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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.

The Final Debate: Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Lisa Levart | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Lisa Levart

The fourth and final debate of the 2012 presidential race was held along the East Coast on October 29th with Hurricane Sandy as the moderator.

Looking for the Divine Feminine in Israel

Rochelle Schieck | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Rochelle Schieck

I didn't see the Goddess honored in the Holy Land of Jerusalem, but I did feel her in the Holy Land.  I felt her swimming in the sea, in the clouds at sunset, with the flow of the river that goes through Tel-Aviv, in the peaceful quiet of the desert, and in the salt of the Dead Sea.

Goddess Bless America: My Wild and Crazy Fantasy

Lisa Levart | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Lisa Levart

The word God was used a total of 57 times during the recent Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Just for fun, let's imagine if the word Goddess were used instead.

'Vagina': The Authorized Biography?

Paul Raeburn | Posted 11.18.2012 | Books
Paul Raeburn

I have not read the book. And I don't plan to. But I thought I should note that Vagina: A New Biography, by the feminist writer Naomi Wolf, has drawn scorn from science bloggers and literary critics alike.

Finding Beauty in the South Bronx With Majora Carter

Lisa Levart | Posted 08.16.2012 | Arts
Lisa Levart

Surrounded by barbed wire, with windows spattered with gun shot holes, and rusty old signs declaring "No Guns Beyond this Point," it takes a pure visionary like Majora to see the possibility of transforming this vessel of pain and suffering into a green, sustainable, mixed income housing complex.

Sun Worship

Donna Henes | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

For many millennia, the moon reigned supreme and was worshipped as divine. Although the sun has been venerated to some degree in practically every culture in the world, a highly developed worship of the sun is comparatively rare.

A Reluctant Activist Gets Tutored By Gloria Feldt and Lilith

Lisa Levart | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Lisa Levart

Faced with the overwhelming reality of our world in which women are so often oppressed and victimized, I wonder: shouldn't I stop pretending that certain political conversations fall within the boundaries of what's normal and sane?

Another Friday the 13th: Paraskevidekatriaphobes, Beware!

Donna Henes | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

It's time to reclaim the original meaning of Friday the 13. Let's reject the fear factor and find luck and abundance, safety and pleasure wherever we look.

So Lady Gaga's Not Madonna, but Is She the Lost Star?

Roxane Assaf | Posted 08.21.2012 | Entertainment
Roxane Assaf

Some of the world's heaviest thinkers on faith and history infuse this topic with a gravitas worthy of all the effort. The question is which flavor of Mary Magdalene you like best.

Men and the Divine Feminine

Lisa Levart | Posted 08.19.2012 | Arts
Lisa Levart

In our contemporary, violent world of environmental disasters and human rights violations, shouldn't there be more opportunities for men to cultivate, honor and embrace the divine feminine

(R)evolution in San Francisco: Ana Castillo Seizes the Reigns of Feminist Spirituality for 2012

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 05.17.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

It was clear to many in the room that she was providing the missing feminine voice capable of renewing the Goddess Movement on a global level after it disappeared underground following the backlash of its New Age commercialization in the '80s.

Mother's Day: Where Did It All Begin?

Barbara Biziou | Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

Like many other holidays that have been commercialized in modern times, Mother's Day has centuries-old antecedents. Cultures around the world celebrated (and still do) the mother goddess as a representative of nurturing and the giver of all life.

Game of Thrones and the Many Faces of the Goddess

Graham Milne | Posted 06.24.2012 | TV
Graham Milne

The infinite and mesmerizing complexity of the feminine was embodied by the incredible women of Game of Thrones in this past episode, "Garden of Bones."