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Shared Buddhist-Hindu Goddess Offers Hope For Interfaith Future

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion

Hindus and Buddhists in Sri Lanka may have been divided through political strife over the years, but they have one important thing in common. Her name...

The Volcano and the Goddess

Findery | Posted 03.16.2014 | Travel
Findery

The Hawaiian mountain has been steadily flowing since 1983! That makes it one of the most long-lived eruptions known on Earth.

Embracing the Darkness of Winter Solstice

Lisa Levart | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Lisa Levart

Darkness comes early as Solstice draws near. Lights are lit in windows, on trees, inside houses and along streets. We seek their comfort and warmth during these short days and long nights.

To My Darling Daughters and All the Girls of the World.

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

Don't apologize for your edge or your curves, your sharpness or your softness, your sass or your sweetness. You came here to write your own rules, not the ones your mother passed down to you.

Serving Food With a Healthy Portion of Love

Lisa Levart | Posted 01.26.2014 | Food
Lisa Levart

"When I am in the kitchen, or when I am teaching about cooking, the most important thing I talk about is imparting the food you are cooking with the secret ingredient of love!"

How We Can Heal the World

Sandra Ingerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Sandra Ingerman

All life is connected to what is called a web of life. In our modern day world, we have disconnected ourselves from nature, and this is causing illness on physical and emotional levels as well as impacting the health of the planet itself.

A Season for Gender Equality

Lisa Levart | Posted 12.11.2013 | World
Lisa Levart

I believe that as long as our society focuses primarily on male images of the divine, humanity's imbalance will continue unresolved. This is why I am driven to create photographs of contemporary women portraying the Divine Feminine.

God Hirself: A Theology

T. Thorn Coyle | Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion
T. Thorn Coyle

The Star Goddess breathes out and everything rises. The Star Goddess breathes in, and all things contract. Her breath, the breath of the Limitless, in...

UN Leaders: Are You Thinking Enough About Gender Equality?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.21.2013 | World
Tabby Biddle

The 68th Session of the UN General Assembly will take place this week in New York. Global leaders will be gathering with good intention to set a new c...

Strengthening Shakti Through Ganesha Principles

Anju Bhargava | Posted 11.11.2013 | Religion
Anju Bhargava

On this 9/11 national day of remembrance let us pray that obstacles to the path of peace and social justice dissolve in the light of knowledge. Let our service projects bring awareness of all the myriad issues we are dealing with.

Goodbye Twerking and Good Riddance

Jessica Joseph | Posted 11.05.2013 | Black Voices
Jessica Joseph

I could not say a half-assed goodbye to this meme of gluteus maximus acrobatics which at its best is funny and at its worst, a dizzying cellulite assault on the eyes.

Make a Wish Upon the Shooting Stars This Weekend

Donna Henes | Posted 10.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

On any average night, away from urban light, five or six such fiery space fragments appear as shooting or falling stars every hour. When our annual revolution takes us through zones heavily littered with disintegrated comet trash, we see the spectacular sky shows called meter showers.

Women in Film: A Prevailing Imbalance Continues

Lisa Levart | Posted 10.08.2013 | Arts
Lisa Levart

My heart skipped a beat when I heard the reknowned film director Deborah Kampmeier was in production for a movie based on the Sumerian Goddess Inanna.

My Mother the Witch

Annie Finch | Posted 10.06.2013 | Women
Annie Finch

What if your mother was a witch? Do you think she would have done things a bit differently from other mothers? Based on my experience, you would be right...

How Facebook Censored Our Sheroes

Lisa Levart | Posted 09.23.2013 | Impact
Lisa Levart

Note: This post contains nudity. Until June 12, Facebook classified nude photographs of women who had undergone mastectomies as pornographic. This st...

The Queen of Sheba -- The Original Cross-Cultural Visionary

Lisa Levart | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Lisa Levart

During my recent trip to Morocco, there were times when it seemed like I had stepped into the movie Blade Runner. I was bombarded by a hectic energy -...

Do Men Get It?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 08.07.2013 | Women
Tabby Biddle

Here were are, living in a society whose religions do not recognize the female as divine, and we are questioning why women can't seem to move past the glass ceiling?

Tending to the Tree of Life in Spring

Donna Henes | Posted 07.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

The tree supports and centers our relationship with the earth and reminds us of our own connection to the sacred life source. In the tall and stately tree we can see a projection of our own best selves. We aspire to stand strong like the tree.

The Mystery of Who We Are

Tara Brach | Posted 06.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Probably the deepest inquiry in any of the spiritual traditions is the question, "Who am I?" If we look behind the roles and images that our culture gives us, behind the ideas that we internalize from our family, who's really here?

Aphrodite's Love

Lisa Levart | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts
Lisa Levart

Aphrodite, who in Greek mythology arose from the foam of the elemental waters, celebrates love and sexuality as an embodied divinity.

How Pagans Do It

Annie Finch | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
Annie Finch

I know many people who are sympathetic to Wicca but have little idea what we "do": how we worship, celebrate, meditate, pray. Spring, celebrated as a time of rebirth in so many different spiritual traditions, seems a good time to address such questions.

Creativity and the Three Graces

Lisa Levart | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
Lisa Levart

On a recent, chilly winter afternoon, the three of us met at Grace's magical home. Clay, concrete and painted steel spheres dotted the landscape as though they had rolled down the hill in some prehistoric era, settling in gentle clumps.

Lean In: The Spiritual Component of Women's Leadership

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.19.2013 | Women
Tabby Biddle

In my opinion, feminine spirituality is a critical ingredient to the next step in women's leadership. In order for us to rise, we need to reconnect with our natural spiritual authority. But what does this look like?

In Defense of the Goddess: Speaking Out Against Honor Killing

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

She did not feel she should hate the Druze for their tradition or put them in "The Other Box." She just wanted to understand better where and why the tradition existed -- and how it might be put to an end. Her pull to the topic was undeniably related to her own life experience.

A Love Letter to My Sisters

Ginnie Love | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ginnie Love

Look above you into the sky and recognize the expansive majesty and mysteries of how great an opportunity to be on this rock floating in space. Recognize the universe and your part in it. It is beyond miraculous.