'Goddess Pages' - Autumn 2010 Issue
Here's a quick run-down of the many fascinating articles, reviews, and poems in this issue of Goddess Pages , in the order listed on the e-journal's website:
In "An Abundance of Greens," Susun S Weed writes about abundance apart from monetary wealth and includes info on edible and medicinal weeds.
"Demeter and Barley Cakes" by Grannie Burton tells what is known about the Mysteries at Eleusis, speculates about why much is unknown, and provides a barley cake recipe.
"Goddesses of the Seven Rays - An Invocation," by Alex Chaloner, is an extract from a performance piece that attempts to link "seven rays" to "well-documented Goddess archetypes."
In "Hallows: Suggestions for Celebrations" Elizabeth A. Kaufman sees this holiday as joyful, and shares how she celebrates. Includes technical details for drilling hazelnuts for a hazelnut charm.
"Meditations on 21 Women" by Barbara Barnett, places 7 of 21 symbolic "women" on the paths of the Hermetic Kabbalah Tree of Life. There will be a part 2.
In "SheBear Mothers and Daughters" Leslene della-Madre writes of her journey from "love-ins" and a "heterosexist" spiritual community headed by a male guru in the '60s and '70s to her interest in Goddess and "creating female realities in every aspect of our lives" including having babies and the activation of "SheBear fierceness." With great advice on how to decide whether to have children and how to rear girls.
"The Rearranging of the Rising Sun" by Lauren K. Clark compares the symbolism of the Sun as masculine and as feminine and explores the possible effect of such symbolism on the civilizations in which they occur. With examples of specific deities.
"Loving Brynhild," is Chapter 3 of a novel by Clarise Samuels.
This issue has reviews of Crossroads (CD) by Jenna Greene, reviewed by J.P. Evans; The Cult of the Divine Birth in Ancient Greece (book) by Marguerite Rigoglioso, reviewed by Geraldine Charles; The Lost World Of Old Europe (exhibit at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum) reviewed by Geraldine Charles, Rachel Clyne (drawings) and Paul and Sylvia Williment.
And last but definitely not least, the poems: "And Bessie Sang the Wind" by Jacqui Woodward-Smith; "Diluvianism" by Elan Justice; "Lammas and the Harvest" by Maria Duncalf-Barber; "The Women at the Well," Belisama," and "Kore" by Doreen Hopwood; and "The Call of Isis" by Leona Graham-Elen.