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75 Britney Spears Songs, Ranked

The legendary Miss Britney Spears is arguably The Top Dominatrix Goddess of pop music! She saved a dying genre and changed the music industry forever! Queen of controversy and center of conspiracies, Britney has been (and continues to be) battling against not only the media but her own record label making attempts to control and silence her power. Britney preaches the gospel of embracing one’s own sensual freedom that the world tells us to be ashamed of. Hardcore fans really do see “Godney” as a goddess, as channeling her energy brings magical empowerment.

Throughout her legacy, Britney has still managed to humble herself: staying true to her sweet and silly side, never taking herself too seriously (unlike most pop princesses.) Her bubbly persona is balanced with a dark side that she learned to lean on further into her career. With all the mistakes she’s made in life that have been publicly documented for the world to see, she never fails to rise above the drama. If you can look past the media’s manipulative overexposure, you are left with raw passion that even the shyest of us can embrace — because we are meant to live life to the fullest. Let her guide you into losing control and allowing the rhythm of your heartbeat to take over!

I’ve composed a list of 75 Britney Spears songs, ranked from worst to best. Of course I can’t include all her songs — only those that stand out to me, for better or worse.

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Book Review: “Legendary Ladies” by Ann Shen

I recently added a new book to my collection called “Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses to Empower and Inspire You.” It goes over many famous goddesses from mythologies of all origins. Each goddess comes with a synopsis that includes her story, her characteristics, and what she represents. It also has beautiful illustrations. These ladies are categorized into specific themes: creativity & manifestation, love, power, protection, and reinvention.

Studying the famous women from ancient mythology can give females a sense of empowerment, observing the value of the divine feminine that our patriarchal society suppresses. It is a wonder that these stories have survived throughout the ages, stories that acknowledge that both men and women are powerful creatures and how masculine cannot exist without the feminine. In our current age, many people think of it as “taboo” for a woman to have any sort of power or respect — because these are supposedly “masculine traits.” Just recently in the past few decades have women been able to reclaim equality, however if you go way, way back in history you will understand how much of an impact the feminine spirit made before suffering through oppression.

Here are some of my favorite goddesses from this book:

  • Athena — Greek goddess of wisdom, arts, and war. She is the triple threat. Her story explains why an olive branch is representative of a peace offering. Call on her to strategize winning a battle.
  • Ran — Norse goddess of the sea. This goddess is a MERMAID! Sailors kept gold in their pockets for protection so that she would steal their gold instead of their souls.
  • Spider Woman — Native American grandmother whose real name is too sacred to reveal. She created the directions north, south, east, and west by spinning a web and connecting everything together.
  • Aphrodite — Greek goddess of love, possibly one of the most well-known to this day. She was born from sea foam and rose out of a shell (as portrayed in many famous artworks.) She had many lovers including Ares, the god of war, who enviously struck down Adonis — a mortal who she fell for. Sympathizing, Zeus allowed Adonis to live half his time on Earth with Aphrodite and the other half in the Underworld.
  • Freya — Norse goddess of love and death. She rides around on a chariot pulled by CATS! She is very beautiful, lusts after pleasure, and once prostituted herself to four dwarves in exchange for an amber necklace. She represents ambition and determination.
  • Isis — Egyptian goddess of magic. Her great generosity and desire to help others is shown through her stories of teaching humans how to make bread and use plants medicinally. She was able to perform miracles by healing the sick and giving fertility. Her most famous story is the one of Isis & Osiris: jealous Set murdered Osiris and cut his body into several pieces. Distraught, Isis transformed into a falcon and was able to find every piece expect one very important part that she had to form herself with gold. With her magical abilities she was able to breathe him back to life.
  • Laka — Hawaiian goddess of love and wilderness. She invented the hula dance and also invented a way of telling stories through dance. Rain is very sacred to this goddess, as the god Lono united with her in the form of a rainbow.
  • Artemis — Greek goddess of the hunt, wilderness, and moon. She is strong and independent.
  • Kali — Hindu goddess of destruction. She represents time, darkness, and uncontrollable chaos. Seemingly scary and intimidating at first, she is not “bad” at all, but misunderstood. Kali transcends fear by facing it head-on.
  • Bast (or Bastet) — Egyptian cat goddess. She is ruler of magic, pleasure, and intimacy. She adores laughter and uses humor to grieve and heal.

