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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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    30 Day SOA Challenge – 2

    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 1-5. THE SOA 30 DAY CHALLENGE Days 6-10 By Robin Corak Day 6: Scry! (At least try!) The act of scrying is intimidating for many people. Unless it is something you have learned or it is something that comes naturally to you, the pressure to see something in a bowl of water or a crystal can be overwhelming and frustrating. I think much of this pressure is due to the preconceived notions we have about scrying as well as the…

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    30 Day SOA Challenge – 1

    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. THE SOA 30 DAY CHALLENGE Introduction and Days 1-5 By Robin Corak  Once upon a time, many many years ago, I joined the Sisterhood of Avalon. This, my friends, was before the days of Sisterspace and The Isle. While I didn’t have to walk ten miles in the snow each way to get to school, I did have to deal with the rudimentary dreaded technological beast known as Yahoo Groups. This was also before Jhenah’s book Avalon Within came out. I was initially overwhelmed…

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    Darkness Falls

    Darkness Falls by TB Kelley Darkness falls upon my face I feel the grace of the Dark One She is there, she is upon me guiding me with her magick rite for to Her I praise the night! Blessings and Boons she bestows upon me learning her dark ways, she enables me She gives me strength, and gives me might for through her darkness I see the light. TB Kelley is a follower of the Old Ways, worshiping the Earth and all her creations. Hecate is her Matron Goddess. She enjoys writing Poetry, Rituals & Spells. She is a Mother of 3 children and 3 fur children. Knowledge is her…

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    Station of Confrontation

    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 a sage saying: “That which is unconscious, controls us.” Once we see that which lies hidden in the unconscious, we can understand what has quietly been motivating our actions and guiding our choices without our knowledge, causing us to view people…

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    Crawling back from Confrontation

    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 can be painful. Truly painful. It is sometimes painful, heart-wrenching realizations that come to you while standing in the shower, or worse, while standing in traffic. She comes and looks at you with a hard, cold stare and you cannot…