Saturday, March 27, 2010

Buzz Coil: March '10

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

The Wild Hunt: Jason Pitzl-Waters’s March 24 post, "Quick Note: Should Christians Rent Space to Pagans?" was set off by an article on a conservative Anglican website criticizing an Episcopal church in North Carolina for allowing members of the Mother Grove Goddess Temple hold a Spring Equinox ritual in the church’s parish hall. FYI, the Mother Grove Goddess Temple has achieved 501 (c) non-profit status and has plans for its own building, a cob Temple.

The Village Witch: In the Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times, Byron Ballard (of the Mother Grove Goddess Temple) writes a March 16 post, "Finally Ostara!" about an Ostara ritual she did with a prison group she visits. In her March 14 post, "More Bridey," she shares part of the talk she gave at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Swannanoa Valley.

Gorgon Resurfaces The blogger no longer signs her posts, LaughingMedusa (though she is responding to comments with that name), so I clicked on "About Me" and see she is giving her name as a.l. bodnar. Anyway, LaughingMedusa or a.l. writes a March 23 post, "No Way to Defend the Indefensible," in which she adds her opinion to the criticism of the Roman Catholic Church’s "giving their clergy a free pass" when it comes to the abuse of children.

Echidne of the Snakes: In her March 25 post, "A Nasty Post on Women and Religion," blogger Echidne begins with criticism about the Vatican and it’s version of Morality and segues into a discussion of "power" and the reason women

stay faithful to religious organizations which will not want to share power with them, which have holy texts full of misogyny....
Hecate: I first read about Echidne’s post on Hecate’s blog, so you might want to go to Hecate’s March 25 post "My New Name For A Blog" and read her commentary on Echidne’s post. And in her March 17 post, "Kore!" Hecate writes that the older she gets the more she looks forward to Ostara. She then tells of the importance of older women helping younger women, especially when asked.

Amused Grace: In her March 22 "Goddess of The Week" Thalia Took tells how she randomly drew Sheila-na-gig from her Goddess Oracle deck after 2 commenters on a previous blogspot mention Sheila as a Fav. Thalia goes on to give an excellent history of this displaying divine figure and ponders which Goddess aspect Sheila is best related to.

Branches Up, Roots Down: In her March 10 post, "Turn and face the strange. changes," Deborah Oak writes about her response to recent changes in her life:

I know how to cast a circle and wave around my athame and/or wand with charged gusto, but I find cleaning my refrigerator just as effective. Incantations, of course, are involved in both.

Goddess in a Teapot: Carolyn Lee Boyd writes of sensing Kali and Yemaya in Spring events in her March 19 post, "Yearning for the Ocean Mother at the Spring Equinox."

Pagan Godspell: Sara Ruby’s March 23 post, "Living Prayer, Sweet Water, Equinox Blessings" begins with an excerpt from "Invocation of the Kore" by Ruby Sara and Johnny Rapture and ends with Ruby Sara’s poem to Kore. In between she discusses what she means by "prayer," and asks, "To whom am I praying?" and "What is the nature of prayer?"

Flashes of Insight: In her March 10 post, "The Politics of Spirituality," Flash Silvermoon looks at the relationship between our spiritual/religious assumptions and the way we treat eachother, including the way nations treat people and other nations.

Know Thyself: Musings...: Thorn Coyle’s March 20 post, "Raise unto the Fires of Love and Justice," is about an interfaith Sacred Peace Walk from Las Vegas to the Nevada Nuclear Test Site. The event begins March 29 (Passover) and ends April 4 (Easter). Thorn will be among those leading a related ritual at the Sekhmet Goddess Temple in the early days of the event (but not currently listed on the Temple calendar). In her March 11 post, "Simple Gestures Part Two" Thorn writes of sacred flow, a personal story about abortion, and her participation in a current Planned Parenthood action.

