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    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times

    Celebrating the Old Ways in New Times November 2017 Bright Blessings! Many of you have already had your Sabbat celebrations, but some will wait until the weekend after the 31st of October to do so. I tend to lean that way, myself, and I will use it to do a second Samhain article this year! Last month’s article focused on the topic of fear, and this month will focus on the less mundane topics. On Medicine and Healing Before I get into the Pagany Sabbat aspect. I would like to say a small word about one of the biggest reason our ancient Pre Christian Pagan ancestors did seasonal celebrations. That…

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    (x the wheel of fortune)

      that was the day we ate the fat fable. grandmother stuffed it with chopped leeks & herbs. made it savory with the usual platitudes. a thick rich moral gravy. later she told us the tale of our father as a little boy on the stone steps in albany. wrestling with angels. we always loved that one. laughter & tears. she could always spin a stirring story. once while walking she pointed to a house & told us of the family that had lived there. “they won the daily lotto,” she said. “millions of dollars. how far they fell.” the wheel of fortune. from heaven to hell.   *** About…

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    Affairs of the Pagan Heart

    Adding a Spindle to the Wheel of the Year As I wrote this, I was finishing up work for the day to head home to get ready to celebrate my 5th wedding anniversary with a quiet dinner at one of our favourite fancy restaurants. Though my husband is not pagan, we did a handfasting with cords of orange, brown, green, and silver in a beautiful loft space gallery that used to be a piano factory. It was an overcast day that rained on and off, and we didn’t care, as long as we had each other and were surrounded by our friends and family. We bound ourselves to one another,…