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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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    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…

  • Artistic Expressions

    Light on the Water

    This photograph was taken by Sara Leedom. Regarding this photo, Sara states, “I have been doing the Gold Ray Quest, and the theme of light has meant a lot to me now that we are turning toward Emergence. Having spent so much time in shadow and doing the necessary healing work, it feels like a big exhalation to break through and let in the light.” Sara joined the Sisterhood of Avalon at Calan Mai 2015. She lives in Seattle with her fiancé, a cat and a dog. She works from home doing video game development. Her spiritual path has taken her many places, and she is grateful for the opportunity to…

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    The Dark

    THE DARK By Robin Corak I am afraid,” the little girl whispered, as she shuddered and backed away. “But whatever is there to be afraid of?” asked the old woman. The little girl could not see the old woman but could hear her voice as if from far away. “The dark…I am afraid of the dark”, the little girl replied. “Why fear the dark, dear one?” The voice came closer and the little girl could feel something moving toward her. Her heart quickened as she shrunk away, trying desperately in vain to find an escape and clinging to the last bit of light reflected within the room. The crone asked…

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    Out and About

    with Ashley It is unfortunate that living in south Louisiana means we do not experience a dramatic turning of the seasons as some areas of the country do. We often joke that Louisiana has three temperatures: warm, hot and “10th level of hell.” Because of this, the turning of the seasons in my area is gradual and almost unnoticeable. My grandmother had many axioms about the seasons that she passed on to me. These included “Never plant your garden before Good Friday,” “The grass knows it is winter before we do,” and “It is only spring when the azaleas bloom.” If you are looking for signs of Emergence and spring…

  • Seasonal Editorials

    into Emergence…and action

    It doesn’t feel like spring yet. Up where I live, in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, the snow is still falling, sometimes gently, sometimes not so gently, and we are all waiting patiently for the cold to break. It doesn’t smell like spring yet either. Each season has a distinct smell, just like each has a distinct feel. I still smell the cold and the wintery mix. I still smell ice and frozen barrenness. I want to smell a leaf or a bird chirping, or my neighbors coming out of the front door for longer periods of time instead of just dashing to their cars or to pick up the…