Holidays, Rituals & History

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This is Paths Through The Forests’ go to page for all things we’ve written on Holidays, Rituals and History – organized by time of year it is related to. [Read more...]

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A Saegoah Ceremony – Similar To, But Unlike Others

Image Credit: Rua Lupa

I found the directions for the elements in typical Pagan ceremonies confusing – Why was earth positioned north toward the pole? Air toward the East and Water West? South for Fire I could understand – as we view the sun along the south horizon through the day, but that doesn’t make any sense if you were to live in the southern hemisphere – reflecting how they were developed in the northern hemisphere and didn’t have the southern hemisphere in mind when made. The directions for a circle was also something that didn’t jive with me – being based on a perspective of the sun circling the earth, when I knew full well that it was the earth’s spin that caused our view of the sun. [Read more...]

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Festivities of Natural Annual Events Around The World: Borealis Transequilux (Midway Global Solstice & Equinox)

Original Images by PZmaps, used under Creative Commons.

Rua Lupa shares what the seasons are like around the world this time of year and what celebrations are happening because of them. [Read more...]

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Have Pagans Gotten Burned Out On Environmentalism?

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When I first became pagan twenty years ago, it was common for “paganism” as an umbrella term to be summarized as “earth-based religions”. As the internet facilitated further discourse on what paganism is and isn’t, pagans began differentiating between paths that were based in nature, and those based in the reconstruction of pre-Christian religions, or [Read More...]

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When, in the New Year, Antlers Drop

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The animal world is full of creatures who, as a way of gaining a reproductive advantage, spend precious resources growing extensions and decorations to attract a mate. The incredibly long tail feathers of male peacocks and long-tailed widowbirds can hinder their ability to fly away, but may impressive enough to attract a mate for those [Read More...]

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Festivities of Natural Annual Events Around The World: Australis Lux (The Longest Day & Night of The Year)

Original Image by Przemyslaw “Blueshade” Idzkiewicz, used under Creative Commons.

What makes this time of year what it is and the celebrations that spring forth therefrom the world over. [Read more...]

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