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Before I continue with my Yule Series, I would like to take a moment to talk about a little book of poetry I am familiar with.

Or to be more precise, I’m familiar with its author.
She’s MoonRose Nightingale, my good friend and neighbor here at the apartment complex. She and her husband FyreDraconis are fellow […]

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“Turning Towards the Morning”
by Gordon Bok

When the deer has bedded down
And the bear has gone to ground
And the northern goose has wandered off
to warmer bay and sound,
It’s so easy in the cold to feel
the darkness of the year
And the heart is growing lonely for the morning

Oh my Joanie […]

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From the Greek and Roman culture of Helios, Sol, and Apollo (see my previous post on these gods), we now move north toward the colder climate of the British isles, to meet a deity who came to personify this time of the year…
the Cailleach.

artwork by Thalia Took
www.thaliatook.com
In Irish and Scottish mythology, the Cailleach […]

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Today is Deaf Pagan Crossroads birthday…it was one year ago today that I put up the first post here on this blog.

cake and photo by pinkcakebox
Twelve months and 176 posts later, I now reflect back over that humble beginning to where the Crossroads has come over the past year. It’s been an amazing journey.
Along […]

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In this post, Ocean shares some of her thoughts in response to Deaf Pundit’s recent post at “The Deaf Edge”…
While reading A Deaf Pundit’s recent post “Revolution” at her blog site The Deaf Edge, I was reminded of a saying I have seen time and again over the years:
“If I can’t dance, I don’t want […]

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One of my earliest teachers and favorite writers regarding Paganism is Starhawk, author of the classic publication The Spiral Dance, which is generally considered required reading for anyone wanting to develop a better understanding of Paganism and especially Wicca or Witchcraft. Starhawk has been a well-known and well-respected leader in the Pagan Community for over […]

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Just come to the National Women’s Music Festival and dance to the music…
the rhythm’s gonna get ya!
 

Ocean sways to the beat as the musicians play on the stage
 

Osh and Lia rock on to the rhythm!
 

Ocean, Lia, & Tammy show the audience how to get down with the music
 

Wahru and Tammy groove to the beat
 

Some of […]

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You might recall that two months ago I attended the National Women’s Music Festival, held on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. This was a wonderful four-day event with many different activities to participate in - workshops, musical performances, drumming circles, live auction, films made by women, dancing, vendors, rituals…
and a chance […]

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I know I haven’t posted much on the National Women’s Music Festival I attended - mostly because I am still waiting to hopefully receive some pictures to share so you will have a better idea of what I’m talking about.
However, to continue the “music bug” that seems to have bitten me, I’d like to share […]

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I’ve arrived home safe and sound from the National Women’s Music Festival, held at Illinois State University in Normal (???), Illinois.
Four days of non-stop activities. Four days of networking with other women from all across the nation and all around the world. Four days of making new friends, and getting reacquainted with old ones. Four […]

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