrate thoughts and ideas within the physical matter of your body Ground thoughts and ideas on this plane as oxygenated blood nourishes…
  • Colour Magick ~ How it Really Works

    Stella Seaspirit
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:11 am
    There were Healing Temples of Light and Colour at Heliopolis in Egypt, as well as in ancient Greece, China and India. Light creates colour and the Sun produces different wavelengths of light which when they bounce off different objects, create the sensation of light. Therefore, everything we perceive is reflected light.   Many of us love certain colours and abhor others. Understanding  these preferences tells us a great deal about ourselves; physically regarding our current state of health, emotionally regarding our feelings which are sometimes deeply buried, mentally regarding our…
  • How To Attract More Clients

    Stella Seaspirit
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:11 am
    If you are self-employed or sidelining to supplement your income for example, running a craft business or offering private tutoring, establishing a steady flow of income from you offerings is likely one of your intentions.   While there are plenty of spells for money, it is always better to be precise about what you are actually wanting beside the money.   Do you want people to come and buy? Do you want people to seek you out via your advertising? Do you want more of your right-fit clients?   Spell to attract more clients {If you are new to working with crystals, get my free…
  • Dreamtime Witchery

    Stella Seaspirit
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    Sigmund Freud referred to dreaming as a peculiar form of thinking. Dreams have a way of reflecting what is truly going on within your inner landscape. While you may not recall every single one, they still provide a filtering through of self-awareness.   Very vivid dreams tend to imprint on our memories and stay with us for a time but others fade as we get up and go through our morning rituals so it is important to jot down as many details as you can right after you wake up. Especially if you wake from one in the middle of the night!   The key to better dream recall is intention,…
  • Zero to Witch 2014 Enrolment Open

    Stella Seaspirit
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:05 pm
    By activating and inspiring recall of the collective memory we hold of deep magick and our interconnectedness with the Earth and Celestial Realms, we can renew and restore magick on our planet.   It begins with each one of you who willingly integrate knowingness with beingness in the everyday.   Activate magical days and mystical nights from day one Align with your personal power and ground magick in your everyday Practical exercises to incorporate + anchor the subtle energy work in your being     Zero to Witch Enrolment for 2014  NOW OPEN (only until 28 September)  …
 
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  • Celebrate the Small Things – Gratitude

    Kelley Harrell
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    My weekly gratitude post, in the Celebrate the Small Things [ongoing] Blog Hop. I’m thankful for fevers passed. I’m grateful to be on the up end of things. I’m thankful for my family. I’m grateful to herbal earl grey. I’m thankful for solutions to tech problems. I’m thankful for my Patreon peeps. What are you grateful for this week? How will you show thanks? Who is grateful for you? This post is part of VikLit‘s blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. Participate by following the link and adding your name to the Linky list, then post your gratitude…
  • Wordless Wednesday

    Kelley Harrell
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    1957 – Vietnam War: First United States casualties in Vietnam. Photo by manhai The post Wordless Wednesday appeared first on Soul Intent Arts.
  • The Weekly Rune – Hagalaz

    Kelley Harrell
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Hagalaz – Hail – Blunt, external change is upon us this week. Whether it’s cooler weather settling into much of the northern hemisphere, a chill skating through life, or some other frozen state breaking wide open, the elements prod our wyrd bring a wake-up call. When we talk about hail, it brings out strange reactions. It fascinates us, because it doesn’t happen often. Fear is part of our awareness of it, as it is a destructive force.  It disrupts our flow, and has radical potential to take away livelihood, mobility, sustenance, protection.  Hail can be a nasty…
  • Celebrate the Small Things – Gratitude

    Kelley Harrell
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    My weekly gratitude post, in the Celebrate the Small Things [ongoing] Blog Hop. I’m thankful for a reprieve. I’m grateful to feel better. I’m thankful for the wonderful people I’ve met through Candid Slice. I’m grateful to cooler weather. I’m thankful for my childrens’ interests. I’m thankful for my Patreon sponsors. I’m thankful for Fire Gatherings. What are you grateful for this week? How will you show thanks? This post is part of VikLit‘s blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. Participate by following the link and adding your name…
  • Wordless Wednesday

    Kelley Harrell
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    15 October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day In Japan, jizo statues are dressed to honor miscarriages, still births, and abortions. Photo by Stephanie Moussie The post Wordless Wednesday appeared first on Soul Intent Arts.
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  • Breath-work Source-ry

    Stella Seaspirit
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:11 am
    It is no surprise that the oxygen you breathe in is vital in this physical realm. It is estimated that you can only live for approximately three minutes without oxygen before the body shuts down and cells begin to die.   The beauty of breath-work Source-ry is that no one else is aware of what you are doing, you always have this tool at your disposal and it manifests instantly.   Bringing breath infused with intention into your body helps you to; Integrate thoughts and ideas within the physical matter of your body Ground thoughts and ideas on this plane as oxygenated blood nourishes…
  • Colour Magick ~ How it Really Works

    Stella Seaspirit
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:11 am
    There were Healing Temples of Light and Colour at Heliopolis in Egypt, as well as in ancient Greece, China and India. Light creates colour and the Sun produces different wavelengths of light which when they bounce off different objects, create the sensation of light. Therefore, everything we perceive is reflected light.   Many of us love certain colours and abhor others. Understanding  these preferences tells us a great deal about ourselves; physically regarding our current state of health, emotionally regarding our feelings which are sometimes deeply buried, mentally regarding our…
  • How To Attract More Clients

    Stella Seaspirit
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:11 am
    If you are self-employed or sidelining to supplement your income for example, running a craft business or offering private tutoring, establishing a steady flow of income from you offerings is likely one of your intentions.   While there are plenty of spells for money, it is always better to be precise about what you are actually wanting beside the money.   Do you want people to come and buy? Do you want people to seek you out via your advertising? Do you want more of your right-fit clients?   Spell to attract more clients {If you are new to working with crystals, get my free…
  • Dreamtime Witchery

    Stella Seaspirit
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    Sigmund Freud referred to dreaming as a peculiar form of thinking. Dreams have a way of reflecting what is truly going on within your inner landscape. While you may not recall every single one, they still provide a filtering through of self-awareness.   Very vivid dreams tend to imprint on our memories and stay with us for a time but others fade as we get up and go through our morning rituals so it is important to jot down as many details as you can right after you wake up. Especially if you wake from one in the middle of the night!   The key to better dream recall is intention,…
  • Zero to Witch 2014 Enrolment Open

    Stella Seaspirit
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:05 pm
    By activating and inspiring recall of the collective memory we hold of deep magick and our interconnectedness with the Earth and Celestial Realms, we can renew and restore magick on our planet.   It begins with each one of you who willingly integrate knowingness with beingness in the everyday.   Activate magical days and mystical nights from day one Align with your personal power and ground magick in your everyday Practical exercises to incorporate + anchor the subtle energy work in your being     Zero to Witch Enrolment for 2014  NOW OPEN (only until 28 September)  …
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