Thursday, October 27, 2016

Buzz Coil: Sept.-Oct. 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). There was no Buzz Coil in September because I was recuperating from unusually complex cataract surgery. Recuperated  from that (but still slowed by carpal tunnel syndrome), I have included some posts from September in this combined-months Buzz Coil:

Association for the Study of Women and Mythology: We join with the sentiments of ASWM's Sept. 13 post, "The Passing of Mary Kelly." She died last March and unfortunately the news of her passing was several months delayed in reaching the Goddess community. She was a fiber artist and ASWM advisory board member.

My Village Witch: Byron Ballard's Oct. 6 post, "The Tower Time Documents, Uncut," gathers together nine essays she has written on what she feels is the current "time of dramatic transition" related to "the Collapse of Patriarchy." The title is inspired by the Tarot Tower card. Her Oct. 25 post, "Preaching Justice," is a moving post about a recent "Moral Monday" rally in her NC hometown where she gave the benediction. She includes the benediction at the end of the post. Ballard is founding priestess of the Mother Grove Goddess Temple.  

Love of the Goddess: Tara Reynolds'  Oct. 12 post,  "When you fall out of practice with your practice,"  looks at reasons for and gives advice on how to handle this situation. With pic of Hecate altar. Her Oct.19 post, "Popular Samhain Posts and Celebrations!" is an annotated, linked list of her previous posts on this topic.  

Broomstick Chronicles: Aline O'Brien (aka Macha NightMare) reports in recent posts on several interfaith gatherings in California: Sept 22, "Religious Leaders Gathering"; Oct.6, "Table to Action..."; Oct. 11 "Interfaith Retreat" (Marin Interfath Council).

Pagaian Cosmology:  Glenys Livingstone's Oct. 17 post, "Beltaine/Samhain @ EarthGaia November 2016," discusses the relationship of Beltaine now in the Southern Hemisphere, and Samhain in the Northern Hemisphere. With an invitation to the Beltaine celebration at Livingstone's MoonCourt in Blue Mountains, Australia. 

Annelinde's World: Annelinde Metzner's Sept. 12 post, the poem "Love for the World," begins:
"I watch the dancer, one arm framing her face,one hip drawing upward in the belly’s rhythm.
The dance of mature women, Raqs Sharqi,
born of the sensuous music of the Middle East."

HecateDemeter: Blogger Hecate's Oct. 9 post, "There's a Goddess for Trump's Bullshit," is short but intentionally (I'm sure) not sweet. Her Sept 23 post, "Today, I Did Something No Other Woman in My Line Has Ever Done, Nor Ever Will Again," is about her activities as Autumn begins.

The Retiring Mind: Wendy Griffin's Oct. 5 post is about her 75th Birthday party, themed "Murder on the High Seas!" which involved "a slippage of time" to 1936 on the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary. With lots and lots and lots of pics.

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.

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.

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.