Check out my book collection

Occasionally, I like to go out on the weekend. Maybe go into Philly or travel to another state, usually for concerts. The only bars I really like are the ones with live music and dancing. But I actually try not to drink too much — to save it for special occasions here and there — to not make a habit of it. A lot of my time is spent staying in to find some peace and quiet. I need time to unplug and recharge or else I will burn out easily. I like to do a lot of thinking. Mainly when I stay in, I like to either read books or look up new books to buy. I am a huge bookworm but my problem is that once I start a book it’s always difficult for me to finish it without getting distracted by another book. My preferred genre is non-fiction, although I can still appreciate a good novel, but most of my collection involves science or history. I also love the hippie-dippy new age-y stuff that I personally classify as non-fiction but I guess some would call it fictitious.

Here are some examples from my collection…

Milk and honey

This is a book of poems, most of them very short. All of the poems together tell a story of heavy past traumas coming to the surface and finding the strength to heal. Some of them are terribly sad and upsetting, some of them are positively lovely. Anyone who can relate to them will find comfort.

Harley Quinn: Volume 1 – Hot in the City

This happens to be the first and only comic book I have ever owned. I think I would have enjoyed comic books more in my earlier years if they were not all completely tailored for boys. Now comic books are becoming more inclusive and finally focusing more on the kickass female characters. This story follows sexy super villain Harley Quinn through Brooklyn, NY and… I don’t wanna give any spoilers, so I’ll just say it’s both action-packed and hysterical, and I definitely plan on getting the next volumes. Also totally interested in reading about Poison Ivy’s story.

A Street Cat Named Bob

You know that when I saw a book with a cat’s face on the cover, I just had to get it! (And this hippie-looking dude holding the cat on the back cover…) I have only started this book, but so far it is a very precious story. A stray cat walks into an aspiring musician’s life, and things will never be the same… a love story for the ages…

Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden

This is a great book to read for whenever you are feeling anxious. Author Karen Maezen Miller moves into a new home with a century-old Japanese garden, and looks to the garden for insight and introspection. The garden carries so many metaphors for life lessons. It is such a peaceful book, something to read on a rainy Sunday morning with a cup of hot tea.

The Anywhere, Anytime Chill Guide

I can’t believe I found this gem at a dollar store! This treasure contains natural remedies for practically anything that gives you anxiety: traffic jams, waiting, giving bad news, physical ailments (such as hangover, bloating, PMS, insomnia, and muscle soreness), negative emotions (such as anger, guilt, forgetfulness, indecision, crankiness, or feeling stuck in a rut), moving homes, or losing a loved one. Remedies typically involve some sort of exercise, or breathing pattern, or simple recipe.

Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures

This is an animal behavior book, each chapter discussing the intelligent and unique traits of different species. It shows how animal behavior research has proven that all animals, even “lesser” species, have full cognitive functions that for a long time were only seen as exclusive to human beings. They have memories, feel emotions, and want to be loved just like us.

Food of The Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge

Author Terence McKenna was a very, very interesting man with a lot of very, very interesting things to say. He has countless speeches and essays that will really screw with your perception. In this book, he proposes that the psychedelic plants are the missing link in human evolution — that they are the reason for the sudden growth of consciousness. He discusses the ancient practice of entheogen use in shamanic societies. Our current modern society is hooked on caffeine, sugar, and synthetic street drugs — substances that are draining us and killing many. If our society instead turned to substances that are designed to heal us when used properly, we could experience that deep healing we truly need.

The Mysteries of Isis: Her Worship and Magick

Isis is the ancient Egyptian goddess, worshipped by many for over 6,000 years. The story of Isis, Osiris, & Horus is the most famous Egyptian myth. There are many links between Isis / Horus and the Christian story of Virgin Mary / Jesus Christ. In Greco-Roman mythology, Isis is linked to Venus or Aphrodite. She is goddess of love, fertility, nature, healing, justice… basically everything. I’m really interested in her history and all of the occult mysteries surrounding her.

Goddess Aloud! Transforming Your World Through Rituals & Mantras

This book explores several ancient mythical goddesses, their stories, and how to draw inspiration from them in order to empower your life and find your voice. Goddesses include Pax the Roman goddess of peace, Isis the Egyptian goddess of magic and motherhood, Venus the Roman goddess of love, Mary Magdalene the Christian sacred prostitute, Sunna the Norse light-bringer of hope, and so on. This is especially empowering for women, seeing how the feminine energy has influenced humankind since the dawn of man.

To be continued…