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#61 of 259 Old 03-14-2003, 02:54 PM
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Excellent point Daryl!

And hey, tomorrow is Saturday(my personal day!) so that would be great to do!
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What about resources for raising pagan children??

I know we have circle round listed, the Blessed Bee and some solstice books. Anyone have anything else??
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Bumping up for people with questions about paganism.
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I wanted to add the pagan comic strip to the resources :-)

Oh My Gods! http://ohmygods.timerift.net/
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I just got Circle Round a few weeks ago, and was surprised at how good it was, so full of info and ideas. We used it yesterday in a nice Oester celebration, it was so nice out and the flrs are blooming, so we celebrated the Goddess again, even tho it was not vernal equinox.

2 more books I have been enjoying lately:

When God Was a Woman, by Merlin Stone. Written in 1976, but still relevant. "The landmark exploration of the ancient worship of the Great Goddess and the eventual suppression of women's rites." It shows how Goddess worship was hated and attacked by the priestly writers of the Jewish scriptures, even to the point of ironically calling it worship of Ba'al, not Ashtoreth!

The Historical Mary, by Michael Jordan (!). The author assumes Mary (Jesus' mother) was an historical person, whose persona was mythologized, and made into a representation of the Great Goddess by the Catholic priests, prophets and popes. For my taste, he puts too much emphasis on her virginity, and leaves out a discussion of her sister/other half, Mary of Magdala. Still a good read, with lots of history.
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Goddesses in Older Women; Archtypes in women over fifty by Jean Shinoda Bolen, MD.

A great book that discusses the crone and how different goddsses help up during those years.
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Bumping to save our thread, and to see if ayone has anything to add to the list??
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The Classics Pages http://www.classicspage.com/

Perseus Project http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cache/p...eco-Roman.html

Biblioteca Arcana http://www.cs.utk.edu/~mclennan/BA/

A book that I haven't read, but some might find interesting
The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel's Polytheistic
Background and the Ugaritic Texts (Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2001)
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There are some pretty serious books on this list.. now my list of to-read items is even longer!
Um, its not actually a pagan book but it is entirely earth-focused
Earthways Environmental Activities for Young Children by Carol Petrash
has lots of neat craft ideas for celebrating the seasons and I really like it. There are a lot of projects in there that I have not seen in Circle Round or Celebrating the Great Mother.
Let's keep this list going!
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This site has a ton of online books on Northern European myths ect http://www.northvegr.org/lore/main.html

English Heathenry http://www.ealdriht.org/

http://www.thetroth.org/
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My website is aimed at Wiccans, though I cover some non-Wiccan info, too. It's www.breathlessnoon.com
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Does anyone know of a good website on Shamanism???

Thanks,
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here is a link for shamanism

http://deoxy.org/shaover.htm

Amberlaine, thanks for the link to your site.
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Thank you Arduinna.

I am looking forward to exploring this site when DS goest to sleep tonight.

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Bump.
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A new book on Religio Romana:

An Introduction to Roman Religion by John Scheid

I haven't read it yet, as it hasn't arrived but thought I'd share in case anyone was interested. I'll post a review after I read it.

Also, Dictionary of Roman Religion by Adkins and Adkins.
And, Religions of Rome volumes one and two by Mary Beard et al.

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Hi there, this brought me out of my lurk mode. Just found this website a few days ago.

Someone asked about shamanism, I'm a big fan of the so called "Harner Method."

www.shamanism.org

I also noticed that Paganpath www.paganpath.com wasn't listed. Great site!

MM, MP, MMA
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Thanks Damiana and welcome to MDC (glad you came out of lurk mode)
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surprised this one hasn't been posted yet

http://www.shadowdrake.com/
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Anyone every read or heard anything about The Goddess in Every Girl, Develop Your Teen Feminine Power by M J Abadie? I know it says its for teens but I'm wondering if it would be appropriate for a preteen or if it's at all good. I'm kinda looking for something that might be spiritually uplifting, etc. for dd#1. She's only nine but she's going through a lot of hormonal ups and downs right now and having a bit of a hard time. She loves to read and I know that certain books can really help us feel better and move forward when things are a bit whacky emotionally, so...? Hmm, that was not terribly well said but basically any suggestions for spiritual type stuff directed at the kids would be awesome.
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I like Silver RavenWolfs books; they are light hearted but cover all the basics. The "teen witch kit" (by SRW) is great, the book that comes with it is very empowering and I feel would be great even for a 9year old
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13 moons, I haven't read the book you asked about. Have you checked the reviews on Amazon for it??

I would suggest Circle Round by Starhawk as an intro to Goddess Spirituality. If that is your area of interest. I think preteens do best by one on one teaching myself. pm me if you want and I'll share what I did with my dd.
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Arduinna- I have not checked the reviews on Amazon-I always forget about that. I totally agree with you about the one on one approach. But I also remember that I liked to read (still do!) things independently too. I love Circle Round and use it a lot butI'm not exactly looking to teach her about spirituality, etc...more something as reassurance and/or guidance besides just mom. I don't know if that makes sense or not. She's going through so many changes right now with puberty, etc and she is so moody and negative very frequently which I understand is completely normal and have let her know that also, but it still bothers her to feel this way. I am trying to find a way to support her and be there for her but also to help her feel better about all these changes...she's my oldest so I've never dealt with any of this and I don't really know anyone IRL (besides my parents, of course!) who has been on this side of it! I will pm you ASAP Arduinna--thanks!

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Hey, I got your pm and replied to it before I read this. I think I bettter understand what you mean now. Are you looking for an archtype that she can identify with so that she feels what is happening is normal and ok?? Maybe some mythologies on growing up?
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Okay, I just pm'd you back Arduinna but I am going to try again here to see if I can get my thoughts out properly for everyone!
Yes, to the last post, that is partly what I amlooking for probably. Basically I am looking , I guess, for something for her to read/use to not just help her to know that all this is normal, but that it is a very positive thing that is happening to her. As pagans,w e tend to celebrate life's changes and cycles and that is the direction I want to come at all this from. I could be wrong, but I think generally books directed at the girls tend to be very "this is what's happening and we may not like it, but we're women so that's the way it is" type stuff. I want this to be an opportunity for her to feel better about herself and proud of where she's going; I think some pagan resource for that would be muchbetter than a mainstream one. And would address her interests better.
Back to The Goddess in Every Girl, the description of the book is this:
"Helps teenage girls make direct contact with their inner Goddess energy.
* Includes guided meditations, visualizations, journaling exercises, Goddess games and rituals.
* Represents a culturally diverse selection of Goddess personifications including Egyptian, Afro-Cuban, Asian, North American, Greek, and Roman.
* Complete astrological tables for Sun, Moon, Venus, and Mars enable girls to find their personal goddess allies. "

(I'm not sure if I'm allowed to do that.) So that description kind of appealed to what I was looking for, but you never know with those descriptions...and there was only one review on Amazon, so...
*sigh*
THanks for bearing with me!
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it's not that your confusing, I've been having a hard time keeping a train of thought lately. I read the review and looked on Amazon it it looks really good. I think I might get it for my dd too.

And hey if you buy it and hate it before you give it to her you can always return it :-)
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Bumping for holiday purchases!
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