Previous contributions from:

Jeri Studebaker

Review: “Soul & Shadow: Birthing Motherworld”, by Kathy Jones

In several ways this book amazed me. First, I was blown away by Kathy Jones’ utter honesty about profoundly personal parts of her life: her deep fears, her screw-ups, her cancers, and her confusions about her own life, motivations and leadership abilities.

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The Princess Who Would Not Laugh: The Ancient Goddess as Revealed Through Fairy Tales

Spellbound, almost hypnotized, you float through magic lands of enchantment with fairy princesses, talking frogs, magic cats and candy houses, with Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella and a whole host of others. Was it like this for you when you read fairy tales as a child? It was for me – I was as enchanted as Sleeping Beauty when she dropped off into her 100-year sleep.

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“Dolls”, Fairy Tales, and Ancient Goddess Figurines

For quite some time I’d known that archaeologists have been digging up thousands of small female figurines from ancient Neolithic archaeological sites, both in southeastern Europe (“Old Europe”) and elsewhere around the world. However, I was surprised recently to find two Russian fairy tales that seem to contain the literary equivalents of these ancient figurines.

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Raising the Roof – or – is it Time for Revolution Yet?

Sit down before you read what I’m about to say. Do not, however, ingest even the tiniest sip of tea (or any other liquid for that matter), because what comes next might very well affect your air-intake system — and your air-intake system is part of the system that negotiates the progress of tea down one’s upper esophageal tract.

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