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June in the Wheel of the Year Part 3: Flowers of Midsummer - Lucya Starza
In June where I live, in England, flowers are abundant. Wheel of the Year celebrations usually reflect what’s happening in nature, with seasonal flora on the altar, and crafting and spellwork using what’s growing, blooming, ripening or going to seed.
June in the Wheel of the Year Part 2: The Summer Solstice – Lucya Starza
The Summer Solstice – it’s the biggie in terms of festivals for many pagans. It’s a celebration of the sun at its height. We can hope to get outdoors and celebrate the longest day of the year with everything from solemn ritual to wild partying.
Planet Friendly Living - The Everlasting Altar
As witches or Pagans, we connect with any number of different cycles. The cycle of the seasons. The cycles of the moon. The simple daily cycle of dawn and dusk. You may even have cycles that fall within your specific path, such as the recurring Deipnon and Noumenia celebrations of Hekate.
“I don’t know…I just don’t like to mix politics with my religion.” I can’t count how many times I’ve heard this over the nearly three decades I’ve been practicing Witchcraft and moving in Witchy and Pagan communities.
Spring and Summer Foraging
Whether you’re jumping back into social life or retaining your hermit status this year (it’s a little of each, for me) there’s every reason to take a trip to your local woods, park, or even just a wander around your back garden and see what edible plants are available.
June in the Wheel of the Year Part 1: Not Just the Solstice - Lucya Starza
This is the first in a series of posts I’m writing for the Moon Books Blog on the theme of the Wheel of the Year. The idea is that eventually the posts will be compiled and edited into the chapters for a book: Pagan Portals – Wheel of the Year.
Summer extract from The (Inner-City) Path
Since prehistory, the Summer Solstice has been seen as a significant time of year in many cultures, and has been marked by diverse festivals and rituals.
The Glamour of God - Scott Irvine
To get away with raping Mother Earth of all her gifts, first the population had to be ‘programmed’ into believing they served a superior higher intelligence that was not the Mother Goddess. Humanity would have to be ‘enchanted’ by the ‘Gods’ through their messengers, the priests who were the Gods voice on Earth.
The Old Lass – A Faceless Goddess
Because humankind has always had a tendency to see images of its gods in his own likeness, we have come to see pagan deities very much cast in 20th century form. Ironically in giving ‘goddess-energy’ the cartoon image of a warrior-princess or a member of the pre-Raphaelite sisterhood, the true mystery of ancient witchcraft has been lost in favor of fantasy creations.