Friday, July 15, 2011

Goddess Pages Summer Issue

The Summer Issue 2011 of Goddess Pages has arrived. Its cover art is "Flowing with Music" by Sanndi Art. The contents include two excerpts from books of fiction, "The Weaver's Daughter and Other Yarns" from Sacred House: Where Women Weave Words into the Earth, by Carolyn Hillyer, a book of stories "written as a spiral that spins in both directions"; and Chapters 7 ("The Feast") and 8 ("The Betrothed") from Clarise Samuels novel Loving Brynhild, set in Valhalla among Norse deities. Links to earlier chapters published previously in Goddess Pages are at the end of this issue's "Part 4."

Articles include: "My Church" by Jan Foster-Bartlett, exploring the metaphor of nature as a "church"; "The Truthful Bounty of Cerridwen's Cauldron" by Carolyn Lee Boyd, about summer gardening and truth through Cerridwen; "West Kennet Long Barrow - Womb of the Goddess" by Peter Knight, explaining and exploring the relationship to shamanism of a megalithic tomb south of Avebury, England; "Quench Your Thirst with Herbs," by Susun S. Weed, discussing herbal infusions for water, vitamin-fortified water, juice, iced tea and iced coffee, and chocolate malts (yum!); and "Goddess Pages Horoscopes" by Georgina Sirett-Hardie, on the full moons in July and August generally, as well as their meanings for each sun sign.

Poetry includes: "Rebirth," "Three Girls," and "The Vine Basket," by Annelinde Metzner; "Demeter Tries to Adopt Britney Spears" and "Persephone Hears a Layered Singing" by Susan McCaslin; "Isis" and "Vibrations" by Dora Wright; "Clean" by Elan Justice; "June" by Doreen Hopwood; and "Lilith & Medusa" by Chrissy Heaven.

Reviews are of: Magadala: A love story that has no end, a novel by Valerie Gross, reviewed by Miriam Raven; and Re-riting Woman: Dianic Wicca and the Feminine Divine by Kristy S. Coleman, reviewed by Judith Laura (also published



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