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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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In my recent post “Exploring Paganism - What to Read” I discussed ways to separate the good from the garbage, and select those books worthy of adding to a Pagan-themed library.
However, judging from the comments, my readers saw more in this post than simply how to go about one’s literary pursuits. As Wolf Wind […]

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My sincere apologies for my tardiness with this Sabbat ~ I’ve been out of town visiting family and was not able to get my Mabon posts up before I left, and I just returned back home last night…
 

Demeter holds the balance at the Autumn Equinox. As we prepare for the dark days, she whispers […]

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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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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’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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I know this is cutting it really close timewise, for which I humbly, humbly apologize…
but I only found out about this event last week, and just found out the other day that there will indeed be interpreters for it!
At Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois (which is near Bloomington - about two hours southwest […]

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Every once in a while I come across a post that really speaks to the heart and soul of what I think and feel…
as a Woman
as a Deaf person
as a Pagan
as a living, breathing human being dealing with living, breathing issues.
I came across such a post today. It was written by a friend of mine […]

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