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Mother Goddess and Mothers Hold the Key

I am of my mother- from the swirl adepts of the cosmos through the long moving, contacting and expanding- birthed of her body, nourished by her love. ” Star Stuff” by Judith Shaw ” My Black Madonna” by Judith Shaw I am mother. You came to see me through blood and bones to be suckled […]

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Bridging Our Divides by Gina Messina

My voice has been absent from the FAR Community as of late; and without good reason. Rather than engaging in dialogue, I have remained in a silo, alone with my recollects. Something shifted for me a few years ago; and I haven’t been the same. I can’t enunciate it. But what I can say is […]

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Election Musings by Janet Maika’i Rudolph

On Friday, Nov. 6th, the working day before the Biden/ Harris scoot was announced I expended a period in a profoundly meditative commonwealth. I live in the NY City metropolitan area and it was a beautiful day. I principally was sitting in my backyard in a patch of sunshine musing on the world and striving […]

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The Crafting the Wisdom Loom By Mary F. Gelfand

Over 20 year ago, I arbitrarily came across the following passage from Sonnet X by Edna St. Vincent Millay 😛 TAGEND Upon this knack senility, in its darknes hour, Rains from the sky a meteoric shower Of details . . . they lie unquestioned, uncombined. Wisdom enough to leech us of our hardship Is daily […]

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Glimpsing La Vièio ié Danso – “The Untouchable Wild Goddess” – in Jóusè d’Arbaud’s Beast of Vacarés by Joyce Zonana

Early in Jouse d’Arbaud’s 1926 Provencal novella, The Beast of Vacares, the narrator, a 15 th century gardian or bull herder, describes how in summer la Vieio ie danso–the Old Dancer — “can be glimpsed on the dazzle salt flats” that surrounding the Vacares lagoon in the Camargue part of Southern France. In a tone, […]

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Hagar, the Divine Witness, and the New Year by Jill Hammer

The Torah reading for the first day of Rosh haShanah, the Jewish new year, is not, as one might expect, the process of preparing the world( Rosh haShanah was Friday night, Saturday and Sunday, 9/18 -9/ 20 ). Instead, the adjust see is Genesis 21, the story of how Sarah, spouse of Abraham, contributes birth […]