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Friday ROCKs!!

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Well, I have made it through the whirlwind that was April... ending in Beltane. Then May kicked off with it's (first of two) Full Moon. Ruth was in town signing her book & signing last night. That was great, really...wow... she has such an awesome presence. Tallied out the last few weeks... in the last 14 days we've been engaged in some form of ritual work a grand total of 9 of them, and planning for group rituals another one of those days, then attended an event for one of our own for another of those days. So 3 days were mundane...LOL... if you call finally giving my 1986 Celica a break. I figure, after 26 years and 337,000 miles, she deserves a break here & there. So say hello to my new vehicle!! Let's see...for the other 2 of those 3 days... I was sick one of them, home & directly to bed. Umm... last one? Oh, yes...went to visit my Energy friend, who is recovering from back surgery. Life is full...as it should be! So, slowing down a bit now... wor…
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Willendorf Goddess This is Gaia, Mother Earth in all her raw and fertile splendor. Great-breasted nurturer, great-bellied giver of life, she was dubbed the Venus of Willendorf by archeologists who discovered her near that locale in Austria. Noteworthy are her impersonal, featureless face, the dynamism of her curling hair, the profoundly regal sureness of her posture. Dated to 30,000 BCE, she is both the earliest depiction of the human form and the first known religious image of the Mother Goddess

What is a "Pagan", really?

I like Prudence Jones and Nigel Pennick's assessment of Paganism as "Nature-mysticism" and their claim that it refers to:"…Nature-venerating indigenous spiritual traditions generally, and in particular to that of Europe, which has been specifically reaffirmed by its contemporary adherents under that name. Pagan religions, in this sense, have the following characteristics in common:They are polytheistic, recognising a plurality of divine beings, which may or may not be avatars or other aspects of an underlying unity/duality/trinity etc.They view Nature as a theophany, a manifestation of divinity, not as a 'fallen' creation of the latter.They recognize the female divine principle, called the Goddess (with a capital 'G', to distinguish her from the many particular goddesses), as well as, or instead of, the male divine principle, the God.In this sen…