Goddess Pages: Spring Issue
The Spring 2012 issue of Goddess Pages has been published. This issue's cover, "Reaching Out" by Jill Smith, relates to her article, described below.
Articles include: Ancient Tantric Goddess Worship - Past and Present by André Zsigmond, which begins in India at Vasant Panchami, the Hindu festival celebrating the end of the winter; Be your own Herbal Expert: Part 1 by Susun S Weed. which gives the basics on using herbs for health purposes, including safety issues; Excerpts from Goddess in the Grass: Serpentine Mythology and the Great Goddess by Linda Foubister, material from Foubister's ebook; Goddess Destinations by Dr. Rev. Karen Tate, a discussion of sacred sites around the world; Misogyny on Parade as told to Katara Moon (written in the persona of Baubo Biggins), a light touch with serious intent to the serious subject of growing anti-woman attitudes and actions in American politics; My Quest for the Amazon Woman of Hirte by Jill Smith, who takes us with her as she searches an area west of Scotland.
There is also fiction, Loving Brynhild - Part 7 from Clarise Samuels' novel. Poetry includes Wake Robin by Annelinde Metzner; Burning Times by Sheila Rose Bright; and Reunion and Persephone by Judith Laura (oui, c'est moi). Reviews include BBC2's documentary series, "Divine Women", reviewed by Rachael Clyne; and The Bearded Goddess: Androgynes, Goddess and Monsters in Ancient Cyprus, by Marie-Louise Winbladh, reviewed by Geraldine Charles.