Writing

Psychology

5 Simple Shortcuts for Diving Into Shadow Work

Elephant Journal, April 2018 https://www.elephant ... adow-work/

C.G. Jung coined the term “shadow” to describe the dark side of the psyche and encompasses the denied, disowned, and rejected parts of ourselves. Tips and tricks for going deeper.

Healing the Virgin-Whore Split

Elephant Journal, March 2014 https://www.elephant ... ca-farrar/

Examination of the virgin (or Madonna) and whore split that occurs in many of our psyches.

Reclaiming my Virginity

Elephant Journal, March 2014 https://www.elephant ... ca-farrar/

While we think about virginity as meaning never having had sex, the word virgin was not always linked to chastity. In many Greek translations, the word virgin meant “one unto herself.”

Truth be Told, the Whore Scares Me

Elephant Journal, December 2014 https://www.elephant ... scares-me/

Truth be told, the whore scares me.

That part of myself feels hidden, dirty and therefore disowned. Like many of us I associate sexuality with something that is wrong. So, I do my best to hide it.

Witchy Wisdom

Pay Attention to the Signs: 10 Omens You May Be a Witch

Elephant Journal, July 2015 https://www.elephant ... e-a-witch/

Before the United States became a country, there were witch hangings and it’s something I often think about around the Fourth of July.

Summer Solstice & Litha: Midsummer Magic & Merriment

J. Southern Studio, June 2018 https://www.jsouther ... -merriment

Known as Summer Solstice to most, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere has several names including Litha and Midsummer. It is a day of joy and merriment, as well as major witchiness.

Beltane: Beauty & Bounty

J. Southern Studio, April 2018 https://www.jsouther ... uty-bounty

If there were a “Sexiest Season” award, then it would definitely go to spring, mostly thanks to Beltane.

Lammas & Lughanasadh: Greeting the Grain

J. Southern, August 2018 https://www.jsouther ... icinsights

Lammas, aka Lughanasadh in Gaelic, marks the beginning of the harvest season in Wiccan and Pagan traditions.

Mabon: Myth & Mysteries

J. Southern Studio, September 2018 https://www.jsouther ... eries-myth

Often called the Witches Thanksgiving, Mabon, was the second harvest festival of three each year, the first being Lammas.

Samhaim: Saint & Soul Days

J. Southern Studio, October 2018 https://www.jsouther ... c3c4e97e89

Halloween, or All Hallow's Eve, has more meaning than simply a slapstick holiday, cloaked in candy and costumes. The current secular holiday takes it's roots from the Christian celebration of All Saints Day on November 1 for honoring holy people of the past: hallow from Old English meaning "holy."

Astrology

Celebrating Your Solar Self

Spirit Guides Magazine, July 2018 https://spiritguides ... olar-self/

elebrating the Summer Solstice has been a tradition as early as the Stone Age, around 2.5 million years ago.

Uranus in Taurus

Spirit Guides Magazine, May 2018 https://spiritguides ... in-taurus/

Astrologically, this is perhaps the most important week of the year as Uranus moves into Taurus, an event some astrologers have lovingly called “Tauranus.”

Hearing Beethoven's Saturn Return

Academic Paper, January 2011

Ludwig van Beethoven has been considered one of the most popular composers of our time and his name evokes a veil of mystery and darkness wrapping several years of his life - particularly during the time of his Saturn Return.

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Uranus: Reawakening Prometheus

Academic Paper, May 2010

This paper examines more thoroughly the Uranus/Prometheus archetype as well as its close ties with the Jungian Puer Aeternus and Trickster archetypes.

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How to Work with Your North Node

The Numinous, November 2018 https://www.the-numi ... astrology/

In astrology, our North Node reveals the teachings we need to embrace for emotional evolution. With the collective North Node now shifting from Leo to Cancer, the time is ripe for going back to soul school …

Lover

End of the World and the Beginning of Love

Elephant Journal, December 2012 https://www.elephant ... ca-farrar/

In two weeks, it will be December 21, 2012—the important day that no one understands.

The Power of Romantic Love Frightens Me

Elephant Journal, January 2013 https://www.elephant ... ca-farrar/

However, for many of us, the ecstasy of falling in love with someone is the closest understanding we have to a blissful encounter with the divine. Romantic love fills us with feelings of wholeness, ecstasy, and joy—emotions few of us experience on a daily basis. Exactly why it is so scary to me.