Weblog for Our Mother God: An undated but apparently recent post, "Happy Eastre," begins:

Today God the Daughter, our Savior, is risen and the new year is begun
The previous post, "The Day that is No Day," declares

the year is ended. Our Lady lies dead. In the filianic calendar, this day has no date, for the world has stopped. The statues of Mother and Daughter are veiled from sight....
Evoking the Goddess: In his March 15 post, "Discovering Bantock," blogger Paul introduces us to a lesser-known 19th century British composer who "dressed in Bardic robes and was fascinated with ancient cultures," and wrote a choral setting for Sappho’s poetry, a symphony in praise of Aphrodite, and another titled, "Pagan Symphony."

Driving Audhumla: Victoria Slind-Flor blogs about "Beautiful Things" in her March 24 post, including a San Francisco Ballet performance of "Little Mermaid, and two recent rituals.

Communing with Goddesses: Blogger jayble ‘s March 10 post "In Defense of Small Talk" explores the role of small talk in her women’s circle and in life in general.

Mary Magdalene Within: Joan Norton writes about recent Magdalene events in her March 4 post, "Community News and Pretty Pictures."

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


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

RCGI Seasonal Salon: Spring Equinox Issue

It will come as no surprise to regular readers of the Re-formed Congregation of the Goddess-International's e-journal, Seasonal Salon, that all the articles in this issue are fascinating.

"First Blood/Last Blood" by Bellezza Squillace, with art by Rexanne Reeves, is about the blood-bond of women, and includes quotes from Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Joan of Arc, Indira Gandhi, Marie Antoinette, and Joyce Carol Oates.

"Dancing on the Fourth Lines" by Laura Keefe begins with a poem that moves from winter to spring. Keefe then explains that the form of the poem, called "diamante," which has diamond-shaped verses, is used to express metamorphosis.

"Approaches to the Study of Goddess Myths and Images" by Patricia Monaghan is the last of a 4-part series excerpted from her book, The Enclyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines. In this excerpt, Monaghan discusses the lives and contributions to Goddess Studies of Marija Gimbutas and Paula Gunn Allen.

"How Walking, Giving Birth, and Befriending Others Made Us Human," by Sid Reger explores what makes humans different from other primates, including differences in the birth-giving process and the role of the hormone oxytocin in women's behavior. With an archeological image from 11,000 BCE.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Goddess Pages: Spring Issue

Here are the free online articles, poems, and reviews in the Spring Issue of Goddess Pages :

"Avatar, Religious Oppression of Women and the Syndrome of the Male Messiah," by Lauren Kaye Clark claims there is a trend in Jimmy Carter’s announcement about leaving the Southern Baptist Church due to its "silencing and oppression of women and girls," Nelson Mandala’s formation of the Elders Council to address misogyny supported by "various religious doctrines", and the Dali Lama’s declaration that he is a feminist. Clark believes that the publicity surrounding these actions sends a message that "true women’s liberation comes from men." She then links this to the controversies surrounding the film, "Avatar." Clark concludes:

When we examine the liberation of women from religious oppression, it is not to state that men cannot be part of such movement....what needs to change is the negative reception of women (specifically in the mainstream media) who bring up such contradictions....
An anonymously-written article, "Demeter’s Story of Spring," is a compelling contemporary story of a mother and adopted daughter told through the lens of the Demeter-Persephone myth.

In "Womb with a View—Embracing the Waves of Change," Kathy Jones writes about a recent Goddess retreat in Maui, of which she was one of three leaders. The retreat focused on a Hawaiian lizard Goddess. Jones also discusses her previous visit to the Hawaiian island, recalling interactions with Elders there that helped her realize
...that the Goddess work we were doing in Glastonbury was directly connected to the spiritual work of other indigenous peoples across the world. We were not just an isolated blip in the ocean of patriarchy, but part of a living network of remembrance of Goddess all over the world.

"Six Women in Search of the Goddess in Crete" by Rachael Clyne gives an account of a tour lead by Cheryl Straffon and Lana Jarvis through Knossos, a Minoan cemetery at Phourni, Mt. Juctas, 2 Goddess caves, Malia Palace temple, Heraklion Museum and other Goddess sites.

The journal continues its publication of first rate poetry with:
"Beside the Altar" by Alison Leonard
"Black Balsam and "Looking Glass" by Annelinde Metzner
" Marjory’s Garden" (an extraordinary prose-poem) by Patricia Monaghan
"Re-membered" and "The Kavousi Olive Tree," by Rachael Clyne.

