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Song of the Mystery

This post by Samantha is an intimate share of a self directed ceremony.  Samantha is a current student of Song of Sophia and is a medicine woman and mother reawakening the pathways and wellsprings of the fae in the mountains of North Carolina.         Last night I had a surprise night to myself…

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Honoring the Gifts of Winter’s Depth

Blessings upon the Court of Winter as she turns back into the belly of earth, the wise crone of all that is unseen and dreaming.     The very old mountain with one starlit eye, sleeping.   As we approach Imbolc and the dawning of Swan Bhride at the 15th degree of Aquarius on Sunday,…

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Purifications & Decent held by Rosemary & Rue

This post by DaZzalina RaYdiaance illustrates how Song of Sophia practices hone pilgrims’ ability to descend into the earth as a means of purification and also in order to see clearly when distortion is present.  DaZzalina has served as a Seven Sister (a service position in the lineage, something like a student teacher) since 2020…

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The Water is the Mother, the Mother is the Medicine

    There are rivers of water beneath our feet.    These subterranean aquifers wrap around the entire world. Weaving under lakes and out again through oceans. The rivers are all one body of water that contain memory and emotion.   If you close your eyes, perhaps you see how the rivers beneath you are…

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Medicine Reflection from Cherstaria

This post is a reflection from Cherstaria, a Song of Sophia School Certified Healing Practitioner who has devoted to another cycle with the school in service of the lineage.  Cherstar is a bright light with an angelic voice and her oracle delights us all!         I opened the package and touched the…

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A Mother’s Blessing

  A Mother’s Blessing:  A Gateway Held by the Love of Other Women     After a Mother’s Blessing, the mother usually experiences relief, release, clarity. The pressure valve of pregnancy is turned down. She mentions that now, she is ready to give birth. She passed through a gateway that is held by the love…

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EliJah Light’s Umbilical Cord Medicine Rattle

This beautiful post about the preservation of her son’s umbilical cord is offered by Song of Sophia student Zuri Snow.   In Song of Sophia we are always celebrating the simple ways that the ordinary and the functional weave with divine intention to create a life of authentic ceremony.     My medicine man soul…

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The Old Oak of my Matriarch

Song of Sophia Student Samantha Stokes wrote this beautiful tribute to her grandmother, Helen Cynthia Stokes, and to the matriarchal roots of our Great Mother.  Samantha is a mother of two, an artist, and a preacher woman for the Goddess in the fertile forests of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina.     My grandmother…

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Dancing with Dragon’s Breath: Wild Icelandic Yarrow

      To attune with a plant is to become a part of her to create a dance of sacred union and to allow her to become part of you.    Wild plants hold an uninterrupted timeline with human existence on Earth. Recently on a trip to Iceland I met with one of my…

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A Medicine Woman’s Merry Mushwomb Experience

In Song of Sophia tradition, the month of October is an especially potent time to spend in relationship with Amanita.  As the freshly harvested fruiting bodies of Amanita are gifted to us, we journey with the wisdom of the deer mothers and their quiet forest paths.  This year Eliza co-hosted a forest gathering of medicine…

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