Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Buzz Coil: January 2016

Some recent posts from blogs on our blogroll (please note, we don't knowingly list posts in Buzz Coil that have been published previously by the blogger elsewhere or on the same blog):

The Retiring Mind:  Wendy Griffin's Jan. 13 post,  "The Decolonized Goddess: Brigid of Ireland,"  discusses Brigid  in terms of both  myth and  folktale, and concludes with Brigid's status today.  She begins:
"The distinction between myth and folk-tale isn’t always all that clear. Many myths incorporate folk-tale motifs, and many stories are simply narratives that just happen to have a god or goddess as protagonist. We can see this in Brigid of Ireland, a religious symbol with multi-vocality that links one sphere of reality with others. This shouldn’t be surprising, for it has been said that the Irish nature is rooted in a pagan heart and a Christian soul."

Association for the Study of Women and Mythology: A January 12 post announces: "Dr. Elinor Gadon’s Keynote To Explore “History or Mystery” at the 2016 ASWM Conference: “Seeking Harbor in Our Histories: Lights in the Darkness," April 1-2 in Boston. Gadon is author of  The Once and Future Goddess:  A Symbol for Our Time and Tiger by the Tail: Women Artists of Indian Transforming Culture. She is a resident scholar of the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center.

WoodsPriestess:  in a Jan. 14 post,  blogger Molly  announces,  Free Mini Course: Womanspirit Wisdom"  beginning  Feb. 1.   Her Jan. 21  post  features her  "Priestess Year  in Review," with pics.

Hecatedemeter:  Blogger Hecate's Jan. 22 post, "Blizzard Potpourri" tells how she is getting through  the blizzard occurring in the Mid-Atlantic states at the time she is writing.

Annelinde's World: During the same snowstorm, a few miles southwest of Hecate, Annelinde's Metzner's Jan.22 post is a poem dedicated to the Goddess "Holle." With snowstorm pic.  

The Goddess House: Frances Billinghurst  takes on the issue, "The Sacred  Feminine or  Goddess Feminism?" in her Jan. 26  post,  first  giving the reasons  for her use  of  "divine feminine " and then quoting from an article by Carol Christ.  

Love  of the Goddess:   In her Jan.  21 post, blogger Tara  writes about  "Nimue,  Lady of the Lake," high priestess of Avalon in Arthurian legend, and sometimes called a Goddess.   In her January 14 post,  " The Highly Sensitive Priestess,"  Tara describes  " sensitivity ,"  and its relationship to energy.   she also  advises how to work  with such energy,  including  how to deal with its problems. 

Works of Literata: Blogger Literata's  Jan. 10 post, "High Priestess and duality," discusses the theological complications of Tarot's High Priestess card.  

Hearth Moon Rising's blog: Blogger Hearth Moon's Jan. 22 post is about "The Celtic Raven Goddess," with a focus on Badb Cath. She also names several other raven/crow goddesses and notes: "Like actual ravens, these goddesses are difficult to distinguish and debate continues over whether they are in fact different appellations for the same goddess."

Mythkenner's Myths: In a Jan. 18 post, "What Freyja Said About Angrboda," Caroline Kenner 's presents a story in the voice of a Goddess.

Large Goddess/Spiritual Feminist Blogs
Because of the large number and variety of bloggers and posts on these blogs, we are now suggesting that you visit them and select the posts that interest you most.

The Motherhouse of the Goddess: Blog affiliated with Motherhouse Podcasts and Mystery School.
The Wild Hunt: Pagan, news-oriented blog that has grown from single blogger to many bloggers.
Pagan Square: This blog of many mostly-Pagan paths is sponsored by BBI Media and includes SageWoman blog posts.
Return to Mago: A Goddess-centered blog whose administrator/owner is Helen Hye-Sook Hwang.
Feminism and Religion: Many bloggers from many different religions and paths.



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