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Appalachian Pagan Alliance Oct. 2001 Newsletter

Editress; Ginger Strivelli

In October, we had a couple of significant changes within the APA. We installed a new co-leading Priestess to help Ginger Strivelli, our co-founding and Leading Priestess. That new co-leaidng Priestess is Paula Swaney. We also, had to discuss changing our 'open door policy' of membership due to several problems with disruptive persons. At the Oct meeting, the leadership, instead chose to revamp but keep the open door policy.

That Open Door Swings Both Ways
APA has been experiencing growing pains lately, and perhaps it is time to remind folks why we are here, what we stand for, and what we will not tolerate. The APA bylaws as listed on the Yahoogroups website. Welcome to the Appalachian Pagan Alliance, (PLEASE NOTE WE ARE A RELIGIOUS GROUP of Witches, and other Pagan traditions. Also please note we are a Politically active group!)by joining you are welcomed as a member...we have a open door membership policy...HOWEVER that door remains open, and disruptive persons will be asked to leave out it, as easily as they were welcomed through it.

First Law: "prime directive- Thou shall not bite thy tongue." (Debate at will, but DO NOT Threaten/attack/disrespect the other members!) Heated debates are common...infighting will not be allowed.

Second law: "air your own dirty laundry if you wish, but do not air others."

Third law: "Freedom of information act. But that does not apply to personal/private disclosures." (NO FORWARDING OF OUR POSTS WITHOUT PERMISSION!)

Fourth law: "Nothing is off topic for a family chatting around the breakfast table everyday. It keeps us in touch, it keeps us connected it bonds us...even if we are just talking about the weather, or the price of tea in china, we are talking, and that is what is important."

Cherokee Morning Song

We n' de ya ho, We n' de ya ho
(I am of the Great Spirit, Ho! I am of the Great Spirit, Ho!)
We n' de ya ho, We n' de ya ho, ho ho ho
(I am of the Great Spirit, Ho! I am of the Great Spirit, Ho! It is so, it is so.)
He ya ho he ya, Ya ya ya
(Great Spirit, Great Spirit, Great Spirit)



Jagannath- Hindu 'Lord of the World.' A form of the God Vishnu

Jvaraharisvara- Hindu God of Plague victims. Prayed to particularly to cure malaria

Janus- Roman God of Passage, crossroads, the past, and the future. The God with two faces, looking both back, and forward

Jumis-Latvian God of Fertility, farming, and food

Jnanadakini- Buddhist Goddess of knowledge

Juno-Roman Queen of the Gods

Jupiter- Roman King of the Gods

Janguli- Buddhist Goddess of snakes

Jakomba- African God of morality

Jyestha- Hindu Goddess of misfortune, Elder sister of Lakshmi

Jaki- Persian menstruation Goddess, feared men, protectress of women and children

Ja-Neba - Siberian Mother Goddess

Julunggual- Australian rainbow snake Goddess of water. She could appear as a male or androgynous, and was invoked in coming of age rites for boys, and girls.

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