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Beltane on the Beach!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at this year’s Beltane on the Beach! Check out the schedule and other information at the website! Beltaneonthebeach.org Travel safe, and see y’all there! Welcome to Beltane on the Beach!

Next meeting 5/12 at 7pm

Dear Friends of EarthTides, Please join us at the next EarthTides meeting on Sunday May 12th. The meetings are held virtually via Zoom (using your computer or phone), from the comfort of your own home. The purpose of the meetings is to revitalize EarthTides, particularly our online presence (as a complement to our in-person gatherings …

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EPN Meeting: March 30th at 2pm

Dear friends of EarthTides, We’d love to have you join us at the next EarthTides meeting, on March 30th at 2pm. The meetings are held virtually via Zoom (using your computer or phone), from the comfort of your own home. The purpose of the meetings is to revitalize EarthTides, particularly our online presence (as a complement to our in-person …

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March 2019 EPN Meeting

Dear friends of EarthTides, We’d love to have you join us at the next EarthTides meeting, in March. The meetings are held virtually via Zoom (using your computer or phone), from the comfort of your own home (it is winter, after all!) The purpose of the meetings is to revitalize EarthTides, particularly our online presence …

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Revitalizing EarthTides: Join Us!

On this snowy winter January day, four of us gathered on a Zoom call (virtual meeting spaces are great, especially in winter!) to begin the process of updating EarthTides Pagan Network. What does this mean? We’re seeking to put new energy into EarthTides as a resource for the ever-growing community of Maine Pagans. Ideas shared …

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Beltane Celebration

You are sitting in a small meadow, waiting with many others for the Beltane ritual to begin. Your feet are bare in the grass, a soft, green carpet, and you run your soles over the smoothness. A grasshopper bounds away from your intruding paw, and you render it an amused apology. The sun is fine …

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A Word or 1,742 About Honor…

Let me first begin this missive by telling you what this post is not about.  It is not about honor in the sense of violent reprisal or warrior spirit.  It is not about the honor of taking offense the way a Klingon might if you insulted their spouse.  I’m not interested in dueling pistols or swords at …

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Adaptive Mythology

It is pointed out frequently and with a great deal of enthusiasm on social media just how many “Pagan Holidays” have been absorbed and re-purposed by what now passes for mainstream religion.  Christmas, Yule, Easter, Ostara, the list can be populated at least eight times.  What seems rarely pointed out is that even our ancestors …

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To Summer

To Summer   So fresh and green, the rolling hills, Exulting ‘neath the daystar’s heat; Growing wild as Nature wills The peas and apples, the golden wheat. All the creatures born in Spring Explore the reaches of their domain On hoof and paw, with scale and wing In rich warm sun and flowing rain. And …

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History Written by High Schoolers

In an age of standardized testing and centralization of education it is not hard to imagine why Americans are falling behind the rest of the world’s students.  Teachers are more often pressured to produce tangible results than real ones at a time when our children are supposed to be testing their limits and coming in …

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