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Goddess Matters "" Johanna Stuckey
Old Goddess "" Max Dashu
Between the Worlds "" Carolyn Boyd
Reader Contribution "" Amy Martin
Poetry "" Patricia Monaghan
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Here and Now "" Patricia Monaghan
Gardening "" Mary Swander
Seasonal "" Nancy Vedder-Shults, Ph.D.
Wise Woman Tradition "" Susun Weed
Poetry "" Patricia Monaghan
Feminist Wave Dynamics

Waves Theme "" Sarah Bebhinn
First Wave "" Feral
Second Wave "" Kelli
Third Wave "" Sarah Bebhinn

Photo Essay

Upper Midwest "" Gwyn Padden

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Non-fiction in Review "" Madelon Wise
Fiction in Review "" Staci Schwarz

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-- About Mystic Poetry and the Goddess

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MatriFocus Cross-Quarterly is a seasonal web journal (zine) for Goddess Women and others interested in Goddess Lore and Scholarship, Goddess Religion (ancient and contemporary), Feminist Spirituality, Women's Mysteries, Neopaganism, Paganism, Earth-based Religions, Witchcraft, Dianic Wicca and other Wiccan Traditions, the Priestess Path, Goddess Art, Women's Culture, Women's Health, Natural Healing, Mythology, Female Shamanism, Consciousness, Community, Cosmology, and Women's Creativity.

So mothers passed on to their children a way of feeling as well as a way of doing. Their daughters while they learned the skills of the woman of the house (the churning, the hatching, the spinning and weaving) also learned a whole repertoire of songs and blessings for each of these tasks. There was a song for going to fetch water from the well after dark (in case the bogeys were waiting). There were the baking blessings and rituals so that the family and guests might share in simple but truly sacramental meals. There were the healing runes to chant while applying herbal remedies. It was as if the doing of something was not enough on its own; there had to be imagination and self-expression to go with the doing."

(Noragh Jones, in Power of Raven, Wisdom of Serpent)

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