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- Imbolc Regained: The Tale of Valentine's Day - Cynthia
The Romans celebrated the Lupercalia on February fourteenth or fifteenth which is the festival observing the blessing of women with fertility (Plutarch). The story behind the Lupercalia is quite interesting. Pretending to make pea ... Posted: February 14th. 2007 Views: 7,365 - [ Full Article ]
- INDEX: Lughnasadh - Witchvox Central
on or about August 1stalso known as: Lugnasad, Lammas, Cornucopia, Thingtide, Lammastide, Lughomass, Festival of Light, Latha Lunasdal Falling midway between Summer Solstice an ... Posted: January 27th. 1997 Views: 137,850 - [ Full Article ]
- Lughnasadh - Overview by Christina - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]
At Lughnasadh, the Wheel of the Year begins to shift from growing time to harvest time. The subtle changes of the waning sun that occurred at Summer Solstice becomes more evident as the balance of day and night seem to shift more ... Posted: August 1st. 2001 Views: 65,715 - [ Full Article ]
- INDEX: Mabon/Autumn Equinox - Witchvox Central
(around September 22nd)also known as: Alban Elfed, Winter FindingAUTUMN EQUINOX/MABON: (on or about September 21) The Second or Continuing Harvest. N ... Posted: January 27th. 1997 Views: 206,858 - [ Full Article ]
- Mabon - Overview by Christina - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]
The Autumnal Equinox, in the Northern Hemisphere, is the point at which the Sun appears to cross the celestial equator from north to south. The equinoxes, which lie at the intersections of the celestial equator and the ecliptic, a ... Posted: September 21st. 2001 Views: 46,769 - [ Full Article ]
- You Call it the Autumnal Equinox, We Call it Mabon - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]
"Goddess, bless our reaping,Each ridge and plain and field,Each sickle curved, shapely, hard,Each ear and handful in the sheaf,Each ear and handful in the sheaf."From "The Reaping Blessing"The Sil ... Posted: September 19th. 2004 Views: 20,516 - [ Full Article ]
- You Call it the Autumn Equinox, We Call it Mabon - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]
You Call it the Autumn Equinox, We Call it MabonSpring scarce had greener fields to show than these Of mid September; through the still warm noon The rivulets ripple forth a gladder tune Than ever ... Posted: September 16th. 2007 Views: 12,333 - [ Full Article ]
- The Return of Harvest Home - PanSpiritus
The Return of the Equinox:As the wheel turns, autumn begins again on most calendars. This year, 2007 the autumnal equinox occurred on September 23 for my region.It has been suggested that the equinoxes were ... Posted: September 30th. 2007 Views: 5,909 - [ Full Article ]
- INDEX: Midsummer/Summer Solstice - Witchvox Central
June 21stalso known as: Litha, Feill-Sheathain, Jani, Alban Hefin, Juhannus, Midsommarafton, Saint John's Eve."Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." -- Maori ... Posted: January 27th. 1997 Views: 171,995 - [ Full Article ]
- Midsummer/Summer Solstice - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]
"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." -- Maori proverbSummer Solstice falls at the precise moment when the Sun's power is at its zenith. It is the time of y ... Posted: June 23rd. 2001 Views: 119,364 - [ Full Article ]
- Solstice... Season of light and dark - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]
Solstice is the time when the sun appears to stand still in His yearly migration across the heavens. Be it in the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern Hemisphere, the journey of the sun pause ... Posted: December 22nd. 2001 Views: 25,739 - [ Full Article ]
- A Pagan Pilgrimage: The Destination in the Journey - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]
This begins an ongoing series detailing my travels in England last year in June, when my travelling companion Berta Daniels–the photographer who shot these accompanying photos–went to a number of sacred sites and event ... Posted: June 23rd. 2001 Views: 16,397 - [ Full Article ]
- You Call It Easter, We Call It Ostara - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]
(originally posted 5/1/1997) Try this sometime with your children or a young niece, nephew or cousin: on the day of the Vernal or Autumnal Equinox, just a few moments before the exact moment of the equinox, go outside with a raw e ... Posted: April 7th. 1997 Views: 384,786 - [ Full Article ]
- INDEX: Ostara - Witchvox Central
(around March 21st but date may vary by more than two days )also known as: Spring Equinox, Ostara, Alban Eiler, Esther, Eostre, Ostarun, ™startag', Eastre, Eoastrae, Oestre The first true day ... Posted: January 27th. 1997 Views: 167,306 - [ Full Article ]
- Ostara - Overview by Christina - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]
In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against Nature not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth. - John Milton (16 ... Posted: March 17th. 2002 Views: 22,848 - [ Full Article ]
- Ostara - Powerful Links by Christina - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]
Informational and Cultural Vernal Equinox Links: Vernal Equinox: ... Posted: March 17th. 2002 Views: 19,833 - [ Full Article ]
- Why did the Bunny color and hide the eggs? - Spiravdaeg [Witchvox Sponsor]
Many, many years ago, in ages log past; before that is, long before the time of human man - there existed a race of brave and noble rabbits. They lived for each other and longed for nothing more than to feel the sun on their fur, ... Posted: March 31st. 2002 Views: 15,759 - [ Full Article ]
- Reconsidering a Historical Ostara/Eostre - PanSpiritus
“A red light breaks over the horizon. Slowly and surely, a golden shaft creeps over the hills, with a quivering wind at its footsteps. The goddess of dawn arouses the hills by breathing life into it. It is as though the world was ... Posted: April 1st. 2007 Views: 7,251 - [ Full Article ]
- Oestara’s Ever-Present Communion and Gift of Joy - Cynthia
“According to the historian Bede the Venerable (673? -735), writing in chapter 13 of his De temporum ratione, the heathen Anglo-Saxons called” their fourth month after the goddess Eostra” (Asherman, 1992) Although there is little ... Posted: March 18th. 2007 Views: 6,783 - [ Full Article ]
- INDEX: Samhain (Halloween) - Witchvox Central
See front page for links to this holiday ... Posted: January 27th. 1997 Views: 602,376 - [ Full Article ]
- You Call It Hallowe'en... We Call It Samhain - Peg Aloi [Witchvox Sponsor]
Hallowe'en has its origins in the British Isles. While the modern tradition of trick or treat developed in the U. S., it too is based on folk customs brought to this country with Irish immigrants after 1840. Since ancient times in ... Posted: October 15th. 1999 Views: 328,152 - [ Full Article ]
- A Brief History of Hallowe'en - Christina Aubin [Witchvox Sponsor]
The Celtic peoples called the time between Samhain (pronounced "SOW-in" in Ireland, SOW-een in Wales, "SAV-en" in Scotland or even "SAM-haine" in non Gaelic speaking countries) and Brigid's Day "the period of little sun." Thus, Sa ... Posted: October 28th. 2007 Views: 266,093 - [ Full Article ]
- Satanic Panic and Black Cats - Wren
Greetings!Today as I was searching through the news for pieces on Samhain, Witches and the usual seasonal blitz, I came across some of the articles listed below and realized that ... Posted: October 18th. 1999 Views: 72,427 - [ Full Article ]
- The Real Origins of Halloween - Isaac Bonewits [Witchvox Sponsor]
To view the latest version of this powerful article Click here ... Posted: October 11th. 1999 Views: 61,563 - [ Full Article ]
- The Lore of the Door - Wren
"If the doors of perception were cleansed,everything would appear as it is-infinite." - (Wm Blake)Doors have been a ... Posted: October 5th. 1998 Views: 47,369 - [ Full Article ]
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