Monday, June 28, 2010

Buzz Coil: June '10

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

Pagaian Cosmology: "Australia Speaks Goddess", Glenys Livingstone reports in her June 25 post on the news coverage of the first woman being sworn in as Australian prime minister by "a female governor-general," and the Sydney Morning Herald reporting that a remark made by the male loser of the election meant that "God was a goddess too."

Flashes of Insight: Flash Silvermoon, who lives in Florida, writes a post of righteous anger and healing, "Musical Pathways to Healing the Waters and Her Creatures: bp oil spill," on June 14, and a continuation of ideas for healing in her June 16 post, "Woodstock to the Gulf; Dolphins over the bp oil spill."

Z Budapest blog: In her June 8 post, Z writes about the gulf oil spill and the varying responsibilities of men and women in a poem called, "Requiem for the Ocean."

Amused Grace: Hera pops out of Thalia Took’s deck and the blogger gives us the real scoop (as opposed to the "classical" stuff) on this Greek Goddess in her June 7 "Goddess of the Week" post.

Glaux’s Nest: In her June 5 post, "Plynteria is here!" blogger Glaux explains the ancient Athenian festivals of Plynteria (sweeping) and Kallynteria (washing) in Athena’s Temple.

Transformational Art: Spurred by reading Carl Jung’s autobiography, David A. Will decided to experiment
with this type of inner dialogue by taking the rose theme I was painting and call upon the deity “The Rose Goddess”. I was intrigued by the idea of accessing inner wise deities that were here to assist me in co-creating my daily life. I meditated upon the Rose Goddess, asked questions and journeled responses.

In this June 26 post, "Jung & the Rose Goddess, Shamanism & Our Lady of the Golden Flower," Will tells how this meditation changed his life and shows the wonderful art that emerged, not only from the Rose Goddess but also from another deity who calls herself "Our Lady of the Golden Flower."

Hecate: In her June 17 post, "In Which Our Heroine Ponders A Corner Market," blogger Hecate reflects on the symbolism of several dreams in which she is often a lucid participant, and discusses her process for decoding them. In her June 21 post,"Blessing of the Sacred Day to You," she describes a beautiful Summer Solstice.

Pagan Godspell: Ruby Sara gives us a lovely Summer Solstice gift in an excerpt from her "The Morning House – A Liturgical Story," in her June 15 post, "Solstice and Story."
Shining Tribe: In her June 21 post, "Two Fun Writings About Death," Rachel Pollack posts about 2 pieces of hers recently published in Parabola and in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. The story in the latter is titled "Forever." Pollack tells us:

“Forever” tells the story of the Goddess of Death, known in the story as Our Lady of Forever, who loses a bet with her sisters, Ocean and Sky. The bet was to see who could predict what would happen in a year’s time to a particular mortal, whom Forever could choose. I won’t say what the predictions are, or just how Forever loses, but lose she does, and the penalty is to inhabit the body of a human woman for one day. The easiest thing in the world, Death thinks, until she actually enters the woman, who is having lunch with her boss in a coffee shop. Almost the moment that she slips inside, the Goddess forgets who she is. When she does regain knowledge of her true self it’s only to be forced to make a terrible choice.

Association for the Study of Women & Mythology: Patricia Monaghan, Ph. D. reviews "Pink Smoke Over the Vatican," a documentary by Jules Hart that was premiered at the first national ASWM conference in April.

Paulo Coehlo’s Blog: In his June 25 post, "The Gypsies and the Mother Goddess," Paulo Coelho tells about "gypsies from all over the world" ["gypsies" aka Rom] heading to Saint-Maries-de-la-Mer in southern France to pay homage to "Saint Sarah" [aka Sara la Kali] . Coelho says that in his mind, she is "one of the many manifestations of what they call the Mother Goddess."

Mary Magdalene Within: On June 23, Joan Norton ponders "The Kiss" (or kisses?) between Mary Magdalene and Jesus of Nazareth and writes "we have rightly taken that as one of the ways to know she is Bride."

Dirt Worship: Starhawk writes several posts about the US Social Forum she is attending in Detroit. The posts begin on June 22 with : "US Social Forum—We’re Here," on June 22 and continue for several days. The last I read before posting this was a June 26 post, "US Social Forum: A confession and a great day" about a party, workshops, and a ritual.

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