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Singing the Goddess: Stasa Morgan-Appel
The whole interview, including singing, is about an hour.
Songs we performed:
- "We Are a Circle," by Rick Hamouris*
- "Tallis Canon"/"Full Moon Canon," by Thomas Tallis (1567) and Stasa Morgan-Appel
- "The River," by Diana Hildebrand-Hull
- "Sending You Light," by Melanie DeMore
- "Imani," by Rachael A. K. Hazen*
- "Meditation on Breathing," by Sarah Dan Jones
- This interview took place on Friday afternoon. I had horrible voice strain by the end of the week, and you can definitely hear that, both in my speaking voice and in my singing voice.
- We had no rehearsal time, and we'd sung each song together once or twice during the course of the week. I'm really grateful to Denise, Peggy, and Sandy for their courage and willingness to sing with me under these circumstances!
- The song I'm talking about at the very beginning of the interview, from my workshop in 2009, is Juliet Spitzer's "Shadow/Light," recorded by SheWho on their album "The Earth Will Turn Over."
A Pagan or NeoPagan is someone who self-identifies as a Pagan, and whose spiritual or religious practice or belief fits into one or more of the following categories:
- Honoring, revering, or worshipping a Deity or Deities found in pre-Christian, classical, aboriginal, or tribal mythology; and/or
- Practicing religion or spirituality based upon shamanism, shamanic, or magickal practices; and/or
- Creating new religion based on past Pagan religions and/or futuristic views of society, community, and/or ecology;
- Focusing religious or spiritual attention primarily on the Divine Feminine; and/or
- Practicing religion that focuses on earth based spirituality.
Links to a lot of the different things we talked about (and some links I failed to mention, but add now):
Some of my favorite songbooks (more to be added!):
Friends General Conference ("FGC is more than Gathering!"):
Winter Solstice Celebrations and A Winter Solstice Singing Ritual book and CD:
- on my website: http://stasa.net/winter-solstice
- at Emerald Earth Publishing: http://emeraldearth.net/winter__solstice.htm
The Pagan Pride Project:
- http://www.thresholdchoir.org/ (Please note, there are restrictions as to who may join certain Threshold Choirs)
- The Eau Claire Threshold Singers' Song of the Soul interview: http://www.northernspiritradio.org/index.asp?command=ShowInfo&ID=557980107113
Pagan festivals, get-togethers, gatherings, etc. Please note that I do not endorse any of these, or have experience with any of these, except for local Pagan Pride Day celebrations, unless noted with an asterisk.
- Witchvox (The Witches' Voice), to find groups, festivals, etc, near you: http://witchvox.org/
- The Pagan Newswire Collective, for coverage of all sorts of festivals: http://pagannewswirecollective.com/
- Pagan Pride Day locations world-wide (in the fall of the year): http://paganpride.org/where/where.html
- Reclaiming Witchcamps: http://www.witchcamp.org/
- Pagan Spirit Gathering: http://www.circlesanctuary.org/psg/
- Pantheacon: http://pantheacon.com/wordpress/
- Free Spirit Gathering: http://www.freespiritgathering.org/
- Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS): http://www.cuups.org/
- Our Lady of the Earth and Sky (OLOTEAS)*, a non-denominational Pagan church in the Puget Sound area of Washington: http://www.oloteas.org/
- Winter Solstice Celebrations (based on A Winter Solstice Singing Ritual), http://stasa.net/winter-solstice
Cherry Hill Seminary:
Unitarian Universalist Musicans Network (UUMN):
Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS):
Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA):
Quaker Pagan and Pagan Quaker resources:
- To find a Meeting near you in the US or Canada: http://www.quakerfinder.org/
- To find a Meeting near you in Britain: http://www.quaker.org.uk/
I hope you enjoy!
p.s. Blogger allows only a certain amount of room for labels, and so I was unable to include labels for all the orgs I provided links for.