Friday, June 28, 2019

Buzz Coil: April-May-June

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

Annelinde's World: Annelinde Metzer's May 24 post, "Sara La Kali, is a poem about the Romani Saint's Day for Sara La Kali in the French town of Saintes-Marie-de-la-Mer (aSara's Saint's Day just happens to fall on my birthday [as well as Bob Dylan's]. What do you make of that?) There are several stories or myths about Saint Sara. Among them, that Sara was the daughter of Mary Magdalene and Jesus, another that she was a servant of the holy family. Metzner gives additional explanation at the end of this poem with links to a video of the celebration of Sara La Kali's feast day and with photos. The blogging poet gives us poems that are tributes to the Goddess on May 5, with "The Sky in May," and on April 25 with "As Spring unfolds." Both with photos. 

Pagaian Cosmology: Australian author Glenys  D. Livingstone's June 16 post, "Solstice Season--Winter/Summer @ EarthGaia 2019 C.E." explores the similarities and differences between the solstice celebrations in Earth's northern and southern hemispheres. Her June 13 post, "Cake for the Queen of Heaven and Earth," introduces "the Winter Solstice Communion blessing as it has been done in the PaGaian tradition" and its relation to the biblical passage in Jeremiah about women continuing to bake cakes for the Goddess Astarte though it had been forbidden. On June 10, Livingstone's post is "We are Gift of Goddess-Mother Supernova." The title is a reference to the Goddess Tiamat and the star named for her.   

Fellowship of Isis Central: FOI's June 21 post, " Happy Summer Solstice," is a ceremony for the holiday that begins with incense activation and the instructions, "Let there be music throughout the ceremony." The May 26 post, "FOI Chicago Annual Goddess Festival" gives details about the upcoming Oct. 3-5 event. The April 23 post "Beltane Isian News 2019" links to the full recent edition of the "News."

HecateDemeter: Noting that she is writing on the anniversary of William Butler Yeats' birth, in her June 13 post, "Pre-Moving Potpourri," Hecate contemplates her move from a DC Suburb "to my new home in the mountains."  Among other things, she is looking for guest posters for her blog while she gets settled. Her series "The Magical Battle for America," continues in the posts of June 9 (Lady Liberty); June 2, May 26, May 19, May 12, May 6 ( bald eagles and other animals); April 28 (introduces Bald Eagles as a new magical symbol in the series), April 21 (eagles); April 14 (landbase and politics), April 7 (landbase). The fiction story "A Witch Without A Place" reappears from a few years ago (remember Gemmy?) in a April 30 and June 4 posts. In the post of May 1 "Blessed Beltane," a video follows her April 30 "A Prayer to Aphrodite at Beltane," 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."  

Association for the Study of Women and Mythology:  ASWM's June 20 post is an obituary for ASWM member "Dr. Savithri Shanker De Tourreil" who died 2 days before at the age of 84. Part of the obituary reads: "Dr. De Tourreil. . .held degrees in English literature and religious studies. . . " At AWSM, she "presented foundational and engaging studies on the matrilineal cultures and customs of Kerala. Her groundbreaking ethnographic doctoral research on women-centered social customs among the Nayar community, *Nayars in a South Indian Matrix: A Study Based on Female Centered Rituals* (Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, 1995) continues to serve as an inspiring model of feminist ethnography, feminist religious studies, matrilineal kinship, goddess scholarship, Hindu women, social change and social customs."

 Broomstick Chronicles: A June 11 post by Macha NightMare (aka Aline O'Brien), "AAR 2017-IV (2017)," discusses witch burnings in Norway (16th-17th centuries) and shows parts of the process with many photos. (Also published on June 12 in COG Interfaith Reports.)

Brigid's Grove: Blogger Molly's June 15 post, "Prayer for Sacred Pauses," is a short but deep prayer to "Goddess of the sacred pause."

Hearth Moon Rising: Scroll down to bottom of page for links to blog posts including: April 21 post, "Visions of the Cat," an excerpt about a vision quest from Hearth Moon's book, Divining with Animal Guides, and the April 16 post, "Event Chart for the Notre Dame Fire," an astrological look at the recent destructive fire at the Paris cathedral along with some of the cathedral's history.

Shakti Warrior: The subject of the June 1 post in this blog, "Arnemetia," is introduced by Shakti Warrior as "a Romano-Celtic water goddess."

Veleda: Max Dashu's blog now seems to be leaving off the dates of the posts (at least I couldn't see any ;-). In any case, because the policy of Medusa Coils is to post details only of blogs that show dates with their posts (actually I believe this is part of the definition of "blog"), and because Veleda's posts have usually been dated and because these are longish, well-detailed and extremely well-illustrated, and because I guess these posts are recent, I will list the titles of what appears to be the newer posts, assuming reverse chronological order common to blogs: "The keebèt and women’s ceremony in the Chaco," "Pattern Recognition: Across Space and Time," "Serpent Goddess in the Tree," and "Furies and Witches."

Because of the large number and variety of bloggers and posts on the following blogs, we suggest 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.

Feminism and Religion: Many bloggers from various religions and paths.

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.



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