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Songs for the Feri Gods: Star Goddess

I was a kid when making mix-tapes turned into making mix-CD's. I would make compilations for my friends that reminded me of them and give them out as gifts. In fact I still do this! CD's have turned into playlists that I have for all sorts of situations and ideas. I probably have more playlists on my mp3 player than I do songs. So in honor of my anniversary of starting to train in the Anderson Feri tradition of the Craft (mid-July) I'm making some play lists of my own.

Of all the concepts in Feri, the gods are probably what fascinate me the most. They are as abstract as they are embodied, as compassionate as they are fierce. For the next week I'm going to let you in on my playlists that I have for each of the Feri gods. Many of the Feri gods share similarities with other more popular Pagan deities so once you learn a bit about each one, you can see why I might have chose a certain song. They'll cover the whole spectrum of silly and sad and strange and sensible, just like the gods themselves. Oh, and they won't be "Pagan" either.

To start out, today's playlist features the Star Goddess. In the Feri tradition, Star Goddess is the original point of all creation. She is the nexus point from which all things emerge and return. All other gods extend outwards as manifestations of her limitless spectrum. The songs of Star Goddess focus on (obviously) the stars themselves, the expansion of space, and the lovely chaos of time outside of time.

Marry the Night - Lady Gaga
"...Gonna make love to this dark"

 

Galaxies - Owl City
"Armour the airlock, Blanket the bedrock, And kiss the planet goodbye!"

Supernova - Liz Phair
"You walk in clouds of glitter and the sun reflects your eyes.And every time the wind blows, I can smell you in the sky."

Hello Earth - Kate Bush
"
Go to sleep, little earth. I was there at the birth, Out of the cloudburst, The head of the tempest."

Cosmic Love - Florence and the Machine
"The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out. You left me in the dark."

We Are All Made of Stars - Moby
"No one can stop us now, cause we are all made of stars"

Just Like Heaven - The Cure
"and moving lips to breathe her name opened up my eyes and found myself alone alone" 

Endless Possibilities - Jaret Reddick (Bowling for Soup)
"It's always been inside of me, and now I feel so free.."

Ever and a Day - AFI
"Will you be my, be my beloved? Will you help, help me to get through? Will you be my, be my destruction? Will you help, help me to be through?"

Stellar - Incubus
"
How do you it, make me feel like I do.."

Bonus Song
Song to the Secret Name of the Star Goddess - T. Thorn Coyle
The one "Pagan song" I'll list. Too delicious to not include.

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David Salisbury is a queer, vegan, Witch and author experiencing life in our nations capital. David is Wiccan clergy within the Firefly Tradition and is High Priest of Coven of the Spiral Moon, a Firefly coven based in DC. The focal point of his spiritual practice is one of service, activism and respect. To fulfill this vocation, he is a full time employee with the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization. He is the author of The Deep Heart of Witchcraft (Moon Books, 2013) and Teen Spirit Wicca (Soul Rocks, 2014).

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  • David Salisbury
    David Salisbury Wednesday, 10 July 2013

    NOTE about the Owl City song: YES, I realize he wrote this with the intention of it being a Christian song and the lyrics "He is the saving grace.." sound strange for a Pagan goddess. However, in Feri tradition, the Star Goddess is pre, all, and no gender so the gender pronounce don't actually matter. This is why you'll see terms like "Hir" or "God Herself" or "Ze" when describing Star Goddess.

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