Tag: seasons

Fall and The Eleusinian Mysteries

So this is the week of the historical Eleusinian Mysteries, which by my calculations started yesterday and will continue until Monday the 11th. The Hellenic Pagan group Hellenion has their monthly communal libation this Saturday, naturally to Demeter and Persephone this month. Fall is upon us now. Although in the Wiccan Wheel of the Year…

Harvest is Upon Us

I meant to post in the first week of October. Obviously that didn’t happen. Autumn is upon us now, the nights are getting chillier, the leaves are turning colors, nuts are dropping, and squirrels are running around crazier than normal, fanatically storing up fat in their bodies and extra nuts for the frozen winter. I,…

A few holiday Links

Melia at 4 of Wands discusses the idea of Santa Claus as a Daimon of generosity Dver shares her and Sannion’s incredible kick-off to the Yule Season The Christian Persecution Complex Christ is NOT the reason for the Season: In 530 C.E., Pagan celebrations endured a hostile takeover as the Catholic church proclaimed Christ’s birth…

Enjoying Autumn

I love fall. The air is crisp and cool, the perfect temperature, not too hot or too cold. The leaves are turning glorious colors, golds and reds and oranges. I love “fall food”, hot spiced cider and pumpkin pies. Fall has my favorite secular holiday, Halloween. I just love everything about it, the jack o’…

Fall Equinox Ritual

Cleansing the Sacred Space Carrying the khernips, the Priest/ess walks around the ritual area, sprinkling everything with the water. Recite the following as you make your circuit: “You are washed clean by the life-giving waters of the Nile! You are pure! No man has set foot on you, for you are the primordial mound rising…

Autumnal Equinox

Helios begins to descend Sinking low on the horizon And Nyx starts to reclaim Her place Tonight They meet as equals Summer and winter Day and night Perfect balance Hail to Helios! Receding King Fiery Sun waning Sinking towards winter’s chill Hail to Nyx! Ebony-skinned Goddess Starry darkness approaching Encroaching cold of winter winds blowing…

Midsummer Song

Midsummer Song by Amanda Artemisia Forrester . Helios burns at His zenith For the fiery Sun rules this day The brother of Selene halts His chariot in the sky To watch the mortals celebrating below . Rejoice! Build the bonfire high And dance barefoot under the sky! Feast and be merry! For tomorrow the nights will…