Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Buzz Coil: October 2011

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

Hail Columbia posted a release on Oct. 13 about the Dominionist-related "Turtle Island 42 Initiative," and also posted the same press release we ran here on Oct. 19, about the Lafayette Park "Halloween Celebration" in DC, in response to the Dominionist DC40 crusade.
[The Lafayette Park release has also appeared on Katrina’s Joy , HecateDemeter , Works of Literata, Capital Witch ,WitchVox , and others.]

Works of Literata: In her Oct. 23 post, blogger Literata points out that "Beliefnet shows anti-Pagan bias" in its reporting about "the upcoming Celebration of the Divine Feminine and Religious Freedom." Literata shares a comment that she wrote for the Beliefnet site, which she wasn't sure they would publish. Here’s a small part of Literata's comment:

The "prayer campaign" that we are reacting against is not simply "for America." That statement is so disingenuous it’s not even funny. Would you write that the Occupy Together movement is demonstrating against people who are "for the economy?" The DC40 campaign is very, very specifically a prayer campaign aimed at recreating the US as a theocracy of conservative Christians. That’s not "for America," it’s against the fundamental values enshrined in our Constitution.
Hecatedemeter: Blogger Hecate’s Oct. 21 post, "Lafayette, Nous Sommes Ici!" (en anglais: Lafayette, We Are Here!) gives a brief history, including a personal view, of what has led up to the planned Oct. 30 celebration in DC's Lafayette Park.

Witches Brew: In her Oct. 3 post, "Countdown to Spiritual Warfare," Sophie Gale mulls over some possible unintended (by the Dominionists) outcomes of the DC40 activities.

Wild Hunt: In his Oct. 25 post, "Blood Libel, Abortion, and Modern Paganism," Jason Pitzl-Waters, after giving a brief summary of the use by a variety of religions against other religions of "blood libel" (the false accusation that a group is sacrificing babies), moves on to examples of how this accusation continues to be leveled today, particularly by some Christian individuals and groups who include abortion in their definition of child sacrifice. UPDATE 10/30:"The Hail Columbia Movement," a guest post by Literata explains the movement, including political implications of NAR voter registration effort.

Feminism and Religion: These are just some of this blog many posts of interest from many different people on varying spiritual paths:
—In an Oct. 5 post, "Mary Daly’s Letter to Audrey Lorde", Gina Messina-Dysert publishes a 1979 once-thought-not-to-exist letter from Mary Daly responding to a letter from Audre Lorde. This prompts Carol P. Christ’s Oct . 7 post, "What Does It Mean to Say that All White Feminists Are Racist?...." , in which Christ calls the publication of Daly’s letter, "a correction of a piece of feminist history."
—In an Oct. 10 post, Marguerite Rigoglioso responds to the question, "What Is This Virgin Birth Business All About?" by discussing her theory that Mary [Mother of Jesus] may have been one of a number of priestesses attempting to conceive without sperm.
—In an Oct. 12 post, "Sister Wives, The Terrible Taboo, and Agency", Xochitl Alvizo reflects on the issues presented by the reality show "Sister Wives" and other TV takes on Mormon polygamy.
—In an Oct. 20 post, "Pink Smoke, Call to Disobedience, and a Holy Shake-up....", Michele Stopera Freyhauf tells of the attempt by representatives from several Roman Catholic women’s groups to deliver a petition to the Vatican "supporting full and equal participation of women. . ." After describing how the women were barred from entering St. Peter’s Square, Freyhauf refers to a Vatican statement declaring that ordaining women is a canonical crime as grave as pedophilia. The statement was made in response to the film "Pink Smoke Over the Vatican." The post also includes a summary of R.C. movements worldwide that voice objections to Vatican views and policies.
—In an Oct. 21 post, "Forty Years and Counting: Women and Religion In the Academy," Carol P. Christ writes about receiving an invitation to the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Women’s Caucus of the American Academy of Religion and Society for Biblical Literature, and shares her memories of the first meeting of women theologians in 1971. Though not a comic post, I found myself LOL at several of the antics she describes.

Radfem Hub: In an Oct. 19 guest post, "Man’s Dominion," Sheila Jeffreys offers background on her new book about the rise of religion and the eclipse of women’s rights. Jeffreys, an atheist, is critical of all Abrahamic religions and maintains that "the ideas and practices of multiculturalism" have protected religion from criticism."

