Responding to Ina May: I was The Goddess at that moment

Editor's note: This week we're trying something new.  I asked some of our regular contributors to each respond to a quote from midwife and natural birth advocate Ina May Gaskin.  In her new book Birth Matters Gaskin wrote: Birth… matters because the journey through pregnancy and birth offers an irreplaceable way for women to explore their deepest selves – their minds, bodies, and nature… There is a sacred power in the innately feminine capacity of giving birth.  It is one of the … [Read more...]

Spiritual practice in pregnancy

Note: This essay by Suus is a slightly revised reprint from Heart of the Witch.  Many of the practices described in this essay come from the Feri tradition. Recently one of my pagan friends complained on facebook that there is not a lot she could find around pagan pregnancy, so I guess it is about time I share my experiences, having gone through a pagan pregnancy myself. Is there any difference to a non-pagan pregnancy you might wonder? And I must say that I honestly don’t know, because … [Read more...]


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