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I'm launching an IndieGoGo fundraising campaign for The Book of the Great Queen: the book that's long been needed, exploring the mysteries of the Morrigan, the ancient Celtic Goddess of battle, sovereignty, prophecy, and Otherworld power.

We're hosting a little party on launch night to have some fun, raise the excitement, and spread the word. For locals, you can join us at Evermore House in Oakland, CA. There will be convivial beverages, food, chocolate!

For everyone else - we're working on setting up a video hangout/stream so you can join us remotely!

Get a look in person at the devotional illuminated manuscript art I'm creating for my backer perks!
Touch and drool over the prototype version of Amelia Hogan's hand-bound artistic editions of the book!
Chat with me, and members of my team, about what's happening with the book!
Help us start off the campaign with a BOOM!

Stable URL for the campaign: http://bookofthegreatqueen.com/
For now, that redirects to a campaign preview - once it goes live, it'll link to the live campaign page.

For more info about the book project, go here: http://bansheearts.com/projects/the-book-of-the-great-queen/

Facebook event page for the launch party: https://www.facebook.com/events/236400983223516
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So sorry the stream didn't work out for you, Brendan. Would have been grand to see your face! But thank you for contributing and spreading the word! Much love to you.
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This week's post at the Shieldmaiden Blog, about daily spiritual practice: Day One. "Frustration with yourself is just another indulgence – just another distraction from the practice. Just as in meditation, when you notice your mind wandering, you simply let it go and return to the breath."
http://bansheearts.com/2013/09/day-one/
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Tusen takk. It was very helpful and it's so true, our minds do wonder off when we try to calm ourselves down and we end up more lost and confused in the end. 
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This week's blog post: Whose Ancestors?
In which I take a stance against racist ideologies in European polytheism, and I challenge you to do the same.
http://bansheearts.com/2013/08/whose-ancestors/
Issues of race and Eurocentrism in religion have been increasingly on my mind recently, and the anniversary of Dr. King's speech seems a good day to write about them. This came up for me when I fou...
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"Please don’t be the next woman on my list. I love you. Let us fight and grow strong. I am doing this, and you can too."
New blog post on rape culture, and why I fight.
http://bansheearts.com/2013/06/why-we-fight-redux/
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New blog post: Iraq, ten years on. Have we learned the lessons of war? Have we made good on the blood we spilled, the lives we sacrificed? The war Goddess teaches that life is both precious and expendable – that blood is a mighty currency. Several thousand young American lives have been sacrificed, and countless Iraqi lives. Did we spend them well? Did we make heroes, or just corpses? What have we bought with that terrible flood of bright, bloody coin?
http://bansheearts.com/2013/03/voice-of-sacrificed/
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New blog post: "Fear will cause us to spend way more energy than we need to fighting shadows and building armor around ourselves... Warriorship is the way of strength which brings liberation from the way of fear. Paradoxically, its gift is peace."
In early October, I came to my first "fighter birthday" - the date I started armored fighting one year ago. Here are a few observations from my first year as a fighter. Are you threatening me? When...
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New post at the Shieldmaiden blog: Into the Tomb.
"I dream of  burial processions, voices chanting songs of honor. Ritual preparations and invocations. Cairns raised in the deep woods. I dreamed of a great passage-tomb in the Irish Neolithic style, watching as if from above as it is built. The great mound raised over the passage, its carpet of green creeping over it. The bones and ashes of the dead carried in, gifts to the earth. I dreamed of walking into this tomb again, and the strange lights that shone deep within at the end of the dark."
http://bansheearts.com/2013/09/into-the-tomb/
Maybe it's the season: the light has shifted to that amber that signals Summer dying. It's the books I've been reading, which are Celtic archaeology and largely drawn from funerary remains. And it'...
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This week's blog post is a follow-up in which I discuss the previous post about racism in Paganism, and an update about my work being censored on the PaganSquare portal.
http://bansheearts.com/2013/09/follow-up-whose-ancestors/
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New post at the Shieldmaiden Blog:
"Who will right the world if the world is filled with people who have given all their power away, who are trudging exhausted down a path that isn’t their own?"
Yesterday, I spent all day at work making art. Then I came home and went straight to my desk, on fire to make more art. When I looked up, it was nearly midnight. I still wasn't tired. I always knew...
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"Who will fight for you, if not yourself?"  Yes!
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New blog post - on polytheism, and practicing discernment. "Priesthood is, above all other things, service to the Gods, and you cannot serve something which is an abstract idea or archetype, because abstracts do not have needs. Thus, priesthood inherently contains a recognition of the reality of the Gods as living beings."
http://bansheearts.com/2013/06/polytheism-light-in-the-window/
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New blog post, in which I challenge the theology of the 'Dark Goddess'.
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