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Get to know a Goddess: Part 1

A Note from Amanda

Hello my Loves! I know – where the heck have I been? WELL – long story short, my life has been crazy. Last month I took in my nephew, and it’s been crazy keeping up with work, my son, and rearranging my home and routine to accomodate my nephew. I’ve loved having him here, but it has meant putting things on hold- like my poor blog. But, thanks to my mom who randomly found a big box of witchy books, I found a book that inspired me to write a little series for you guys. This time of year is crazy for everyone, and it’s important to keep in touch with your spirituality – especially when things are going well. It takes a few moments a day to stop and think about the Divine. Yesterday I was having a really rough day, so I put my notebooks away, closed my computer, and cleaned and smudged my home. As soon as the exhaust fans sucked out the erratic, emotional energy, I felt at peace. I felt connected to my Matron goddess, the Morrigan. But there are so many goddesses, and I know, as much as Morrigan loves her Ravens, she is fair and she has directed my attention to a number of other goddesses. In the box of books was 365 Goddess by Patricia Telesco. It features a new goddess everyday. So I thought hey-I should share this with my readers! So I’ve done a little research for each of the goddesses I plan to feature in this series, and have designed a 10 part series all about goddesses, and the goodness they can bring into your life. Enjoy my loves!

November 14th: Pukkeenegak

Pukkeenegak is an Inuit goddess who presides over the household and all community affairs. She’s a mother figure, and watches over children, ensuring they have enough food and clothing. She is depicted with a tattooed face, wearing boots and a pretty dress that is ‘befitting the patroness of seamstresses’.

Themes:

  • Kinship
  • Community
  • Thankfulness
  • Charity
  • Kindness

Symbols:

  • Tattoos

Celebrating Pukkeenegak

Today is the Asking Festival in Alaska. Children and adolescents go door to door gathering foods for a huge community feast. After the meal, people petition one another for gifts, “exchanging the entire community’s goods in the spirit of thanksgiving.”. (Telesco, 1998) To honor Pukeenegak, organze a potluck dinner, leaving a place dedicated just for her.

As she is the Patroness of Seamstresses, wear special clothing to reflect the goddesses’ gift with needle and thread. Or, in light of community, organize a clothing or a coat drive. Each one of the recipients of the donated goods will also receive a blessing from Pukkeenegak.

Tense situations seem to always tag along with holidays and season changes, so it’s bound to slither into your home. If it has, you can call the goddess to your home by drawing an emblem of peace over your heart chakra or the back of your hand. Use a non-toxic marker or body paint, of course. Let it wear off naturally, by which time the soothing magic of Pukkeenegak will have permeated your home.

Symbols of Peace

Telesco, P. 1998. 365 Goddess: A Daily Guide to the Magic and Inspiration of the Goddess. New York, NY: HarperCollins

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Sacred [Cyber] Space

The internet is a fascinating thing. It’s incredible in and of itself, but incorporating magick makes it even more awe inspiring. You can cast spell online, you can perform rituals online, and you can create a sacred space online. I would like to do the latter, but I can’t do it on my own! I think of my blog as a sacred cyberspace but it’s a place where I share my story, where I share my wisdom, where I seek to educate- enlighten if you will. But I want to know what you’re thinking. I want you to have a place to “go” to respond to my blogs or share your thoughts on the topic I’ve written about. I want you to be able to voice your story, your questions. And most of all I want that place to be sacred- which means there is no fear of judgement or rejection. There’s no degradation or even snide remarks.

I’m a Witch, so when I want to do something, and that something is feasible and for the good of others and will not cause extensive harm, then I find a way to do it! And I have!

Beloved readers, I invite you to join Magical Musings Facebook Group!

It’s a closed group and you must answer some questions before you’re admitted. I will review every post to ensure that no one is going to ever be made to feel uncomfortable and have a zero tolerance cyber bullying policy. This group is for my readers, and anyone else with a passion for witchcraft.

Witchy education

I decided to opt for a social learning platform for the group. That means I can have educational units- this is where I can post resources and notes expanding upon topics I’ve covered in my blog. These are optional! Magical Musings School of Witchcraft (MMSW) is in the works as well, so the units aren’t going to go into great detail. MMSW will offer free classes, then I’ll have tiers where you can get a more thorough education as well as interaction with me for an affordable price. The units will expand on things I could only touch upon as well as provide links to websites and books about the topic so you could learn more on your own if you so choose.

Who is this group for?

As of right now, the group is like any other online group. But what will make it special is having people join. The energy of people from all over the world, people of any race any gender any social or economic class that all have two things in common: a passion for Witch things and the desire to learn more from our peers. Learning and connecting are two major aspects of witchcraft and when you add love to the mix you get sacredness, IMO. This Love is Love for life, love for witchcraft, love for people we have never met but know we can go online and have someone to vent to. Will you help me make this a reality?

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