enLIGHTenment: Multimedia Meditation on Waxing Light

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The summer solstice is nigh and the sun is waxing in strength. Everyone I know is in the process of scurrying off to festivals to bask and delight in both the heavenly sun and in the light of each other's company.So here's a different kind of post to celebrate the fulsome light. Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. - BuddhaI can find in my undergraduate classes, bright students who do not know that the stars rise and set at night, or even that … [Read more...]

Almost Imbolc and I Feel Fine…

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I should write something deep about poetry. Or fire. Or the sacred forge of life tempering us all. Or spring.But I really don't want to. We've had unusually warm, lovely spring weather here in Georgia and I just want to play on a tire swing. Or ride my bike. Or have a picnic.One of those picnics where you eat tomato sandwiches, ridged potato chips, and store-bought cookies. Where you crack open a watermelon and eat it with the juice running down your arms but you don't care because … [Read more...]

Fresh From Festival

Sunkissed and bug-bit I am fresh from a private Pagan festival. The covens of my tradition came together last weekend for classes, rituals and partying in a moonless night.I don't have anything really deep to say about it but with PSG gearing up I thought I'd share some random thoughts from the weekend.First, Pagans are truly fabulous people. Being in the woods with Witches was a really incredibly beautiful experience. They are such warm, mindful, thoughtful people. I truly love my faith … [Read more...]

Wyrd Designs: May Day, Summerdaeg, Walpurgis…

May Day, Summerdaeg, Walpurgis… trying to discern the pre-Christian celebrations and origins of this holytide can be a bit tricky. Typing ‘Walpurgis’ into the ever-handy google… turns up detailed information about the Catholic saint known by that name, but when it comes to the pagan past the details seem vague at best. One has to do some digging to find anything of more substance. For those of you that LOVE to really read into the meat of the matter with academic factoids, you might find this art … [Read more...]


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