Thursday, January 24, 2019

Buzz Coil: November-December-January

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

(updated Jan.29, 2019)

Annelinde's World: Most of Annelinde's posts are in the form of poetry. Here are the first 3 lines of her poem for Jan. 12, "Wind Drum":
"The shaman elder in Greenland weeps and sings into his wind drum
as his Mother, the Big Ice, sacred site of millennia,
shrinks away to dwarf Her former self."
Her Dec. 31 post/poem, "The Falling Away," is about the onset of winter. Her Nov. 23 poem, "Just Friday," written on what some refer to as "Black Friday," (the day after U.S. Thanksgiving, at which businesses aim to go "in the black," that is reach a profit for the year). The poem humorously repeats the phrase, "NOT SHOPPING."
All with pics and some now also with audio.

Brigid's Grove: This blog used to be "Woods Priestess." Molly's Dec. 31 post, "Honoring the Year" begins with an invocation to Goddess, then tells about the ritual Molly performs every year's end, and goes on to list "Resources for Reflections" before introducing one way to end the ritual.

HecateDemeter: This summary is long because, well, blogger Hecate posts a lot of excellent, thought-provoking posts. What I'm posting here today is just a small smattering of those posts. Hecate's Jan. 17 post is an obituary for the poet, Mary Oliver, which Hecate headlines with what has became her traditional death blessing, "May the Goddess Guard Her. May She Find Her Way to the Summerlands. May Her Friends and Family Know Peace." Hecate then quotes what she says has become one of her very favorites of Oliver's poems, "When Death Comes." It is indeed a beautiful poem. This post also links to an obituary on the NPR site.
Continuing her series (all of which end have a meditation/working),"The Magical Battle for America," Hecate's Jan. 27 post consists of a meditation/working that focuses on Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, and immigration. The Jan. 13 post in this series, discusses Teddy Roosevelt's relation to nature sites now in danger.  Her Jan.6 post begins with a discussion of Dion Fortune's The Magical Battle of Britain, and compares it to what the U.S. is going through now. After referring to Byron Ballard's suggestions, Hecate suggests ways for you to counter the problems now posed by this situation. On Dec. 30 Hecate asks her readers: "Do you find it useful to have these workings posted weekly?  Are you able to do one each week or would it be more realistic for them to be monthly?  Do you feel that our tide has turned sufficiently to allow us to move to monthly workings...?  Are there particular symbols and/or workings that you’ve found to be more effective than others?  Do you use the symbols and/or methods in your own workings? "Dec. 16 and Dec. 9 posts contain only the meditation/working feature of this series, with that of 12/16 focusing on Thoreau and Walden Pond, and that of 12/9 focusing on the U.S.'s political difficulties. The Dec. 2 series' post encourages you to become conscious of and work with the Goddess related to where you live. 
Hecate's Dec. 15 post, "We’ve Got 99 Problems and This Ain’t One of Them," discusses "Paganism's latest controversy," and delves into racism and genetics.

Pagaian Cosmology:  Glenys Livingstone's Jan. 27 post, "Lammas/Imbolc @EarthGaia 2019 C.E." explains these two upcoming holidays in the Earth's southern and northern hemispheres, including their relationship. A Nov. 18 post, "Video Interview with Glenys Livingstone, PaGaian Cosmology Author" has autobiographical material on Glenys' activities in Goddess spirituality as well as her education (including information on her Ph.D thesis) and other parts of her life in Australia, as well as in the U.S, where she received her master's degree. The post also has information on the books she authored, cds, and many anthologies, magazines, journals and blogs (including this one) to which she has contributed.

Radical Goddess Theology:  Blogger Athana's December 16 post, "Flipping Santa into a Man's Bod," explains that Santa (feminine for Saint in Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese) was originally,"the Germanic Goddess Holda, who during the Christmas season brought gifts to all good children."

Fellowship of Isis Central: FOI's Dec. 12 post, "New Italian Translations"  features a link to new translations into Italian of the FOI liturgy. In addition to new Italian translation, the organization's Dec. 3 post, "New FOI Liturgy Translations" features a link to French translations.

Because of the large number and variety of bloggers and posts on the following blogs, we are now suggesting that you visit them and select the posts that interest you most.

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

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

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

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



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