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    30 Day SOA Challenge – 6

    Editor’s Note: This 30 Day Challenge will run in weekly segments with 5 days per segment. Each subsequent segment will be linked to the previous one. Click here for Days 21-25. THE SOA 30 DAY CHALLENGE Days 26-31 By Robin Corak Day 26: Ooh! Shiny! If you like working with crystals, think about what crystals might be associated with each goddess, station, sacred site, Avalonian Holy Day and so on. Experiment using them within your Avalonian work. Crystals not your thing? You can do the same activity with herbs, oils, colors, foods, etc. Day 27: Trance Posture. Try your hand at one of the Avalonian trance postures The trance postures…

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    30 Day SOA Challenge – 5

    Editor’s Note: This 30 Day Challenge will run in weekly segments with 5 days per segment. Each subsequent segment will be linked to the previous one. Click here for Days 16-20. THE SOA 30 DAY CHALLENGE Days 21-25 By Robin Corak Day 21: Getting to Know You altar. Set up an altar for a goddess that you don’t work with as often and/or who you may have challenges relating to. Branwen has always been a bit elusive for me and yet she encompasses everything that is Avalon. Recently, my husband built me a small corner shelf above one of my other altars. This is my altar to Branwen and it…

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    30 Day SOA Challenge – 4

    Editor’s Note: This 30 Day Challenge will run in weekly segments with 5 days per segment. Each subsequent segment will be linked to the previous one. Click here for Days 11-15. THE SOA 30 DAY CHALLENGE Days 16-20 By Robin Corak Day 16: Goddess Challenge-Bloduewedd. Do the same activities you did on Day 2 but for Bloduewedd. Day 17: Avalonian Runes. Make your own Mirror Runes as described in Avalon Within and work with them.  If you have already made these runes, do a reading and perhaps think about new and different ways that you might be able to use the runes. Day 18: The Kybalion. Read about the 7 principles…

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    The Awen

    By Joanna van der Hoeven The awen symbol is based on an original design by the 18th-19th century Druid revivalist, Iolo Morganwg. It consists of three lines falling to the right, centre and left. Modern Druidry incorporates the original source point of three dots, which can either be seen as points of light or drops from the cauldron of the goddess Ceridwen. The awen symbol represents, among other things, the triple nature of the Druid path, incorporating the paths of Bard, Ovate and Druid. It is not an ancient symbol, but a modern Druid symbol, used widely by Druids the world over, regardless of their opinion on Iolo and his work.…

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    Returning Home

    By Andrea Lewis (Part 3 of a 3-part series; see Part 1 and Part 2) The inner peace that followed me for the remainder of my time in England, soon dissolved when I returned to Canada. I temporarily lived out of a suitcase between my mother’s and boyfriend’s home and I felt out of place, both literally and figuratively. So, when Goddess Kali and the energy of the Aquarius, partial solar eclipse in February, swept through my life, eighteen months after my spiritual pilgrimage and ended the relationship, plus the work I had been doing with a business coach. I could no longer deny that I had been hiding in…

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    The Journey Of Remembrance

    by Andrea Lewis (Part 2 of a 3-part series, Part 1 is available here) In February, about one year after I met with my soul from my successful past life as a Priestess, I sold my house and within a few days, I clarified my plans and took inspired action. I booked my flights and accommodations in St. Ives, Cornwall; Glastonbury, Somerset, and Marazion, Cornwall; for a six-week spiritual pilgrimage to England. I then proceeded to pack up my house, donate items, sell furniture and throw things out in the recycle bin or garbage. As I symbolically released the past, I experienced a range of emotions from loss, joy, and fear…

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    Bloduewedd’s Call

    STEPPING INTO THE LIGHT: BLODUEWEDD’S CALL By Robin Corak The first time I saw her, It was 2003, and I was at my first intensive in the Berkshire mountains. My fellow sisters and I, cloaked in black, walked silently through a labyrinth in the forest. When I got to the center of the labyrinth, I glimpsed a beautiful woman with long, blond hair and magnetic eyes staring at me from under the hood of her cloak. I blinked for a moment, and she was gone. The second time I saw her, a day later, she did not come to me in strictly human form. I was in a small temple,…

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    Inner Child; Inner Queen (part 1)

    by Lori Feldmann I recently had a friend remark to me that “you sure do use the word Sovereignty a lot”. I laughed, because she was right. But I’m unapologetic for my overuse of the word, and I think it lies at the core of what we are trying to do on this personal path of growth that we are following in the Sisterhood. All of us, as women in this world, have varying degrees of a lifetime of being told what to do, how to act, what to want. And we are all trying to undo the pain of that – so what more of an ultimate goal are…

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    What is Body Sovereignty?

    By Sydney Bell I describe my work as supporting women in reclaiming Body Sovereignty.   You could simply say that I work with people to help them develop a ‘better body image’ and you wouldn’t be wrong, that is definitely part of it.  But over the years I’ve gravitated to the term ‘Body Sovereignty’ because I feel it speaks more to the depth and breadth of this work and the radical nature of resisting cultural pressure to engage in body loathing.  Instead ‘Body Sovereignty’ speaks to a peaceful and positive relationship with your body. The theme of  ‘sovereignty’ provides an opportunity to pause and look a little deeper… We start…

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    Calling the Barge–Poetic Reflection

    by Laura Violet Rimola (translated from Italian by Alessandro Zabini) A tinkle rustles through the gloaming mists and comes to the farthest shores, calling the Barge of the deep Journey. Silently comes the Barge, gliding over the waters, coming close to the shingle, calling us aboard it, and we sit down inside it… It’s empty. No one can row in our stead. Our Journey proceeds from us alone, and sitting down aboard the barge is not enough to begin to voyage, because we can’t let ourselves be led without leading our walk. If you don’t act, nothing can happen, and you keep still. Two oars are inside the barge, and…