Geraldine Charles reviews
the books, Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt and The High Heeled Guide to Entertainment by Alice Grist.

The journal also has "premium content" which you pay and login to read in the entirety. (After a year, premium articles are available free in the journal’s online archives). This issue’s premium content articles are: "Celtic Warrior Queens Cartinandia and Boudicca: Guidance for Women Today?" by Mari Ziolkowski, "Frolicking with the Fairies" by Susun S Weed, and "Goddess Reflections" by Samjhana Moon.

Goddess Pages also publishes a print edition in the UK, which can be ordered world-wide.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Green Goddess Conference Program

We are delighted to be able to share with you the program of the Green Goddess Conference, the first big event presented by Association for Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM) April 23- 25 in Pennsylvania near the Delaware Water Gap.

Two awards will be presented at this event: The Demeter Award for Leadership in Women's Spirituality and the Kore Award for Best Dissertation in Goddess Studies. Margot Adler will be recipient of the Demeter Award. The recipient of the Kore Award has not yet been announced.

Featured speakers include Cristina Biaggi, Cristina Eisenberg, Ann Filemyr, Max Dashú and Lydia Ruyle. Featured performers include Diane Wolkstein, Annie Finch, Elizabeth Cunningham, and Ruth Barrett.

Featured films include the world premiere of "Pink Smoke Over the Vatican," about ordination of women Catholic priests.

Yes, you can still register for the conference at

Here's a more detailed schedule of events and workshops:
Friday April 23
1:30 p.m.

2:30-3 p.m.
Plenary: Grandmother Stones of Megalithic Europe, Max Dashú.

3:30-5:00 pm
Panel: Environmental Messages in Goddess Spirituality, (1) Impermanent and Continuous Labyrinths: Sustainable eco-practices in Kolam designs in South India; (2) The Mythology and Iconography of the West African Water Goddesses; (3) Xi Wang Mu: Nature as Divine Matrix
Workshop: Inner Pilgrimage: Trance Postures and the Sacred Landscape
Workshop: Her Terrible Creativity: The Divine Feminine as Vortex
Divinities of a Matri-Centered Earth Consciousness

6-7 p.m.

Women and Wildness, Cristina Eisenberg

Poetry Reading:
Annie Finch

Movie premiere: Pink Smoke Over the Vatican, with filmmaker Jules Hart.

Performance (with audience participation): Tarantella, Women’s Ritual Dance

Saturday, April 24
7:30 am
Seneca Grandmothers Dance: The Seven Directions Movement Meditation.

8:30-10:00 a.m.
Panel: Goddess Studies: Methods, Approaches, Controversies, (1) Forever Cycling: The Heroine’s Journey and the Cycle of Nature, (2) Deity in Sisterhood: The Collective Sacred Female, (3) The Stuff of Life: Clay, Figurines, Women, and Shamanism in Mesoamerica, (4) Conceptualizing Paganism as a World Religion: Who gains? Who loses?
Panel: Approaches to Goddess Studies: (1) Lilith, the Primordial Feminine, (2) Archaeomythology of Religion in the Sesklo culture, (3) The Body of Woman as Sacred Metaphor
Frog Mysteries
Film Festival

10:30-12 noon
Panel: Lady of the Beasts and Bees: (1) Golden Glimpses of the Bee Goddess: Her Evolution in Ancient Crete, (2) The Deer Mother: Earth’s Nurturing Epicenter of Life and Death, (3) The Wolf’s Tooth (4) Snakes, Tigers, and Other Animal Spirits
Workshop: The Female Body as the Foundation for Religion: mythological, historical and contemporary
Workshop: World Icons & Herstories of Mother Earth
Film Festival


Holy Wind: Mythic Inspiration in the Visual Arts
Panel: The Experience of Goddess: (1) The Hem of Her Cloak: How Modern Brigid Worship Spread into the Southern Highlands of Appalachia, (2) Pilgrimage to Éire, (3) The Creative Experience of Goddess
The Sanctified Womb Ceremony
Film Festival

Panel: Goddesses in Contemporary Literature: (1) Salvation and Survival in the Works of Margaret Atwood, (2) Reclaiming their Inheritance: Ecofeminism and Black Women’s Writings, (3) The maternal maize fields of Deep Rivers by José María Arguedas
Finding your Sacred Language
Womb Workshop continues
Activity (depending upon weather): Walking the Labyrinth
Film Festival

6-7 p.m.

