Sunday, July 26, 2015

Buzz Coil: July 2015

Some recent posts from blogs on our blogroll (please note, we don't knowingly list posts in Buzz Coil that have been published previously elsewhere or on the same blog):

Mythkenner’s Myths: In her first post on her new blog, on July 17 after a pilgrimage to the Psychro Cave in Crete, Carolyn writes about Diktynna, Goddess of Hunting Nets, Sister of Britomartis and Aphaea.”

 Glenys's Blog: Australian Glenys Livingstone writes about the relationship of the winter holiday of Imbolc and the summer holiday of Lammas in her July 9 post, “Imbolc/Lammas August 2015.”

 HecateDemeter: Blogger Hecate’s July 22 post, "The Feast of St. Mary of Elegance Blogging,” includes a pic, two videos of songs for Mary Magdalene, and a poem. Hecate also tells why the word “elegance” is included in the title of her post.

Hearth Moon Rising’s blog: Blogger Hearth Moon’s July 17 post, “What’s in a Name Part Part I (Pagan),” discusses the history of the term “pagan.” The next two parts will discuss the words “witch” and “heathen.”

A Crone Speaks Out: “Be Thou the One and Renew the Light,” by Rev. Cathryn Platine of the Maetreum of Cybele on July 8, brings together several topics from her previous blogs about what she feels are problem with current Paganism.

 Annelinde's World: Annelinde Metzner’s July 25 post, “Yemaya Knocks Me Down,” is a poem about that Yoruba Orisha and information about her. With pic.

Love of the Goddess: Blogger Tara’s July 17 post, “Inanna in a Visionary Style,” includes her portrait of and comments about the Goddess and about Tara’s visionary paintings.

 The MotherHouse of the Goddess: M. Isidora Forrest continues to write about the Goddess Isis in her July 25 post, “The Goddess ISIS – Ma’at Lady of the Truth.” In a July 22 post, Carol P. Christ writes about “Mermaid – Goddess of the Sea.”

Starhawk’s blog: in a July 23 post (see calendar to the right of post and click on greyed dates to see when posts were posted), “City of Refuge – The Self-Publishing Saga Continues,” Starhawk explains why she has decided to self-publish the sequel to her novel, The Fifth Sacred Thing, and how she plans to raise money for it.

Fellowship of IsisCentral: The July 22 post, “Veil of Goddess of Mysteries,” is a quote from Fellowship of Isis’ co-founder, Olivia Robertson. With 2 pics by David de Roeck.

Large Godddess/Spiritual Feminist Blogs

Because of the large number and variety of bloggers and posts on these blogs, we are now suggesting that you visit them and select the posts that interest you most.

Pagan Square: This blog of many mostly-Pagan paths is sponsored by BBI Media and includes SageWoman blog posts.
Return to Mago: A Goddess-centered blog whose administrator/owner is Helen Hye-Sook Hwang.
Feminism and Religion: Many bloggers from many different religions and paths.



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Goddess Pages Summer/Autumn 2015

Issue 27 of Goddess Pages is out! It opens with the art, "Untitled," by Foosiya Miller, and with Geraldine Charles editorial, "She Changes Everything She Touches."

Article authors include Atasha Fyfe, Elizabeth Chloe Erdman, Helen Anthony, Susan S Weed, and Louise Sommer. Fiction is by Carolyn Lee Boyd. Poetry is by Souza Silvermarie, Penn Kemp, and Annelinde Metzner.

Book reviews are Blacksmith Gods by Pete Jennings and Breaking the Mother Goose Code by Jeri Studebaker, reviewed by Geraldine Charles; The Heart of the Labyrinth by Nicole Schwab, reviewed by Lisa Newing; and Voices of the Sacred Feminine, edited by Karen Tate, reviewed by Laura Slowe.

As last month, I'm unable to write as full a description as I usually do, due to carpal tunnel syndrome. Any typos are the fault of the voice recognition software I'm trying to use ;-)


Tuesday, July 07, 2015

REVIEW: Jeri Studebaker's Breaking the Mother Goose Code

Breaking the Mother Goose Code: How a Fairy-Tale Character Fooled the World for 300 Years by Jeri Studebaker (Moon Books 2015), trade paperback, 319 pages. Also available as an e-book.

