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...]

Solstice Eve

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Have you ever stirred water in a glass and then tried to change direction? The current pushes back at you at first. I tried this exercise once in a swimming pool with a group of people. We all walked around in a circle in the pool until the water began to flow in the direction we were moving, and then we changed direction and moved against the current. It was harder than I expected.Even though I know it's gravitational pull that is swinging us back closer to the sun, I find myself thinking … [Read more...]

Wyrd Designs – a Prayer for Twelfth Night

Hail Mundilfari the time-turner for another year's ending, and another's beginning has come upon us again.In the spirit of the season we have braved the dark nights and cold, traversed snow and ice, to visit and make merry with our family and friends, our neighbors and community.When we have seen those in need we gave generously of ourselves to brighten and warm their days, for the health and well-being of all.Mundilfari we hail your Children, through whom we measure the passage of … [Read more...]

Wyrd Designs: Understanding the Symbols Part 6 – Vegvísir

As is often the case, some symbols are more commonly known than others within the iconography of any religion or magical tradition, and in this regards the Northern Tradition is no different. The Vegvísir, is a magical symbol of navigation and may also be connected with actual compasses. The Vegvísir literally means in Icelandic ‘guidepost’ and is sometimes colloquially called today a Runic or Viking Compass. … [Read more...]


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