An anthology that simmers with suffering, shame, loss, strife and yet, unparalleled strength – all that makes us human in an increasingly inhumane world. A body of work that houses the inhospitable. A series of truths and fictions that cycle through beginnings, ends and rebirths in a phoenix fashion.– Hecate Magazine
Hecate Magazine was the first online poetry and literary magazine that accepted my work for publication. It took the longest to publish as they chose to include it in their first PRINT anthology!
The C Word Mag is an incredible women’s platform bringing you fresh, new, exciting content (in all its forms) from all over the world. They are an online magazine created by women, for women.
What the C Word is really about, is to support and celebrate women of all ages, sexualities, orientations, ethnicities and countries. They want to encourage a new era of free-spirited thinkers who know who they are, and what they stand for.
With the C Word Mag, I have three new poems published! These poems were actually created in my early 20’s and I re-edited them to be more speculative and mature.
“I am my mother’s savage daughter, the one who runs barefoot cursing sharp stones. My mother’s child dances in darkness, And sings heathen songs by the light of the moon, And watches the stars and renames the planets, And dreams she can reach them with a song and a broom.” ~ Pagan folk song
What do you think when you hear the word Witch?
Witchcraft, being viewed with suspicion and even hostility for hundreds of years, has gained a surge in interest recently, and has become magically woven into a mainstream phenomenon.
Interestingly, the original meaning of Witch means Wise, and comes from the old Anglo-Germanic word Wicca, pronounced Wiche (feminine) or Wicha (masculine), which developed out of Ingvaeonic (also known as North Sea Germanic). Continue reading →
Graves’s critical method is quite undisciplined, and the book would have benefited from proper editing; but then again, it probably would have been impossible to edit this book properly. Graves is obsessed with the idea that all ‘true’ poetry is inspired by a ‘single poetic theme’, Goddess-worshship, and his book essentially consists of an unending effort to find evidence for this argument.
The key theme here is the role of ‘The White Goddess’, also referred to as the Triple Goddess, who recurs in most religious pantheons as a mother/wife figure, often in a triple aspect as mother, daughter, and crone (or as maiden, seductress, and hag). The argument is that in matriarchal society, before the development of agriculture and before the Bronze Age, this goddess was a prevailing archetype across most of Europe and indeed the wider world, whose primary position was overthrown by male gods over a period of time due to the rise of patriarchal society and the concomitant development of patriarchal religion. This goddess figure was thenceforth subjugated in her commonly known forms such as Isis, Hera/Juno, Frigg/Freya, etc.
The central idea is that there exists a single fundamental story on a global scale, an essential motif in mythology and in all “true” poetry. Continue reading →
This is my final article of the year and its one so very close to my heart. I somehow managed to combine Ayurvedic/Yoga philosophy with Pagan concepts and a hint of Jungian psychology.
I believe that everything is connected, not just energetically but in language and in myths and fairytales. In this article I talk about the Greek name “Kore” which is pronounced “Kor-ee” and means “Young girl, Princess, Maiden” but it looks like the English word “Core” for Apple Core which sounds like “Kaur”, the Indian/Sikh name for “Princess, Maiden”. See how language is connected? See how the myth of Persephone being the “Kore” had to find her “core” self in the underworld and thus transcend beyond the persona of Princess and become a Queen.
And so here in this article I explore how Ayurvedic concepts are not that much different to Pagan beliefs. This is a time to remeber the light within us, nutritionally we eat warming foods to stoke our Agni and the Solar Plexus but as we descend into darkness, we explore our inner radiance like the Greek goddesses Hestia, Persephone and Hecate.
I truly love writing for Rebelle Society because they allow me to be true to myself, which in turn makes me couragous with how I write. Continue reading →
“The word reiki is a Japanese word for “universal life force energy.” But what is reiki, exactly?
Reiki is a subtle energy therapy, commonly practiced by light touch or “layering on of hands,” either gently on the body (if patient allows) or slightly above it, bringing the hands within the auric field and other koshas (which are the 5 sheaths of the aura that are like layers of an onion of the subtle body).
In essence, reiki is the practice of administering an unseen “life force” energy (also known as prana) that flows from the universal life force, through the crown chakra and out from the hands (which act as portals) for the reiki (life force energy) to stream through to the person receiving the treatment.”
New article up with Rebelle Society all about the ancient history of women’s circles, what they are, why they’re important for modern women and my love for the Be Woman Project.
I have had a facination for witches covens, goddess gatherings and priestess temples for so long now. I do feel this is a past life coming through- perhaps I was once an ancient Egyptian Priestess? Who knows? I really wanted to write a piece that discusses the general history of women’s circles in the ancient world, tribal communities and their comeback in Western society.
This is really only an introduction and a guide into this world and I’m working on a Goddess gathering book that includes working with Goddess archetypes in your ciricles and for yourself, meditations, visual journeys, how to create your own circle, art activities for women and other lovely things like making and preparing herbal teas and blends for specific goddess personalities- What would an Aphrodite woman love to drink? Maybe a Saraswati woman loves Oolong? My own poetry and illustrations will be included with mantra and pagan blessings. All kinds of yummy stuff for the modern goddess!
Until then, have a read of this article:
“Her words, like the hum of a
bee to the lavender flower; a soft, gentle murmur of devotion and
gratitude. Inside her heart walks the goddess — barefoot and shining
like a vast ocean unfolding and dancing, as her great eagle wings rise
with the moon to kiss the stars.”