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Issue 1, Winter 2001-2:

The Goddess In Glastonbury ~ Kathy Jones
In Search of the Goddess on Malta ~ Cheryl Straffon & Sheila Bright
The Nordic Goddess ~ Monica Sjoo
Goddess Conference in Glastonbury 2000
The Goddess’ Wheel of the Year: Yule Ritual
Plus: Goddess Sites News, Book Reviews, Events Listing

Issue 2, Summer 2002:

Brighde of the Isles ~ Jill Smith
In Search of the Goddess on Gozo ~ Cheryl Straffon & Sheila Bright
Dancing the Body of the Goddess ~ Caroline Born
Goddess Conference in Glastonbury 2001
The Glastonbury Goddess Temple ~ Kathy Jones
The Goddess’ Wheel of the Year: Imbolc Ritual
Plus: Goddess Sites News, Post, Book Reviews, Events Listing

Issue 3, Winter 2002-3:

The Paps of Anu ~ Patricia Monaghan
Reclaiming Hera ~ Sheila Bright & Cheryl Straffon
Lesser-Known Goddesses: Eguski ~ John McGlynn
Goddess Conference in Glastonbury 2002
Taking the Goddess to the Streets of London ~ Alison Leonard
The Goddess’ Wheel of the Year: Spring Equinox Ritual
Plus: Goddess Sites News, Post, Book Reviews, Events Listing

Issue 4. Summer 2003:

Double Goddess Shrines of Çatal Höyük ~ Vicki Noble
Chant for Women Travellers ~ Asphodel P. Long
The Goddess is the Centre ~Sheila Bright
Glastonbury Goddess Temple ~Brian Charles
Goddess 3000 Conference ~ Monica Sjöö
Lesser Known Goddesses – Xi Wang Mu ~Max Dashu
The Goddess’ Wheel of the Year: Beltane Ritual
plus News, Reviews & Events

Issue 5. Winter 2003-4:

Ariadne’s Isle of Naxos ~ Kathy Jones
Glastonbury Goddess Conference ~ Geraldine Andrews
Remarkable Sheela-na-Gigs ~ Fiona Marron
Senua – a new Goddess discovered
The Goddess’ Wheel of the Year: Summer Solstice Ritual
plus News, Reviews & Events

Issue 6. Summer/Autumn 2004:

Goddess Festival in Czech Republic ~ Monica Sjöö reports on what happened
Goddess Sites of Eastern Crete – 1 ~ with Cheryl Straffon & Jackie Dash
Lesser Known Goddesses: Sedna ~ the story of an Inuit Goddess
The Goddess’ Wheel of the Year: Lammas Ritual
plus News, Reviews & Events

Issue 7. Spring/Summer 2005:

Goddess Sites of Eastern Crete: Part 2Cheryl Straffon & Jackie Dash
Imbolc with Brigid at KildareGiselle Vincett was there
Glastonbury Goddess ConferenceHeather Campbell reports on 2004
Lesser Known Goddesses: Pattini Patricia Monaghan reveals Her story
Goddess Wheel of the Year: Autumnthe Inanna-Erishkigal myth enacted
plus News, Reviews & Events

Issue 8. Autumn/Winter 2005:

From Sacred Cave to Mountain Shrine – Cheryl Straffon
Major Moon Standstill on Lewis 2006 – Jill Smith
Dutch Goddess Conference – Geraldine Charles
Remembering Monica Sjöö & Asphodel Long: Tributes, Services, Last Ritual, Writings & Poem
Goddess Wheel of the Year: Samhain Encounters with Persephone
plus News, Reviews & Events

Issue 9. Spring/Summer 2006:

From Sacred Cave to Mountain Shrine: 2 – Cheryl Straffon
Goddess in the Hebrides – Tiziana Stupia
Bride’s Well on Lewis – Jill Smith
News of Senuna find
Glastonbury Goddess Conference 2005 – Georgina Sirret-Hardie
Plus News, Reviews and Events

Issue 10. Autumn/Winter 2006:

Lunar Standstill on Lewis 2006 – Jill Smith reports on this 19 year event
New Discoveries on the Hebrides – Cheryl Straffon reveals some sites
Visiting Çatalhöyük – Lydia Ruyle tells of a special pilgrimage
Tanit’s Mysteries: 1 – Monica Sjöö’s last writings
Celtic Goddess Wheel of the Year
Cerridwen’s Cauldron
Reviews, Miscellany, Noticeboard

