Beltane, and May Day, a time of myth, traditions, and flowers

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 …

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A Celebration of Earth this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and millions around the world will gather with family to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10th. Mother’s Day has been celebrated for over 100 years. The idea sprang from political activism and regard for service to country. In the 1850s a women’s organizer, Ann Reeves Jarvis, held …

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5 [Magical] Things to do, in the OC, for Earth Day

by Linnea Kai, OCLC CoG What happened in 1970? Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, and Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman launched one of the biggest movements in the United States. The first Earth Day occurred April 22nd, 20 million Americans met in parks, auditoriums and streets to demonstrate for a healthy, …

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Women in Service to the Earth

When you think of things you can do to help the Earth what comes to mind? What touches the soul from Divine expression through Nature? How do I resonate with nature and the Earth? Where can I connect with others to embrace positive change supporting the Earth? These are the questions that I was invited …

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Revival of Interest in Essential Oils like Frankincense (Boswellia)

by OCLC's Herbal and Essential Oil blogger, Gwenn Essential Oils (EOs) have become an increasingly popular topic in the world of holistic healing. Although their use dates back to antiquity, there is currently a significant revival of interest and research into the global varieties of essential oils (EOs). Historically, ancient Egypt is credited with being the …

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