Saturday, April 25, 2009

Buzz Coil: April '09

The House of Inanna: In his April 1 post, "Terror, Immanence, metaphor and destiny," Brian Charles writes of his experience of Goddess as "not just a metaphor," and his sense of destiny related to Her. In his March 29 post, "Time out to remember" he takes us back 37 years to Wycoller, located in the Yorkshire moors, his encounter with indigenous witchcraft, and his first call to Goddess. With pics.

Radical Goddess Thealogy: In her April 17 post, "STILL Hiding the Goddess," blogger Athana tells us about an article on China in the current National Geographic in which the author claims he searched there for "Shangri La" but couldn’t find it. Athana feels that he wasn’t looking in the right place.

Daily Kos: Tara the Antisocial Social Worker continues her Wednesday series on Goddess spirituality and political activism, somewhat mysteriously titled, "How a Woman becomes a Goddess," with an April 22 diary combining mythology of the Greek Goddess Rhea with a review of Stolen Innocence, a memoir by Elissa Wall, formerly of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints (FLDS). Her April 15 diary combines the Irish river goddess BoAnn with drug and sex abstinence programs based on ignorance. Her April 9 diary is about the Welsh Goddess Rhiannon and the issues of guilt & innocence, especially as related to Guantanamo and the treatment of alleged terrorists. These and other previous diaries in this remarkable series can be found here.

Alive Mind & Spirit : In her April 24 post, "Light and Darkness," Carol P. Christ writes about an excursion she and a friend took on Lesbos the day after Greek Easter. The journey turned into something they hadn’t planned.
On April 9, Juliette Lauber, in her series, "Musings from the Labyrinth," writes from Tucson, Arizona, of Goddess stories on the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox.

Evoking the Goddess: In his April 21 post, "Held in her arms," blogger Paul recalls finding a Goddess statue on the road to Knossos in 2005. She has dwelled in his home ever since and is helping in his recovery. With pic of Her. Blessed recovery, Paul!

Amused Grace: On April 12, Thalia Took’s Goddess of the Month is "Black Virgin," aka Black Madonna, which she relates to both Christian and Pagan paths in a fascinating post encompassing a wide variety of traditions. For the second time in a month, on April 5, Thalia’s "Goddess of the Month" is Pele. Why? Read the post!

Peacock Dreams: In her April 8 post, "Elijah Speaks" Thorn Coyle writes of her encounter with a "homeless" man on a BART train the day of the Blessing of the Sun, a Jewish holiday celebrated only once every 28 years (coinciding this year with Passover). She gave him directions and, you might say he returned the favor.

At Brigid’s Forge: I didn’t realize the Obamas had a seder in the White House until I read Lunaea Weatherstone’s April 9 post, "This Night is Different." She also recalls creating a women’s seder and shares its closing prayer.

Hecate: In her April 19 post, "That Sound that You Hear," blogger Hecate tells why she thinks Pagans’ assertion that "witches aren’t really Satanists and don’t really worship the devil," is self-defeating. In her April 17 post, "Beltane’s Coming," she tells how she senses the approach of this spring holiday in various areas of her life.

The Village Witch: In her Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times blog, Byron Ballard writes on April 14 of "The Work of a Priestess," telling how she is preparing for Beltane as well as other projects she’s involved in.

The Wild Hunt: Jason Pitzl-Waters’ April 22 post, "Earth Day," discusses the relationship between environmentalism and Paganism.

Goddess in a Teapot: In her April 15 post, "Happy Birthday, With Love, Sedna," Carolyn Lee Boyd, celebrating her 51st birthday, is inspired by the story of the Inuit Goddess Sedna, and I am inspired by her interpretation.

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