As the wheel turns and May comes upon us, we mark our ancestors' paths as a time of light returning. Many still celebrate Beltane with music, dancing and huge bonfires. While there are many other images of the season such as flowers, colors, and brides, fire conjures an energy and jubilation that brings about celebration. …
As we come to the close of April, and see the seasons change, we recognize the wheel of the year and the approaching Sabbat. Throughout the world, ancient traditions have been practiced in celebration of May Eve, also known as Beltane, and May Day. They are a 2-day holiday that include the purifying fires on May …
There are those in Southern California and throughout the United States interested in becoming members of the Covenant of the Goddess. In order to better answer your questions, we have the following information about who, and what is The Covenant of the Goddess (CoG) and how to become a member. As the Orange County Local …
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A small grouping to give you ideas for wand points.
Some of the massive stones (as distinct from crystals) can be found cut and polished into points. They are sometimes made into massage wands, which are usually a bit too large for use as a wand point. The principal crystals used as points are Amethyst, Quartz in its varieties, and Citrine.
A type of quartz known as chalcedony with banded patterns of color. Almost any color can be found but often a dark brown with white or reddish bands is found. There are many varieties (see following). To agate has been attributed powers of protection, victory, attracting love, promoting fertility in crops, turning away lightning or evil spirits, finding buried treasure, curing insomnia, and giving pleasant dreams. Agate is said to reverse the energy flow of any chakra, thus removing blockages and illness. It gives strength to mind and…
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For this spell you will need: 1 white candle and 1 pink candle A fireproof dish or bowl Matches or a lighter and paper Two pieces of string This spell can take around thirty minutes and you will begin by writing two letters. You can address them to your God and Goddess or the Universe […]
And the amazing artwork just keeps on coming! Today we are sharing artist, Stefania Russo’s, 5 of Cups image from the not-yet-in-print 78 Tarot Astral ~ Tarot in Space! Nailed it! This is indeed the perfect card after yesterday’s breakout energy with Delphine Lévesque Demers’ Devil card. I love the fact that those cups are […]
The arrival of Easter brings with it eggs and Easter baskets and our Easter Sunday lunch wouldn’t be complete without some deviled eggs! These Deviled Egg Baskets are reminiscent of an Easter basket, garnished with flowering herbs and edible blossoms, topped with a chive basket handle! These Deviled Egg Baskets also make for a pretty presentation […]
Fun and magickal
We are the kind of librarians who don’t mind a good olde dusty book with all its Ancient smells of time
I try to figure out each evening which of my days adventures will serve as my first entry
Sometimes far from my usual fare of characters I bump into each day while I wander or perhaps stumble down my own path and go wherever it leads me
Life is nothing more than a story waiting to be written and yes there is always going to be the villain the Wicked Witch chasing you down!
With ink and paper I escape from the world and fill these pages with my power
I sit for the moment to remember who I am so I can forget about who they wanted me to be
And begin to write my story…
Words where I basically spill my heart…
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As part of our 30th celebrations, we are very excited to unveil a new Beltane Fire Society photo archive, which you can find at: photos.beltane.org
In it, you will find photos from Beltane, Samhuinn and other BFS events going all the way back to 2008. As well as photos of the festivals themselves, it also features albums of rehearsals, preparations and walk-throughs – offering a chance for a trip down memory lane.
Putting the Fire in Beltane Fire Festival
To celebrate these memories, we are bringing you a series of photo essays that highlight different aspects of our festival; a chance to visually tell our story. Click on the first photo for a descriptive slideshow about the fire of Beltane – from lighting the Neid fire, through the fire arch, fire toys, fire puppets and ending, of course, in the Beltane bonfire.
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Artist: Joanna Nelson Website: JoannaNelsonStudio.com Keywords Defeat, betrayal, loss Artist Interpretation The swords in the little monster’s back indicate betrayal or loss. He has unexpectedly been attacked from behind without any warning, falling to his knees in defeat. It has been a difficult experience, but the sun rises in the background creating a new beginning […] …