Monday, February 20, 2012

Goddess Pages: Winter Issue 2012

The winter issue of Goddess Pages is out, with opening art, Queen Clytemnestra" by Linda Darby, and an introduction, "She changes everything She touches..." by Geraldine Charles. This issue's articles include:

"Brighid's Runes in Sweden: The Volva and the Sun" by Kristen Brunsgaard Clausen, a moving story of how Clausen's 2006 tour of bronze-age rock art sites in Sweden, which included a rune with the inscription, "BRAIDO," led to her search for its meaning--and yes, you'll learn what she found out.

"From Beyond the North Winds: Discovering the Wisdom of the Mother of Air," by Becky Thomas, a discussion of British Winter Goddesses, their familiars, and their relationships to air.

"In Praise of Hera," by Rohase Piercy, which takes Hera "out of the olympian context" to allow us to better connect with Her.

"Nephtys---Silent Goddess of the Shadow" by Lesley Jackson, which explores the possible reasons Nephtys is not usually referred to by herself, but almost always with Isis, as her sister or twin.

"Sexy Herbs" by Susun Weed explores several "sexual tonics" and how to make them.

Fiction and poetry include:

"Good Moon Alaska Inland Passage," by Mari Ziolkowski, a prose-poem about Alaskan travel.

"Loving Brynhild - Part 6," which is Chapter 11,"The Helmet of Dread," of a novel by Clarise Samuels

Poems, "Lust" and "A Wizard's Work is Never Done" by Doreen Hopwood, the latter with art by Shireen TruitRead; and "Winter Solstice" by Weeza Potter.

Reviews include: Miriam Raven's review of Conversations with the Goddess: Encounter at Petra, Place of Power by Dorothy Atalla; and Geraldine Charles' reviews of Avebury Cosmos: The Neolithic World of Avebury henge, Silbury Hill, West Kennet long barrow, the Sanctuary and the Longstones Cove by Nicholas R. Mann; Goddess in the Grass: Serpentine Mythology and the Great Goddess by Linda Foubister; and Goddess Matters: the mystical, practical and controversial by Judith Laura

This issue's home page (bottom) also contains notices of two Goddess festivals: The 17th Annual Glastonbury Goddess Festival, July 31-Aug. 5 (with fringe events beginning July 29), and the Stockholm (Sweden) Goddess Festival, Aug. 12-16.

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