Issue 11. Spring/Summer 2007:

Goddess Festival Reports
Tanit on Ibiza – the continuation of Monica Söö‘s work
Celtic Goddess Wheel of the Year: 2 – from Autumn Equinox to Imbolc
Cretan Musings – Cheryl Straffon’s new column
Cerridwen’s Cauldron
Reviews, Miscellany & Noticeboard

Issue 12. Autumn/Winter 2007:

The Goddess Durga comes to London – Geraldine McCarthy sees the event
The Goddess of the Caves – from Cheryl Straffon’s new book
The Paleolithic Goddess – the figurines that have been found
Goddesses of Love, Sex & Death – Tiziana Stupia has been in Sicily
The Mystery of the Ustica Goddess – how a “fake” proved not to be so
Arianrhod – bad mother or mythic Goddess? – Claire Hamilton explores the issue
Cretan Musings – Cheryl Straffon’s column
Books, Cerridwen’s Cauldron, Miscellany

Issue 13. Spring/Summer 2008:

Rediscovering Aphrodite – Harita Meenee on the erotic Greek spirit
Eleusis: a modern pilgrimage – Sheila Bright goes to the Mysteries
Cretan Musings – Cheryl Straffon finds Aphrodite’s temple
Goddess Bookshelf & CDs – the latest Goddess books & music
Gifts from the Goddess – Goddess gifts & retreats on offer
Goddess Miscellany & Noticeboard
Goddess Talk/Goddess Exchange
Goddess World News
Goddess Festival Reports

Issue 14. Autumn/Winter 2008:

Goddess Temples in the Heart of Egypt – Karen Tate
The Source Goddess of the Caves – Katinka Soetens
Listening to The Dark Goddess – Jane Meredith
Cretan Musings – Cheryl Straffon goes into the caves
The Sleeping Beauty and the Windfarm – Jill Smith
Venus of Willendorf’s Centenary
Goddess Bookshelf & other products- the latest Goddess books & media
Goddess Miscellany & Noticeboard
Goddess Talk/Goddess Exchange

Issue 15. Spring/Summer 2009:

The Acheulian Ancient Mother – Lydia Ruyle
Imbolc & the Goddess – Tira Brandon-Evans
On Tour with the Goddess – Suz Evasdaughter
Cretan Musings – Cheryl Straffon
Goddess Festival Reports
Glastonbury’s new Goddess Hall
Gifts from the Goddess/Cerridwen’s Cauldron
Goddess Bookshelf & CDs
Goddess Miscellany & Noticeboard
Goddess Talk/Goddess Exchange

Issue 16. Autumn/Winter 2009

The Celtic Goddess in the Landscape:
Scotland – Stuart McHardy finds Cailleach Hills
The Cailleach’s House in the Highlands – Survival of an
ancient Cailleach ritual
Wales – Cheryl Straffon on Goddess sites
Ireland: The Hag of Beara – Sonja Geoghegan on the Beara Rock
Also in this issue:
Cretan Musings – Cheryl Straffon
On Tour with the Goddess – Lana Jarvis goes around Minoan Crete
Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Sheila Rose Bright on Priestessing
Goddess Miscellany & Noticeboard
Goddess Bookshelf
Goddess Talk/ Goddess World News

Issue 17. Spring/Summer 2010

Göbekli Tepe – the oldest Sheela-na-Gig ~ Lydia Ruyle
on an amazing find inTurkey
Goddess Festival Reports: Cumbria,Glastonbury,
Cornwall, Argentina & Australia
The Goddess in the Temple: 1 ~ Cheryl Straffon
at Maltese temple sites
On Retreat with the Goddess ~ Isabelle Weber finds
Goddess at Delphi
Cerridwen’s Cauldron ~ Geraldine McCarthy on Priestessing
Goddess Bookshelf Goddess
Miscellany & Noticeboard
Goddess Talk/Goddess Exchange
Goddess World News

