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Many Directions in Faith by: Alana Yesterday, well many yesterdays ago, my faith in God was empty, fruitless. Locked in my desire to do the right thing, it was hard to turn away from an ideal that had never fit, and fear of damnation jailed me in my own misery. I began a career path that led me to work on a Native American reservation in the northwest. It was […]

By: Jhenah Telyndru  First published in The Beltane Papers, Issue 41 Fall 2007   “Like this, momma?” “Just like that, dear one.”  My three-year-old daughter was hunched down over the fuzzy tufts of a dandelion gone to seed, asking permission to pick it in hushed and respectful tones. After waiting a moment to receive her reply, Ariana looked up at me, beaming, and excitedly announced, “She said yes, momma!” I […]

by: Leandra Standing in her kitchen, she ponders her life Her never ending job as a mother and wife She thinks back to the days of Olde And how the witches lived as the stories are told So much has changed throughout all these years Fear for their lived replaced with new fears Do we let it slip at work of the path that we follow? And face friendships replaced […]

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Jamie Michelle Waggoner, with the Women of the May 2014 Texas Red Tent Retreat www.mythandmetaphor.com The women of the Red Tent sat in circle at retreat this past weekend; laughing, crying, sharing our stories about empowerment. After a guided vision journey with the goddess Blodeuwedd, I captured the words of the women as they spoke from the heart about their experiences, creating the powerful poem you see below … a […]

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by: Jamie Michelle Waggoner mythandmetaphor.wordpress.com Inside the White Spring Temple of Glastonbury the light is dim, candles flickering from iron sconces on the stone walls. The sound of water is everywhere as it pours down from the walls, travels between pools, and runs along channels carved into the uneven floor. This is a holy place. Pilgrims and companions honor the calcium-rich waters of the large pool in the center of […]

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  By: Aelwyn We equate wisdom with age—experience. There is something slippery about this. A woman’s wisdom can arise at any age. We slip into and out of it in moments of grace—listening to a deeper, Sovereign voice within us. We all, men, women, children of all ages, have the ability to be wise.  Who has not held a newborn and seen the wisdom of a knowing soul reflected back […]

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by Bonnie Perry  Retrace Familiar footfalls and faint memories Transport to another time Collect the memories and bring them forward Create a soul bouquet Add grace and beauty to today’s table Sacred Journey Deep pockets of ancient wisdom Exposed in a new time Place familiar Heart thread woven through Time and time again Rough – smooth no matter Ease and grace always Bring forth – Integrate Move forward Bring it […]

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by Lori F.   “How am I supposed to heal? How do I make these deep wounds, these horrible losses I have suffered, fade from memory and spirit?” As I stand in a circle of women, their voices rising and fading in endless tones of healing and love, these words come to my mind. Words I had begged the Goddess to answer the night before as I stood under the […]

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Meeting Animal Guides:  The Owl of Cwm Cawlwyd   with SharonLynn As with the Stag of Rhedynvre (see the Calan Gaeaf 2010 issue of The Tor Stone), we meet the Owl of Cwm Cawlwyd in the tale of Culhwch and Olwen.  The knights of Arthur are seeking Mabon, son of Modron.  They first meet the Blackbird of Cilgwri (Descent), which guides them to the Stag (Confrontation).  The stag does not […]

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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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