Happy Beltane! (2014)

Winter Solstice – When Darkness Nurtures Light by Judith Shaw

Judith Shaw photoIn the Northern Hemisphere Winter Solstice, usually December 21,  heralds both the time of deepest darkness and the beginning of the return to light.  It is a liminal day offering a transformation from darkness to light.

In the mid-latitudes in the ten days after the winter solstice the hours of sunlight increase by only a few seconds up to a minute or so.  The world slows down allowing a time to relish the quiet of long nights and the inspiration of winter dreams.

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The Golden Verses of Pythagoras

1. First worship the Immortal Gods, as they are established and ordained by the Law. 2. Reverence the Oath, and next the Heroes, full of goodness and light. 3. Honour likewise the Terrestrial Dæmons by rendering them the worship lawfully due to them. p. 2 4. Honour likewise thy parents, and those most nearly related…Read more The Golden Verses of Pythagoras

Happy Beltane!

Wishing everyone a Happy Beltane, from the Association of British Muslims! Beltane is the anglicised spelling of Old Irish Beltain, Scottish Gaelic Bealltainn, the Gaelic name for either the month of May or the festival that takes place on first day of May. Beltane was historically a Gaelic festival celebrated in Ireland, Scotland and the…Read more Happy Beltane!