Previous contributions from:

Patricia Monaghan

Brigit Prayer Beads

To make Brigit Prayer beads: put three units of three beads each, with divider beads between.  You may put any number of divider beads between individual beads; place a larger number between the units of three beads.  Place one large bead at the point you wish to indicate as the “beginning.” 

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Marjory’s Garden

These leeches are not small cats with eager eyes and curious whiskers who beg for bony tidbits.  They are not ample-mouthed horses who wetly nudge for oats.  They are not terriers who snap food in the air, breaking a rodent’s neck as easily as I snap green beans.  They are not doves or chicks who bob and peck.

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Pythia’s Warning: Women’s Spirituality and the Oracular Tradition

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one portion of the family of man to assume among the people of the earth a position different from that which they have hitherto occupied, but one to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes that impel them to such a course.
Do these words sound familiar?  American readers probably guess that it’s part of The Declaration of Independence.  European readers might think of Mary Wollstonecraft or another early feminist.

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Iseult in Kernow

The wind sighs in the hazel boughs;
breath of a beggar warm in my hair
as he carries me over traitorous water.

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