Goddess Pages: Winter Issue
The Winter issue of Goddess Pages is now online. Some of the articles are marked with an *, indicating "premium" content, for which you have to pay a fee. These become available for free reading online a year after they are published. Go to the Goddess Pages archives to read the premium content of past issues.
You can read the entire content of the following from the current issue free online:
Cover art: "Image of the Crone," by Ann Cook; a gorgeous photograph of Rose Flint taken at the 2008 Goddess Conference.
Joint Editor Geraldine Charles’ "She Changes Everything She Touches," an introductory statement to this issue.
"Croning—a personal journey," by Rachael Clyne, who writes that when she turned 60 last April she had been experiencing the difficulties of her second Saturn Return. She goes on to tell about the "gateways" of her croning journey and her croning ceremony at a sacred site. The article is accompanied by her poem, "Croning," and ends with "A Croning Prayer."
Elizabeth A. Kaufman’s "The Nine Nights of the Winter Solstice Hallowing," based on an ancient rite to Helios, but celebrating goddesses. Kaufman tells how she created a series of rituals and magical workings for the Winter Solstice and then gives us the complete ritual, and includes her journal entries from this year’s rituals.
Fiction: "Beth’s Blessing," an excerpt from one of Judith Laura’s novels.
"Another Weeping Woman" and "Arctic Retreat" by Michele Darnell-Roberts
"Cerridwen’s Awful Mistake" by Melissa C. Reardon
"Come Winter Woman" by Anne Baker
"Instant of a Crow Wing," by Rose Flint
"Puffins, Isle of Staffa" by Alison Leonard; "Maiden Menarchy Mantra" by Aida
"Sandstone" and "The Well" by Doreen Hopwood.
"Feminine Mysticism in Art," a DVD by Victoria Christian and Ray Mikota, reviewed by Geraldine Charles.
"Bloodtime, Moontime, Dreamtime, a film by Roberta Cantow reviewed by Karen Tate.
Also listed as reviews but they seemed more like articles to me: "Goddess Conference 2009—Journeying with the Fires" by Alex Chaloner, about the Glastonbury Goddess Conference; "Portals to the Self: A Woman’s Circle by the Sea" by Deborah Garrett, about a women’s retreat on Isla Mujeres, off the coast of Cancun, Mexico.
The beginnings of "Premium" articles are also shown on the website. This issue’s are:
"Ancient Breasts" by Susun S Weed, and "Grieving with the Goddess" by Sheila Rose Bright.
Goddess Pages also publishes a print edition in UK, which can be ordered worldwide.