Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Buzz Coil: November-December 2017

Here are some notes about recent posts from blogs on our blogroll:

HecateDemeter: Blogger Hecate’s December 21 post, “This is a Prayer for the Darkest day; This is a Prayer for Defiance,” begins: 

This is a prayer for the darkest day; this is a prayer for Resistance.
This is a prayer for the longest night; this is a prayer for defiance.

“This is a prayer for warriors, for women who rise up, wounded,
And do what needs to be done.
Feed the animals in the frozen dark.
Make coffee in the bitter cold.
Pull on sweaters, and fingerless mittens, and socks over cracked feet.
Make five more calls….”

Hecate’s series of meditative posts, “The Magical Battle for America,” continues (topics in parens): December 17 (video about Harriet Tubman), December 10 (cowboy theme), December 3 (cemetery art), November 26 (Lady Liberty), November 19 (Thoreau), November 11 (effects of January 2017 Women’s March), November 8 (Russia and US election).

Shakti Warrior: This blog’s December 8 guest post by Susan Morgaine, “Beloved Goddess Isis,” focuses on the need to reclaim Isis from the current use as an acronym with political implications.

Annelinde’s World: Annelinde Metzner’s December 1 post, a poem titled, “Passage,” focuses on a town in South Africa, the history of the slave trade, and the Goddess Yemaya. The poem is taken from Metzner’s 2012 chapbook, “The Most Huge Yes.”

The Goddess House: Frances Billinghurst’s December 17 post, “Yemaya Blessings of the Waters 2018,” announces the change of date for the annual honoring of this African Goddess in sacred space in Adelaide, Australia.

Association for the Study of Women &Mythology: In its November 30 post, ASWM announces “Registration is Open for 2018 Conference” which takes place in March. Earlybird registration closes February 2. The November 18 post announces a keynote presentation by Dr. Gala Argent, “Horses as Heros.”

PaGaian Cosmology: In her Dec.24 post, “Everyday Acts – The Bread of Life,” Glenys D. Livingstone discusses some aspects of the current Summer Solstice ceremony in Australia. On December 14, she posted a longer piece on both the summer and winter solstices, titled “Solstice Moment 2017 C. E.” On November 20, she posted “A Cosmic Walk: Celebrating Origins,” an abbreviated version of a ceremony at the Moon Court, Blue Mountains, Australia.
My Village Witch: On November 28, Byron Ballard of the Mother Grove Goddess Temple in Asheville NC, posted “A Ceremonial Circle Cast for the Winter Solstice,” which also includes a circle release. On December 5, in a post titled, “A Find Amongst the Documents,” she posted a poem titled “Seasoning” that she wrote several years ago and found while working on this year’s Solstice ritual.

Starhawk’s Blog: Starhawk's December 20 post about the Winter Solstice, "What Must We Lose to the Night?" contains "A Ritual for Release and Birthing." 

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.

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

The Wild Hunt: Pagan, news-oriented blog that has grown from single blogger to many bloggers.

The Motherhouse of the Goddess: Blog affiliated with Motherhouse Podcasts and Mystery School.

Feminism and Religion: Many bloggers from many different religions and paths.


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Passing of Flash Silvermoon

updated 12/28/17
Flash Silvermoon (aka Deborah Kotler) died of renal failure December 15 at the age of 67 at the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital where she was a patient. Well known in the wider Goddess community, she was a musician, Tarot reader, psychic, astrologer, author of The Wise Woman 's Tarot book and creator deck of the same name. Also an animal communicator, she appeared on a weekly podcast, "What the Animals Tell Me." You can find more about these on For a longer obituary with photos, see the Gainesville Times .

May Flash Silvermoon rest in the arms of the Goddess and be renewed.