Issue 18. Autumn/Winter 2010

Goddess Talk/Goddess Exchange
Goddess World News
More from round the world
The Goddess in the Temple: 2 ~ Cheryl Straffon
at Maltese temple sites
The mystery of the Marian cypher ~ Ric Kemp
unravels a solar Goddess
Harvesting the Goddess: Tailtiu –
Tailtiu – Harvest Goddess ~ Tira Brandon-Evans
reclaims a Goddess
Tailtiu in Cornwall ~ Cheryl Straffon celebrates at Lammas
The Goddess in the fields ~ Shirley Molesworth
revives a ceremony
On Tour with the Goddess ~ Melanie Moir
travels around Ireland
Goddess Bookshelf
Cretan Musings
Goddess Miscellany & Noticeboard

Issue 19. Spring/Summer 2011

Goddess Talk/Goddess Exchange
Goddess World News
Goddess Festival Reports
Walking the Sleeping Beauty mountain ~ Jill Smith explores Her at first hand
Aine – Goddess of Midsummer ~ Lana Jarvis finds an
Irish Goddess
On Retreat with the Goddess ~ Deborah Garrett
experiences Mexico
Cretan Musings ~ Cheryl Straffon writes on the epiphany
Cerridwen’s Cauldron ~ Paul Williment wonders about museums
Goddess Bookshelf – Goddesses in World Culture
and other tities
Goddess Miscellany & Noticeboard

Issue 20. Autumn/Winter 2011-12

Goddess Talk/Goddess Exchange
Goddess World News
Asherah ~ the missing Goddess from the bible
Asherah ~ David Rankine with more on Asherah
Sekhmet – the incomparable one ~ Anne Key & Candace Kent tell of Her
Semiramis – Queen of Heaven, etc? ~ Shani Oates
reveals more
The Housekeepers Chair & Crone Stone ~ Lana Jarvis
and Cheryl Straffon in Ireland
Becoming a Priestess ~ Vanda Lloyd
on what it means to her
On Retreat with the Goddess ~ Ana Pau finds
Kihawhine on Hawaii
Cretan Musings ~ Cheryl Straffon on Minoan contacts
Goddess Bookshelf ~ some important and significant new titles
Goddess Miscellany & Noticeboard

Issue 21. Spring/Summer 2012

Goddess Talk/Goddess Exchange
Goddess World News
Sekhmet at Karnak ~ Pam Hatton has a powerful experience
Celebrating the Great Mother of Water ~ Sue Gee at the Glastonbury Conference
New Goddess sites and finds in Britain
Gruagach: Fairy Queen of the Highlands ~ Stuart McHardy finds a wee Goddess
Becoming a Priestess ~ Lana Jarvis on her path to find Goddess
On Retreat with the Goddess ~ Katie Player finds Brighde on Iona
Ixchel – medicine woman ~ Velva Dawn Silver-Hughes finds healing
Goddess Bookshelf
Goddess Miscellany & Noticeboard

Issue 22. Autumn/Winter 2012

Goddess Talk/Goddess Exchange
Goddess World News
Divine Women ~ Paul Williment reviews the TV series
A forest full of Goddesses ~ Gabriella Gabrielle finds Abnoba and more
Hestia of the Hearth ~ Lana Jarvis and Cheryl Straffon find Her
Sillina – Goddess of the Blessed Isles ~ Cheryl Straffon on an unknown Goddess
On Tour with the Goddess ~ Lydia Ruyle travels to SE Asia
Becoming a Priestess ~ Cordelia Skipton follows the RCG-I path
Goddess Bookshelf
The Nine Maidens and the Goddess ~ Stuart McHardy on his latest research
Goddess Miscellany & Noticeboard

Issue 23. Spring/Summer 2013

Goddess Talk/Goddess Exchange
Goddess World News
Patricia Monaghan ~ A tribute and an extract from her writings
Reclaiming the Great Mother ~ Louise Tarrier at the Glastonbury Goddess Conference
Göbekli Tepe in the Land of the Mothers ~ Kathy Jones takes a trip to Turkey
A return visit to Göbekli Tepe ~ Lydia Ruyle finds things have improved
20 years at Çatalhöyük~ the Goddess finds over two decades
Becoming a Priestess ~ Sue Gee on the Australian GAIA training
The rights of Mother Earth ~ a new law by the Bolivian government
The Goddess at the Edge ~ Clare Campbell works on the front line
Goddess Bookshelf
Goddess Miscellany & Noticeboard

