Category Archives: Myth

The Seeress

Alison Jardine greeted us today at the d’Verse Poets’ Pub by introducing Jacquline Hurlbert’s art as a prompt for the next poem.  Lately, I’ve been watching the TV show Vikings, in part because I am enamored of all things raven.  Imagine … Continue reading

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Association

It’s open link night at the dVerse Poets Pub,  Grace is behind the bar and any one can belly up to tell a tale, old or new.  She began the telling with Lines for Winter by Mark Strand.  I didn’t … Continue reading

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Women’s Ritual Dances and the Nine Touchstones of Goddess Spirituality-Part Two by Laura Shannon

In the first part of this article, I looked at how Carol P Christ’s Nine Touchstones of Goddess Spirituality are related to traditional women’s ritual dances of the Balkans. After more than thirty years of researching and teaching these dances…

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When Coyote Shows Up To Play

Several months ago I signed up on Owl & Crow for an on-line course in creating a Major Arcana tarot deck of SoulCollage® cards.  It started January 8th, but by then I had forgotten exactly what I had enrolled in.  … Continue reading

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Amantha Murphy’s Magical Mystery Tour

I’ve just returned from a pilgrimage to some of Ireland’s early sacred sites, travelling with a coterie of amazing women whose companionship proved invaluable in  enhancing profound interactions with the wells, cairns, barrows, henges, mounds and temples of our ancestors.  Shared knowledge, stories, memories, visions … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo #26 Getting in Character

Pandora’s Box  is a story that has always fascinated and disturbed me, as do all creation myths that blame the ills of humankind on women. Ironically, it is most often women who fall victim to and suffer from those same … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo # 23 Cartomancy

I pulled the High priestess from my Ryder Waite tarot deck.  It’s the deck I learned to tell the cards with and its still my favorite because it incorporates so many plain, simple and universal symbols.  However, I have a … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Sappphic Poems #11

Yikes! Too hard. Much as love this ancient poet’s words, something of the form, I fear, is lost in translation- I simply don’t think in dactyls or is it trochees? Dear me! I am not certain quite/That even now I’ve … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day Ten Alphabet Soup

Hi! Playing catch-up after missing a couple of days. I’m posting Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwkyz,  with a nod to Big Bird, only because I am determined to finish the month having  completed all the prompts and time’s a-zoomin’. Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwkyz Almost every night I … Continue reading

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“Tammy” – No Rotten Tomatoes Here!

I love Melissa McCarthy. She rescued Brides from banality, made me laugh out loud in Identity Theft and cheer (again aloud) in Heat. I think she’s the best comedian to come down the pike in a long time.   Her comedic … Continue reading

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