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    Hekate Devotion

    by TB Kelley Blessings to the Goddess above, poring down on me all her love, she showers me with knowledge, and keeps me safe. Goddess Hekate no one can replace. Bless me in everything I do. Great Goddess Hekate I ask of you. Help me through the strifes of life, make me be strong, and face my demons plight. At the crossraods we will meet, dancing under the moon where the magic will be free, for you’re the Great One. I pray to thee Bring your hounds, your torches too, to light our way, to find the knowledge I wish to gain from you. You hold the key to where…

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    One Woman’s Thoughts – part 4

    One Woman’s Thoughts by Susan Morgaine  #4 If a tree falls in an empty forest, is it heard? If a woman screams alone in the darkness, is she heard or do her screams echo into infinity to resurface in her nightmares? Susan Morgaine is a Daughter of the Goddess, Witch, Healer, Writer, Yogini.  Her writings can be found at her blog at ShaktiWarrior.wordpress.com, PaganPages.org, The Girl God Anthologies, “Whatever Works: Feminists of Faith Speak” and “Jesus, Mohammed and the Goddess”, as well as Mago Publications “She Rises, Volume 2.  She has also been published in Jareeda and SageWoman magazines.  She is a Certified Women’s Empowerment Coach/Facilitator through Imagine A Woman…

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    Wise Women: Past and Present

    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 the index, but rarely discussed in-depth to our daughters by the larger society. There are so many women, past and present, that exemplify strength, compassion, and intelligence; because women’s history is often relegated to one month, for the remaining of…

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    Panagia… visual Meditation

    My recent painting “Panagia”  (pronounced pan-a-yee-ah), the feminine form of the ‘All-Holy,’ is inspired by my visit to the Paliani convent on Crete while on a Goddess Pilgrimage with Carol Christ. I am not a Christian, however for me, along with many, Mary is the archetypal mother. She further represents the Divine Feminine, while for some she is the feminine face of God. Mother Mary reminds me that even within the confines of patriarchy–and within traditions we may be ideologically opposed to–‘She’ is present. My intention was to capture a mother’s deep love for her child, while at the same time acknowledging mothers who have lost a child, those who…

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    The Outraged Ancestral Mother– poetry selection

    by Molly Remer Explanatory Note: In the women’s spirituality curriculum Rise Up and Call Her Name in the section about Africa (see http://www.riseupandcallhername.com/riseupcallhername.html for more information about this curriculum), there is a segment of reading about the Outraged Ancestral Mother: “We honor the Outraged Ancestral Mother and the belief that the sacred and secular are one” (“The female divine in all her glorious shapes, colors, and sounds”). I was very caught by the idea of the Outraged Ancestral Mother and during this part of the Rise Up class I am currently leading, we spent some time discussing her and the degree to which humanity has hurt our planet. The next morning while…

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    Ancient Celtic Religion: What do we really know? Part IV

    by: Jhenah Telyndru This is part 4 of a 4 part series. The other sections included background and discussion on Celtic divinities, shrines and sacred places, the Celtic concept of the afterlife, the cult of the head, and the sacred year. The Druids The Druids were an elite class among the Celts, enjoying many privileges – such as exemption from taxes and from serving during war – and were accorded a great amount of respect and social power. They were priests and augurs, teachers and judges, transmitters of history, and holders of sacred memory. According to Caesar, it took 20 years to become a Druid of the highest order; all…