A Samhain Ancestor Blessing

By Molly Remer, Brigidsgrove May you let your shoulders soften,the knots loosen and unbind.May you feel the light touchof the ancestors across your brow,their lives leading right up to now.May you savor a moment of silence,of quiet space-keepingand spark-tending.May you take a deep breath of gratitude,a deep breath of satisfaction,and a deep breath of peace.May […]

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Are We “For Giving”?

By Sid Reger, The Association for the Study of Women and Mythology I’d like to propose an alternate to the “market economy” paradigm that infects almost all of modern society. Let’s not talk about paying back or paying forward. Instead, let’s consider the model of the matriarchal Gift Economy, based on Genevieve Vaughan’s book, “For […]

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Interpreting Matricultural Patterns: Female Icons, Ancestral Mothers

By Max Dashu of Suppressed Histories Archives As women re-examine the entire cultural record, our search reveals recurring patterns, deep continuities, in female iconography across space and time. Among these recurring patterns are the ancient female figurines (in stone, ivory, ceramic, bone and wood); rocks engraved with vulvas; ceremonial vessels in the form of women […]

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