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Rofl at the thought of me buying a sex book.
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Originally Posted by Emmama
So, I want to talk Goddesses. Many months ago, I recall people talking of how a Goddess chose them. I am interested in this. Until now, I have just worked with the Mother Goddess....no particular aspect, just the All. Lately I have been feeling a need to work with a certain face of Her. How do I pick one? Does She pick me and if so, how and how would I know? I have not done a lot of research on the different aspects and faces the Goddess can have. I hope you ladies have some insight
Wombatclay gave some really good advice- I thinking looking and listening are important. Also, reading. I like The New Book of Goddesses & Heroines by Monaghan.

Also, I thought I would share with you some of the points that Waverly Fitzgerald made in the School of the Seasons packet I bought:
  • I imagined doing all sorts of research trying to identify my special goddess. One of my teachers told me not to worry. She said, "Just ask for signs. The goddess will show herself to you."
  • The teachers of the magic class I took advised us to negotiate the terms of our relationship with the deity. They pointed out that you did not have to agree to serve, say, the Morrigan, just because she wants you. Having foolishly told Kali "you can have me if you want me" and immediately afterwards being struck down by a life-threatening pulmonary embolism, I know you should not say things lightly.
  • If you feel drawn to a particular goddess, ask her for signs, read about her, make an altar for her, make a visual representation of her, tell her stories to people; identify her feast days and celebrate them.
  • I have not yet developed such a formal relationship with a goddess. Rather, from time to time, I find myself attuned with a particular goddess or deriving insight from reading her myths.
I add that last quote, because after seeking for about a year, I think I have become comfortable with not being focused on one goddess, but rather finding guidance in different goddesses at different times.
Good luck with your search!

13moons~ how sweet! The science camp does sound like fun. I did not go to any summer camps and look forward to giving that opportunity to my girls. I love reading about you and your daughter, because it feels like a little window into the future. I loved, by the way, when you were talking about celebrating the first moon time. I really think it is so important to recognize that life stage as important and wonderful. For myself (and many others I expect) it was something that was hushed up and made to seem shameful. I hope to give my girls a special present and thoroughly embarrass them with my happiness!

I missed that masturbation thread,too- on purpose! I knew I would not be able to be nice to any one who would think of it as a sin!

O.k., my post is very long already- I'll tell you about the goats in the canoe later.
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Originally Posted by Salvia
I missed that masturbation thread,too- on purpose! I knew I would not be able to be nice to any one who would think of it as a sin!
I know. Me too. But I really never did see the thread...next time give me a heads up, guys.


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O.k., my post is very long already- I'll tell you about the goats in the canoe later.
Oh no you don't! I won't let you get away with that little tidbit and not share the story!!


Oh and BTW, for those who are interested, dd is really enjoying The Golden Compass and apparently my 8 y.o. dd is reading it too because she was bummed that her big sis was taking it with her to camp. (I'll have to see if the library has another copy or get mine back from my dad.) We didn't get a chance to chat about it yet, but I'm sure we will when she gets back. I just hope she doesn't have too much reading time since that's the only book she brought with her and usually a book won't last a week for her at home.
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13moons, a book hasn't lasted me a week (except for Mists of Avalon....) Since I started reading, I think...

Science Camp does sound fun! That is one of the selfish reasons I want to homeschool, I want to get in on all the fun stuff they will do!

Re; Goddesses. I tend to think on one facet or another with the changing of the seasons. I personally believe that God/dess is too big/deep/all encompassing for us to understand and that it is more humanity that has over the centuries divided her up into deparate beings. But that is just my opinion...

Having a lovely afternoon, all the children napping at the same time, a decently clean house (shhh don't look in the closets.!!!) and lots of online time trying to set up this new business (hint: I now have a siggy...)

And tonight is the weekly IL's dinner at the local pizza place. Happy day!
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wombatslay~Thank you for that advice. I did meditate before bed and asked for answers in my dreams.....I dreamt of arranging flowers with Martha Stewart : I think I will take out the Tarot cards this week to try and get something.

Salvia~Resourceful librarian, as always Thank you for the Goddess book rec! I also like what School of the Seasons had to say.

This is off topic, but has anyone tried Magic Hat beer? I bought some of the #9 brew and it is pretty good! The "clouded in secrecy" thing got me....I just HAD to try it.
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Oh no you don't! I won't let you get away with that little tidbit and not share the story!!
No time, no time...darn children! Anyway, I promise I'll post tonight. The story could be titled Will Wrestle Goats for Champagne.
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I can't wait!
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Originally Posted by Emmama
I did meditate before bed and asked for answers in my dreams.....I dreamt of arranging flowers with Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart as messenger of the goddess. All right, so maybe this is stretching it a bit, but maybe you should be looking at Goddesses that represent the home and hearth, domestic stuff, you know?
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I totally agree with 13moons. That is an awesome dream to have when you are wanting to focus on goddesses! She is such a quintessential representation of the goddess in modern culture. I love it! She's even got the bad girl thing going on and people have a love/hate relationship with her. She's the 21st century goddess of hearth and home!
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I totally agree with 13moons. That is an awesome dream to have when you are wanting to focus on goddesses! She is such a quintessential representation of the goddess in modern culture. I love it! She's even got the bad girl thing going on and people have a love/hate relationship with her. She's the 21st century goddess of hearth and home!
Oh, that is just too beautiful. I am making a candle tomorrow!