The Village Witch: In her Oct. 22 post, "The Long Black Veil," Byron Ballard writes about a mini-workshop she conducted about death, dying, and body preparation. The mini-workshop was part of Mother Grove Temple’s Samhain preparations.

Dirt Worship: Starhawk has been participating in the Occupy Movement this month, from DC to Oakland . I’ve seen some of the tactics she posted in "Short Consensus Summary" used on the livestream from NYC .

The Retiring Mind: In an Oct. 14 post, "A Lesson in Violence, " Wendy Griffin writes of being admitted to an ER with heart attack symptoms (a false alarm) and discovering some upsetting as well as some reassuring details related to domestic violence.

Did we miss an item you think is important? We’d like to know about it, so please leave it as a comment.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Important Information for People Attending Oct. 30 Celebration in Lafayette Park, DC

The following message is from Caroline Kenner, an organizer of the Celebration of the Divine Feminine and Religious Freedom, who has given me permission to share it here:

Dear Ones, here is the memo about the site requirements for Lafayette Square Park, across the closed section of Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House. If you plan to attend the demonstration, please read this memo carefully. And please arrive willing to comply with the regulations in every respect.
Blessings and gratitude,
from Caroline

Site Requirements for The Celebration of the Divine Feminine and Religious Freedom In Lafayette Square Park, across from the White House To be Held on Sunday, October 30th between Noon and 5pm

Because we have chosen to hold our demonstration in Lafayette Square Park, across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, there are stringent security requirements we must meet. We want this to be a peaceful exercise of our rights to freedom of religion and freedom of assembly, the same rights granted to all American citizens by our Constitution.

We do not want violence or arrests to mar our celebration of the Divine Feminine and Religious Freedom. So please come to the event with the intention of avoiding any confrontational behavior or civil disobedience.

There are several different agencies with jurisdiction over Lafayette Square Park, the President’s Park. The Park is covered by the National Park Service’s Park Police, the Washington, DC Police and, because of its proximity to the White House, the Secret Service. Members of these police forces will attend our demonstration, firstly to protect the President and his family, and secondly to protect us from any interference by the New Apostolic Reformation people, or their allies. The police are aware of the possibility of anti-demonstrators at this event.

We will have our own group of marshals on site for the demonstration, identified by red, white and blue ribbons. If you are coming to the event and see anything untoward, whether it is a package lying unattended on the ground or a person who looks like they might cause problems, please speak to one of our marshals immediately. If they decide there is a threat, they will tell one of the police officers.

Some of the prohibitions of the site are very obvious: no ceremonial weapons of any kind, no swords, no athames and no staves. Please respect this. You will be asked to leave the site immediately if you are carrying any weapons, including staves.

The most daunting requirement is that we erect no “free standing structures” on the site. This means no portable chairs, no pop-ups, and the most difficult requirement of all: no djembes can be placed on the ground at any time in Lafayette Square Park.

If you are bringing a djembe to the demonstration, please arrive at the north end of Lafayette Square Park, on H Street NW where 16th Street dead ends, promptly at 10:30am for the security sweep and dog sniff of all equipment. Or you may arrive at noon when the event begins, and wear your djembe on a harness for the entire event. Otherwise, please bring smaller drums, such as dumbeks. And please be willing to allow the Park Police to inspect your drums visually.

Please do not bring any hang drums. As they are metal, they resemble bombs way too much for this site.

If you intend to bring signs, hand held signs with no sticks attached are required. Please make the signs ahead of time: no paint is allowed on the site. We encourage you to make hand held signs if you would like. No signs may be attached to any structure in Lafayette Square Park.

No masks are allowed on site. Face paint is fine, but needs to be done ahead of time.

Please bring your own beverages and food, but not in glass containers. No glass containers are allowed on site. We need to stay hydrated at our Celebration! There may be some vendors selling junk food in trucks on the north and east sides of the Square, but the nearest wholesome food and beverage sellers are two blocks away.

One bathroom stall catering to each gender is available at the north end of the Park, but I’m told the women’s room is not working properly. One block west of Lafayette Square Park, past Blair House on the closed part of Pennsylvania Avenue, is the Renwick Gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian dedicated to American Crafts. There are bathrooms and drinking fountains available inside the Renwick, but the Gallery requires a security check of people’s bags upon entry. And there are some businesses offering wholesome food nearby, including a Starbuck’s, on the next block west from the Renwick, across 17th Street NW, on the part of Pennsylvania Avenue open to traffic.