10 Books for a More Loving Relationship to Yourself

Elephant Journal, December 2015 https://www.elephant ... lf-others/

Perhaps, if people spent as much time wanting to improve their relationships as their finances or career there would be a lot more happy couples? So while I may not be as skilled in other areas, I am an unofficial, self-taught love expert according to these books.

Feminist

Everything Going Down for International Women's Day in the Bay

Broke-Ass Stuart, March 2018 https://brokeassstua ... -bay-area/

While not an official holiday in the United States, more than 100 countries around the world celebrate International Women’s Day.

How to Be an Ideal Woman Under Patriarchy

Broke-Ass Stuart, August 2017 https://brokeassstua ... atriarchy/

For those of you who like rules and structures, like patriarchy, this list is for you.

Miss Representation: What Competing in Beauty Pageants Taught Me About Beauty

Elephant Journal, January 2012 https://www.elephant ... ky-farrar/

Somewhere along the way, it seems that women choose between wanting to be appreciated for their looks or something else — at least I did.

Why Prop C is Better Than Any Other Homeless Initiative Ever

Broke-Ass Stuart, October 8, 2018 https://brokeassstua ... tive-ever/

No matter where or how long you have lived here, homelessness can sometimes feel hopeless in San Francisco. However, that could shift with a new Initiative called Proposition C: Our City, Our Home which is aimed at solving homelessness with the only that seems to help it…housing.

Etymology

THESIS // Stargazing: Re-enchantment Through Language

Academic Paper, 2013 https://pqdtopen.pro ... um=1545416

My Master's thesis that combines philology, consciousness studies, and enchantment with the stars.

Philosophy

(White)head Over Heels: The Erotic Side of Process Philosophy

Academic Paper, May 2011

The process philosophy of Whitehead offers us a way to experience reality in its fully eroticized brilliance, showing us the consistency we crave in existence is actually found in the continual yearning for more.

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Cosmos & Psyche: Empowerment of Desire

Academic Paper, August 2011

By focusing on desires the process enhances the already mutually beneficial relationship between psychology and astrology by placing importance upon the archetypes exposing themselves through psychoanalysis and the birth chart and transits.

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Ernst Cassirer: Seeing Through Symbolic Form into the Integral

Academic Paper, December 2011

It is only through a new way of understanding our relationshipto symbolic form that we can move more fully into the Integral era.

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Thomas Berry: Universing Through Language

Academic Paper, November 2011

The work of Thomas Berry, a cosmologist and geologian (Earth-knower),who lived between 1914 and 2009, questions our current anthropocentric approach to the natural world.

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Joseph Campbell: The Neverending Hero's Journey

Academic Paper, August 2010

The writer, lecturer, and mythologist Joseph Campbell spent most of his life interpreting this magic of myth and dissecting its value in the everyday experience.

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Milrepa & Eckhart: The Middle Path Between Effort & Grace

Academic Paper, March 2011

At the heart of many spiritual teachings is the question of effort and grace, the difference of conscious endeavor and exertion.

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Mythological Goddesses of Astrology

Goddess Guide: Urania

The Numinous, June 2018 https://www.the-numi ... ss-urania/

With this month’s Equinox paving the way for cosmic change, it’s the perfect moment to harness the electricity and innovation of the Goddess Urania

Goddess Guide: Maia

The Numinous, May 2018 https://www.the-numinous.com/2018/05/02/goddess-maia/

As we move towards Spring’s peak, it’s time to delight in the playfully creative energies of the Goddess Maia

Goddess Guide: Ostara

The Numinous, April 2018 https://www.the-numi ... ess-guide/

With the cosmos bursting into Spring bloom, it’s prime time for channeling Ostara.

Goddess Guide: Diana

The Numinous, August 2018 https://www.the-numi ... ess-diana/

As the heat of Leo Season urges us to sparkle and shine, the myth of the Goddess Diana shows how to stoke the flames of our wildness.

How to Work With Your Lilith Sign

The Numinous, September 2018 https://medium.com/@ ... e741349b4e

In astrology, our Lilith sign connects us deeply to our primal instincts and natural impulses.

Virgo & the Astrology of Virginity

Witchy Wisdoms, August 2018 https://witchywisdoms.com/blog/

Recently the Sun has made its annual move into tropical Virgo, the symbol of the woman and refers to the word virgin.