Here is the goat/canoe story. I hope you enjoy.

It's hot here! I ran around like a mad woman tonight getting the flannel sheets off the beds! The a/c has been turned on! Eeep! I went a little crazy and bought a bikini today. Not pretty. Think badly set jello falling out of small cups.

Good night, darlings.
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Originally Posted by Salvia
Oh, that is just too beautiful. I am making a candle tomorrow!

Here is the goat/canoe story. I hope you enjoy.

It's hot here! I ran around like a mad woman tonight getting the flannel sheets off the beds! The a/c has been turned on! Eeep! I went a little crazy and bought a bikini today. Not pretty. Think badly set jello falling out of small cups.

Good night, darlings.
That's too funny! The canoe ride sounds lovely and it's great that you had such a nice Mother's Day, Salvia!
Badly set jello--you crack me up! This reminds me of Anne Lamott's book Operating Instructions--the part where she talks about how after the birth of her son, when she lies on her side her stomach lies beside her like an obedient puppy.
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oooooh, it has been too long since I've laughed at something I've read...
I can totally relate to the jello & the puppy, oh my...:

don't mean to be such a Homer, but it's funny because it's true.

I can't relate directly to the goats, I think my cats teaming up & working in tandem against me can be quite the force... : but goats. What a magical day, tho!

I really needed a laugh, broke me out of my fleeting henny penny thoughts! MRI first thing in the morning! It is what it is ~but I'm praying for some good news... whatever that may be!

It's hard to imagine the PNW hot when the weather here has totally reminded me of n.California... rainy & cool, not really cold but raw. Everything is so lush & green. Juicy. The transition in foliation happened so quickly.

I've been enjoying the conversation & advice about seeking goddesses. I haven't actively sought one out, but felt divination brought me to Gaia... and I do find a great strength & comfort in her aspects. I've been trying to keep the circle continuous in my thoughts & not get too fixed in one point along the way. Keeping the ball rolling, so to speak. Not seeing death as an end. Okay, enough w/the chatty!
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Heh. I can relate to having my belly lay beside me. It's kinda oogy.

Martha as a goddess figure- Yep, I can totally see it.

Still raining here in the northeast. Ugh. I'm tired of it. I must go out in it today to return something and to pick up a few groceries. Times like this when I wish I had money to get grocery delivery!!

It's going to be so lush and green when this rain ends. Well, either that or everything will rot. ;-) I'm hoping for green.

Can't wait to get outside and walk amongst the trees. Gotta remember hats though...Ticks are already out in full force.
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Martha Stewart as a Goddess

This rain is totally bumming me out, I've been waiting to go plant veggies in my garden and the rain has halted that plan. It does make me more fully appreciate the fact that we are but one small part of this earth though. Last night my DH made a comment about how cruel Mother Nature could be and it made me think about how egotistical (sp?) humans can be - as if Mother Nature gave us all this rain just to be a PITA!
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it made me think about how egotistical (sp?) humans can be - as if Mother Nature gave us all this rain just to be a PITA!
So true!
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Salvia, I loved you goat story! How perfect of a day!
I raised goats when I was a kid(ha ha, little goat pun there...)
I still have very fond memories of their antics... Like days old kids playing king of the hill on an overturned water bowl....ahhh

My dearest and dearest goat, Pepper, was a dear little wether who nearly died at birth. We took him inside and got to know each other as we nursed him those first few days. He and I always had a soft spot for one another.....

Addie graduates preschool today. I think she is pretty excited to homeschool, she likes school, but she also hates getting up to go anywhere that early. "You KNOW I don't like to rush, Mom..."

Still alternating between hot days and mod days here, thank goodness, the summers are so hot and long and dry here, I love it when we get a full Spring!
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13moons, thanks for asking... we are mostly better. Ds and I are getting over it, though his ears are plugged, and I have some laryngitis, so there is a lot of "what?" and repetition going on. Dh is sick and stayed home yesterday.

My MIL got me the coolest soap for mothers day - it is called Arcana Soaps (www.arcanasoaps.com), and she got me Persephone's Flowers. It says on it "As one of the most overscheduled divine beings, Persephone had to juggle her roles as daughter, wife, goddess, icon of spring, cheerless Queen of Hades & spokesmodel for pomegranate seeds. In her avocado-enriched soap, the musky tartness of pomegranate rubs itself all over innocent lily of the valley while black anise hangs back discreetly."

Dh made us a vegan picnic for mother's day and we went to a local park (like state park in the woods by a creek, not city park type thing) and ate and drank beer. Yum!

Ok, so I know I am like light years behind the rest of the world, but I just read The Da Vinci Code. Oh my goodness, what a great book. Why did nobody tell me about all the goddess aspects of it?! :
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I love the DaVinci Code.....I need to take a trip to Scotland to see Roslyn Chapel.
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owensmom- what a great description to have on a bar of soap! Does it feel/bubble/smell as yummy as it sounds?
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