Breaking the Mother Goose Code is written with a scholarly approach, yet in a style and language that is easy to understand. The book seemed to me to be, in parts, like a mystery novel as Jeri Studebaker tracks down the connection between goddesses and Mother Goose traditions, tales, and poems and songs, as well as, in the second part of the book, other fairy tales.
In the Introduction she poses several questions that people have asked about Mother Goose and then writes,
 “The answer to all these questions is, we don’t know for certain. Mother Goose is an enigma lost in the mists of time. But she did leave a few telltale clues to her identity. . . .”

Studebaker goes on to summarize the best know of these “telltale clues.” Then, in chapter 1, “Beginning My Search for Mother Goose,” she adds to them some of her exciting research whose results surprised even her. The beginning phase of the research climaxed on a day in 2012 on which she was able to bring together information from items she found on eBay with material from her previous readings. This led her to conclude that Mother Goose represented a melding of several different goddesses from different cultures. Yet, she writes, questions remained:
 “How was the knowledge of the connection lost? Was it simply the result of a loss of interest through time? Was the creation of Mother Goose an intentional plot to disguise and best serve this goddess during a time when it was dangerous – and frequently lethal – even to mention her name? Did Mother Goose fairy tales carry coded messages left for us by our pre-Christian ancestors during a time when non-Christians were routinely rounded up, roped to stakes, and roasted alive? If so, what exactly were our ancestors trying to tell us?. . . If Mother Goose was code, what was the point of dressing her as a witch?”

In the next chapters of Part I, she explores a number of these clues including the only nursery rhyme about Mother Goose; goddesses Mother Goose resembles; the connections among Harlequinn, Hellequinn, Helle, and Holda; representation of Mother Goose in art; other evidence that Mother Goose was a goddess; whether Mother Goose was a pre-patriarchal goddess; and secrets hidden in nursery rhymes.

Studebaker has a rare gift for turning complex concepts into colloquial and entertaining explanations. She uses this gift sparingly, yet effectively, in this book. For example, in chapter 4 when explaining the relationship between Aphrodite and Mother Goose, she writes:
 “… some writers think Aphrodite began as a powerful goddess who was gradually besmirched by the Greeks and Romans. … we’ve been told Aphrodite was a somewhat empty-headed physical knockout. Also though, according to the Greeks, she was a vamp. Her vampiness might have been the result of Zeus forcing her to marry the god Hephaistos, who was lame, misshapen and mean. Since she had nothing in common with Hephaistos, and also didn’t take kindly to being forced to marry anyone, Aphrodite began going out with other guys….”

In a more scholarly tone, she writes that
 “Jane Harrison thinks that before the Greeks demoted her into a sex goddess, Aphrodite was a goddess who just never married, a parthenogenetic deity who could create life without mating… – which of course suggests that originally she was a great goddess, the uncreated source that created everything.…”
She goes on to discuss the goddesses Holda and Perchta, which in relation to Mother Goose she calls Holda-Perchta, and explains that they both had many other names depending on the time and location. She describes how these goddesses were “degraded” by those who were trying to stop Europeans from worshiping them, and then goes on to discuss the Grimms’ Fairytale, “Mother Holla,” giving Heide Gottner-Abendroth’s opinion of the tale and Marija Gimbutas’ opinion about Holda. Her exploration of the connections among Harlequinn, Hellequinn, Helle, and Holda are focused on “early modern” theater productions which show relationship among these and among Holda and what was called
 “The Wild Hunt, a supernatural group of mostly dead people that roamed the medieval medieval countryside in the dead of night.”

Her investigation of “Mother Goose and the Graphic Arts” is an extraordinary example of scholarship that includes primary research. In the section on American portrayals of Mother Goose, in which she takes a close look at 18 Mother Goose images, she tells of trying to find the answer to the question of how Mother Goose came to be portrayed as “witch-like.” She finds the answer to this in a description of an 1806 theater production of a play by Thomas Dibdin and tries to figure out how to get a copy of the script. She discovers that such a copy is in the Harvard University library where “Harvard librarians weren’t letting it out of their hands.” She describes the way she finally got a copy of the document as a “miracle of miracles” and how, through it, she found even more information than the reason for the “witch-like” representation.

Part Two of the book includes a close look at Mother Goose fairy tales including a list “of 12 characteristics that, taken together, set the fairytales apart from other fiction”; a look at the implications of “Cinderella” and other fairy tales and codes within them; and other fairy tales about “creation, cosmology and theology” as well as those about “magic spells and incantations.” In “Fairy Tales About Right and Wrong” she looks into the question of why there seems to be no portrayal of war in fairy tales and whether the violence that does exist in them “might be the result of patriarchal revisioning.” The last chapter of the book is titled “Questions, Questions and more Questions.”

