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Spring '03
Issue 25

Radical Astrology:
It Starts This Spring

By Emily Trinkaus

Skillful Means: The Practical Wisdom of Presence-Centered Psychotherapy
By Kerry Moran

Listening to the Heart
By Carol Hwoschinsky

The Underground Healthcare Revolution
By William B. Ferril, MD

Heart, Head & Hands
By Russ Reina

What Are You Sending?
By William Benz

Physicians’ Perspective: Obesity, Lifespan and Diet
By Rick Bayer, MD

My Father’s Clouds: Caffeine and the First Amendment
By John Borowski

Fossil-Fuel Vampires (Part II)
By Richard Marianetti

Dreams of Kindness, Love & Grace: Stigma
By Carolyn Bolton

The Idolatry of Ideology
Why Tax Cuts Hurt the Economy

By Russ Beaton

Leaving Home:
Money and Intimacy

By Ness Mountain

Living as a Free Human Being
By Alan Clements

Innocence
By Catherine Ingram

“Brighid” (acrylic 48"x32")
by Jonathan Weber

Brighid is one of the most universal goddesses of the Celtic pantheon. She is often viewed as a triune goddess; maiden, mother, and crone. As maiden, she is the fire of inspiration & poetry. As mother, she is the fire of the hearth and presides over midwives & healers. As crone, she is the fire of the forge and patroness of smithcraft & divination. Though seen as a solar goddess, water sources (wells or springs) are sacred to her.

In legend, Brighid is called the “Two-Faced One.” One side of her face is the ugly hag of Winter, the other the fair maiden of Spring. Each year she transforms Winter into Spring, honored at the druidic festival of Imbolc, or Candlemas, February 2nd.

For the artist, this painting represents a promise of brighter days to come, along with the inspiration of new beginnings.

For prints of Brighid and other goddesses, commission work, or originals, Jonathan can be contacted at his studio in the mountains of southern Oregon, at: Altar Image Studio, PO Box 458 Williams, OR 97544; 541.846.9323 altarimage@hotmail.com

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