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The Tower and the Star

Thoughts About Sept. 11. Originally published in Wisdom, Nov 2001 Like everyone, I have had difficulty coming to terms with the destruction of September 11, 2001. So I meditated and asked for guidance. I asked the Great Mother, “Why? What is the purpose?” In my mind’s eye, I saw...

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THE STAR OF THE GODDESS

The five pointed star has been an image that has generated both fascination and fear in our culture. Known as a pentagram when alone, or a pentacle when encircled, this symbol can be found throughout the ages, including cave petroglyphs, ancient drawings, modern art and in nature herself. The...

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The Ritual of Coming Out

Adapted from Gay Witchcraft: Empowering the Tribe (Weiser 2003). Gays and lesbians often feel outside of the traditional community for many reasons, ranging from bigotry to misunderstanding. Traditional society does not value our changes in life or recognize our relationships. Our passage into adulthood is different, and often more...

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THE POWER OF FLOWER ESSENCES

(Originally appearing in The Crow’s Calling.) Not so long ago, I heard a few little words that would change my life. I was speaking to a healer, someone who used both massage and energy work like Reiki to help people. She said, “I use flower essences in my practice.”...

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The Masks of the Teacher

(Originally appearing in The Second Road) Not long ago I was taking my weekly kundalini yoga class. My teacher, Stephanie, was relating her experiences with her teachers in a training intensive. She described in the Kundalini tradition the types of teachers they had. One teacher was a Saturn teacher,...