Plenary: The Goddess as the Original Environmentalist: A Historic and Artistic Examination of the Great Goddess as a Green Goddess, Cristina Biaggi

Performance: Quanyin by Diane Wolkstein

9:00 pm:
Presentation of Demeter and Kore Awards.

Concert/performance: Dramatic Monologue, Elizabeth Cunningham;
Concert for Gaia: Ruth Barrett

Sunday, April 25

7 am
Seneca Grandmothers Dance/Qigong

8 am

9:00-10:30 am
Panel: Mythic Images of Nurturance: (1) Visualizing Emptiness: Exploring the Transformative Power of Green Tara, (2) The Eternal Return: The Myth of Demeter and Persephone in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing, (3) Demeter Stories in Sicily
Panel: Publishing Goddess Scholarship: Editors Speak
The Wheel of the Year as a Spiritual Psychology for Women
Film Festival

Plenary: Above, Below, Around, Between and Within All: A Woman's Journey Following the Path of the Sacred: Ann Filemyr


1 pm
Formal Closing.

Thanks to Patricia Monaghan, one of the program's planners, for supplying this information.

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Events Coil: March 16 - May 5

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 the USA. All times are local. 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 web page linked to, assume their web page is correct, as it may have changed since we listed from it. Ongoing events are listed after the dated events. The next Events Coil is planned for mid-April and will include events listed here that haven't yet happened, plus new events through late May. 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.

Now-April 25 (except Mondays), The Lost World of Old Europe Exhibition, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, NYC NY

March 16, 6:30 p.m., Suppressed Histories: Iran, with Max Dashu, Oakland CA

March 17, time tba, Women's Empowerment in Morocco, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC

March 17, 8 p.m. The Sacred Serpent Priestess at Spring Equinox led by Nita Rubio, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

March 19, time tba,
Celebrate Spring Equinox and Goddess Persephone, Daughters of the Goddess,
San Francisco CA

March 20, 7:30 p.m. Mabon/Autumn Equinox, PaGaian Moon Court, Blue Mountains, NSW, AUSTRALIA

March 20, 1 p.m., Spring Equinox, SF Reclaiming, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA

March 20, 7:30 p.m. Oestra Ceremony, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND

March 20, 7:30 p.m.
Ostara/Spring Equinox, Temple of the Sacred Arts, Germantown, MD

March 20. time tba, Spring Equinox, London Reclaiming, London ENGLAND

March 20, time tba, Welcome Spring Festival, Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, near Barneveld WI

March 20, 7 p.m. Ostara, Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet, Indian Springs NV

March 20, 7:30 p.m., Suppressed History Archives: 40th Anniversary Benefit, Berkeley CA

March 21, doors open 12.00 uur, ceremony 14.00 uur, Lente Equinox, Nederlandse Godinnen Tempel,
Hillgom Nederland

March 21, gather 11:30 a.m., ritual Noon, Spring Equinox/Ostara, Connect DC, Washington DC

March 21, 11 a.m. Goddess Service honoring Baubo with guest priestesses Deb Wade & Bellezza, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

March 21, 6 p.m. 6 p.m. Spring Equinox, River Road UU Church, Bethesda MD

March 21, 5 p.m. Women's Spirituality Group, True Colors (aka Amazon) Bookstore, Minneapolis MN

March 21, 7 p.m.
Lady Day Sabbat, Wiccan Church of Canada, Toronto Temple,Toronto CANADA

March 21, 7 p.m. gather 1:30 p.m., ritual 2 p.m., Spring Equinox, North Bay Reclaiming, Sebastopol, CA

March 25, 6 p.m.
Sound Healing, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND

March 26-28,
Season of the Tree Celebration/Full Moon, Matreum of Cybele, Palenville NY

March 27, 2 p.m."Remembering Her-Story," Lydia Ruyle presentation with her Goddess banners, Hollywood NOW, W. Hollywood CA

