Missing Beltane

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Reflections on spending Beltane away from home, and why that’s harder to do with Beltane than some of the other sabbats. [Read more...]

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Beltane Past: Fire and Folklore

Edinburgh Beltane Fire Festival 2012 from Wikipedia Commons by Stefan Schäfer.

We know very little about the ancient celebration of Beltane. It most certainly existed, but it was probably very different from how most of us celebrate it today. [Read more...]

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Beltane Ritual 2015

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Before maypoles and Morris dancers Beltane was essentially a fire festival. The central working in this ritual comes directly from an old Scottish “Bel-tein” rite. [Read more...]

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Beltane Ritual 2014

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Beltane is the most joyous of holidays, but it’s also a great time to remind ourselves about our responsibility to the Earth. Celebrate the start of summer, but while celebrating, remember to give a little something of yourself to our Universal Mother too! [Read more...]

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Writing Beltane

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Beltane is a joyous time of year to be a Pagan, but the sabbat its self is a difficult one to write. There are many things associated with Beltane certainly worth celebrating, but expressing those in a clear and positive way during ritual can be challenging. [Read more...]

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Beltane Traditions

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Beltane is a holiday rich in tradition, and many of its most cherished traditions can be traced directly back to the pagans of antiquity. Celebrate the start of May with maypoles, Morris Dancers, May Queens, and the Jack in the Green. [Read more...]

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Playlist: Spring

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About ten years ago my wife designed an Ostara Ritual that included coloring with crayons and other assorted “child-like” activities. She asked me for some music to fill in that part of the ritual so I picked out a bunch of songs that screamed “Spring!” to me. At that moment, a tradition was born. [Read more...]

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Beltane, Maypoles, and Spring into Summer

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Beltane might be the most joyous holiday on the Pagan Wheel of the Year, but how much of what we do actually harkens back to ancient paganisms? Is the Maypole a timeless phallic symbol or simply a place to celebrate the state of summer? Like all holidays, Beltane is a mix of the pagan and the secular, but taken as a whole the way many of us celebrate it feels timeless. [Read more...]

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Beltane Ritual 2013

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A fun and flirtatious Beltane Ritual with lots of poetry, a bit of dancing, and of course innuendo. [Read more...]

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