Beltane On The Beach: An Enduring Maine Tradition

2 Maypoles, during one of the cooler years at Popham Beach. Photo by Michael Berube, www.bardtographer.com. Used with permission.

Despite the beauty of Popham Beach, Beltane On The Beach is at its core about the Pagan community in Maine. Over the years there have been countless weddings, handfastings, initiations, rights of passage, and other rituals to be witnessed by the community, in addition to the Beltane traditions of the Maypole Dancing. [Read more...]

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Our Dark Secret

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15 years ago, two ten-year old boys saved a city from our dark secret…. [Read more...]

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Remembering the never born: claiming a sibling as an Ancestor

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I claim my never-born sibling as an Ancestor, because hir death fundamentally shaped my life. And so, this Samhain, I will be inviting my spirit child sibling to come and share the evening with me, as a member of my family of Mighty Dead, Beloved Dead and Ancestors. [Read more...]

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Calling the Fay and Scaring the Monsters

My son, about age 10, dressed as a Pict-sie. No teenaged dignity was harmed in the posting of this photograph.

Meanwhile, down at the child care area set aside to keep the kiddies away from all of the bawdy adult fun, my son looked around at the other children and said, “You realize, this is just a distraction.” [Read more...]

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Passing Faith To The Next Generation

New dad Noé, aunt Maura, uncle David and baby Robert in 2009.

Perhaps you may think that the only Faith I gave my children was agnosticism, but it is in my questioning that my conversation on faith begins. That lack of knowing is where experience takes hold. This is the Faith that I have given to my children, and I am very proud to say that each of them have embraced it with dignity. [Read more...]

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