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, 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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