I post on this site less as the other demands on my time shout for attention. Just too much going on these days! I'll be back when I can, because I do live with a goddess by my side.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Moving along my path...I'm not going to keep posting here about goddesses and pagans.  It didn't seem to bring that much new information, and I preferred reading to posting.

So I'm still available on my other 3 blogs:

Alchemy of Clay - about my pottery life

Living in Black Mountain NC - mainly photos

When I Was 69 - Personal Archives

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sick as a dog...just saying

So glad I'm not sick as a cat.  Who knows what that would be like.

And I'm grateful for friends who have sent healing energies my way.  I have to laugh at one friend who says she wants me to have such good healing that I'll feel better than I did before I got sick. 

I don't post that much about my ailments...which seem to come on more and more often with the years.  So perhaps I do post a lot about them.  But, tee hee, there's still the delete button.

Do you journal?  I have for years...though there are big gaps.  And do you happen to use any divination aids?  Divine guidance through cards, pendulums, books, or whatever?

I do Tarot cards.  They give me insights into what my psyche is needing to hear about...or as Jung would say, my unconscious is talking to my conscious personality.  Whatever.  These little ideas that are flung out on the table relate to me enough that I can remember them throughout the day or week...and perhaps guide my actions accordingly.  I don't believe they tell the future.  I often don't even have a question to pose to the cards.  I just like having a different view of things pointed out to me.

So while I'm recuperating, I'll probably have a chance to do a spread.  I use the Motherpeace deck, and use the Celtic least I think that's what it's called.  If I'm in a rush, I sometimes just do one card for each direction.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Some thoughts with Byron's help

I seem to end up posting links here, more than sharing astute wisdom of my own.  Mmmm.
Well, wisdom flows like a river, and the internet has become one of links between us.
Here's  H.Byron Ballard's recent post about Imbolc.  More on Imbolc will be here soon.  From me.  I promise.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Divine feminine poetry

Poetry by divine feminine friends...
Susa Silvermarie

Yes, you can click and go to the site.  It's a divine thing to do!

Annelinde Metzner

Goddess Pages is an excellent resource from the UK.

And here's Linda's blog link, where she posts a poem of hers weekly.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Osun celebration

A PBS show about Osun, one of a series about various religious available on until Jan 28.

Watch this one to learn about Osun, (say Oshune) the goddess of the waters, from the Yoruba people of Nigeria.

And go to Nigeria with Americans who are to be initiated as Priestesses and attend the annual Osun festival.  If you don't have time to watch the whole 55 minutes, you'll miss some snippets of how a goddess religion has endured, traveled, and adapted.

I have friends in Asheville, NC who celebrate Osun and have rituals by the waters in our North Carolina mountains...but they didn't get into this movie.  I'll post some pictures of our rituals though soon.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Goddess shows up everywhere

Calendar, both as wall style and a spiral bound version, with my friend's poetry included!
Phoenician carving dating to the 7th century BCE, found in Italy.
Dextra Quotskuyva, Hopi potter,  sipapu symbol .the womb of Mother Earth, emergence of beings from the underworld

Thursday, January 8, 2015

discussion on pagans

I get a newsletter which included this link today.  An interesting, and very intellectual discussion about paganism.