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The Station of Confrontation By Jhenah Telyndru The Station of Confrontation of the Avalonian Cycle of Healing is aligned with the festival of Gwyl Mair (Imbolc) in the Cycle of the Sun. In the Cycle of the Moon, Confrontation holds correspondence with the Dark Moon phase. This stage of the journey requires us to recognize the truth of our core issues — old wounds, active fears, embraced limitations. There is […]

Darkness in a Time of Light By Susan Morgaine This is supposed to be one of the happiest times of the year, is it not? We have the Winter Solstice, the longest night, celebrating the re-birth of the Sun; Christmas, the birth of the Christ child, bringing light into the world; Hanukkah, the Hebrew Festival of Lights, lasting eight nights, celebrating the rededication of the Holy Temple, and Kwanzaa, the […]

by Margo Wolfe   Cool autumn eve.  The air chills your face.  You bring the corner of your cloak up to your eyes and shield yourself until the wind passes.  When you remove your arm, she is there.   Cerridwen, Crone, Shapeshifter— a vision of our future self. She frightens you even when she smiles, but her withered hand takes yours with such a powerful grip that you can only […]

by Jhenah Telyndru Beltane, known as Calan Mai or Calan Haf to the Welsh,  is a threshold time between the worlds, revered by the ancient Celts as a sacred time which bridged the hardship of winter and the abundance of summer. Thought to exist outside of time, it is said that the veils between the worlds are thinnest at the liminal periods of Beltane and Samhain,  complementary Holy Day standing […]

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by Sue Wagner Just as the wise women of the past looked to animals and the natural world for messages from spirit, so too do we carry this tradition into the present. For me, 2013 was the transformative year that united me with the birds—our prophetic messengers—and for the first time in my life I finally listened and welcomed Her sacred song. In February I cracked open an egg, ready […]

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by Margo Wolfe Many women are now going through confrontation. If you are part of the Sisterhood of Avalon or picked up a copy of Avalon Within and are following through, you understand the implications of this part of life. Confrontation is an emotional, sometimes physical manifestation of seeing shadow, a Jungian concept of facing the dark part of who you are and recognizing it as part of you. Confrontation […]

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by Margo Wolfe As a mother raising a teenage daughter, I try to discuss the Wise Women that have made an impact on our world with her. There are so many famous and not so famous women that often get some mention but little detail in history class. We hear about Amelia Earhart , Marie Curie, and possibly Frida Kahlo in our art classes. They are a footnote, hidden in […]

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By Jhenah Telyndru Two popular Welsh folk customs, the Mari Lwyd and the Hunting of the Wren, are part of winter calendar traditions which were celebrated on varying dates, depending on the time period and region, but encompassing the period of time stretching from Christmas through to Twelfth Night, and occasionally extending through to Candlemas on February 2nd. This season of festivities was one of great revelry in Wales despite, […]

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By Kate Brunner I am not a boy-mom.  As much as I wish I was, I am just not.  I gave birth to three wondrous little things; first, a girl and then later, boy-girl twins.  I have a son, but even after seven years of shared life, he remains, in so many ways, a complete mystery to me. With my eldest, I could feel she was a girl with absolute […]

By Margo Wolfe Under the water Her icy castle sleeps. The legendary ruins of Caer Arianrhod are quietly hiding under the waves. Looking out over the strong hillfort, I imagine all that happened here long ago. It seems so quiet now, serene. What was once very active in this space is only passive energy now. Underground. Underwater. Deep within. Sitting on the side of the hill I close my eyes […]

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    TriskeleThe Sisterhood of Avalon (SOA) was founded in 1995 to serve as a receptacle of lore and wisdom for all aspects of the study of Avalon, as well as to act as a medium for community building for all who are beckoned to Her shores. Over time, the SOA has evolved to become a Sisterhood in truth, united in disciplined work and dedication, and committed to re-establishing women's connections to a strong Celtic-based Western tradition. Through study, research, and personal workings we are once again recalling our heritage.
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