We will be on the east side of Lafayette Square Park, with the back of our stage to the statue of Stonewall Jackson. We encourage festive garb or ceremonial attire, and please dress for the weather. Please bring your personal items in a backpack you can wear all day. We cannot put anything down on the ground at any time.

There are ample numbers of benches lining the paths of the Park, so there are plenty of places to sit where you can enjoy the ceremony and the drumming. Please do not bring any portable chairs: they are not allowed at any time in Lafayette Square Park.

The nearest Metro stations are the Farragut stations, coming from both Maryland and Virginia. Street parking near the site is usually available on Sundays, and it will be free. There are also garages nearby, but they are expensive, in the $15-$25 dollar range for the entire day.

Please be advised: we are expecting media attention from the Pagan press, and we also hope for some coverage by the mainstream press.

Some of us will be adjourning to [a restaurant in Silver Spring], for dinner after the event....[for more info, ask at the Celebration or contact Caroline Kenner through her website.]

I apologize for the lateness of this announcement. I know this is a busy time of year for all Pagans. I filed for the permit to demonstrate on August 11, 2011. The granting of the permit took more than nine weeks, and I was not allowed to advance the event during the lengthy wait. Both Maryland senators and my congressman tried to help speed up the process, to no avail.

Please consider joining us on Sunday, October 30th, when we will exercise our Constitutional rights and demonstrate our devotion to our Goddesses in public in front of the White House! We are making history by demanding that the promise of our Constitutional rights be made good for all religions, not just for monotheistic religions. We need your participation to have a successful event.

And thank you for your compliance with the many rules necessary for demonstrations in Lafayette Square Park, the President’s own park! We are privileged to be able to show our devotion to our Goddesses in such an historic location.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

D.C. Demonstration Oct. 30 to Counter NAR

At Hecate's request, I'm passing along this information from a post on her blog:

DC Pagans to Hold Halloween Ceremony Countering the New Apostolic Reformation Cursing Prayer Campaign On October 30th in Lafayette Square Park

Silver Spring, MD, October 19th, 2011---Priestesses and priests from the Washington, DC Pagan community will hold a Celebration of the Divine Feminine and Religious Freedom in Lafayette Square Park across from the White House on Sunday, October 30th, 2011, as a protest to the New Apostolic Reformation’s 51-day prayer campaign targeting Pagans, Wiccans, Witches, Druids, Heathens, and other Goddess-worshipers nationwide.

The New Apostolic Reformation is a Dominionist group of Christians preaching that all feminine forms of deity are demonic. The NAR is engaged in a 51-day campaign of imprecatory prayer to create a fundamentalist Christian theocracy in the USA. Republican presidential hopefuls Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry are influenced by the NAR agenda.

Reverend Barry Lynn, United Church of Christ minister and executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, said, “Some people think the Dominionists and the New Apostolic Reformation are a newfangled movement. I call them what they are: the Religious Right in a new gown. They’re not fooling anyone. This is the same old bunch of theocrats we’ve been dealing with for more than 40 years. It’s the same crew that believes only its narrow version of Christianity is acceptable and pleasing to God. It’s the same collection of people who believe their religion gives them the right to run everyone else’s lives.”

Rev. Lynn went on to say, “I have news for them: Wiccans and Pagans are part of the American religious mosaic, and they’re here to stay. Founding Fathers like Thomas Jefferson and James Madison gave us religious liberty – and that means religious liberty for everyone. The followers of nature-based faiths are going to use it because they don’t want to lose it. What could be more in keeping with the great American tradition?”

Katrina Messenger, a writer, teacher, blogger, poet and Washington, DC native, will be the main celebrant in Lafayette Square Park. Ms. Messenger said, “The methods used by the NAR and other Dominionists are founded upon hate, fear, and ignorance. Their demonization of our Gods and Goddesses uses inflammatory language that can lead to violence and discrimination against followers of minority religions. We have choices in how to respond to this threat to our freedom and our faiths. Many are resorting to prayer, some to writing letters, and some to defensive strategies. We decided to honor the Queen of Heaven, the Goddess Inanna, in a public space, and demonstrate the very freedoms the Dominionists seek to destroy.” Ms. Messenger is the founder of Connect DC and the Reflections Mystery School in Petworth.

