Tag: secular holidays

Memorial Day Thoughts

So, I’m late in posting this (as per usual). But I didn’t want to let that stop me. As I said before, I’ve recently completely rearranged my altar, to have more of a focus on Ares as I try to overcome my fears in a certain area. The fact that it was a few days…

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…

Thanksgiving links: Essays, humor, and food for thought

5 facts about Thanksgiving Your History Teacher Left Out First Thanksgiving Dinner: No turkey, no ladies, no pies How to defuse Thanksgiving spats 15 Holidays they need to invent. I’d totally celebrate Spocktoberfest! Double-take toons, Thanksgiving edition The first thanksgiving: Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation Should Pagans celebrate Thanksgiving? Attack of the secretly Muslim turkeys!!!! Pagan symbolism…

Conflicted feelings about Thanksgiving

I have serious issues with the contemporary form that Thanksgiving takes. I used to refuse to celebrate the holiday altogether. I’m not the only one who has refused to celebrate, even some celebrities have opted out. Thanksgiving is touted as two cultures coming together to break bread and share gratitude. Which would be great if…

A Prayer for Memorial Day

A Prayer for Memorial Day by Amanda Artemisia Forrester . Lady Libertas, Who holds Her torch high Watch over Your children today On this solemn day we remember all our veterans But especially those who didn’t make it home Keep Your flame burning, Goddess So the their deaths will have meaning. . Zeus, King of All,…

A Prayer for Mother’s Day

A Prayer for Mother’s Day by Amanda Artemisia Forrester . Hail to Gaia, the First Mother! Primal Protogenos, Whom we live upon She Who mothered the first Beings in existence The mother of nymphs and Gods, animals and mortals Earth Mother,  I hail You! . Hail to Rheia, Mother of the Gods! Rich-haired Titaness, mother of…

A Prayer for Earth Day

A Prayer for Earth Day by Amanda Artemisia Forrester . Hail to Gaia, Mother Earth! Primordial Being, First-born Goddess, On this, Your sacred day, we honor You And remember – without You, we are nothing We have no home, no life, but for You May we be good custodians, and care for You, Our Mother.…