Saturday, March 30, 2019

Buzz Coil: February-March

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

Association for the Study of Women and Mythology: ASWM blog's March 4 post "Still Powerful: Artworks by Rae Atira-Soncea" the late feminist visionary artists work, which will be exhibited March 23-31, 2019, on the 3rd floor Common Wealth Gallery, 100 S Baldwin, Madison, Wisconsin.

HecateDemeter:  Hecate's "The Magical Battle for America" continues. The March 25 post
focuses on the "five giant banners in this series, those of Walden Pond, the Underground Railroad, the Cowboy, the Salmon, and Lady Liberty."  The other posts in this series in March and February and their topics include: March 17, Lady Liberty and immigrants; March 10, Underground Railroad and its banner; March 3, the signs of Spring; Feb. 24, American patriots; Feb. 17, the Cowboy banner and fences; Feb. 10, female salmon; Feb. 3, Winter and its "retreat," along with the retreat of "evil" in the U. S. This follows 2 posts on Imbolc (aka Brigid), the Feb. 1 of which includes political advice.  Hecate's March 24 post "Sacred Space Conference Follow-Up" also includes a discussion of "Postcards to Voters." In her March 22 post, "Magical Battle Sources," she shares the list of sources for the series that were promised in her presentation at Sacred Space. Her March 20 post, part of her "Words for Wednesday" series, is a prayer to Aphrodite that begins:

"This is a prayer to Aphrodite.  This is a prayer for Resistance.

This is a prayer for love and beauty.  This is a prayer for Resistance.

This is a prayer for wine and roses.  This is a prayer for Resistance.

This is a prayer for orgasm.  This is a prayer for Resistance."

Annelinde's World: Annelinde Metzner's March 22 poem, "My Grief, My Love for the World" was written in 2014 and will appear in the 2020 We'Moon Datebook. It 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."
(Raq's Sharqi is the original language name for what others now call "belly dancing.")
Metzner goes on to take us on a tour of various countries and their traditions.
With pics.

PaGaian Cosmology: Glenys Livingtone's March 25 post is a review of the new edition of Hallie Ingelhart Austen's book, The Heart of the Goddess, the 1st edition of which was published in 1990. Livingstone's March 17 post, "Equinox Moment EarthGaia, March 2019 C.E.," discusses the 2 equinoxes celebrated this year on March 20 and 21, depending on whether you live in Earth's Northern or Southern hemisphere.

The Goddess House: In her Feb. 25 post (misdated, I think, as 2018--a common mistake at the beginning of a year), Priestess in Residence Frances, announces, "Circles of Sisterhood finally happening". The group began meeting on March 21 in the Adelaide, Australia area.

A Weblog for Our Mother God: The most recent post of this Goddess Christian blog (which for some reason doesn't date its posts) is about "The Easter Cycle," which the blog writer defines as, "the rebirth of the cosmos itself and of Deity Herself."

Fellowship of Isis Central: This group's March 20 post, "Happy 43rd Anniversary, Fellowship of Isis!" celebrates its 43rd anniversary and announces a new publication by its founder about the Vernal Equinox, on which FOI was founded. Its March 19 post, "FOI 43rd Anniversary and Full Moon," is a priestess-led oracle for the full moon. 

Mythology Matters: In his March 5 post, Arthur George announces "My New Article Just Published." Requested by the Joseph Campbell Foundation, the article is titled, "The Mythology of Celebration."

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.

Feminism and Religion: Many bloggers from many different religions and paths.
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.
The Wild Hunt: Pagan, news-oriented blog that has grown from single blogger to many bloggers.