On Wednesday, February 8, I was thrilled to be the guest of The Rev. Karen Tate on her podcast Voices of the Sacred Feminine talking about ancient concepts of hospitality can help us create peaceful and caring communities. According to Karen’s announcement for the program, “We’ll delve into what that looked like and how it… Continue reading Creating a Hospitable Community: Interview on Voices of the Sacred Feminine
Author: Carolyn Lee Boyd
Carolyn Lee Boyd’s essays, short stories, memoirs, reviews, and poetry have been published in a variety of print magazines, internet sites, and book anthologies. Her writing explores goddess-centered spirituality in everyday life and how we can all better live in local and global community. In fact, she is currently writing a book on what ancient and contemporary cultures have to tell us about living in community in the 21st century. She would love for you to visit her at her website, www.goddessinateapot.com, where you can find her writings and music and some of her free e-books to download.
Where the Rivers Meet
Rivers are the life-giving vessels of our planet. They bring water to nourish plants, animals, and birds, are a home for fish, algae, and water plants, provide travel and communication, and so much more. I have been blessed to live between two great rivers for more than 30 years now. From my home I can… Continue reading Where the Rivers Meet
Chaos, Order, and Creation
In the beginning was primordial chaos, a soup of the pure essence of reality, and from this arose a goddess who created order, and thus the universe and the world came into being. Myths and stories from all over the world tell similar truths about how our universe began, whether it is in the form… Continue reading Chaos, Order, and Creation
Winter Solstice with Our Ancestors
For many years I watched the dawn of the Winter Solstice over an 18th century cemetery that was on my way to work. No one else was around at that hour and I always felt a sense of awe seeing the mystery of the coming of the light over the granite reminders of death. It… Continue reading Winter Solstice with Our Ancestors
Songs to Aphrodite
I’d love to share a short piece of music I just made titled “Songs of Aphrodite.” You are welcome to just enjoy it, or if you would like an excruciatingly detailed explanation, including how it relates to Sappho and some music theory, read on! It is written in the Locrian mode, also known as the… Continue reading Songs to Aphrodite
The Earth Stars Journey
A few weeks ago I was tending to my garden and found that Earth stars had come to my yard. Earth stars are mushrooms that look like stars. The insides of the little ball are filled with spores and when it rains, they open up and scatter their offspring to their fates. The Blackfeet Nation… Continue reading The Earth Stars Journey
Music Is Poetry Beyond Words
And poetry is music beyond tones and rhythm. When I was in elementary school, I wanted to play the drums in the school band, but I was told “girls don’t play drums.” So, later I learned guitar, piano, and Appalachian dulcimer, but I didn’t play drums for many decades. In the meantime I had read… Continue reading Music Is Poetry Beyond Words
New Imbolc Poem at Return to Mago
It’s Imbolc! Celebrate with a new Imbolc poem I have just had published at the Return to Mago e-magazine! You can read it by clicking here.
New Poem and Song at Return to Mago E-Magazine
I’m thrilled to announce that I have a poem and song posted on the Return to Mago E-Magazine! Titled “Sunrise at Goodwater,” it is about my ancestors who lived in the mountains in the US and has a song on the dulcimer to go with it! To read the poem and hear the song, please… Continue reading New Poem and Song at Return to Mago E-Magazine
New Post on Feminism and Religion about Creating Lasting Change
I’m thrilled that I have a new post up on the group blog Feminism and Religion titled Like Water Flowing Down a Mountain: Creating Lasting Change. You may click here to read it!