Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Afraid OF THE GODDESS
If you’re new to Her, the Goddess can be a frightening phenomenon. A commenter on this blog reminded me of that yesterday. And this afternoon as I was retyping an old manuscript, I came to this sentence: “Even the term ‘goddess’ hits me wrong, scares me a little.” I was surprised. I hadn’t remembered my own initial fears. I moved on past this sentence without retyping it, since I no longer feel this way about the Goddess (obviously), but how coincidental that I stumbled across my old fears at just this point in time. I know what discharged my fears for me: a dependable group of women I celebrated the Goddess with, six times annually, for over ten years.
Also helpful were several journals and magazines, some of them gone, now. One journal still in existence is SageWoman. Good online journals are Matrifocus.com and AwakenedWoman.com. Maybe others of you can add favorite Goddess publications still going strong?
The picture of Artemis comes from my own collection of work done by Susan Seddon Boulet.