Buzz Coil: November
Textual Arachne: Blogger Arachne posted a beautiful "Autumn sestina" on Oct. 26, and on Nov. 21, in "Snow," gives a blessing for the first snow of the season.
Immanent Gorgon: The blogger known as The Gorgon begins her Nov. 18 post, "Hecate, the Dark Mother, Waits at a Crossroad," with a long quote from Granny Moon’s Morning Feast, and then blogs about the relationship between Hecate and other Pagan topics in the writings of Walter Scott and Nathaniel Hawthorne. With references to Thanksgiving Day.
Pagan Godspell: Sara Sutterfield Winn’s post of Nov. 13, "Hunting," is beautiful – poetic prose at it’s best. It’s about this time of year, "absorbing the lessions of Samhain." It’s about Keats. And it’s about "Mama"s exquisite squeeze."
At the end of desire: In her Nov. 3 post, "For Lugh,"Blogger Inanna shares the story of how she and her partner found their spiritual teacher embodied in a dog, Lugh, after Samhain 2005, and of Lugh’s mystical bodily departure shortly before Samhain 2007. With photo of Samhain altar.
Peeling a Pomegranate: In her Nov. 8 post, "Things are Complicated," the blogger (not identified by name that I could see, but she’s redesigning her blog) tells about coming to terms with her complicated spiritual world , at least partly through her Kohenet (Hebrew for priestess) training. UPDATE 11/30: Blogger's name is Carly. See comment below :-)
Goddess in a Teapot: Blogger Carolyn Lee Boyd encourages us to rewrite myths and gives as an example, two versions of the Demeter-Persephone myth in her Nov. 18 post, "Every Woman is a Storyteller."
Chess, Goddess and Everything: In a Nov. 18 post, "Nun Advocates Goddess Worship," blogger Jan quotes a LifeSite News article about Sister Elizabeth A. Johnson, who is to be given an Award for Theological Excellence in January. Sr. Elizabeth is a professor at Fordham University and author of the book She Who Is (Crossroad 1993).
As you can imagine, some conventional Catholic sites are going bezonkers over this. For example, Still Running Off at the Keyboard, headlines their story, "Getting Awards for Heresy," and Overheard in the Sacristy, titles their story "Disturbing News from the Life Site" and labels it "heresy."
Dedanaan: whose logo reads,"Myth is what we call other people’s religion," gives a good summary of some current Goddess scholarship in Aine MacDermot’s Nov. 14 post, "Goddess Patterns."
Radical Goddess Thealogy: Blogger Athana points out what she calls "two more media breakthroughs for the goddess!" in her Nov. 9 blog, "Goddess Getting Gargantuan."
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