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#121 of 259 Old 03-07-2004, 08:19 AM
 
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I hope it is allright to ask this here.
I just got Pagan Parenting off of Ebay. i'm very excited to read this. looks great...
i had circle round until someone walked off with it. would you say that circle round is for when your child is a bit older? (my dd is just over 14 mo)
and i never got the cd that came with it... what is on that?

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darn--that's probably the auction I was watching and forgot to bid on!
As for Circle Round, I would say that while parts of it are good for older children, I have found many of the activities and stories to be appropriate for all my kids. I've been using it since my son was about two and he has enjoyed lots of stuff out of it. So maybe a bit older than your dd, but not by much.
I don't have the cd either, but I'd like to get it--I've only heard good things about the music.
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just wanted to add...there is a copy of Circle Round on Ebay right now. Opening bid is $1.00; buy it now is $5.00.
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#125 of 259 Old 03-22-2004, 01:59 PM - Thread Starter
 
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It's been a year and a half since we started this thread. So I went through and updated the links I posted since some had become dead ends.
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I know this has been floating in the ether for a while but, if nobody minds I have a few additions

Books-Nonfiction:
Celebrating the Great Mother: A Handbook of Earth-Honoring Activities for Parents and Children by Cait Johnson and Maura D. Shaw
Drawing Down the Moon by Margot Adler
anything by Caitlin and/or John Matthews, Anne Ross, Miranda J. Green, Peter Berresford Ellis, Jean Markale (all on pre-Christian Celtic religions, although the Matthews do have books on other topics)

Fiction Authors:
Morgan Llywellyn
Gael Baudino

All my links got lost when I switched ISPs so I'm trying to rebuild.
Another neo-Druidic organization (besides OBOD that was mentioned a few pages ago) is http://www.adf.org

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#128 of 259 Old 04-09-2004, 09:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Meiri came up with this link to an article in Atlantic Monthly that gives a succint history of Wicca and some info on the Burning Times.

http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2001/01/allen.htm
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I just wanted to say THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU!! I've been looking for info and sites but had no idea where to start. This should keep me busy for a while. Thanx again.

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Why Wicca Isn't Celtic http://rimcountrypagans.dreamscrying.net/whywicca.html
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i liked scott cunningham's books and am suprised they aren't on the list... so...

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, by Scott Cunningham, as well as his Encyclopedia of Magickal Herbs. he also wrote some great books about earth magick, with lots of ideas for spells and rituals... they're titled, like, Earth Magick or something like that. (( too lazy to go look at my bookshelf... ))

i'd also definitely recommend Dorothy Morrison's book, The Craft: A Witch's Book of Shadows.

for altar tools, i'd recommend...

http://www.lythastudios.com/
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http://abaxion.com/

have any of you read Crafting the Body Divine? i've been considering getting it for awhile...
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#132 of 259 Old 04-12-2004, 07:51 PM
 
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Arduinna! Thank-you for that website. I hadn't realized that Clannada's website was no more.

I'm glad that person picked up that article and has kept it online.

Here's another good one, apologies if I had already posted it. It's a compilation of Celtic Triads, centuries of Celtic wisdom as one online acquaintance dubbed them.

http://www.illusions.com/rowanhold/3things.htm

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thanks for posting all this celtic info.... i am drawn to their culture and beliefs... so keep em coming...lol... altho i should be laying off the research as i have many projects im working on... i am an avid reader...

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anyone know what happened to Imbas??
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Hey, you know what we haven't done yet???

The big Pagan Festivals/gatherings. Anyone got some more links??

Rites of Spring http://www.earthspirit.com/ros/

WitchVox Major Festivals Page http://www.witchvox.com/vn/vn_evw/ev_festivals.html

Circle Sancuary Pagan Spirit Gathering http://www.circlesanctuary.org/psg/
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Wicca for the Rest of Us is a great site for debunking a lot of the fluffy-bunny myths about Wicca from a Wiccan point of view. Some may be offended by the anti-fluffy nature of it, so I apologize to any fluffy-bunnies here.
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Karen Ann, thanks for the link it fab! I love a place that is up front about matriarcial religous history.
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Karen Ann, that site is fantastic! Thank-you for posting a link to it.

I think a bit more of the Celtic beliefs survived than that site implies, but that's a matter of degree only.

