A Wiccan Grove

January 5, 2012

Maiden, Mother, Crone and Healer

It’s been a while but I’ve been searching.  I’ve talked before about the fourth goddess/woman/moon-phase.  Some call Her “Birth” and some “Death” but I wanted something, in the English language that would roll off the tongue too and fit in with the words “Maiden”, “Mother” and “Crone”.  Well, to me, “Healer” works.  And, when you think of it, it really works.  Not just the word itself (syllables) but the meaning of the word and when you think of death and life, Healer works there too as both.

So, just a heads up to see the full Goddess (and all Women) in all Her aspects and all Her power – including life and death – Healer is it.  And, when you think of artist, isn’t she a healer too?  Healing the psych and the eyes, ears, touch, taste (including the food variety of artist)?

Healer it is for me.  Feels right when I say it.  Feels right in the heart too.

Maiden, Mother, Crone, Healer

Blessed Be and have a hug full day,


Well, since I wrote this, I’ve reversed myself. I believe no one likes to say the name “Death” and neither did/do I. But, a it may, Her name is Death and she is a healer.

Saying the name Death as a name and not a “word” feels softer even knowing what the word means. It seems to make the meaning softer and easier too. After all, sometimes Death is a kindness and of course there are the other times. There must be balance.

Kinda scary to accept this.

Blessed Be,



April 22, 2011

The question of God/dess within science

Hi Everyone,

Previously posted on quantumactivist.com

My thought is that this forum is for clergy to discuss the question of “God/dess” within science or is it the melding of science with God/dess or the other way around.  In either case my questions (until new questions turn up) are:

How has Quantum Activist movie changed your “God/dess” view?  For me it was “I thought so”.

How has it impacted your life?  It feels freeing to me.  I can’t quite put my finger on it but it feels quieting and comforting.

Have you changed the way you preach?  I believe I have come more firm in my convictions; more “knowing/wisdom” in my soul.  I have more hope in the world and the abilities of the consciousness of this planet to “do the right thing”.

Has it changed what you preach?  I don’t believe it has.  I think though that my viewpoint has changed somewhat in the “what is diety” question.

Has your “creation story” changed?  Yes and I believe it more too.

Have you seen where other religions are going and the similarity to yours?  Can you see, as a result, the end of war for relgiousness sake?  In other words, I feel we are all the same reaching for our ultimate reality.  What’s there to fight about?

Or, even, is religion necessary in this world?  I didn’t say God/dess was unnessary.  I am discussing religion here.  So, don’t get crazy.  Just answer the question.

So, your answers?  Questions?

As clergy, as are all teachers, we have the ability to be in a position to “do the right thing”.  People trust us.  As clergy we HAVE to enquire and question our faith to be sure that we are “doing the right thing”.

I find it a hard/easy job and one that the guiding hand hasn’t given me much choice about.  I’ve learned to find it funny the ways She goes about it though.

Blessed be All and have a hug full day,

January 25, 2011

I’ve been just grabbed by Maa Durga

I’ve been just grabbed by Maa Durga.  She is beautiful. 

Things/articles/videos  have come to me from very unexpected places.  i.e.  I received an email, one of those pass this to everyone types, that had a wish for money with a picture of the goddess Lakshmi sitting on a lotus leaf with gold coins all around her and dripping from her hands.  I was shocked to see that it had been to bunches of people (you know how the headers look in email) before it came to me.  The woman who sent it to me has no idea of my interest in the Hindu religion.

Maa Durga is a Hindu goddess.  I was astonished, way back when, to find that there was a major religion that was based on a goddess as the primary ultimate reality.  And, they treat their women as goddesses as much as possible considering the influences from the other patriarchal traditions/religions.  Much better than America.

She is the mother of everything and created the men too (can you believe that?).  She has many sides, Lakshmi and Kali are two of the many.  So, her good and bad sides are always with her.  

Where there is light there is dark. Where there is dark, there is light.  The song, Everything She touches changes, shows both sides of her too.   As above, so below, also explains it.  We can’t be all good.  It’s impossible.  How about a conglomeration like our Goddess?  After all, we are the Goddess.  She has our names and we have Hers.

Durga is an ancient Hindu warrior goddess who protects you. She is formed from the energies of the angriest deities and endowed with a weapon from each. She is often known in Hindu literature as the fierce form of Parvati, Shiva’s wife. Durga is probably the most singular and long lasting image of the Devi, the overarching female deity in India.

In the story of Durga, the demon Mahisha (in the form of a buffalo) acquired great power threatening even the stability of the gods themselves by conducting severe penances. The gods, helpless against Mahisha, begged powerful Durga to subdue him. Entering into battle against Mahisha with her mascot – a lion – beside her she subdued her foe while maintaining a detached calm, as if the outcome was never in question! She restored cosmic equilibrium as well as demonstrating her superiority over other gods.  Durga is hardly an ascetic meditating alone, but her energy field is one of overcoming demons.

Sounds like Z to me.

Here we see Durga in her calm mode sitting on her lion, holding her weapons, assuring you of assisting 
in conquering your demons!

She is the embodiment of wherewithal; wealth and the ability to accomplish great things.  Vaishno Devi, who combines elements of Lakshmi and Durga, is an extremely benevolent  manifestation of the eternal virgin who gives material well-being to her worshipers. One million pilgrims travel annually to her cave shrine in the foothills of the Himalayas, about fifty kilometers north of the city of Jammu.

Blessed Be All of you and have you a hug full day.

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