Event organizer Caroline Kenner is a Washington, DC-born shamanic healer and teacher who now lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. “Nationally, many in our community are appalled by the scurrilous lies about our Goddesses spread by the New Apostolic Reformation. We Pagans are proud American citizens entitled to all the religious freedom granted by the Founders of this country in our Constitution. We are dismayed by the hate-filled rhetoric the New Apostolic Reformation uses, and we wish to show the public that our Goddesses are beneficent and peaceful deities.”

The event in Lafayette Square Park begins at noon and ends at 5pm on Sunday, October 30th, Samhain eve to many Pagans, leading into one of the most holy days of the Pagan year. “Samhain, or Halloween, is the Feast of the Ancestors in some of our Pagan religions. We will invoke the Founding Fathers and Mothers of our nation during our ceremony, along with a multitude of Goddesses from pantheons both ancient and modern. Among our Goddesses will be Lady Liberty and Columbia, the Goddess who stands guard atop the Capitol Building,” said Ms. Kenner. “The New Apostolic Reformation people would topple Columbia from Her pinnacle, and rename DC the District of Christ.”

There will be a number of people offering prayers during the ritual, including a Unitarian Universalist minister and celebrants from several Pagan faiths. After the religious ceremony, there will be drumming, dancing, chanting and energy raising designed to protect people in all fifty states and DC who support freedom of religious belief and practice for everyone. People of all faiths or none are welcome to join the event.

Sacred Space, an annual conference on metaphysics, mysticism and magick, now in its 22nd year, is the sponsor of the celebration in Lafayette Square Park on October 30th. Supporting organizations include Connect DC, Reflections Mystery School and Gryphons Grove School of Shamanism. Individual supporters include Washington, DC Pagan bloggers Hecate Demeter, Literata and David Salisbury.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

ASWM Accepting Conference Presentation Proposals

The Association for the Study of Women and Mythology is accepting proposals until December 15 for its Biennial National Conference May 10-13 in San Francisco. The theme of the conference is "Imagination and Integrity in Goddess Studies." For more details, see


Staff Opening at Circle Sanctuary

Circle Sanctuary near Barneveld, Wisconsin, has announced a job opening for a full-time position as Center Coordinator/Executive Assistant. For more information, including a list of responsibilities and description of skills needed, see


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Events Coil: Oct. 15 - Nov. 30

As far as we know, all events we list are open functions; but some may be limited to women or to adults and some may require that you notify them that you plan to attend. Please check the websites for group policies. If no country is given, the event is in USA. All times local. Times for computer/Internet/Web events are given for the place of origin. Events lasting more than 1 day are bolded. When listing events for the same date we have tried to list those that occur first, taking into account time zone differences. If there is a difference between our listings and the listings on the link, assume their web page is correct as details may have changed since we listed from it. Ongoing events are listed after the dated events. The next Events Coil is planned for mid November and will include events listed here that haven't yet happened, plus new events through late December. If you have an event you want listed, please leave info as a comment. See the end of this Coil for what info we need for listings.

Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.Goddess Temple Moonlodge, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND

Oct.16 , 11 a.m.
Goddess Service honoring Spes, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

Oct 18, 7 p.m. Powers of the Crone, Circle Sanctuary, near Barneveld WI

Oct. 20, beginning of "Spiritual Heritages of Ancient Europe," course with Max Dashu, Yahoogroup,

Oct. 23-26,
Into the Cauldron of Keridwen, non-residential retreat, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND

Oct. 23, 9:15 a.m. Circle Worship, 11:15 a.m. traditional worship, "Pagan Spirit, Nature Circles," with Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary, Unitarian Unversalists, Williamsburg VA

Oct. 23 11 a.m.,
Goddess Service honoring Hina, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

Oct. 23, 3 p.m. "Pagan Rituals & Traditions," c. 4:30 p.m."Rite of Autumn," both with Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA

Oct. 23, 7 p.m.
Marija Gimbutas Film: A Story of a Remarkable Life, Women's Well, Concord MA

Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Ancestor Vigil, Mother Grove Goddess Temple, Asheville NC

Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
Crone Journey in the Underworld, Circle Sanctuary, near Barneveld WI

Oct. 26, 7 p.m. potluck, 8 p.m. Circle;
Women's New Moon Sharing Circle, Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet, Indian Springs NV

Oct. 26, 2 p.m.
New Moon Healing, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND

Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Stories & Poems of Buddhism's Enlightened Women, Women's Well, Concord MA

Oct. 28, 4 p.m.
Temple Dressing for Samhain, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND

Oct 28-30,
Hallows Gathering, Re-formed Congregation of the Goddess, Wisconsin Dells WI

Oct. 28-30,
Samhain Festival, Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, near
Barneveld WI

Oct. 28-30, Women's Samhain Retreat, somewhat near Duluth MN

Oct. 28, 9 p.m. Samhain Drumming, OHF and Ecumenicon, Jefferson Memorial, Washington DC

Oct. 28, time tba,
Annual Women's Spiral Dance,--Hallowmas, Daughters of the Goddess, San Francisco CA

Oct. 29, doors open 6 p.m. ritual &:30 p.m.
32nd Annual Spiral Dance, Reclaiming, Kesar Pavilion, San Francisco CA

Oct. 29 time tba,
Underworld Crone, Caya Amazons, San Francisco CA

Oct. 30, doors open 13.00 uur, ceremonie 14.00 uur,
Samhain ceremonie; na de ceremonie , 16.30-21.30 uur, Workshop: Holle's Put, Nederlandse Godinnen Tempel, Hillegom NEDERLAND

Oct. 30 11 a.m.
Goddess Service honoring Ch'ango, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

Oct. 30, 3 p.m. Samhain Service & Potluck, Goddess Temple Inc., Lakewood OH

Oct. 30, gather 6 p.m. ritual 7 p.m.,
Samhain ritual, North Bay Reclaiming, Sebastopol CA

Oct. 30, time tba,
Samhain, Caya Coven, San Francisco CA

Oct. 31, 7 p.m. Beltaine Celebration, Gaia's Garden, Melbourne AUSTRALIA

Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Samhain Ceremony, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND

Oct. 31, 8 p.m. Samhain Ritual: Invocation of Baba Yaga, Mother Grove Goddess Temple, Asheville NC

Oct. 31, doors open 6:30 p.m., ritual 7 p.m., doors lock 7:15 p.m.
Temple Holy Day: Hallows, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

Oct.31, 8 p.m.
Samhain, Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sehkmet,
Indian Springs NV

Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. Circle of Craft, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

Nov. 5, 4 p.m., Beltaine Ritual, Pagaian Moon Court, Blue Mountains AUSTRALIA

Nov. 6, gather 11:30 a.m. ritual noon, Samhain Ritual, Connect DC, Washington DC

Nov. 6, 11 a.m.
Goddess Service honoring the Morrigan, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

Nov. 9, doors open 6:30 p.m. event 7 p.m.,
Sacred Full Moon Ceremony, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

Nov. 10, 7 p.m. Stories & Poems of Buddhism's Enlightened Women, Women's Well, Concord MA

Nov. 10, doors open 6:30 p.m., event 7 p.m., Full Moon Drumming & Prosperity Ritual, Goddess Temple of Orange County,
Irvine CA

Nov. 10, potluck 7 p.m., ceremony 8 p.m.,
Full Moon Ceremony, Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet, Indian Springs NV

Nov. 12, 10:30 a.m., Workshop: Brighde turning the Wheel, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND

Nov. 13, 11.00 uur, Circle van Holle, Nederlandse Godinnen Tempel, Hillegom NEDERLAND

Nov. 13, 11 a.m.,
Goddess Service honoring Nepthys, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

Nov. 19, doors open 6:30 p.m. event 7 p.m.,
Amazon Ritual, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

Nov. 20, 11 a.m.,
Goddess Service honoring Odudua, harvest, thanksgiving, with Amazon Priestess Tribe, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

Nov. 25, potluck 7 p.m., Circle 8 p.m.,
Women's Full Moon Sharing Circle, Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet, Indian Springs NV

Nov. 25, 2 p.m., New Moon Healing, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND

Nov. 26, 11 a.m., Ceremonial Healing Day, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND

Nov. 26, Noon-3 p.m.,
Temple decorating for Yule, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

Nov. 27, 11 a.m.
Goddess Service honoring Selket, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA


Adelaide, 2nd Tuesday of month, 7:30 p.m. Goddess Devotional Service, The Goddess House.