The back matter of the book includes appendices with “Frequently Used Terms and Time Periods,” “Mother Goose Timeline,” the text of “ Grimms Fairy Tale N0. 24, Mother Holle,” “Perrault’s Tales of Mother Goose: A Synopsis of Each Tale,” “Fairy Tale Code Words and Their Meanings (From Heide Gottner-Abendroth’s The Goddess and Her Heroes),” “Discussion Questions”; and a 16.5-page bibliography and 19-page index. The front matter of the book includes acknowledgments and notes about illustrations, including an explanation of why they aren't included in this book, along with information about a book and websites that can provides the reader with such illustrations.

Breaking the Mother Goose Code is an important book, not only for its subject matter about Mother Goose, fairy tales, and Goddess mythology, but also for the examples it sets of ways to trace the history of Goddess suppression and of how to present this type of material in a scholarly yet very accessible way. I recommend it with great enthusiasm.

Jeri Studebaker has worked on several archaeological sites and has advanced degrees in anthropology, archaeology, and education. She is also author of Switching to Goddess.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Buzz Coil: June 2015

 Some recent posts from blogs on our blogroll (please note, we don't knowingly list posts published elsewhere before being published on the blogs referred to in this post. ):

My Village Witch: On June 22, Byron Ballard, leader of the Mother Grove Goddess Temple in North Carolina, posts a sermon she gave the previous day at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Titled, “Midsummer Dreams of Justice and Peace for the UUCSV,” the sermon touches on the murders at Emanuel AME church in South Carolina and previous violence at a UU church in Tennessee, North Carolina politics, and other problems worldwide, as well as thoughts on how to deal with what she calls a “Tower Time.” She also shares how Summer Solstice is celebrated in her community and related European folklore.

Starhawk’s blog: Starhawk’s June 19 post is a response to the “Charleston Massacre”and other racially-motivated violence.

HecateDemeter: Blogger Hecate tells how she celebrated summer solstice in her June 22 post, “Sacrament of the Soil.” In another June 22 post, “Really? Really?,” she begins:
“Do I need, here in the Twenty-First Century, to explain that when a white man shows up spewing bullets and talking about how the “others,” aka African Americans, want to rape 'our' women and take over 'our country,' Patriarchy is at work?”
In her in June 19 post, “Thursday Night Odd Bedfellows Blogging,” she explains why what she calls a “real post” was delayed by the murders in Emmanuel AME Church in South Carolina to tell, in what I consider a “real post,” why she, a Pagan donated to that church.


The Wild Hunt: In “Pagan Community Notes” of June 22, Heather Greene includes news of the support by Pagans of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC including a statement by Cherry Hill Seminary, also located in South Carolina, and the Wild Hunt’s work with SC Pagans.
Broomstick Chronicles in her June 4 post, “On*a*Pagan Community Statement on the Environment,” Aline O’Brien (aka Macha NightMare), comments on a statement signed not only by Pagans around the world but also by Buddhists, Anglicans, UUs, CRs, African Diaspora, Heathens, and interfaith colleagues.” She goes on to write about Pagans who said they felt they couldn’t sign the statement because they aren’t public about their Paganism. She quotes a blessing by Paula Walowitz and goes on to write:
“We are no better or worse Pagan for choosing a private spiritual life. That said, our ecosystems are shared; thus, I see it as the obligation of each of us to do whatever we can to maintain its sustainability and viability. Recycling, voting Green, donating are all good, but in the bigger picture they don't make a huge difference. Not any more than this remarkable statement makes without follow-up in the real world.
“Signing a document that states things you agree with is not ‘doing public pagan stuff.’  What it is, however, is standing with others in the face of a dire situation, and standing together makes for a stronger force....No one's personal spirituality is compromised in the least when she signs a document that serves the entire planet.”

The statement can be found at At this writing there are 6459 signers. Stating your religious/spiritual affiliation is optional.

The Motherhouse of the Goddess: M. Isidora Forrest has two posts about the Goddess Isis on this blog this month: “The Goddess Isis and the Waters” on June 20, and “Offering to Isis,” on June 13. I am glad to mention these here, not only because they are fine posts, but because this is a time when we need to remember who the real Isis is.
Branches Up, Roots Down: In her June 13 post, “A Bowl of Cherries,” Deborah Oak writes about the relevance of her Paganism and a farmers market in coping with a friend’s illness.

