I would like to draw your attention to two things that I am loosely involved with and enjoy supporting.
The first is an ebook, Birth on the Labyrinth Path, by my friend Sarah Whedon. She is the founder and maintainer of Pagan Families, a website with resources and articles that specifically focuses on the Pagan experience of parenting. So far the site has been written primarily from the mother’s point of view, so if you’re a father and want to contribute, please contact Sarah!
Pagan Families and Birth on the Labyrinth Path are and were written to fill a hole that many women have experienced when becoming mothers: where are the specifically Pagan resources for us, parenting in the world, not just as archetypal mother goddesses? Sarah discusses this in a short article on Star Foster’s blog over at Patheos this morning.
I can say without hesitation that the book is great. It’s short, to the point, and full of excellent information to support mothers. Yes, I’ve purchased the book, but in full disclosure, I was also honored to proof-read/edit, and I was thrilled to see that I was ever so briefly quoted in it (taken from a post I wrote for Pagan Families). I am so glad this book is in the world.
I also want to point out that I think this ebook would be great for non-Pagans too. A woman on a fairly liberal spiritual path would find much to think about and include in her own journey.
The second item I am passionate about is my husband’s tarot deck, the Chibi Tarot. It looks cutesy (and is!) but it’s also a serious deck. Adam (yep, I name him finally) put in a lot of research, not just to the images for each card, but also for the meaning. His kickstarter campaign to fund the production of the majors only deck has 7 days to go and needs $1500 to meet the goal. If you are a fan of manga, tarot, or independent artists, please consider contributing or spreading the word to some one you think will be interested.