Appalachian Pagan Alliance Newsletter Sept. 2001
Editress; Ginger Strivelli
This month was a historical one. The terrorist attacks on America on Sept. 11th of course effected the Pagan Community the same way it effected all others. A lot of the month the APA spent discussing the unfolding news, attending prayer services, and working magic to help the healing country.
The official APA Prayer for Sept. 11th, 2001, "The Day Lady Liberty cried."
"These attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, are attacks on the whole World, and on religious tolerance and diversity. Terrorists have attacked the United States because we here in the USA, lead the world in the honorable practice of religious freedom, diversity, and tolerance. They on the other hand see fit to practice prejudice, discrimination, hatred, and even mass murder, in the name of their God. Such insane ideas that any God would want hatred, ugliness, and war waged in Their name, is unbelievable to all truly spiritual people of all religions. Let us as; Witches, Wiccans, Druids, and all other Pagan Traditions, join with our Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, and other religious Americans to say such religious intolerance is not only un-American, but inhuman, and sacrilegious, no matter what faith you follow. Let us, pray to our Gods for justice, deliverance from this evil and fear, and ultimately for peace to prevail. Let us work magic to bring those blessings into our lives and the lives of our fellow Americans and fellow earthlings. Let us work together to make the world a safer, more tolerant, and more just place. In the name of Lady Liberty, let us go forward now, and undermine the evil intentions of those who would terrorize the world in the name of religious intolerance and hatred."
FROM OUR BOOK OF SHADOWS;
Pagan Parenting Workshop by Ginger Strivelli
Who: Your most precious gifts from the Gods, your Witchlings
What: Teach them everything
When: start as soon as possible and continue daily
Where: Everywhere but inside the broom closet
Why: Why Not?
1) Follow yourselves- Be good examples of good Pagans, show them how you worship the Gods, share your faith with them
2) Follow the Blessed Muses- Use music, art, poetry, literature, and crafts to teach “The Craft” to your babes
3) Follow the Gods- Witchlings, (like their elder Witches) should build altars, and build relationships with the Gods. They need to learn to work magic, say prayers, and invoke the Gods and Goddesses in daily life.
MERRY MEET THE GODS- section I
Imra- Kafir (Afghanistan) Creation God
Inana- Sumerian Goddess of fertility and war
Ignerssuak- Eskimo Sea God
Idunn- Nordic God of the 'apples of immortality' Ifa- North African God of Knowledge and learning
Igalilik- Eskimo God of Hunting
Inari- Shinto God/dess of rice and other food…seen as either Male or female
Indr- Kafir (Afghanistan) God of weather
Inazuma- Shinto Goddess of lightning
Iris- Greek/Roman Goddess of rainbows. "Messenger of the Gods"
Inti- Incan Sun God
Isara- Sumerian marriage, childbirth and the swearing of oaths
Iord- Nordic Earth Mother Goddess
Istar- Mesopotamian Goddess of war and fertility
Ix Chel- Mayan Moon Goddess
Iuturna- Roman Goddess of wells, springs, and groundwater
Ipy- Egyptian Goddess of breastfeeding
Ihy- Egyptian God of music
Ilat- East African Rain God
Ixquimilli-Itzlacoliuhqui - Aztec God whose name means "Bundle of eyes, with curved obsidian knife" God of Justice
Isis- Egyptian Goddess of the Moon, Magic, healing, and motherhood.