Previous contributions from:

Carolyn Lee Boyd

“A Serpentine Path: Mysteries of the Goddess”, by Carol P. Christ

Reviewed by Carolyn Lee Boyd “The serpentine path is the path of life, a snakelike, meandering path, winding in and out, up and down, with no beginning and no end, into the darkness, into the light." Carol P. Christ is one of women’s spirituality’s founders and the... read more

The Sunset on the Mountain Is Really the Dawn

by Carolyn Lee Boyd I was reborn on the mountain whose seasons I had loved for the fifty years of life I had lived so long ago. I knelt on its breast and breathed in the black, musky, fertile soil, tasted its bitter groundwater and sweet stream nectar, rubbed its skin... read more

Buying Pomegranates in Demeter’s Supermarket

For one glorious week each year, the rose and white-showered magnolia trees lining Main Street transformed the potholed, two-lane road into a processional as elegant in its own simple way as any gracing a medieval European or an ancient city. The town did festoon the street with flags and balloons for parades with the Mayor and town council, high school band, and Boy and Girl Scouts on special occasions.

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“Goddess and God in the World: Conversations in Embodied Theology”, by Carol P. Christ and Judith Plaskow

Carol Christ and Judith Plaskow are foremothers of feminist theology who have shared a long friendship. Their insightful new book, Goddess and God  in the World: Conversations in Embodied Theology, begins with a history of feminist and general theology, continues with their life experiences that gave rise to their individual theologies, and ends with a conversation about their common beliefs and differences.

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Seeds on the Wind

In the garden of She Who Creates, tucked into a very remote corner, grows a small, water-blue planet whose inhabitants call it “Earth.” The soil is rich but most of what grows there appears on the surface to be only straggly stems fighting each other for a place near the dim light. But yet, somehow the most spectacular blooms emerge from the planet by the billions every day.

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