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  1. I recently danced with Laura for the first time though have danced in circles for many years. With her gentle but erudite guidance I had a new experience of my female self held both within a circle and also within a spiral linking me to all who have been and those who will come. We danced ourselves open and closed, we danced our water ,earth, fire and water,.We danced where we found ourselves in landscapes,in peoples homes, to bless our food ,to ask for rain, to say hello and goodbye as our ancestors have no doubt danced before.Thankyou Laura for holding those rivers open for us…..Katherine Gowing

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  2. Leaves

    giant fig fronds rest
    liquidamber leaves blaze red
    cool autumn stillness

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  3. Just stumbled upon this site, in search of a friend who is somewhat involved inWomen’s Spirituality and feminism. I’ll return at another time to read more thoroughly.

    I met and became good friends with Merlin Stone prior to When God Was Å Woman was published under that title. In my, and many others opinion, Merlin’s book and its sequel “Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood” were the start, and the catalyst for what then became known as the “Women’s Spirituality” movement in the 70’s.

    It bothers me a lot that her work and her life (e.g. hitchhiking from country to country to gather information and research) are hardly mentioned when the “mothers” of women’s spirituality/feminism as we know them talk. It was thanks to Merlin that led women to study, speak out, become involved in a much needed look at religious institutions. I would be interested to get others comments about this. Thank you.

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  4. I just came upon your website today. thank you for this sharing space! I also came upon this article “ARE ALL THE CARTOON MOTHERS DEAD?”…stunning in its implications of influencing untold millions with a “message”.
    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/07/why-are-all-the-cartoon-mothers-dead/372270/
    If the patriarchal religions have suppressed/oppressed/killed off the goddess/mother/sacred feminine over the centuries, Hollywood continues to reinforce the message today….same thing that’s been ongoing in films and advertising. With increased violence/oppression against women around the world, the explosion of trafficking and violent pornography…is this being fueled by the continuous stream of ‘entertainment’ that devalues, erases, and kills off mothers/women,or just the contemporary incarnation of witch hunts? Peddling the princess archetypes vs. the agressive super heroes, toy aisles of pink/purple vs. black/camoflage…in the toddler departments. Imprinting the next generation. Again. We’ve a long way to go.

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  5. It does seem to me that just about any experience that women have is deemed, in common perception, as less palatable, as unacceptable for general sharing, as opposed to all other aspects of life. The taboo on these subjects is of equal strength, probably, to that which keeps the truth about animal cruelties behind closed doors. I am still, personally, astonished at how there is NO discourse about the impact of breastfeeding on all concerned – baby, mother, family, partner, the rest of society.

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