Friday, March 20, 2015

Buzz Coil: March 2015

There has been a hiatus in Buzz Coil due to what is probably carpal tunnel syndrome. I'm hoping to start the Buzz Coils again regularly. I will be doing links only to the blogs' homepages (not the individual posts) because I can't do the links well using voice recognition software. Thank you for your understanding.

A Crone Speaks Out:  Rev. Cathryn Plantine's February 6 post, "The Future of Paganism, to Build or Not to Build," gives background on the Maetreum of Cybele in relation to "an online debate raging about Pagan infrastructure in multiple blogs" and attempts to answer the question, "So what is the future of Paganism?"

Annelinde's World: Annelinde's Metzner's March 13 post, "Dancing Swords, " is a poem with pic about belly dancing and Goddess.

ASWM Blog: On March 13 the blog of the Association for Women and Mythology announced "We’Moon to Receive 2015 Brigit Award for Excellence in the Arts," and in conjunction with its 2015 symposium  in in Portland, Oregon, a program celebrating the work of the late Patricia Monaghan, "Celebrating 'Mary: A Life in Verse' by Patricia Monaghan."   A March 9 post announces, "Symposium Features Saga Award Honoree Z Budapest," and gives details about this award.

 Broomstick Chronicles: Aline O'Brien (aka Macha NightMare)  gives details of two conferences: her March 6 post tells about the events relevant to Paganism of the meeting American Academy of Religion; per February 20 post tells about "Hanging with My Peeps at PCon."

Contemplation/Blog: Yeshe Rabbit's March 2 post looks at women's history month in two parts: "Women's History Month Ritual: Can you commit to women?" and "Women's History Month Daily Practice."

 Goddess in a Teapot:  In a March  8 post, "Words Which I Command Are Immortal," Carolyn Lee Boyd begins with a quote from Sappho and goes on to discuss the power of words as related especially to the maiden/mother/crone description of the triple Goddess. She goes on  to propose words to describe "women's spiritual power" and also an alternate for "priestess."

Hearth Moon Rising's blog: The March 6 post on this blog, "The Myriads of Wenut" is about an Egyptian hare Goddess.

HecateDemeter:  In a March 7 post,   "Conference Self Care," blogger Hecate writes about time spent  with various Pagans at a recent conference. With pic of " Hail Columbia "candle .

Mythology Matters in a March 13 post, “Mythic Travel: Malta’s Neolithic Sacred Temples," Arthur George writes about Malta’s Neolithic ruins. 

My Village Witch: Byron Ballard’s March 19 post, “Alewives,” tells about a meeting with a “closed group of witches,” in Appalachia. 

The Motherhouse of the Goddess: Kimberly’s March 18 post tells about "Creating an Altar to Connect with the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi {Journal Prompts & Mantras}.” In her March 16 post she writes about “The Goddess Lilith — Reclaiming Women’s Power and Survival.”

The Wild Hunt: In her March 11 post, Heather Greene discusses “Women, Witchcraft, and the Struggle Against Abuse.” In a March 12 post, Cara Shultz delves into “Life Cycles: What Modern Society Can Learn from Paganism.” 

Veleda: Max Dashu’s February 2 post,The Pontifical Council for Culture has an agenda on women: the same tired old cage,” compares views of Vatican with the  history of various cultures. With pics. 

WoodsPriestess:  In a March 18 post, blogger talkbirth shares information about her “Dissertation Research: PriestessPath” for Ocean Seminary College.

Godddess/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.

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.
Pagan Square: This blog of many mostly-Pagan paths is sponsored by BBI Media and includes SageWoman blog posts.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Goddess Pages Winter 2014/Spring 2015

I am a little late and will be a little short in telling you about this issue of Goddess Pages due to my own ongoing battle with carpal tunnel syndrome. So please excuse the lack of lots of links. I'm writing this with  the help of speech recognition software. Any mistakes are due to the misunderstandings by the software ;-)

This issue opens with art of Morrigan by Laura Bell, who also wrote an article on this Goddess. The introduction to this issue by Geraldine Charles appears under the title "She Changes Everything She Touches."

Articles are by Susun Weed, Morgan Daimler, Georgina Sirrett-Armstrong-Smith, Hannah Spencer, and Sue Oakley.

Fiction is by Carolyn Lee Boyd. Poems are by Annelinde Metzner and Susa Silvermarie

There are six reviews, including those of Goddess by Laura Powell, Lupa and Lamb by Susan Hawthorne (which we also reviewed here), and The Morrigan: Meeting the Great Queen by Morgan Daimler.

Hope you'll go over to the Goddess Pages website to find out more.