Category Archives: Women

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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Was Kavanaugh Drunk?

Watching the hearings with Brett Kavanagh yesterday it occurred to me the man might be inebriated.   He certainly consumed a lot of water, was belligerent and maudlin, and his face showed unusually red – especially the constantly twitching nose. I’m surprised … Continue reading

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Lucidity

I’ve just returned from a poetry conference in the Ozarks.  It’s the twenty-seventh time poets have come together in Eureka Springs, AK to confab and critique at Lucidity.  The gathering is aptly named.  It’s all about the craft and how … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures – A Different Approach to Promoting Mutuality

The other day, I re-blogged Sara Frykenberg’s  post about the impossibility of debating “mutuality,” which I define as the mutual respect required to approach each and any “other” as a peer.     The movie, Hidden Figures, starring Taraji Hensen, Octavia … Continue reading

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Why I March

At my march in Denton, Texas the organizers asked us to fill out a card saying why we march.  I wrote:”Because all the women who stayed home because they haven’t yet found their voice, or someone would hit them or … 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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Published in We’ Moon

I am proud to announce that a couple of my poems will be featured in We’ Moon next year. We’ Moon is a women’s almanac published every year since 1987 by Mother Tongue Ink in Oregon. It’s been my constant … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo # 27 Hay(na)ku Meets Philosophy

I have a theory about shopping;  it mimics the act of creation, which is to make something from nothing. Creativity, is what makes us godlike.  It is an act of divinity, a reflection of The Prime Creative Force.  The act … 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 #21 Letting Go of Prose

I took a page from The Elusive Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy.  In the passage below Emmuska Magdalena Rosalia Maria Josepha Barbara Orczy describes a puppet show in a Parisian park at the height of the French Revolution depicting a decapitation … Continue reading

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