Issue 24. Autumn/Winter 2013

Goddess Talk/Goddess Exchange
Goddess World News
British Museum Ice Age Exhibition~ Polly Maloney went to the talk
Australian Goddess Conference in Mexico ~ Sue Gee reports on the event
Goddess Conference in Mexico ~ by Georgina Sirret-Armstrong-Smith
Cretan Musings ~ Cheryl Straffon on the Neolithic Goddess
On Tour with the Goddess ~ Batya Weinbaum is in India
Becoming a Priestess ~ Crystal Dawn Walker tells of her journey
Priestessing Tanit in Sardinia ~ Rita de Martis provides her insights
Goddess Bookshelf
Goddess Miscellany & Noticeboard

Issue 25. Spring/Summer 2014

Goddess Talk/Goddess Exchange
Goddess World News
Tas Silg: Maltese temple of the Goddess ~ new discoveries at the site
Minoans descended from Neolithics ~ new DNA evidence proves descent
Glastonbury Goddess Conference 2013 ~ Marion-Brigantia van Eupen reports
Other Goddess Conferences 2013 ~ in Sweden, California and Australia
Goddess finds from the Grimaldi caves ~ looking at some wonderful figurines
On Tour with the Goddess in Wales ~ three women go on a Goddess pilgrimage
Becoming a Priest of the Goddess ~ Paul Brady explains how it happened
Cretan Musings ~ Cheryl Straffon visits a Diktynna Temple
Goddess Bookshelf
Goddess Miscellany & Noticeboard

Issue 26. Autumn/Winter 2014

Goddess Talk/Goddess Exchange
Goddess World News
The Brazilian Great Mother ~ Mirella Faur
My Year of the Cailleach – Part 1 ~ Jill Smith
On Tour with the Goddess: Brighid ~ Marion Brigantia
Australian Goddess Conference 2013 ~ Dani Graczyk shares the event
Conceptions of Samhain ~ by Australian writer Glenys Livingstone
Naming the Goddess ~ Trevor Greenfield previews a new book
Goddess Bookshelf
Goddess Miscellany & Noticeboard

Issue 27. Spring/Summer 2015

Goddess Talk/Goddess Exchange
Goddess World News
Glastonbury Goddess Conference 2015 ~ Lorraine Pickles
Goddess Temple Wedding Ceremonies
My Year of the Cailleach – Part 2 ~ Jill Smith
Marlborough Downs Goddess Temple ~ Terence Meaden’s new discoveries
Becoming a Priestess of Rhiannon ~ Katinka Soetens
Cretan Musings ~ Cheryl Straffon
Goddess Bookshelf
Goddess Miscellany & Noticeboard

Issue 28. Autumn/Winter 2015

Goddess Talk/Goddess Exchange
Goddess World News
Corra: Serpent Goddess of Ireland
2014 Australian Goddess Conference
The Temple of Aphaia on Aegina ~ Laura Shannon
On Tour with the Goddess ~ Glenys Livingstone
Goddess Bookshelf
Goddess Temples
Goddess Miscellany & Noticeboard

Issue 29. Spring/Summer 2016

Goddess Talk/Goddess Exchange
Goddess World News
2015 Glastonbury Goddess Conference ~ Katie Player with the Star Goddess
2015 Goddess Spirit Rising Conference ~ by Georgina Sirret-Armstrong-Smith
The Story of Femenina Sube ~ Batya Weinbaum on the Isla de Mujeres
Haumea ~ the re-emergence of a Hawaiian Goddess
Cretan Musings ~ Cheryl Straffon – a tale of two Makriyaloses
Hekate: a devotional ~ Vivienne Moss pays homage to her
Goddess Bookshelf

Issue 30. Autumn/Winter 2016

Goddess Talk
Goddess World News
21 years of Glastonbury Goddess Conference ~ Kathy Jones looks back on two decades
The Temple of Astarte at Erice ~ Katinka Soetens experiences the site
Akrotiri – a Minoan town ~ Cheryl Straffon is on Thera & Crete
Despoina ~ Demeter’s other daughter ~ Polly Maloney finds an unknown Goddess
Cluthna – Goddess of the Clyde ~ Siusaidh Ceanadach celebrates her
Goddess Bookshelf
Obituary ~ a tribute to Lydia Ruyle
Goddess Noticeboard

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