Delphic Maxims: Respect Your Parents (Γονεις αιδου)

First let me send out some link love to all the folks also blogging through the Maxims:Aine Llewellyn tackles three at once, Anne Hatzakis takes on Follow God and Obey the Law, John Beckett gives a polytheistic take on Worship the Gods, and Niki Whiting takes on the difference between worship and devotion.With Mother's Day this weekend, and Father's Day next month, this is a good time to consider the 4th Maxim.I know a lot of Pagans have difficult relationships with their parents who … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day

I was going to share a story about one of my female ancestors today and encourage you to do the same. However, I've got a lot going on today, so I'm going to leave you with this prayer, and a wish that all Mothers and the women and men who support them find blessing on this day!Hymn to the All-Mother HAIL to our Mother who makes the yellow flowers to bloom--who scatters the seeds of the maguey as she comes from the Land Divine! Hail to our Mother who casts forth white flowers in … [Read more...]

Motherhood: One Pagan’s Perspective

Mother's Day is tomorrow in the US. I'm an aunt, not a mother, although I have reached the age where the biological clock is ticking and I have to decide what that means to me.Having nieces and nephews gives you a sort of strange perspective on motherhood. You are close enough to see the challenges of being a mother and far enough away to analyze and think of how you would do things differently. While my nieces and nephews are the smartest, funniest and cutest children (and young adults) on … [Read more...]