March 28, 11 a.m. Goddess Service honoring Cred, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

March 28, 7 p.m. Film: "Praying with Images" about artist Meinrad Craighead, Women's Well, Concord MA

March 29, 7 p.m. Full Moon Ritual, Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet, Indian Springs NV

March 30, 7-9 p.m. Full Moon Circle, Circle Sanctuary near Barneveld WI

March 30, 7 p.m. Full Moon Drumming, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

April 4, 11 a.m. Goddess Service, Oestre/Ostara/Easter, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

April 6, 7:30 p.m., The Circle of Craft, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

April 9-11, Wise Woman Festival, music, multi-trad rituals, workshops with Flash Silvermoon & friends, Hampton FL

April 10, 11 a.m.
Special Goddess Healing Day, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND

April 11, 11 a.m., Goddess Service Honoring Shekhinah, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

April 14, 6:30 p.m.
Women's New Moon, Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet, Indian Springs NV

April 14, time tba, New Moon Celebration, Matreum of Cybele, Palenville NY

April 16, 7 p.m.
"Grandmother Stones: Megalithic Europe" with Max Dashu, Women's Well, West Concord MA

April 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Earth Day Celebration, Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, near Mt. Horeb WI

April 18, 11 a.m.
Spiritual Singing of the Baka, workshop led by Su Hart, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND

April 18, 7 p.m.
"Crete, the Cycladic Islands, and Greece," with Max Dashu, Unitarian Universalist Church, Andover MA

April 21, 7:30 p.m.
"Crete, the Cycladic Islands, and Greece," with Max Dashu, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, (DC area) Oakton VA

April 23, 4 p.m. Temple Dressing for Beltane, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND

April 23-25, Green Goddess Conference; keynoters Max Dashu, Cristina Eisenberg, Dr. Ann Filemyr, Cristina Biaggi; with Lydia Ruyle's Goddess banners; presentation of Demeter Award to Margot Adler; presentation of Kore Award; and workshops, films, performances, and ritual; Association for the Study of Women & Mythology; Bangor (near Delaware Water Gap) PA

April 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Temple Earth Day, Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet, Indian Springs NV

April 25, 11 a.m. Goddess Service honoring Oshun, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

April 27, 7-9 p.m. Full Moon Circle, Circle Sanctuary near Barneveld WI

April 27, 7 p.m. Full Moon Drumming, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

April 28, 7 p.m.
Full Moon Ceremony of the Presence of the Lady of Avalon, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND

April 28, time tba, Full Moon Celebration, Matreum of Cybele, Palenville NY

April 28, 7 p.m.
Full Moon, Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet, Indian Springs NV

April 29, 6 p.m.
Sound Healing, Glastonbury Goddess Temple, Glastonbury ENGLAND

April 30, 7:30 p.m.
Beltane Ceremony, Glastonbury Goddess Temple Glastonbury ENGLAND

April 30-May 2, Beltane, Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve, near Mt. Horeb WI

May 1-2,
May Day Celebration, Matreum of Cybele, Palenville NY

May 1, time tba, Beltane, London Reclaiming, London ENGLAND

May 1, 1 p.m., Beltane, SF Reclaiming, San Francisco CA

May 1, 7:30 p.m., Beltane, Temple of the Sacred Arts, Germantown MD

May 1, 6:30 p.m. Beltane, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA

May 1, 7 p.m.
Beltaine, Temple of Goddess Spirituality Dedicated to Sekhmet, Indian Springs NV

May 2, doors open 12.00 uur, ceremony 14.00 uur,
Beltane, Nederlandse Godinnen Temple, Hillgom NEDERLAND

May 2, 11 a.m., Goddess Service honoring Pele, Goddess Temple of Orange County, Irvine CA


Perth (White Gum Valley): Mondays, 17:30,
Chalice Ceremony, Daughters of Ishtar.

most days 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Goddess Temple open for personal prayers.

Hamilton: Saturdays, 4 p.m.
Open Classes ; gather 7 p.m. Open Circles , Hamilton Temple, Wiccan Church of Canada.

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

Soderhamn, Gudinne Temple Open weekdays Noon
-6 p.m. Mondays, 7-9 p.m., meditation prayer, conversation.

