Friday, April 23, 2010

Buzz Coil: April '10

A look at some posts of interest from our blogroll and sometimes beyond:

Know Thyself: Musings... Thorn Coyle begins her April 6 post, "Sacred Peace Walk part 1" telling about a ritual at the Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet that preceded her groups’ walk to the Creech AFB 3 miles away. In her April 9 post, "Sacred Peace Walk part 2," she describes entering the Nevada Nuclear Test Site and then returning to spend the night at the Goddess Temple.

The Wild Hunt: Jason Pitzl-Waters’s April 20 post, "Child-Abusing ‘Druid’ Sentenced to 12+ Years in Prison," is about a man convicted of raping and molesting a girl/woman from ages 11-19. The man, who claimed to be a Druid, told her that she should submit because the assault was "pleasing the goddess." Jason goes on to explore what can be done to prevent such violence and abuses.

Blog o’Gnosis: In her April 20 post, "Toward a New Pagan Ethics," Anne Hill responds to Jason Pitzl-Water’s post, sharing her experience in Reclaiming, Congregation of the Goddess (COG) and the Cherry Hill Seminary.

House Morgain: Shan Morgaine responds to an article in the April newsletter of the Temple of Cybele in her April 1 post, "Goddess, feminists, women-only." For example, countering the Cybele newsletter’s statement that "Goddess groups which are not open to men have already made a bad impression on the public," Shan asks:
Why do we have to be NICE?
The discussion also gets into transgender issues.

Z Budapest Blog: In her March 27 post, "The Goddess IS alive, and magic IS afoot!" Z Budapest responds to a letter about a woman’s husband’s opposition to her coven calling themselves "Dianic." Here is part of what Z writes:

The Dianic Tradition had been maligned because its for and by WOMEN. Who loves women? Why is that a bad baggage? Don’t you love your mothers and sisters? Shame on you if you hate us....When women gather to worship the Goddess they worship their own ancestors, their own mothers and sisters. Why can’t males do the same?And as to why males insist to be in the circle with females and malign the female only circles, is because males don’t really bother to develop Men’s Mysteries. And why not Men’s Mysteries? Because its WORK. It’s study, it’s reading, digging deep, and spending the time like I’s creativity, it’s taking a lot of flack, it’s being called names.
Amused Grace: Thalia Took has replaced the Black Virgin card in the Goddess deck she is creating with a card depicting the Goddess Kybele. In her April 8 post, "New Art of Kybele," she tells about the process and compares Kybele’s iconography to an even more ancient Goddess.

American Witch: In her April 13 post,
"ASWM Rising" Annie Finch writes of her enthusiasm for the poetry reading she is giving at the first conference of the Association for the Study of Women and Mythology.
The Village Witch: In her April 18 post, "Knots Tight and Loosed" in the Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times, Byron Ballard writes about "sympathic magic" and her own experience in unbraiding expectant mothers’ hair in blessingway ceremonies and tying knots during handfasting ceremonies.

Hecate: In her April 16 post,
"Liminal," blogger Hecate explores her affinity with Goddess Hecate and feels a "huge part" of the attraction has to do with the deity being "the Goddess of liminal spaces (crossroads)." Blogger Hecate relates this to her feeling that she is "the witch of this place."

Gorgon Resurfaces In her April 15 post, "Paying Spiritual Debts," a. l. bodnar (aka LaughingMedusa) writes that aspects of feeling that you need to pay a spiritual debt "is a mind and soul trap of the sneakiest kind..." and goes on to pose several questions and ask for your thoughts on the subject.

Pagan Godspell: Blogger Sara Ruby recalls her first Beltane ritual a number of years ago in her April 12 post,
"Testimony to the Power of the Mama."

Flashes of Insight: Flash Silvermoon’s April 5 post is about "Warming Up for the 7th Annual WiseWoman’s Festival". Flash asserts:
EMPOWERED WOMEN ROCK THE WALLS OF THE DYING PATRIARCHAL PARADIGM IT IS OUR TIME TO BE BOTH THE CHANGERS AND THE CHANGED JOIN US lift the veil,walk through the doors beyond what is known and unknown and join the journey
Radical Goddess Thealogy: Blogger Athana devotes her April 9 post to
"Anwering William," who left a comment on one of Athana’s earlier posts disagreeing with a part of her book, Switching to Goddess.

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