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Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone – Interview Part 2 Deity and Trance | PNC-Minnesota Bureau. Part two of this interview series with Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone , guests at Heartland Spirit Festival , this continues from the first portion of our interview. This section of the interview focuses on the current practice of Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone, what they have experienced with deity work and integrated. Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone Nels (N) :Is it easier to speak to the deities now? Gavin (G) : Something interesting is going on, as Pagans we have been waking the gods since the 1950′s. Voudon and the Caribbean traditions has a few hundred years on us! Hecate Photo: wikimedia Over the years as we done trance possession we have kept having Hecate appearing, even though neither of us have felt inclined to work with her, but now it seems we haven’t got much choice! Janet (J) : The last time it happened in America she turned around and said to Gavin, “Oh God, it’s not you again”.

J: She is taking on the role of a psychopomp for trance, quite fascinating. J: Odin is a classic example. ?fblike=http%3a%2f%2fwildhunt.org%2f2012%2f11%2fpatricia-monaghan-1946-2012. The Honey Tree | Hearth Moon Rising's blog. Cybele, Rome 50 b.c.e.photo Marshall Astor This week’s goddess is Cybele (pronounced kye-bell), whose sacred tree is the pine. Cybele is the earth mother goddess of what is now western Turkey, who had a popular and longstanding cult that eventually spread to Rome. She had a lover named Attis, who was also her grandson, whom she loved very much, and she showered him with gifts and attention. Despite the pampered treatment he enjoyed, Attis eventually became enamored of a nymph, and he could not keep the liaison a secret from Cybele. The Turkish Pine is renowned for its role in production of a type of honey. At the opening of Cybele’s spring ceremony in Rome, a pine branch was carried into the city to represent Attis.

From Oskar Seyffert’s Dictionary of Classical Antiquities Amid tumultuous music, and rites of wildest sorrow, they sought and mourned for Attis in the mountains. From Robert Graves’ The White Goddess Stand of Turkish Pinephoto Sten Sources Budapest, Zsuzsanna E. Graves, Robert. Hye Sook Hwang - Returning Home with Mago, the Great Goddess, from East Asia | Trivia: Voices of Feministm. Hye Sook Hwang I come from Korea. When I say I came from Korea, I do not mean “Korea” in a nationalistic sense. Nationalism, reinforced by international politics as a cardinal rule of the global community, precludes the agency of women; it is a game of the patriarchal controllers. When I say I am Korean, I mean I am a Magoist Korean, a gynocentric Korean.

My Korean identity refers to my cultural and historical root. Fortunately, I have found my Korean gynocentric root in the tradition of Mago, the Great Goddess, from East Asia.1 Virginia Woolf, Mary Daly, and Gloria Anzaldúa reiterated that they have no country, but the whole world is their country. Beginning Steps of My Home-coming Journey I had a rough start in my first year of university.

I had two dreams in my early twenties. For a long time, I thought my call to become an overseas missionary originated in my Christian belief. Upon learning about Maryknoll Sisters, a U.S. Maryknollers were like wanderers. An Introduction to Magoism. Exhibition of mythical and sensual women and modern figurative art. Frigga and the Birch | Hearth Moon Rising's blog. White Birch tree. Photo Willow.

The birch was discussed a few months ago in the series on the witch’s broom , but a whole book could be written about this magical tree. This week we turn to the relationship between the birch tree and the Germanic goddess Frigga. Trees going by the common name of “birch” belong to the family betula , which abounds in northern climates, though the various species differ in appearance, habitat, and other characteristics. The two species prevalent in North America are the Paper Birch, which produces the material for the lightweight birch bark canoes that were once the predominant mode of travel in the north, and the Yellow Birch, which is known for its highly aromatic leaf buds.

The birch is an attractive tree, often quite tall, that buds early in spring. The rune Boerc. The birch tree is believed to dispel evil, which is why participants leaving the traditional Nordic sauna are gently flogged with birch twigs. Boerc is Frigga’s rune. Silver Birch. Sources. The Honey Tree | Hearth Moon Rising's blog. Charlyflower.wix. One of the myriad spin-offs of having lost the matriarchal world is that men and women have become hypnotized by their own physical image.

The Aboriginal people of Australia see western women as one lipstick short of a make-up bag in the way that they obsess about their physical appearance. Beauty, to the Aboriginal people, is about an inner state – it represents energy that is balanced, pure, and radiant. And when you have that, it radiates outward to the world for all to see. The modern version of beauty has completely passed me by – I’ve never understood it. When I look at many so-called “beautiful” women, I find little to rave about: when the outer glitter isn’t matched by some modicum of gold underneath, the outer beauty counts for nothing – in my view.

In order to better understand this question, I decided to entertain the possibility that there had once been a time when mirrors didn’t exist. There is an antidote. Facebook. Facebook.