GIVING BACK TO THE MOTHER by Carol P. Christ

One of the inspirations for the Goddess Pilgrimage to Crete was the spiritual power and energy I felt at the monastery of Paliani with its Sacred Myrtle Tree.  The Panagia, She Who Is All Holy, is said to live in the tree, and the nuns who tend the tree follow customs far older than Christianity.  When I first visited…

Rethinking the Elements

Originally posted on Cauldron and Brew: A Witch's Blog:
  Think about the Elements: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit, etc.  What do you associate with these forces?  Any seasons, cardinal directions, colors, creatures, or attributes?  Do you have a special connection with any of them?  Do you even perceive Elements that are not listed?…

Wholesome Pagan Parenting

Originally posted on Ozark Pagan Mamma:
Recently I’ve talked to a lot of Pagans who have said some of their kids converted to Christianity after they were grown. I talked to one person who was raised Pagan, remained a Pagan as an adult, but whose siblings converted to Christianity. I’ve been wondering why this is.…

The owner of a slave

Originally posted on HumanSinShadow.wordpress.com:
This daguerreotype shows a New Orleans woman with her slave in the mid 19th century. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) THE OWNER OF A SLAVE DESTROYS TWO FREEDOMS – THAT OF HIS SLAVE AND THAT OF HIM- SELF John Bryan read it in: THE DREADED COMPARISON – Human Animal Slavery :…

Petition to Sekhmet: Healing.

Originally posted on Mystical Bewilderment:
When things are hard, I constantly try to remind myself that it’s a cycle and that all cycles end. I’ve had a particularly harder time than usual telling myself this in the last couple of weeks. I think it’s because every aspect of my life has been really difficult. As…