Sunday, March 29, 2009

Buzz Coil: March '09

Daily Kos: Tara the Antisocial Social Worker continues her Wednesday series, "How a Woman Becomes a Goddess," about Goddess spirituality and political activism, with a look on March 25 at the Demeter-Persephone myth and a comparison of mythical and political cycles. She writes:
I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like we’ve just merged [sic] from eight years in the Underworld
Her March 11 diary in this series compares the story of the Chinese Goddess "Chih Nu" with the forced break-up of marriages by Prop 8 and about one difference between liberals and conservatives. Her March 6 diary shows how a story about the Hawaiian Goddess Pele sheds light on the Republican concern about "wasteful pork," especially Louisiana Gov. Jindal’s scorn for "volcano monitoring." These and other diaries in this excellent series can be accessed here

Goddess in a Teapot: Each spring Carolyn Lee Boyd creates a diorama using Peeps candies. In her March 15 post, "The Reunion of Demeter and Persephone: A Moment in Peeps" , she shows a pic of this year’s creation and tells its story, including who the purple and yellow Peeps represent.

Alive Mind & Spirit : In her March 27 blog, Carol P.Christ tells about a "Roman Catholic Woman fired by Bishop for Advocating Inclusive Language for God" in her master’s thesis. The woman was a pastoral associate in Beloit, Wisconsin, who refused to renounce a statement asking that "God language" be freed from "captivity." Christ points out that little progress has been made in mainline churches and synagogues towards affirming divine power as female since her now famous essay of 30 years ago. "Why Women Need the Goddess" If you have never read it, I urge you to do so now! Thank you to Carol for making it available on her website. In her March 20 post, "Is God an Equal Opportunity Employer? Power as Domination..." she blogs about the attempt of some Catholic and Jewish clergy to to block a NY State bill that would temporarily lift the statute of limitations on lawsuits allerging sexual abuse of children. She points out that such abuse can be understood as one of the shortcomings of the image of God as male, especially when male power is represented as domination.
On March 19, Juliete Lauber, in "Musings from the Labyrinth" writes about the spiritual aspects of her return to San Diego from Paris.

The Village Witch: In her Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times blog on March 24, Byron Ballard writes about "Pope Benedict and Witchcraft," focusing on the influence of the present Pope on the treatment of traditional healers and others in Africa.

The Wild Hunt: Jason Pitzl-Waters reports on an article on Israeli paganism that ran in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, in his March 22 post, "Modern Paganism is Everywhere (Even the Holy Land)."

Driving Audhumla: In her March 4 post, "Dancing with Goddess on the Shores of Lake Michigan," Victoria Slind-Flor tells of a retreat enjoyed by the group Gaia’s Womb at the motherhouse of the Racine Dominican community of nuns. Her March 5 post, "Mardi Gras aftermath" is about an event at her loft. With lots of colorful pics.

Gorgon Resurfaces In her March 6 post, "Virgin Mary: Trickster," blogger LaughingMedusa writes about a Virgin Mary she passes at a certain house every work day. This Mary magically(?) moves to a different place each day. LaughingMedusa goes on to tell how she recently revised her views of Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene.

At the end of desire: Blogger Inanna writes about giving birth as one of several initiations she has experienced in her Feb. 26 post, "Passing through the gates."

Hecate: In her March 18 post, "I Was A Bride Married to Amazement", Blogger Hecate tells how she envisions her death and burial.

Amused Grace: In her March 11 post, "Kicking and Screaming," Thalia Took shares the beautiful, wonderful, and sometmes funny results of an activity she says is uncharactieristic for her: art journaling.

Metapagan: In a March 6 post, blogger Yvonne alerts us to a new film, "Dancing with Gaia," comprising "interviews with visionaries at sacred sites around the world."

Evoking the Goddess: In his March 22 post, "You never know" Paul blogs about breaking his left femur (thighbone) and his gratitude for the help and treatment he has and continues to receive: He writes:
Goddess thinks very highly of science and skilled anaesthetists and surgeons. She also delights in health care systems that provide first class care absolutely free at the point of demand :) This is Goddess thinking at its very best - no one asking for a credit card before surgery!
Speedy recovery and Goddess blessings, Paul!

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At Sunday, March 29, 2009 8:25:00 PM, Blogger Sia said...


I love Peeps!

You made my day.

At Monday, April 06, 2009 8:58:00 PM, Blogger Thalia Took said...

OMG, thank you for introducing me to Tara the Antisocial Social Worker's series. They are so gorgeous! And so smart!


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