Mythology Matters: In a June 19 post, “Summer Solstice Mythology: Midsummer Night,” Arthur George gives an extensive history of this celebration especially in Europe and including the influence of Christian holidays.

WoodsPriestess: Blogger Molly’s June 17 post, “Summer Solstice Imprint Necklaces,” starts with a short poem, then reflects on summer and gives instructions for making a necklace that may give you a message.

Hearth Moon Rising's blog: What started out as a four-part series on “The Mathematical Priestess,” with the first part posted on May 22 (see May Buzz Coil), has grown to a five-part series, the last of which was posted on June 19. Part II, about mathematical systems in Mesopotamia, posted on May 29. Part III, about Greek mathematics, posted on June 5. Part IV which includes an announcement that this will be a five-part series, is about Alexandria, Egypt and posted on June 12. Part V is about the Renaissance and Enlightenment. Towards the end of this post, Hearth Moon tackles the question of the relationship between metaphysics and science. She recalls trying to follow the advice of a male physicist who told her that when dealing with metaphysics one should avoid scientific language because “science and metaphysics are two different things.” She writes that after trying to follow his advice,
 “I now believe that by putting a firewall between science and the occult what we have is bad science and bad magic, including flaws in the predictive sciences.”
All parts with pics.

Radical Goddess Thealogy: In her June 5 post, blogger Athana answers the question, “What Would a Goddess Country Look Like?” including social, financial, economic, political, and legal aspects, and including the opinion that, “There’d be no such thing as a police force.”

A Crone Speaks Out: Rev. Cathryn Platine of the Maetreum of Cybele takes issue with a post on the Pantheos Pagan channel in her June 3 post, “Caitlin Jenner as the Goddess? Seriously?”

Annelinde’s World: Annelinde Metzner’s June 15 post, “The world opened,” is a poem about seeing mountain laurel blooming for the first time when she was a child.

Casa della Dea: A prayer for the Goddess Tiamat in Italian, titled  “Preghiera a Tiamat” is the June 6 post by Eilantha Redspring.

Godddess/Spiritual Feminist Blogs

Because of the large number and variety of bloggers and posts on these blogs, we are now suggesting that you visit them and select the posts that interest you most.

Return to Mago: A Goddess-centered blog whose administrator/owner is Helen Hye-Sook Hwang.
Feminism and Religion: Many bloggers from many different religions and paths.
Pagan Square: This blog of many mostly-Pagan paths is sponsored by BBI Media and includes SageWoman blog posts.
Editorial Note: I am having problems getting the fonts to be consistent, so please know that if some look bigger than others (or, horrors, are actually different fonts!) it is not my intention. We are not going to spend a lot of time correcting them due to my persisting carpal-tunnel-like fingers (still not properly diagnosed by dr.) Thank you for bearing with me.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Buzz Coil: May 2015

 Some recent posts from blogs on our blogroll:

Broomstick Chronicles: In her May 14 post, Aline O’Brien (a.k.a. Macha Nightmare) describes her reactions to the Marin (CA) Interfaith Council’s “Interfaith Celebration of National Day of Prayer,” including her difficulties with the Abrahamic assumptions of some presentations.

Fellowship of Isis Central The Fellowship’s May 7 post gives information about “Summer Solstice Faire – Long Beach, California,” which takes place, June 6.

Hearth Moon Rising's blog:  In the first of a planned four-part series, Hearth Moon’s May 22 post, “The Mathematical Priestess, Part I,” identifies nine “mathematical worlds” that she feels women have been “hermetically sealed” out of. Her May 15 post is a review of Jeri Studebaker’s book, Breaking the Mother Goose Code.
Branches Up, Roots Down: On May 21, in her first post in a long time, “ Unusual Alchemy,” Deborah Oak starts with words from a poem/song and goes on to compare a recent disaster to a near-disaster of decades ago. She then shares her feelings about survival.

 My Village Witch: In an April 28 post, “These Are The Times We Are Made For…,” Byron Ballard offers a meditation for times that feel difficult, and suggestions for helpful actions. In a May 25 post, “Where Did May Go?” She reviews the many activities of May that seemed to make it pass quickly.

 Works of Literata:  In her May 9 post, “Practicing through depression,” blogger Literata discusses how difficult it is for her to do her spiritual practice when she is depressed, writing
 “At times like this, it feels like I’m faking my practice, or doing it in an empty fashion. (When I’m depressed, empty is at least better than hurting.) That plus difficulty concentrating makes it pretty hard to do even the simplest devotions or meditations.”
 She then asks others have had similar experiences.

