For those of you who have registered for the symposium–many thanks! Here is a MN Restaurant list; some are near the Carondolet Center. Remember that there is a continental breakfast and networking luncheon included in your registration fee–but we’re on our own for dinner.
If you arrive Friday before 7:30, there will be a memorial service for Patricia Monaghan at the Carondolet Center. If you plan to stay over Saturday night, we have discovered some wonderful theatre offerings that might interest you. They are also included on the Restaurant List.
We will see you in St. Paul!
Goddess, Ink is seeking proposals comprising works about the Celtic Goddess and Christian Saint Brigit in any printable form, including but not limited to:
- Scholarly essays
- Personal essays
- PoetryInterior artwork (including small line drawings, in black and white)
- Cover and Back artwork (color)
- Chants and Invocation
- translations of ancient poems, prayers and invocations to Brigit
Co-editors Michael McDermott and Patricia Monaghan are scholars and followers of Brigit.
Deadline for submissions: July 1, 2012 Planned publishing date for the anthology: Imbolc 2013. Send submissions to Submit to Goddess Ink Press
Please direct inquiries to BrigitAnthology@gmail.com
Minoan Era Golden Bee
Patricia Monaghan has written a series of articles called “Approaches to the Study of Goddess Myths and Images” for the Seasonal Salon, the on-line journal for the Re-formed Congregation of the Goddess, International. The articles explore the contributions of pioneer researchers over the last 150 years.
Link here for the first of the articles:
Nancy Vedder-Shults takes notes at the ASWM Symposium
I want to thank the newly-formed ASWM (Association for the Study of Women and Mythology) for the wonderful conference they put on last Thursday.
When I walked into the space, I knew I was in the right place, because of the beautiful goddess banners made by Lydia Ruyle that hung around the room. It felt like a homecoming! They included Tara, Isis, and Mnemosyne, the Mother of the Muses who as Lydia says “is RE-membering Herstory.”
And when we took our first break, we left the space through a fabric Sheila-na-gig made by Lee Melchior and Susan Swope, that they had hung in the doorway after we arrived. How wonderful to be birthed and rebirthed through this “vulva” again and again throughout the day!!
About the 2009 Symposium itself: It was fantastic! Sid Reger was the M.C., and she started out by introducing Barbara Marx Hubbard’s term “vocational arousal” for passionate work, which was demonstrated by presenters throughout the day. Every one of them was enthusiastic about what she shared. Continue reading
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