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#NastyWomenWriters: Sojourner Truth (c. 1797-1883) New York State, Original Painting and Text by Karin Peschau

Her face speaks to us about the chains of slavery, about the iron chains of the slaves in America, about the invisible chains, but still heart-breaking unjustness and cruelty of our modern, globalized civilization: an enormous part of the world’s population, women, men and children, is working itself to death in order to make an easy and comfortable life possible for the other part. The pain in this woman’s face is our pain as well. Sojourner Truth was born into slavery as Isabella (Belle) about 1797. Her mother, known as “Mau-Mau Bett” had 11 children with James Baumfree....

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Treat Yourself to this Delicious New Book—Goddess: When She Rules

I want to let you all know about a new book release: Goddess: When She Rules – expressions by contemporary women I want to let you know about it, not only because I have a piece in it, but because I have been reading it and enjoying it and think you may as well. It is a beautiful collection of some 150 women’s poems and essays about who the Goddess is to them and how she plays a role in their lives. The book is a myriad expression of female devotion to the Goddess which displays the multiple ways women interact with the Goddess and the varied roles and entryways she makes into their...

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New Class for a New Year: Women and Ambition: Learn how to embrace ambition as the key to success 

A one day workshop with Theresa C. Dintino Saturday January 27, 2018 10-3 $80.00 Location: Sebastopol, CA Pre-registration and prepayment required. Register at this link: or go to Stregatree.com under the classes tab  Studies show that the majority of women fear or have an ambivalent relationship with ambition, and an even more difficult time receiving recognition in a positive way.  The conflicted relationship with these crucial issues is what currently stops women from achieving their dreams. Come to this class to explore your ambition and your relationship to it. Learn the important...

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#NastyWomenWriters: Esclarmonde of Foix, the Great, Pope of the Heretics, French (1151- 1215) Original Painting and Text by Karin Peschau

#NastyWomenWriters: Esclarmonde of Foix the Great, Pope of the Heretics, French (1151– 1215) Original painting and text by Karin Peschau Countess Zebella Trencavel of Carcassone and her husband Roger Bernard, the count of Foix, gave their daughter an Occitan name, “Light of the world.” In a period when women were often despised, and treated as mere possession, Esclarmonde was a shining light, both for the enlightenment of human beings and for the condition of women – the issue she was most deeply involved with. Learn more about the #NastyWomenWriters Project Here At her...

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Strega Tree Apothecary: Remedies Direct From the Spiritual Realms to You

I am happy to announce the opening of the Strega Tree Apothecary at stregatree.com, my sister site for the Strega Tree Collective that has and continues to form around the divination and Strega work. When I first received the message from my elemental being friends and ancestors that I should start an apothecary, I imagined it would be offerings of medicinal herbs and remedies much like my great-grandmother had used. She was an herbalist and a midwife. But, much to my dismay, I was not schooled in this and I had too much on my plate to take it up. Knowing I was unschooled in what would be...

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Understanding the Meaning of True Compatibility

In the middle of a group divination inquiring into the properties of oil, when I stated aloud that oil and water are not compatible, I was given a very big scolding by the wedeme (elemental beings of the wild). What they told me next was compelling to me. I wish to share it here. Just because oil and water interact in a way that we define as incompatible does not make that the truth. Oil and water are perfectly made for one another. Their interaction and repulsion is a perfect compatibility which actually allows life to happen. The fact that oil can repel water allows many lifesystems to...

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