Radical Goddess Thealogy:  In her May 23 post, “Jehovah In A Skirt?” blogger Athana discusses why she finds a post on the blog Pantheos by Roger Olson confused (confusing?).

The Wild Hunt: Heather Greene, in a May 17 post Shifting Religious Landscapes: Pew Releases Two New Studies,” reports on and analyzes two new reports from Pew Research on religious trends in the world and in the US. 
WoodsPriestess: In a May 22 post, “The beauty that is you,” blogger Molly writes of her reservations about participating in “A Gathering of Priestesses.”

Godddess/Spiritual Feminist Blogs

Because of the large number and variety of bloggers and posts on these blogs, we are now suggesting that you visit them and select the posts that interest you most.

Feminism and Religion: Many bloggers from many different religions and paths.
Pagan Square: This blog of many mostly-Pagan paths is sponsored by BBI Media and includes SageWoman blog posts.
Return to Mago: A Goddess-centered blog whose administrator/owner is Helen Hye-Sook Hwang.

Monday, May 18, 2015

20th Annual Glastonbury Goddess Conference in July-August

I just received the following communication from Kathy Jones about the 20th annual Glastonbury (UK) Goddess Conference, and I'm passing it along to you. You might also want to look at the full conference programme and the booking information. Kathy writes:

Goddess Conference is coming! There are still spaces left on all the Conference Fringe workshops 25th/26th July, 3rd August with amazing experienced teachers:

VICKI NOBLE - Becoming a Cosmic Dancer.... Experience Shakti, using chant, visualisation, healing, based in Tibetan Buddhist Dakini practices. An amazing opportunity to experience this feminist artist, scholar, teacher, writer and co-creator of the Motherpeace Tarot from the USA.

HELOISE PILKINGTON - From the Depths of Silence... A day journeying between the worlds in sound, silence ceremony and song. Heloise is a stunning singer/musician with amazing vocal abilities to transport you into other dimensions.

ANIQUE RADIANT-HEART - Sitting with Goddess Giving yourself the opportunity for deep immersion in to devotional Goddess practices, using chanting, breath techniques to open the heart further to Goddess.

TERENCE MEADEN - Pilgrimage to Ancient Temples at Overton Down, Avebury. Visit the newly recognised megalithic stones and sculptures with this leading Goddess archaeologist.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Buzz Coil: April 2015

Some recent posts from blogs on our blogroll:

Pagaian Cosmology: Glenys Livingstone's blog from Australia, posted  "A Pagan Statement  on the Environment," on April 22,  Earth Day.

Musings of a Pagan Witch: Stasa Morgan-Appel also posted about this statement on April 22. 

The Motherhouse of the Goddess: In an April 22 post, "Becoming an Earth Speaker– Ritual Meditation with Gaia," Kimberly begins with a quote from Sue Monk Kidd and then writes,
"In the beginning, Gaia was.  Primordial Goddess.  Creatrix.  Font of life.  Source. Gaia is eternally shrouded...."
She then shares a ritual with meditation.

 The Wild Hunt: In an April 23 post, "Outdoor Pagan Temple Vandalized," Cara Schulz reports on the repeated desecration of a Pagan temple in Italy. With picture taken from video of the vandals smashing a statue of Nike.

Woodspriestess: In her April 18 post, "Gratitude," blogger talkbirth shares a poem she wrote as part of ritual work. With many pics, including two of talkbirth with her baby.

Annelinde's World: Annelinde Metzner's April 13 post, the poem "Bundled Up With Grandmother," is a poem about a mountain most people call "Grandfather Mountain," but which to her is more like a Grandmother.

HecateDemeter: It looks like blogger Hecate is starting a new fiction series. She posted the first installment of "Raven Mistress"on March 28, and chapter 2 on April 18. The setting for this series appears so far to be England.

Fellowship of Isis Central:  A  March 18 post  announces  a June 7 event  in London,  "She Speaks: the Oracle and the Priestess," featuring talks, practical work, techniques and ceremony.

Mythology Matters: In an April 3 post, Arthur George writes of "The Goddess of Easter,"
 relating Christian, Jewish, and Pagan traditions.

The Rowdy Goddess: In an April 16 post, "In Praise of the Sweetness of Life," Gail Wood shares her mixed feelings about Easter.

