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Full Corn Moon

In Nature, Spirituality by KristenLeave a Comment

As you can see virtually all of the names describe a condition of the natural world or an activity associated with this time of year. These Native American names are shared not so much so we can adopt them, but that we can see how meaning was imbued on each full moon by different peoples. In general, the full moon exaggerates emotions, good or bad, so it is time of greater energy and feeling.

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Jungle

In Nature, Spirituality by Dodde1 Comment

As I type this, they are cutting our Jungle down. Earlier I was pacing, my heart racing, and worrying the dogs. I had to shut the curtains so Java wouldn’t make himself sick barking. Maybe writing about the trees is a better way to witness what is happening. The words “sweet release” keep running through my head. It is going to be heart wrenching when I open the curtains and Jungle is not there.

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Holding Firm On Holiday Boundaries

In Spirituality by Richard MooreLeave a Comment

I love Yule, but I abhor the modern societal pressure that drops on us all around Thanksgiving and persists throughout Christmahanukkwanzaayule until the dawning of the New Year, whereupon the same society that condemns us for not attending every party and dinner with adequate cheer and glee then reminds us how inadequate we are because of the new pounds we acquired during said nigh-mandatory celebrations.

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Why Beltane is My Favorite Holiday

In Community, Ritual, Spirituality by Stephanie1 Comment

Beltane is the midpoint between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice, and is traditionally celebrated on May 1st. However, the astronomical midpoint is usually a few days later. While Beltane Day is very sacred to me, I also celebrate a whole Beltane season, which, for my personal practice, involves a fortnight of festivities centered on May 1st and astronomical Beltane.