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Feb. 13th, 2010

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native american music



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Feb. 10th, 2010

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one reason i know this was meant to be....

I never cease to be amazed how I find "missing pieces" or "anam cara" in my cherag studies.

I have finished reading the wikipedia page on Finnish paganism.

And I felt Eir's presence the entire time, but didn't connect it.  Eir, as the goddess of shamanism, must have wanted me to know that their is another "shaman" connection...between Siberia and Finland, between the ancestors who practiced Asatru and those who practiced the old religion in Finland and Karelia.

I see the ancestors of both my parents meeting many times there.  It is as if I have touched again a piece of my soul that knows and perhaps still coexists with them somewhere in my ancient past.

The Finn's were considered wizards by those who practiced Asatru.  Obviously, Eir would have been involved with what the shamans of Finland and Karelia taught their neighbors.  After I read half the wikipedia article, I let out the draft of a poem on Eir and amazingly used the bear as a central image in the poem....

which ended up being in the next part I read of the Wiki article.  The bear was sacred to the Finns back then.  :)

It was the last half of the article which discussed shamanism and mentioned the views of Siberians and the other Norse peoples toward the Finns. 




Mother Earth

need to update on the last few months...

In the name of God, The Compassionate, The Merciful


I haven't updated here since October 22, 2009.  I have a lot of catching up to do.  Since then we have studying Christianity, Islam and Judaism.  I see each month more like a seed be planted.  Each tradition has such a vast amount of beauty and wisdom.  My love of world religion grows and grows.  I feel less confined now to "picking one religion" to practice.  There is often a sense of celebration about the vast amount of ways there are to worship and praise the Beloved. 

Perhaps this is what I will one day do with my  cherag training...  to give to others the joy I feel in the creativity of humankind to honor the Divine.

I think it would be good for me to update here daily.  I would like to use this as a place to record all the specifics as I learn them, but I want to have this space to play with my heart's longing as cherag training often stirs up a desire in it to serve, to love, to give, to offer...to accept I may have something of value to offer the world.

Amin Amin Amin

Currently listening to "He Ma Durga" by Donna De Lory:


Its on my Offering to the Goddess Playlist:

Sep. 7th, 2009

Mother Earth

Zorastrian Dances of Universal Peace









Aug. 15th, 2009

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Goddess of the Day

Anahita was the Goddess for today in 365 Goddess by Patricia Telesco.  The links I'm finding are very interesting showing how Zoroastrianism makes reverence for the Sacred Feminine. 

Here are a few links I found:
Anahita in Wikipedia
Ecyclopedia Mythica (a very concise description, but the Muse sees something in it)
Aban Yasht (Hymn to the Waters)
Anahita at Teenwitch.com
From Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies

Wouldn't a Goddess of the Day blog be a cool way to honor the Divine each day?  What a great service to Her it could be.  Should I do it?  I think so, but what do You think?


Aug. 14th, 2009

Mother Earth

from an ancient hymn where Isis praises HerSelf, 2nd century CE

I am Isis, I am she who is called goddess by women

I gave and ordained laws for humans which no-one is able to change,

I divided the earth from the heavens

I ordered the course of the sun and the moon

I appointed to women to bring their infants to birth in the tenth month

I made the beautiful and the shameful to be distinguished by nature

I established punishment for those who practise injustice

I am Queen of rivers and winds and sea

I am in the rays of the sun

Fate hearkens to me

Hail Egypt that nourishes me. 2

Aug. 5th, 2009

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Mother Earth - Joanne Shenandoah - Native American Indian - Iroquois Language

Aug. 4th, 2009

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Eivør Pálsdóttir - Min Moðir


My mother is like a queen
like the most beautefull melody
like a flower - a tree
my mother is my dear home
my safest place to be
my mother is the brightest light in my darkest road
her strong hand leads me home safe
with you i stand my mother
i keep you safe in my heart
Mother Earth

Job 12:8

Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.

--Job 12:8

Aug. 3rd, 2009

Mother Earth

yes! yes! yes!

"There is one Holy Book, the sacred manuscript of nature, the only scripture that can enlighten the reader."

--Pir-o-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

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