Here's the buzz from some blogs we visited recently:
Screaming Into the Void: Blogger Amananta writes about her feelings at a peace rally during a Muslim prayer, shares her thoughts about whether Goddess is one or many, and ponders the value of "electicism" and "cultural appropriation" in a July 21 post, "Feminism, Racism, Religion, Ethnocentrism, War & Peace."
The-Goddess: In her July 20 post, blogger Morgaine comments on an article in the online journal Matrifocus , using the title of the Matrifocus article, "The Goddess is a Verb, the Isness of Goddess, Goddessing." Among Morgaine's provocative statements:
"You do not have to have male to have female. Female comes first. Female can reproduce alone. Male is derived from the Female, and therefore included in it.
The "50-50" proportion doesn't occur in Nature. There is always more female than male and maleness is newer because it is derived from femaleness.That's simple biology.
Duality is dangerous...."
Radical Goddess Thealogy: Three striking July 12 posts by blogger Athana: "The Goddess is a Verb,"about the same Matrifocus article; "How About A Co-wife (OR 2)?" about polygamy in the bible; and "The Wrong Mouse Hole," in answer to a reader who asked, "Do you believe there's something inextricably dangerous about Christianity?"
The Countess: Two thought-provoking posts on July 21: "The Judeo-Christian God's Jealousy," about the First Commandment, and "Asshat Design," about "Intelligent Design," Creationism, and a deity's need for control.
Fetch me my axe: In a July 20 post, blogger belledame222 asks, "What happened to the word ‘sexism', " among other things and thoughts.
Broomstick Chronicles : A post on July 16, "Women, Spirituality, and Politics," discusses scholar Max Dashu's presentation, Female Shamans In Indigenous Resistance Movements.
The Gaian Mysteries : In a July 15 post, blogger ganymetheus, gives us his thoughts on "Balance," which he says is represented by the "pendulum swing" between Goddess and God the Father.
The Living Goddess of Glastonbury : In a July 10 post, "Initiation at Evening," blogger Christina describes initiation of priestesses at the contemporary Temple at Glastonbury, England.
Roots Down: Blogger and San Franciscan Deborah Oak tells of her experiences teaching at a Spiralheart (Reclaiming) camp on the U.S. East Coast in the July 20 post, "We go to camp" and the July 21 post, "Early Rising." In her June 28 post, "Illumination, " she ponders making love on the Summer Solstice.
Goddessing: In a June 9 post, "Vestalia, Vesta, Vestal Virgins," blogger Sage explores what and who were Rome's "vestal virgins."
Daily Kos: A progressive blog usually focused on Democratic politics (but also sometimes carrying spiritual-related diaries such as those from "Pastor Dan"), had a diary on July 20 by blogger hrh, "Planet of the Savage Dkos Feminist SuperVixens, Episode 5: Mystical Revelations" about a seminar hrh attended that included experiencing "feminine ‘Sophia' energy." The SuperVixens series was started for "discussion of feminism, women's issues, and anything even tangentially related." In "Episode 5," hrh writes:
"When I placed my hands on the ground and tuned into the energy, I went into a trance. I found myself in a temple made of polished white marble. Bright light blasted in from the right side, illuminating exquisitely smooth surfaces, with a hallway spiraling up to the left. It was like the inside of a seashell. Or a huge minaret, but there were no steps. I was just gliding upwards.There were a couple of nunlike presences, dimly seen, and I heard the words "Hildegard von Bingen". More on that later.The spiral kept going upward and it was made clear that the destination would never be reached - nor was it supposed to be....That's how the buzz coils for now. If we missed an item you think is important. Please leave the info as a "comment.
The reactions of the others were quite different. One woman said she nursed at the breast of the Goddess - that the energy was nurturing. Another made a mythic allusion to Persephone and Demeter, again having to do with motherhood. Others, including the teacher, spoke of sensing that it went deep into the earth, was dark, kind of chaotic, etc. Everything was stereotypically ‘female'.
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