Global Goddess Oracle: Samhain Issue
The Samhain Issue of Global Goddess Oracle is chock full of goodies.
In another in her "Found Goddesses" series, Barbara Ardinger, Ph.D. introduces us to "Chocolata and Vibrata, Goddesses of Ecstasy."
In "Luck or Karma: Does it matter what you call it?" Caryn Colgan serves up reflections on birds, karma, and destiny, with a dash of quantum physics.
In "History from the Goddess Garden," Judith Hawkins-Tillirson writes:
The supplanting of the Goddess-worshipping civilizations by invading Sky-god followers was so thorough that even Her sacred plants were debased, imbued with connotations despised by the invaders.A related channeled message is conveyed by Gayle Godwin, in "When History was HerStory."
Deanne Quarry gives us a brief history/herstory of an Autumn holiday in "Halloween:"Its Historical Background."
Discussing another early November holiday in "Los Dias de Los Muertos, Days of the Dead," Dawn "Belladona" Thomas takes us back to the time of the Aztecs, with a side trip to Disney World. Belladona's other contributions to this issue include: "Herb of the Season: Mullein," "Solitary Ritual - Samhain," "Moon Schedule with Planting and Harvesting Days," and "Autumn and Migration in Florida."
In "Middle-age Medicine: Snake-and-Bird Goddesses," Mut Danu prays for an aspect of the Goddess to heal her of middle-age maladies---and her prayers are answered.
Donna Henes memorializes a friend in "Sitting in the Shadows."
Flash Silvermoon shares "N'Awlins on My Mind" a poem/song accompanied by an "organ driven mournful blues sound," with references to Yoruban ancestors, that she plans to include on her next CD.
Other poems include: "Samhain Ancestors" by DancingStar, and "The Sea, My Mother and Me," by Bendis.
Book reviews include: Daniela Schenker's Kuan Yin - Accessing the Power of the Divine Feminine, reviewed by Deanne Quarrie, and Laura Stamp's The Witches of Dixie, reviewed by Dawn Thomas.