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Bahama Mama

Maybe it’s the crazy winter, or maybe I’m just a beach baby, but right now, I’m yearning for some cobalt blue water. There’s nothing quite like a trip to the ocean, but as I learned on a vacation with my mom, not all ocean waters carry the same energy.

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Mary, Mary: Florence is Divine

Ten years ago, I traveled to Italy. I was a newly-minted Goddess girl, plus I’d just read The Da Vinci Code, so I spent the trip searching for the divine feminine hidden in plain sight. In Italy, I didn’t have to look very far; Mother Mary is, quite literally, represented on every street corner throughout Italy.

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  • Lizann Bassham
    Lizann Bassham says #
    Sigh, I so love Florence, thanks for reminding me!
  • Jen McConnel
    Jen McConnel says #
    Of course! Thanks for commenting.

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Take Me Traveling With You

Today is Imbolc, a day devoted to Brigid, keeper of the creative flame of Kildare.  It’s also the launch of my first nonfiction book, Goddess Spells for Busy Girls. I am over the moon about this book, and I can’t wait to celebrate both the title and the holiday this evening with a small circle. The process of birthing a book is intense and long, and I thank Brigid and all my muses for the ability to weave words.

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  • Paola Suarez
    Paola Suarez says #
    Is this book geared towards girls and maidens? It's not clear to me by the title and the book description.
  • Jen McConnel
    Jen McConnel says #
    Thanks for asking! It's geared toward younger women (20s) but could be beneficial to any woman who wants to work with goddess ener

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Standing Stones and the Crow Woman

When it gets cold, I find myself retreating to my thoughts of a not-so-cold winter visit to the infamous henge outside Amesbury. I’ve always been a bit obsessed with standing stones, but before making the pilgrimage to Stonehenge, I was wound pretty tight. I’d been to one other stone circle before that trip, the Clava Cairns in Scotland, outside Inverness, and that experience hadn’t been a pretty one. Because I hadn’t bothered to ground before wandering among those ancient stones, I’d ended up with my first migraine and a lingering fear that Neolithic and Bronze Age sites and I weren’t meant to mix.

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Finding Isis: An Anniversary Post

Three years ago, I had a powerful encounter with Isis on Christmas day. I told the story of when I finally heard my Patron call me in issue 83 of Sagewoman magazine (2012: Sanctuary), and I am happy to be able to share this tale here with you know as I celebrate three years in service to Isis.

Finding Isis: Sheltered by Her Wings

 

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Shakespeare's Goddess

The sky is dappled with constellations, and the pillars holding it up could be marble.  My first look inside the reconstruction of Shakespeare’s famous Globe Theater in London took my breath away, but my second look made me laugh.  Just like the illusion he created in his plays, the Bard’s theater is a cleverly crafted visual game.  The bejeweled sky is the brightly decorated roof over the stage, and the pillars of marble are actually painted wood.

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  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    Love it! Hecate is one of my wife's favorites, and we were both professional actors 'way back in the 20th century. I spent 3 years
  • Jen McConnel
    Jen McConnel says #
    Thank you! Did you perform at Stratford, CA? One of my favorite places on earth! Sadly, my only trip to England so far was very s
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    Ted Czukor says #
    Yes, I was an actor with the main stage company in 1971, 1972 and 1973, including a winter tour with the company to Poland and Rus

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Goddess Underground: Bath

When I visited the city of Bath in western England, I didn’t realize it was the site of an ancient goddess temple.  I knew about the Roman baths, of course, and I was vaguely aware of Jane Austen’s connection to the town, but it wasn’t until I rounded a corner in the museum and came face to face with an image of the temple that once stood there that I realized I was at a goddess site.

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  • Raheli EverydayMagicPodcast
    Raheli EverydayMagicPodcast says #
    I was in bath last year and can highly recommend the baths as well. I don't normally recommend audio tours, preferring to soak up
  • Jen McConnel
    Jen McConnel says #
    Thanks so much for sharing your experience, Raheli! I was impressed with everything about the museum; like you, I usually avoid au
  • Emily Mills
    Emily Mills says #
    Yet another reason to visit Bath when I finally make it to England. Does the museum address the goddess imagery at all?

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Athena's American City

I haven’t made it to Greece yet to pay my respects to Athena and the rest of the pantheon, but this summer I did have the opportunity to travel to Nashville, Tennessee.   Although a city of art and music seems like an unlikely home for Athena, there’s more to Nashville than meets the eye.  A reconstructed Parthenon stands in the center of a city park in Music City, complete with a replica of the famous Athena statue which is no longer existent.  When I realized that a writing conference would give me the chance to see Nashville, I was certain that Athena would welcome me with open arms.

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  • Lizann Bassham
    Lizann Bassham says #
    Sweet! I love it when deity shows up in the space between and among us.
  • Jen McConnel
    Jen McConnel says #
    Me, too!

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Goddess Travel Books

I frequently find myself inspired by the books I read, and sometimes, a good memoir can even encourage my wanderlust.  I wanted to share three titles with you today that have me itching to get up and go experience the goddesses of these places:

Savage Breast by Tim Ward

With a wonderful narrative voice, Ward blends myth and history with his own personal quest, pursuing the vestiges of goddess culture from the Minoans to the Anatolian plains. Each chapter focuses on a certain goddess and her culture, and Ward's work is richly informed by archaeology and Jungian principals. Ward is brutally honest in his writing, including pieces of his own fragile soul in the telling. What emerges is an excellent work, part research and part memoir, examining the widespread yet vastly different goddess of ancient times. Through his fiance and other women in his life, Ward also learns to see the ancient archetypes play out in the modern world.

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Honoring Shakti

When I was in college, I had the wonderful experience of taking a class entitled “Goddess and Gender.”  Because of that class, I was introduced to the goddess Shakti, and that introduction continues to shape my worldview and creative actions.

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