Glastonbury: Most days except Mondays, Noon-4, Temple Open for personal Prayers; Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Belly Dancing; Thursdays, 7 p.m. Temple Ritual Dance Class, Priestess/Priest of Avalon Training Program, both in Glastonbury (Avalon) and by correspondence. Glastonbury Goddess Temple.


Solderhamm, weekdays, Noon-6 p.m,Godinne Templet Open; Mondays p.m. meditation, prayer, conversation.

Annapolis MD, Friday of each month closest to full moon, 7 p.m.
Women's Full Moon Circle, UUCA
Asheville NC, Sundays 10 a.m. drumming, 10:30 a.m. Service, Morning Devotionals, Mother Grove Goddess Temple.
Berkeley CA, last Sunday of month, 5 p.m. East Bay Goddess Rosary, University Lutheran Chapel.

Canton CT, Sundays, 10:30 p.m. Services, Women's Temple: In Her Name.
Carson City, NV, Mondays 6 p.m., Women's Spirituality Studies with Mama J, Sisters of the Sacred Circle.
Concord MA, 1st Monday 7-9 p.m.Women's Circles' other ongoing groups include Demeter & Persephone's Circles for mothers and daughters, Council of Mother Dears; Menopause as Spiritual Journey; Menarche for mothers and daughters; Goddess Groove Drum Circle, at Women's Well.

Geyserville CA, Sunday Services 2-4 p.m.
Temple of Isis.
Irvine CA,
Sunday Services, 1st service at 9:30 a.m., inward meditation; 2nd service at 11 a.m.; see dates for guest speakers, Goddess Temple of Orange County.

Palenville NY, Sundays 5 sessions; Sundays 7 p.m. Pagan Circles,
Maetreum of Cybele.
San Francisco CA, Wednesdays, Goddess Rosary,
Ebenezer Lutheran Church.
Seattle WA, 2nd Sunday, doors open 10 a.m., Goddess Service 10:30 a.m.,
Gaia's Temple.

Alternate Fridays,
"Celebrating Cosmogenesis," for people in both Southern and Northern Hemispheres, with Australian author Glenys Livingstone, originates in NSW, Australia.
Podcasts:times tba,
"Talking to Goddess," interviews, music, and more from Gaia's Garden, originates in Melbourne, Australia.
Podcasts: Wednesdays 6 p.m. PT,
"Voices of the Sacred Feminine," interviews with well-known Goddessians and Pagans hosted by Karen Tate, Blog Talk Radio. Originates in California.
Podcasts: Sundays 11 a.m. PT,
"Creatrix-Media-Live" roundtable discussions include guests and phone-in audience participation, co-hosted by Jayne DeMent and Anniitra Ravenmoon. Blog Talk Radio.

We'd be happy to add your Goddess and spiritual feminist events (and those you know about that are open to th
e public) no matter where in the world they are. Please leave a comment giving: Name of event, sponsoring organization (if any), town, state (if in US), country (if outside of US) time (if known) , and required: url of website where person can get more info ( no pdf pages, no password-protected pages). Do NOT give street addresses, phone numbers or eamil addresses. People should go to the website for that info.

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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Selena Fox and Dr. Bob Hieronimous in Support of Libertas

This evening Selena Fox was guest on the Dr. Bob Hieronimous Show on 21st Century Radio broadcasting out of Baltimore (AM). Her topic: "Goddess of Freedom: From Libertas to Lady Liberty." If you missed the show, you can listen to it in the radio station's archives on . Hieronomous has also posted an article titled, "Lady Liberty Needs Your Help" on the radio station's website. An article by Selena Fox on the history of these Goddess representations appears as a "Note" on the Circle Sanctuary's Facebook Page (you don't have to have a Facebook account to access it). The broadcast and articles are part of the response of Pagans, and people of other spiritual paths interested in preserving religious freedom, to the crusade titled DC40 and other activities of the New Apostolic Reformation and other Christian Dominionists who seek to establish a theocracy in the United States. One of their goals, for example, is to turn the District of Columbia into the "District of Christ."

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