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Never Mind That Tragic Martyred Saint! Let’s Celebrate Aphrodite’s Day!

Forget the celibate martyr for whom this day is named. In the name of the Goddess Aphrodite, we reclaim this day for beauty, pleasure, and love. Continue Reading

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Sunday Inspiration: Today I Rise

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"The most radical thing any of us can do at this time is to be fully present to what is happening in the world." - Joanna Macy..So rise up with me, sisters. Continue Reading

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Never Mind That Obscure Martyr – Today Belongs to Venus Aphrodite

Venus Aphrodte

This is an encore post from past years with a few pertinent updates. In the name of blessed Aphrodite, let us reclaim this day of love in the true spirit of celebration, honoring the divine gift of all love. All pleasure. Consensual unions only, of every kind. Warmest merriments and blessings to you! ~ BethContinue reading Continue Reading

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Every Day is Sacred: In Honor of Girls and Women

September 3 On this day in 1981, the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was adopted as an international treaty, outlawing gender discrimination world-wide. That was a giant step, and should be honored today by men and women alike. But there is a world of difference between declarationsContinue reading Continue Reading

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Forget Valentine’s. Today Belongs to Venus Aphrodite

This is an encore post from past years with a few pertinent updates. In the name of blessed Aphrodite, let us reclaim this day of love in the true spirit of celebration, honoring the divine gift of all love. All pleasure. Consensual unions only, of every kind.  Warmest merriments and blessings to you! ~ BethContinue reading Continue Reading

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Calling Upon Hecate

As you may know, on the last day of each month, I give honor to the Goddess Hecate. UPDATE, July 1: I continue this call, past Her feast day: In response to the ominous decision made by the United States Supreme Court today, and the ongoing corruption of the most fundamental principles of our democraticContinue reading Continue Reading

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Blessings to the Mothers

Once upon a time, Mother’s Day was not just another retail marketing blitz. Its founders would be aghast to see that it has become one of the biggest consumer holidays each year, prodding us to spend on perfume, flowers, cars, jewelry, even office supplies. Don’t get me wrong … I love that this is stillContinue reading Continue Reading

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Women’s Walk to Heal the Waters

A group of women is walking the entire length of the Mississippi River, in order to bless and heal the waters. The Mississippi River Water Walk began on March 1 at Lake Itasca, which is the river’s source, located in north-central Minnesota. The lake was frozen, but Sharon Day filled a copper bucket with theContinue reading Continue Reading

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Honoring and Empowering Women

A gathering to promote the rights of girls and education for all in Barrod village of Rajasthan’s Alwar district (2012). Photo: UN Women/Gaganjit Singh Chandok Today is International Women’s Day. Observed since the early 1900s,  it is a legal holiday in almost thirty countries, and is celebrated to honor women and our roles in society.Continue reading Continue Reading

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Queen of Many Names and Virtues

Hail Juno, for whom this month is named! Our story begins, not with Juno, but with the Goddess Hera. Once upon a time, before the warring patriarchal tribes of the north invaded, the Goddess Hera was the highest Greek divinity. A Queen of the Skies, Her name simply meant, “Our Lady,” and may not haveContinue reading Continue Reading

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Goddess Sunday: Thou Art Goddess

While I am out of town, I am offering this beautiful essay from astrologer Rhea Wolf. Consider it a belated Happy International Woman’s Day gift, as well as my regular Goddess Sunday feature. I am sure this is not the only time this year that, instead of highlighting a conventional, historic Goddess, I’ll be holdingContinue reading Continue Reading

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Best Wishes to the Women of Saudi Arabia!

History has been made.  While they still can’t drive, or leave the country unaccompanied, and many other demeaning restrictions remain for now, the women of Saudi Arabia will at last be given the right to vote and hold public office. You can read more about it here. Let us welcome and bless our hard-pressed sisters.Continue reading Continue Reading

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The 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day

The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation because in the degradation of woman, the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source. ~Lucretia Mott (1793-1880) Quaker, abolitionist, first to organize for women’s rights Today is the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day.  Stand up and show your support forContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesdays – Photos from Saudi Women

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A Gathering of Spirits

Kopis’taya(A Gathering Of Spirits)by Paula Gunn Allen Because we live in the browning seasonthe heavy air blocking our breath,and in this time when livingis only survival, we doubt the voicesthat come shadowed on the air,that weave within our brainscertain thoughts, a motion that is soft,imperceptible, a twilight rain,soft feather’s fall, a small bodydropping into itsContinue reading Continue Reading

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