Renna Shesso

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I’m Renna Shesso, author of Planets for Pagans: Sacred Sites, Ancient Lore and Magical Stargazing and Math for Mystics. I'm also a shamanic healing practitioner and teacher, and a reader and teacher of Tarot. I research and write on a range of spiritual, artistic and Goddess-infused topics.

I read a post recently from someone looking for “cruelty-free” wool, coming (I guess) from an assumption that all human dealings with domesticated animals are certain to be cruel and exploitive.

Wool isn’t like that. Sheep-shearing doesn’t hurt the sheep any more than a haircut hurts us. It’s done in the spring as the weather warms and the lambs will be arriving. The shearing creates better sani... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on March 29, 2013 23:50 • 144 views • Tags: north-star, pagan, spinning, wool
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“The woman wanderer goes forth to seek the Land of Freedom.

“How am I to get there?” Reason answers: “here is one way, and one only. Down the banks of Labour, through the water of suffering. There is no other.”

The woman cries out: “For what do I go to this far land which no one has ever reached? Oh, I am alone! I am utterly alone!”

But soon she hears the sounds of feet, ‘a thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands, and they beat this way!’

“They are the feet of those who shall follow you. Lead on.”
Olive Schreiner
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In terms of human memory and how it functions - and how we can help it along - this is the most innovative and important thing I've read. Did the unique ceremonial sites built by our earliest ancestors also function as memory aids? Kelly believes so, ...more
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Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear
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I've been enjoying this character and series. Well-researched, great sense of period (England, post-WWI), and - in this book - delving into the world of fine art.
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Women's Work by Elizabeth Wayland Barber
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I loved this book! Lots of DIVERSE history, including plenty on the earliest explorations and development of the fiber arts.
Maths for Mystics by Renna Shesso
"A very enjoyable read, full of lots of interesting observations on how mathematics has a mystical side. Ms Shesso is a good-natured and cheerful guide throughout. "
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Making the Gods Work for You by Caroline W. Casey
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This is now my go-to astrology book - all the technical grasp, plus a lively sense of how to convey the material (never dry!) - Casey's an excellent writer.
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“One means of worshipping Aphrodite was as, or through, a hierodule. The word means “sacred servant” but tends to be translated as “temple prostitute,” missing the larger idea that sexuality and sensuality have spiritual power and energy,”
Renna Shesso, Planets for Pagans: Sacred Sites, Ancient Lore, and Magical Stargazing

“• Widdershins means right to left, moon-wise, opposite the Sun’s motion, so: • Right-hand backward-C-shape, the Moon is waxing, growing larger. • Left-hand C-shape, the Moon is waning, shrinking in size.”
Renna Shesso, Math for Mystics: From the Fibonacci sequence to Luna's Labyrinth to the Golden Section and Other Secrets of Sacred Geometry

“• Little fingers, little Moon (think of that tiny “fingernail clipping” shape). • Thumb joints, Full Moon—either almost, exactly, or just past. • Widdershins means right to left, moon-wise, opposite the Sun’s motion, so: • Right-hand backward-C-shape, the Moon is waxing, growing larger. • Left-hand C-shape, the Moon is waning, shrinking in size.”
Renna Shesso, Math for Mystics: From the Fibonacci sequence to Luna's Labyrinth to the Golden Section and Other Secrets of Sacred Geometry

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“The woman wanderer goes forth to seek the Land of Freedom.

“How am I to get there?” Reason answers: “here is one way, and one only. Down the banks of Labour, through the water of suffering. There is no other.”

The woman cries out: “For what do I go to this far land which no one has ever reached? Oh, I am alone! I am utterly alone!”

But soon she hears the sounds of feet, ‘a thousand times ten thousand and thousands of thousands, and they beat this way!’

“They are the feet of those who shall follow you. Lead on.”
Olive Schreiner




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