Repose-A Ninth Sabbat

Repose is a sort of ninth sabbat, tucked in between Samhain and Yule. It’s the quiet moment between two much more hectic sabbats and an acknowledgement of the changing Earth. [Read more…]

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One Does Not Simply Boycott a Sabbat

One cannot simply boycott a sabbat. Sabbats occur whether you celebrate them or not. [Read more…]

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Lughnassa/Lammas: What’s In a Name (or Date)?

Lammas? Lughnassa? July 31? August 1? Why the different names and dates, and in the end does it matter? [Read more…]

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Looking For the Goddess of Ostara/Easter

Was there actually a goddess named Eostre? I believe so, but she might have been very different from how she’s often perceived today. I’ve also experienced Eostre, and it was one of the most memorable and breath-taking events of my life. [Read more…]

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Celebrating Yule

I’ve always thought of Yuletide as the “most Pagan” of all holiday seasons. So many cherished holiday customs have survived from pagan antiquity into the present day and Midwinter is full of Pagan and secular stuff that makes for great rituals and celebrations. [Read more…]

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The Smaller Sabbats (Or Where did Lughnasadh Go?)

Some sabbats just feel “smaller” than others. Looking around online this morning Lughnasadh felt that way to me. Why are some Pagan holidays more popular than others? [Read more…]

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The Eight Great American Sabbats

Unknown to most Americans, the country celebrates Eight Great American Sabbats. All of these sabbats represent the transition from season to another, even when they come dressed up in patriotic or religious clothing. See how many of the Great American Sabbats you already celebrate. [Read more…]

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