Author: Judith Laura

At the Crossroads

If you told me in the mid-1970s, when I first started exploring the ancient reverence for female deities, that less than a quarter of a century later there would be hundreds of thousands of people in the United States whose spiritual lives were Goddess-centered,[1]  I wouldn’t have believed you.

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Two Poems

There once was a card in a Tarot
Whose maker had cut it too narrow
“Some symbol,” she said

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Reunion

The chickens with their throats slit right
across the street were less a blight
than curdling cries for mother’s milk
denied.

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“Re-riting Woman: Dianic Wicca and the Feminine Divine” by Kristy S. Coleman

What a fascinating book! As the author, Kristy S. Coleman explains in her Introduction, it is the “first in-depth ethnographic study of Dianic Wicca.” It focuses on the form practiced by the Circle of Aradia (COA) in Los Angeles, mostly in the years that Ruth Barrett was high priestess (1988-2000). Coleman was initiated into COA during her 4-year study (1998-2002) of the group, which she undertook for her doctoral dissertation.

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