Hearth Moon Rising's blog: Hearth Moon's March 27  post, "The Joy of Laughing with Them,"  is about humor in Mesopotamian mythology.

Godddess/Spiritual Feminist Blogs

Because of the large number and variety of bloggers and posts on these blogs, we are now suggesting that you visit them and select the posts that interest you most.

Pagan Square: This blog of many mostly-Pagan paths is sponsored by BBI Media and includes SageWoman blog posts.
Return to Mago: A Goddess-centered blog whose administrator/owner is Helen Hye-Sook Hwang.
Feminism and Religion: Many bloggers from many different religions and paths.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Buzz Coil: March 2015

There has been a hiatus in Buzz Coil due to what is probably carpal tunnel syndrome. I'm hoping to start the Buzz Coils again regularly. I will be doing links only to the blogs' homepages (not the individual posts) because I can't do the links well using voice recognition software. Thank you for your understanding.

A Crone Speaks Out:  Rev. Cathryn Plantine's February 6 post, "The Future of Paganism, to Build or Not to Build," gives background on the Maetreum of Cybele in relation to "an online debate raging about Pagan infrastructure in multiple blogs" and attempts to answer the question, "So what is the future of Paganism?"

Annelinde's World: Annelinde's Metzner's March 13 post, "Dancing Swords, " is a poem with pic about belly dancing and Goddess.

ASWM Blog: On March 13 the blog of the Association for Women and Mythology announced "We’Moon to Receive 2015 Brigit Award for Excellence in the Arts," and in conjunction with its 2015 symposium  in in Portland, Oregon, a program celebrating the work of the late Patricia Monaghan, "Celebrating 'Mary: A Life in Verse' by Patricia Monaghan."   A March 9 post announces, "Symposium Features Saga Award Honoree Z Budapest," and gives details about this award.

 Broomstick Chronicles: Aline O'Brien (aka Macha NightMare)  gives details of two conferences: her March 6 post tells about the events relevant to Paganism of the meeting American Academy of Religion; per February 20 post tells about "Hanging with My Peeps at PCon."

Contemplation/Blog: Yeshe Rabbit's March 2 post looks at women's history month in two parts: "Women's History Month Ritual: Can you commit to women?" and "Women's History Month Daily Practice."

 Goddess in a Teapot:  In a March  8 post, "Words Which I Command Are Immortal," Carolyn Lee Boyd begins with a quote from Sappho and goes on to discuss the power of words as related especially to the maiden/mother/crone description of the triple Goddess. She goes on  to propose words to describe "women's spiritual power" and also an alternate for "priestess."

Hearth Moon Rising's blog: The March 6 post on this blog, "The Myriads of Wenut" is about an Egyptian hare Goddess.

HecateDemeter:  In a March 7 post,   "Conference Self Care," blogger Hecate writes about time spent  with various Pagans at a recent conference. With pic of " Hail Columbia "candle .

Mythology Matters in a March 13 post, “Mythic Travel: Malta’s Neolithic Sacred Temples," Arthur George writes about Malta’s Neolithic ruins. 

My Village Witch: Byron Ballard’s March 19 post, “Alewives,” tells about a meeting with a “closed group of witches,” in Appalachia. 

The Motherhouse of the Goddess: Kimberly’s March 18 post tells about "Creating an Altar to Connect with the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi {Journal Prompts & Mantras}.” In her March 16 post she writes about “The Goddess Lilith — Reclaiming Women’s Power and Survival.”

The Wild Hunt: In her March 11 post, Heather Greene discusses “Women, Witchcraft, and the Struggle Against Abuse.” In a March 12 post, Cara Shultz delves into “Life Cycles: What Modern Society Can Learn from Paganism.” 

Veleda: Max Dashu’s February 2 post,The Pontifical Council for Culture has an agenda on women: the same tired old cage,” compares views of Vatican with the  history of various cultures. With pics. 

WoodsPriestess:  In a March 18 post, blogger talkbirth shares information about her “Dissertation Research: PriestessPath” for Ocean Seminary College.

Godddess/Spiritual Feminist Blogs

Because of the large number and variety of bloggers and posts on these blogs, we are now suggesting that you visit them and select the posts that interest you most.

Return to Mago: A Goddess-centered blog whose administrator/owner is Helen Hye-Sook Hwang.
Feminism and Religion: Many bloggers from many different religions and paths.
Pagan Square: This blog of many mostly-Pagan paths is sponsored by BBI Media and includes SageWoman blog posts.