"What will you do once you know?"
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I went to this site about fluffy-bunny and it automaticaly began to print itself... I would cancel the printing and it would begin again and again... couldn't read the page and had to close my computer...

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If anyone's interested in the goddess Epona, someone on my Druid mailing list just posted this new site devoted to her.
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Thanks! I've always liked Epona for some reason, probably because I was a horse-crazy kid way back when.

How analogous to Her do you think the Welsh Goddess Rhiannon is? Is there an Irish or Slovakian Goddess like Her?

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Very eclectic Goddess Order:

http://www.thewhitemoon.com

I've been training here for nearly four years now. There are many links. This is a very eclectic group....so all who honor the Goddess would feel at home here.

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Absolutely fabulous book on the nereids. Divine Escorts Nereids in Archaic and Classical Greek Art by Judith Barringer, University of Michigan Press

and Oxford Classical Dictionary by Hornblower and Spawforth

Germanic Spirituality by Bil Linzie it's on pdf file so you need adobe acrobat to read it. http://www.northvegr.org/northern/book/spirituality.pdf
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Thanks! I've always liked Epona for some reason, probably because I was a horse-crazy kid way back when.

How analogous to Her do you think the Welsh Goddess Rhiannon is? Is there an Irish or Slovakian Goddess like Her?
Most of my books are in boxes right now (I'm painting my room) so I can't look up. It seems that most Celtic cultures had horse goddesses that served similar functions (generally combined w/ warfare as well since horses played abig part in combat).

As for Irish horse goddesses, the only one I can think of right now is Macha, the one who cast the curse on the men of Ulster. When she was heavily pregnant with twins, her husband bragged of her running speed to the king. The king commanded that she race his two fastest horses, despite her condition. She begged for a reprieve until she delivered, asking for mercy in the name of all mothers who bore men. The king refunsed; she ran the race whilst in labor and won. She delivered her twins on the finishing line and called out a curse on the men of Ulster for 20(?) generations: whenever there is a time of strife or warfare, all the men of Ulster will be plagued by labor pains. This curse came heavily into play in the Tain. (I'm going from memory here, and my 3 y.o. is bouncing around, so my details may be a little off, but that's the jist of it.)

I know there are Slovakian horse goddesses but I can't look them up right this minute (see above parentheses).

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I can't remember if I posted this before and I'm too lazy to scroll through the thread and look so:

The Road to Hel http://www.othalaacres.com/library/f...oad_To_Hel.pdf

The Road to Hel (a study of the conception of the dead in old norse literature) Hilda Roderick Ellis
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Would you recommend this book for someone wanting to learn the basics and see if it might be for me?

Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions
by Joyce Higginbotham, River Higginbotham

So glad this thread got bumped!!

Thanks,
Dana

Dana, mom to Avery & Natalie 7 , Cole 4 , and Baby #4 on the way!
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Great thread!

I went through every page looking for summer solstice ideas and found some.

Any more great sites with ideas, writing prompts, rituals, celebrations, crafts etc. for summer solstice?

TIA!!!

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I love that book ("Paganism...") and it's a pretty good beginner book, but it's unlike all the others. It is a lot more philosophical and less about surface stuff, though they do cover it. Some of the chapters get into some mind-boggling quantum physics, but it's very thought-provoking. It's also good if you're coming from another religion, esp. christianity, and have ideas about religion, deity, and the universe that are along those lines. It's very good for helping you explore what you believe. As far as being your first pagan book, I'd suggest some lighter reading such as Scott Cunningham's "Guide for the Solitary Practitioner" (though I'm not a personal fan of his writing style), or Edain McCoy (I like her much better as an author) has a new one, I think it's called "So you want to be a witch" or something like that (please correct me if I'm wrong).

I think "Paganism" is one of the single best books out there, or at least that I've read, but the latter chapters might be too intense. I didn't pick it up till I'd been practising for a year and a half, and it still makes my brain ache!
The first chapter, I guess I kind of skimmed, because it went over all the stuff about tools, sabbats, elements and all that lovely stuff, so I guess there's that too.
I've managed to talk myself in circles, but I hope that helps you!
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Thank-you KarenAnn!!

How in the world could I have forgotten about Macha!?!?!

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