The Four-Fold Goddess

Wicca owes at least some of its emphasis on the Triple Goddess (Maiden, Mother, Crone) to Robert Graves, a poet and author who wrote a book-length essay entitled The White Goddess.  The work was first published in 1948, and within its pages, Graves tried to make a case for a European goddess of Birth, Love,…

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Creativity

I often say that writing or any creative pursuit is like giving birth—first, there is conception, an idea that has been planted in the mind, a divine little spark that bursts forth with energy and excitement. Think of a nebula—a big cloud of swirling dust and gas that will eventually shine down to Earth as…

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Fluidity and Grace

I jump back into her arms over and over again, but I’m not really mastering the backstroke.  I’m just letting her catch me, because I’m scared that I’ll drown. My swimming instructor, a very tan and capable Red Cross lifeguard, realizes that she will get nowhere with a five year-old who doesn’t like to be…

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