Tag Archives: Columbia

Columbia’s Day

Today is the day I celebrate Columbia, goddess of the United States, more than any other. Since we also think of today as the “birthday of the country,” in some sense, my celebrations of her are not purely joyful. They … Continue reading

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Columbia and Justice for women’s choices

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in cases that have to do with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for insurance plans to cover contraception. I renew my prayers to Justice and to Columbia: Justice, be not blind, but … Continue reading

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Two upcoming events: Sacred Space and Fertile Ground

I will be presenting at Sacred Space conference on Saturday, March 15th, at 10am, with a short talk and then ritual to the goddess Columbia: Centered on the goddess Columbia, a personification of the United States who lends her name … Continue reading

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Voting is still a holy act

When I voted today, it was a holy action. That doesn’t mean it was a perfect one, or a sacred one, but it was still holy. It can be tempting to say that politics is just too messy, too ugly, … Continue reading

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Columbia, help us rise

My dear friend Hecate is fond of calling Washington, District of Columbia her shining city on a swamp. It’s an apt metaphor for politics. Columbia, help us rise above the swamp, and shine again. Columbia’s district isn’t quite as swampy … Continue reading

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Balancing, moving to the light

This week the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments about striking down DOMA and Prop 8 in favor of marriage equality. I concentrated some of my Ostara work on this subject, and I will be taking part in an interfaith … Continue reading

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Voting and Columbia

As I said at Hail Columbia, voting is where the magical meets the mundane: we take our intent and put it into action. Go vote! As Hecate says, we are the daughters and sons of iron-jawed angels. They and many … Continue reading

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Ways to support Columbia

Here are some ideas of ways you can participate in supporting Columbia and defending religious liberty against the upcoming “siege” of DC by fringe Christians.

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Supporting Columbia, and Lady Liberty

Some conservative Christians are planning on “laying siege” to the District of Columbia from October 3rd to November 11th, and I’m going to spend that time praying that this country preserves religious liberty as one of its foundational principles and … Continue reading

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