Sunday, December 21, 2014

Solsticing WITH SANTA

THIS YEAR I'm celebrating the Solstice with Santa.

Not the fake one with the beard and belly that shakes like jelly, I'm Solsticing with the real Santa: the Great Goddess Holda, of continental Europe.

It's not a hefty elf in a sleigh who's always brought children gifts in December at night while they sleep, it's Holda.  

Kids leave out cookies and milk for Her (or, in the past, whatever they had in the house that came close -- maybe a mug of lager and a slice of strudel if milk and cookies were nowhere near).

And Holda drinks and nibbles a bit, just to let them know she's been there.

Since Holda grows old with the year, in spring she's young and gloriously gorgeous, and in winter old and regal.

Babies and children she loves all year round.



Sunday, December 14, 2014


A humdinger of a new book for goddess lovers is coming available: Breaking the Mother Goose Code: How a Fairy Tale Character Fooled the World for 300 Years.

In this new book, Mother Goose reveals herself as simply a clever disguise for an ancient European Great Goddess, a costume designed to help escort this deity safely through Europe’s Burning Times. 

What’s more, Mother Goose’s fairy tales form a secret, oral Bible.  Like the Christian Bible, Mother’s secret book covers cosmology, theology, morality, and the history of religion (in this case, Europe's “Old Religion”).

Waltzing beyond the Christian Bible, however, this centuries-old fairy-tale Bible possesses secrets about the sacred use of magic.  The author of the book makes the radical claim that certain fairy tales are records of actual shamanic journeys into the Spirit World (or “Otherworld”), taken far in the past by actual European shamans. 

Recently, historians have admitted that Western Europe possessed shamans too, once upon a time, and like all shamans these habitually entered trance in order to do battle with evil spirits. 

After creaming and crushing their evil foes and then snapping out of trance, these ancient and Medieval European shamans returned home bearing magic solutions for everything from illness and infertility to lost children, lost lovers and the need for protection against sexual predation.  

So what about it?  Could “Hansel and Gretel” be a magic spell for locating lost children?  “Jack and the Beanstalk” a spell for winning good luck and good fortune?  “Donkeyskin” a spell for protecting oneself against a would-be rapist?  Get your hands on a copy of Breaking the Mother Goose Code and see for yourself. 

Go HERE now to pre-order the book. 

And while you’re at it, order one to give to your favorite friend during the magic of the Winter Solstice!