Arlington VA: 3rd Sunday of month, time tba, ritual Moonfire.
Canton CT: Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Services, Women's Temple: In Her Name

Charleston SC: 1st Tuesday of month, Women's Circle, The Sophia Institute
Geyersville CA:
Sunday Services 2-4 p.m.
Temple of Isis
Grants Pass, OR: Monday Services; doors open 6 p.m. for silent meditation; service starts 6:30 p.m. and includes teachings, candle-lighting, drumming & singing, Southern Oregon Temple of the Goddess. Houston TX: Sundays, 10 a.m. Magdalene Community, Rothko Chapel; 1st &3rd Fridays at Noon, Group studying Gospel of Mary, Brigid's Place, Christ Church Cathedral.
Irvine CA: Sunday Services, 1st Service at 9:30 a.m. until July 5, then 10 a.m. inward, meditative; 2nd service at 11 a.m., dancing, drumming, singing; see dates for guest speakers.
Friday services, gather 6 p.m., service 6:30 p.m. "All Souls in Reverence." Goddess Temple of Orange County
Minneapolis, MN: Monthly Womens Spirituality Group, True Colors Bookstore.
Palenville NY: Saturdays, 5 p.m. training sessions; Sundays 4-6 p.m, open classes, 7 p.m. Pagan Circles,Matreum of Cybele.
San Francisco CA
: Wednesdays,
Christian Goddess Rosary, Ebenezer Lutheran Church; 1st Fridays, evenings at various locations, Woman's Spirituality group.
San Francisco CA: New Moon and Full Moon observances,
Maa Batakali Cultural Mission.
St. Sandy UT: second Saturday of each month, 4:30 p.m., Isis Devotionals, Iseum of Muth/Lyceum of Auset and Heru em Aakhuti
Washington DC: 2nd Sunday of month; gather Noon, ritual 12:15 p.m., National Arboretum, Becoming DC.
West Concord MA:
1st Monday, 7-9 p.m.
Women's Circles; other ongoing groups include Demeter & Persephone's Circle for mothers and daughters; Council of Mother Bears; Menopause As Spiritual Journey; Menarche, for mothers and Daughter, at Women's Well.

World Wide Web

Online, various times, Spiritual Heritages of Ancient Europe, course with Max Dashu.
Online, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. PT
"Voices of the Sacred Feminine" interviews with well-known Goddessians and Pagans, hosted by Karen Tate, Blog Talk Radio.

Online, 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'll be happy to add your Goddess and spiritual feminist events (and those you know about that are open to the public) no matter where in the world they are. Leave a comment giving: Name of event, sponsoring organization (if any), town, date, 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 email addresses. People should go to the website to get that info.) We plan to publish an Events Coil every month.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

NY Goddess Group in Legal Battle

The Matreum of Cybele reports that it is currently in a legal battle with the town of Catskill, NY, which claims the Matreum "is not a legitimate religion despite our being recognized as such by both State and Federal governments..." More info on (scroll down, though you might want to read the description of the group's religion along the way).

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Monday, March 08, 2010

Goddesses Join International Women's Day Parade

Today is International Women's Day and in Silver City, New Mexico, that meant a parade with many Goddess icons and banners and many wonderful women and men. Here's the video from by SocialDerek [updated 3/11]:

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Saturday, March 06, 2010

Read an Ebook Week: Reduced Price Code

March 7-13 is being observed as "Read an Ebook Week" and during this week, through, I am offering 25% off the already low price of my ebook, Goddess Spirituality at the Crossroads and other columns , a collection of the 14 columns I wrote for The Beltane Papers. Among the 14 columns are Goddess as Flow, Naming Ourselves, Goddess Ethics, Keeping Faith in Stormy Times, Goddess Beliefs and Sexuality, Goddess in Christianity and Judaism, and others. Readable on virtually any ebook reading device, the available formats at Smashwords include Epub, Mobi (Kindle), pdf, lrf (Sony Reader), Palm doc (PDB), html, javascript, plain text. Free samples (including a full contents list) are available there for most of the formats. The coupon code that you key in to cash in on this deal is RAE25.

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