First some blog business, then the link round-up:
Since I haven’t been able to track down the original winner of the free seat in Wild Mother Arts’ new Natural Mama Circle, I narrowed the pool down to those people who followed the instructions and actually left an email address, generated a random number, and the new winner is: Sarah Hodgkins! I hope you enjoy the Circle, Sarah (check your email for details).
In December we welcomed A Witch’s Ashram to Patheos Pagan!
Here’s some great stuff we read around the web:
- Over at Sage Woman blogs: for some people the Triple Goddess just doesn’t fit
- A couple of great posts from Witch Mom this month: getting ready for Yule and a seasonal altar with kids.
- Kira at Witches and Pagans: “For the rest of my life I imagine that I will silently sing the constant refrain of the mother: protect her, let her thrive. It is the mothers who pray, in every breath.”
- Rituals for moms, dads, and kids to celebrate the 8 Pagan Sabbats and Esbats.
- Niki at My Own Ashram reviewed Frozen. Did you take your kids to see it?
- A birth guardian story of dreams and babies finding their way to be born, in two parts.
- Also discovered this post from last month: “With childbirth such a life-or-death proposition, it’s no wonder that women developed traditions of dance, rituals, birthing practices, and herbal potions that conditioned our bodies to survive childbirth and to birth healthy infants. What we call “belly dancing” is one trace of those traditions.”
I’ll be offering this course:
I’m offering a Sacred Choices course this February online at Cherry Hill Seminary, open to the community: What can Pagans contribute to the current political debates over choice and reverence for life? In this short course we’ll learn about the distinctions among reproductive health, rights, and justice; relate reproductive justice to respect for our spirituality, sexuality, diversity, life, and freedom; and gain strategies for reproductive justice advocacy.