Buzz Coil: December
Pagan Godspell: Sara Sutterfield Winn announces she is ending her blog in her Dec. 10 post, "Curtain Call."
TBP Blog: The Beltane Papers, which has been publishing for more than 30 years in print, "will be on hiatus" until certain problems are resolved, the staff announces in a Nov. 27 post, "TBP Update."
At Brigid’s Forge: In her Dec. 21 post, "Yule is here, the Wheel..." Lunaea Weatherstone shares memories of embodying the Winter Queen and recalls the singing of a song by the late Helen Farias (founder of The Beltane Papers).
Textual Arachne: Blogger Arachne brings us a beautiful blessing for the first snow in her Nov. 21 post, "Snow."
Deaf Pagan Crossroads has been running The Yule Series about winter holiday observances in many cultures. The series includes: "Studying the Winter Solstice," "A Solstice Quiz," "The Meaning of Solstice," "Chamber of the Sun," "Helios, Sol, and Saturnalia," "Old Woman Winter," "Turning Towards Morning," and "The Sun in the Greenwood."
Hecate: Blogger Hecate writes about reclaiming Pagan symbols of Yule from Christianization in her Dec. 21 post, "Blessed Yule."
Evoking the Goddess: In both English and Gaelic, Blogger Paul shares "A Ghrian", a Scots Gaelic song to which a group he belongs to dances up the Solstice Sun.
Broomstick Chronicles :Macha writes in her Dec. 21 post, "Midwinter musing," about an interfaith retreat she attended and the Pagan perspective on Winter holidays she was able to offer. In her Dec 10 post, "Masks of the Goddess," Macha tells about the creation of ritual (the most recent of which was sponsored by the Lilith Institute) using a set of Goddess masks by Lauren Raine.
The-Goddess: In her Dec. 17 post, "Theagenesis: The Birth of the Goddess," Blogger Morgaine quotes Oberon Zell-Ravenheart about "the logical absurdity of a concept of cosmic divinity in the masculine gender." Then Morgaine asks, "Is the Divine Mother sleeping?" and predicts the date of her awakening.
Peeling a Pomegranate: In her Dec. 18 post, "Seders for All Seasons," Blogger Carly shares part of her project for first-level initiation in the Hebrew Priestess Institute. For example, she writes:
I reject the myth of the exile of Shekhinah. I believe the presence of God to be far more resilient than that myth allows. What has been revealed to me, the knowledge that I have received, is that Shekhinah was released to infuse the world when The Temple fell.Immanent Gorgon: Blogger Gorgon writes about the "disappearance of female bloggers during the holidays" in her Dec. 19 post, "Yule Disappearance and Writing Ourselves."
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