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Thinning the Veil: Samhain 2017

Samhain (pronounced SAH-win or SOW-in) is a Gaelic-Celtic pagan festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, beginning the “darker half” of the year. We are encouraged to turn our efforts inward to examine our Shadow places. As the old year passes and the new begins, we can see this time of darkness as the conception […]

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What is Ritual?

“It is from the primal world that living faith arises.”     ~Larry Harvey   What is Ritual? It’s a simple word—yet many of us struggle to define it, feeling uncertain or even argumentative about how it should be defined. Some people use the word confidently and easily, while others feel uncomfortable and even threatened […]

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Summer Solstice: Celebrating the Night

The summer solstice—the longest day and shortest night of the year—marks the beginning of summer and the full blossoming of bountiful energy and abundance. This season is often understood as a time of masculine energy–shining forth and projecting brilliance, youthful vigor, green growing gardens, and abundant light, heat, and activity. Yet it is important to […]

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