SageWoman: Celebrating the Goddess in Every Woman - Blessings of Air: ISSUE #95
SageWoman #95 "Blessings of Air"
Air is arguably the least appreciated of the Four Elements. Think of the use of the term "airhead" and you'll get my meaning. But upon reflection, it is actually the most expressive, sensory rich Element of them all. In this issue of SageWoman, we celebrate the power of Air with special emphasis on the winged beings that inhabit it: Birds, Bees, and Butterflies.
Our Feature Stories
Learning to Speak Truth: the Power of Words. The words of my heart sometimes only make it as far as my throat. What would it take to for those words come out into the air? Article by Jane Meredith, artwork by Martha Linden.
Bird Goddess, Mother of All Existing everywhere on Earth, birds are the touchstone through which we can maintain our contact with the Goddess. Article by Sandra Kynes, artwork by Lauren Foster-MacLeod.
Caring for Birds I can spend hours in my backyard taking in all the marvelous avian performances that Mother Earth presents to me. Article by Susan Iedema, artwork by Emilee Hanks.
Spiritual Feathers I am thankful to the feathers, to the birds, and to all of my spiritual messengers. They remind me that life is magical. Article by Jen Armenta, artwork by Anne Zimmerman.
Path of the Swan Priestess This is the wild and ancient magic I had been thirsting for, finally found now at the home of the Swan Priestesses. Article by Seren Bertrand, artwork by Tanya Stewart.
A Dance of Bees and Flowers Spending time with the Mason bees among my herb and vegetable garden is such a joy. Article by Charlene Allison Rountree, artwork by Melissa Winter.
The Bee & the Butterfly My mind turns to the butterfly and the bee, floating and buzzing through our lives, adding beauty, color, and meaning. Article and illustrations by Laura Perry, opening art by Wendy Andrew
Sigyn: Victory in Adversity. The Norse Lady of Butterflies is very strong -- and very brave. Article and artwork by Shirl Sazynski
Goddess Women in the World, Jesamyn Angelica. Lady Jesamyn paused from meticulously preparing for the Sisterhood of the Moon's evening ritual to talk about what goes into creating sisterhood, beauty and community. Profile by Debra DeAngelo.
A Taste of Honey: the Magic of the Melissae. Learn the mysteries and lore of the Bee priestesses of ancient Europe. Article by Diana Paxson.
Our Regular Columnists Share Their Wisdom
- Susun Weed -- My Ally, Echinacea
- Susun Weed-- Cowbird/Changeling
- Janet Callahan -- Every Breath is Precious
- Holly Emore -- It's all about the Bees
- Anne Hill -- Music in the Air
- Leslie J Linder -- The Butterfly Effect
- Stephanie Sellars -- Daughters of the Goddess
- Jen McConnell -- Goddess of the Heart & Mind
- Rebecca Bailey -- Something in the Desert Air