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Notes about my Goddess Series

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Sven
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0 posted 09-27-2001 12:22 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

My Goddess Series will take up my next 1,000 posts (from 11,000 to 12,000).  

In this series, I’m going to take a look at the Goddess in many of her aspects, and in many of her names.  As you can see, I’ve already covered a number of traditions with what I’ve done so far.  From Oshun of Africa, to the Roman Diana, the Goddess exists in many forms and in many stories.  

Currently, the poems are taking the shape of prayers to the Goddess in question.  In each prayer, I’ve tried to relate some of the aspects of each Goddess, as well as a little bit of the stories and lessons that they pass on to us from their various traditions.  As the series goes along, I will expand on that and do some “Mini-series” within the larger Goddess Series.

Right now, there will be 3 of these Mini-series.  The first one will deal with Goddesses of Poetry, Writing and Creativity, the second one will be “Voices of the Goddess”, and the third one will be “Interludes”.

“Voices of the Goddess” will be an attempt to give a selection of Goddesses, chosen and suggested by members of Passions, a contemporary voice.  If we could talk to these Goddesses today, in the flesh, what would they say?  How would they feel about the world?  Would they wonder why they have been forgotten and cast aside by those that followed them and their teachings?  How would they feel about those that have taken up their cause today?  

The “Interludes”, of which “The Three Priestesses” is the first, will be a set of reflections based on the series as a whole.  Sort of like “meditative responses” to the stories I’ve told and the things that I’ve learned.  

The Goddess Series is also part of my ongoing growth, both spiritually and as a Poet.  It’s a way for me to explore another part of myself.  To ask some questions, and hopefully, to find some answers.  

I was inspired to write this series because of my 11,000th post.  The thought just came to me that I should write a Goddess poem (that poem was Dedication, my 11,000th post.)  After I wrote that, the thought that I should write an entire series of these just would not go away.  So, listening to my inner voice, I began to collect stories and did as much research as I could into names of the various Goddesses from the various traditions of history and from various peoples of the world.  This has been most satisfying and has given me a great degree of pleasure.  The stories are wonderful, and the lessons that they teach are equally as wonderful.

So, there you have it.  I decided to make this “note” for all of you so that you would know where my inspiration came from, and to give you an idea of what to expect.  It’s always fun to see where the writer gets his ideas, and I hope that you’ve enjoyed this little trip into my mind.  I also hope that you will enjoy reading this series as much as I will (and already have) enjoy bringing it to you.  

If there’s a Goddess that you’d like to see me write about, or, if you’ve got a suggestion for the “Voices of the Goddess” series, just e-mail me, or find the “Voices Challenge” post in the Poetry Challenge forum.

Thank you.  

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serenity blaze
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1 posted 09-27-2001 05:40 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Try Sophia...I think it would be interesting to "hear" how a Goddess of Wisdom felt about her temples being torn down.   There's Biblical reference here, but I just woke up so don't ask me to think---Sophia and I don't speak until I'm wide awake.  
rwood
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2 posted 09-27-2001 09:10 PM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

I'm so glad to see you listen to yourself and follow your heart! I've really enjoyed the beauty in the poems. I need all the beautiful and uplifting things I can get right now. I'd gladly love to hear about any Goddess of Love and Beauty. I'm gonna hop to your other post in challenge.

Sincerely,
Regina
Tracey
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3 posted 09-27-2001 11:03 PM       View Profile for Tracey   Email Tracey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tracey

I am looking forward to hearing more of your Goddess series. They are lovely so far

If she who dies with the most toys wins, then can I have some toy boys please?

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4 posted 09-28-2001 12:52 PM       View Profile for Interloper   Email Interloper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Interloper

You could write about SEA.  She's more of a Siren than a Goddess, but certainly a combination of the two  

And don't forget about Sunshine.  She illuminates our pages with her talent.

And you certainly cannot forget ... Well, you know Oh gr8 voice of the Northlands.

I look forward to your work ... write on my friend, write on
rascalx
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5 posted 10-01-2001 10:00 PM       View Profile for rascalx   Email rascalx   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit rascalx's Home Page   View IP for rascalx

This should be very interesting, informative, and enjoyable to read. I'm looking forward to reading this series. Good writing, my friend.  
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6 posted 10-07-2001 04:15 PM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

Is there a Goddess of lost loves, if so I would like to hear more of her.
You have a great talent, my friend, and it is much appreciated.
Sandra
Dee
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7 posted 10-09-2001 07:08 AM       View Profile for Dee   Email Dee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dee

How about an Irish one Sven? http://www.fionabroome.com/history/brigid.html

I believe she was the protector of poets and dreamers.....suits us down to the ground.

Dee

I wish you every happiness and may you always have the best of the good things in life.     a brand

Moon Dust
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8 posted 10-09-2001 10:18 PM       View Profile for Moon Dust   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Moon Dust

how about venus greek goddess of love

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