Passing Time: Samhain

Clever Manka, · Categories: Passing Time Rituals Series

Welcome to the seventh article in our rituals series. I went with the modern pagan wheel of the year calendar because several of us are familiar with it and it evenly breaks up the twelve months into manageable chunks of time. There will a mix of spiritual and secular practices and observations for each holiday–I can’t promise ahead of time if any will be weighted more one way or the other, but I’ll do my best to include something for everyone. I’ll post these the Wednesday before the holiday date. Thank you to the contributors! You are invaluable. Read full post

Passing Time: Autumnal Equinox

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I saw this on a Tumblr search for fall equinox images and there was no way I wasn’t using it. For those not on Tumblr or Twitter, I give you Know Your Meme, and my apologies.

Welcome to the sixth article in our rituals series. I went with the modern pagan wheel of the year calendar because several of us are familiar with it and it evenly breaks up the twelve months into manageable chunks of time. There will a mix of spiritual and secular practices and observations for each holiday–I can’t promise ahead of time if any will be weighted more one way or the other, but I’ll do my best to include something for everyone. I’ll post these the Wednesday before the holiday date. Thank you to the contributors! You are invaluable. Read full post

Passing Time: Lammas

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Lammas (Loaf Mass if you’re nasty) is August 1 this year

Welcome to the fifth article in our rituals series. I went with the modern pagan wheel of the year calendar because several of us are familiar with it and it evenly breaks up the twelve months into manageable chunks of time. There will a mix of spiritual and secular practices and observations for each holiday–I can’t promise ahead of time if any will be weighted more one way or the other, but I’ll do my best to include something for everyone. I’ll post these the Wednesday before the holiday date. Thank you to the contributors! You are invaluable. Read full post

Passing Time: Summer Solstice

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Welcome to the fourth article in our rituals series. I went with the modern pagan wheel of the year calendar because several of us are familiar with it and it evenly breaks up the twelve months into manageable chunks of time. There will a mix of spiritual and secular practices and observations for each holiday–I can’t promise ahead of time if any will be weighted more one way or the other, but I’ll do my best to include something for everyone. I’ll post these the Wednesday before the holiday date. Thank you to the contributors! You are invaluable. Read full post

Passing Time: Beltane

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meat_lord suggested I include the video for this song since it features a May Pole. I couldn’t say no, even though I always hated this song, have never taken enough drugs to appreciate the video (despite working at a Renaissance Festival for 19 years), and only realized after posting it here (and watching it again) that the awkward arm movement he repeatedly makes throughout the course of the song is, I think, meant to be the letter “S.”

Welcome to the third article in our rituals series. I went with the modern pagan wheel of the year calendar because several of us are familiar with it and it evenly breaks up the twelve months into manageable chunks of time. There will a mix of spiritual and secular practices and observations for each holiday–I can’t promise ahead of time if any will be weighted more one way or the other, but I’ll do my best to include something for everyone. I’ll post these the Wednesday before the holiday date. Thank you to the contributors! You are invaluable. Read full post

Passing Time: Spring Equinox

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Spring (Vernal) Equinox, Ostara, Eostre

Welcome to the second article in our rituals series. I went with the modern pagan wheel of the year calendar because several of us are familiar with it and it evenly breaks up the twelve months into manageable chunks of time. There will a mix of spiritual and secular practices and observations for each holiday–I can’t promise ahead of time if any will be weighted more one way or the other, but I’ll do my best to include something for everyone. I’ll post these the Wednesday before the holiday date. Thank you to the contributors! You are invaluable.

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Passing Time: Imbolc

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Imbolc, Candlemas, Brigid’s Day, Groundhog Day

Welcome to the first article in our rituals series. I went with the modern pagan wheel of the year calendar because several of us are familiar with it and it evenly breaks up the twelve months into manageable chunks of time. There will a mix of spiritual and secular practices and observations for each holiday–I can’t promise ahead of time if any will be weighted more one way or the other, but I’ll do my best to include something for everyone. In the future, these will publish the Wednesday before the holiday date. Apologies for the late posting on this one–it was a bit of a last-minute idea. Thank you to the contributors! You are invaluable. Read full post