Eager for Decay: Looking Forward to Autumn

Autumn is my favorite season. I revel in it. I read somewhere once that Hel’s kingdom was forever a misty autumn, and whether that is true or not, it makes me reluctant to grab hold of a sword when I near death. Loving autumn is a strange thing. Everything is in decline, in decay. Entropy [Read More…]

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Longing for Hallows

I considered trying some humor today. Writing about the “War on Halloween” or something like that. Yet, all around me leaves are blazing and drifting slowly to the ground. The afternoon light makes the mountains glow like molten gold. I’m in love with this season. It’s strange how seductive the season can be. The oranges [Read More…]

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The Holiness of Summer’s End

The leaves are turning golden and scarlet. Not all of them, not yet. Just tiny flashes of splendor in the mountains. It catches your breath. It’s as if you’ve seen something mythic, magical, and holy peeking out at you from the dark woods. Harvest is my favorite season. The Lammas Tide wells up, then ebbs [Read More…]

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A Challenge For October

In a few days, September will be over and we will have entered the month of Samhain, the month in which some of us celebrate Winter Nights, the month immediately preceding the Day of the Dead, the month which is, in so much of Paganism given over to honoring the ancestors. I think this is [Read More…]

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Thoughts on Autumn

I don’t want to think about Christine O’Donnell or Eddie Long or any of the other issues and scandals rocking our nation. Something important has happened. Something tremendous. Something I have been longing and yearning for weeks to happen, if not months. The leaves are changing, and with them, so is life changing. My entire [Read More…]

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Mabon Meditations

I adore this time of year. There’s a crispness in the air, the herald of colder, darker things to come. The leaves are just beginning to change into what, in my region of the US, will soon become a riotous panoply of color. I live in the belly of the mountains, in the Hudson River [Read More…]

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13 Songs for Mabon

The list of songs is a bit darker for Mabon. Partly due to the season and partly due to my current mood. I’m craving darkly ambient, magical music lately. Enjoy and be sure to add links to songs I missed in the comments. What are your favorite Mabon songs? 13. Days of Yore – Mabon [Read More…]

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Meandering Towards Mabon

The weather is so nice. The windows are open to the breezes. Autumn is on it’s way and I can’t wait. After a summer that seemed fraught with ill-luck and misfortune for so many of my friends it feels like abundance is on the way. You can feel good things coming, as if apples and [Read More…]

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Preparing for Fall

Summer is almost over. We’ve just passed the Holy Tide of Lammas, our harvest festival and now we’re approaching the Autumnal Equinox. I love this time of year. As the heat gives way to the cool chill of fall, and the days begin to shorten, I always find myself rejuvenated. With this Equinox my favorite [Read More…]

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