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Month October 2012

Samhain Prayer

  In this night where veils are thinnest and the cries of our Beloved Dead can be heard across waves of time, think upon the past, see where your feet have trodden, and learn from the landmarks and trail blazes… Continue Reading →

Samhain

  Today is Blessed Samhain, And harvest-time is done. The leaves and fruits have fallen; Less warmly shines the sun. The days are crisp and windy, The nighttime brisk and clear. Full bellies and full larders – We slumber without… Continue Reading →

Freedom in the Darkness

In many pagan traditions, Samhain is the New Year. In my own tradition of Druidry, this is not the case. As Druidry is a religion of Nature, all our holidays are but a time to gather to honor its tides,… Continue Reading →

Faerie Tidings: A Feast for the Faerie Kin

The rain sounds like a thousand footsteps, all around the edges of the clearing. Fog drifts through and among the standing stones. We can feel the tangible presence of our ancestors. Finishing our rites, we carefully pack up our baskets… Continue Reading →

Samhain

  The season of death and of endings is here And with it comes doubtfulness, worries and fear. But trust in the Lady and trust in the Lord As we all move toward Samhain with a single accord. The pumpkins… Continue Reading →

On Pagan Politics: Weaving Together Our Communities, Lifestyles, and History

Here in the US, we are nearing election day. Many of my friends in the Maine Pagan community are working tirelessly in various campaigns they believe in – some are supporting the “Gay Marriage” initiative on the ballot, others are… Continue Reading →

The Reaper

  Autumn has come in all of its glory; The evening shadows grow deeper. Bounty is won, and low sinks the sun As everything waits for the Reaper.   Turkey and pheasant and duck on the wing Never know when… Continue Reading →

Samhaintide

  Ring the bell and light the fire – It’s Samhain once again. Gather in the harvest hall With family and friends. Crops are in and trees are bare And fox soon seeks his den – With cooler days and… Continue Reading →

The Power of Community

I recently completed a week-long course in timber framing at the Fox Maple School of Traditional Building in Brownfield, Maine. It was a very demanding and intense six days of learning and hard work. Although it was exhausting, I am… Continue Reading →

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