Easter, The Celebration Of New Life And Birth

By Annelize: There are various different cultural connections to Easter. Some believe it originated from pagan festivities that are celebrated to welcome spring. In spring plants and trees become alive again, as well as new offspring arriving in the animal kingdom. The equinoxes and solstices were celebrated as sacred times. During Easter the spring equinox read more…

A Shamanic Easter

By Liz: Easter is symbolically a time of renewal. In the northern hemisphere, it coincides with spring, new growth, births, and with this regeneration of life it represents a hope for the future. In the southern hemisphere, Easter coincides with autumn, a time when plants and animals have grown fallow, or fat, having prepared for read more…

Springtime Celebrations

By Anntionet: It may surprise many to learn that the Christian holiday of Easter, which is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus on April 17th this year is named and modeled after the pagan fertility Goddess Eostre/Ishtar/Astarte; Queen of Heaven, Goddess of the Dawn and Birth/Re-Birth. This is an annual festival referred to by read more…

Yule Vs. Christmas

By Sarah: Many of you may be feeling like I am this year – that Christmas has turned into somewhat of a capitalist display of purchasing glittery ornaments, Father Xmas and Snowmen and large Christmas Trees – there seems to be a lack of soul and spirit. After the crazy two years we have experienced read more…

Christmas Wish For Connection

By Aleece: Santa’s list-Wishing upon a star, or solar eclipses… Do you get what you want by the Magic of a shelf elf?  How does one truly get what you want? To answer that question, I ask another question. What does real manifesting look like? Well, let’s look to nature for a tangible example of read more…

May Your Holidays Be Light

By Aleece: Most holidays celebrate in some fashion with lights. My mother loved candles for the warm glow. I think lights make a ritual feel special, sacred even. Candles on the dinner table elevate the meal into the realm of enchanting. Bonfires make for cozy gatherings. Now with LED technology, there is more light available read more…

The Elements Of Experience

By Kerstin: Fire, air, water, earth… The classical elements are about understanding and expressing experiences and responses we may have, rather than being the building blocks of nature from the Periodic Table.  They reflect how we respond, at the core. Perhaps they remind us of our earliest days of consciousness… of our interaction with the read more…

The Veil Of Halloween

By Brenda: What mysterious and otherworldly things find their way into this world on the eve of Halloween? Halloween or All Hallows Eve is the time of the year when the earthly world and the spirit world are the closest. The day before, the eve of the day of the dead and the one special read more…

The Christmas Myth

By Bridgette: Fiction or Non Fiction? Truth or lie, historical fact or just myth. Here we are at Christmas time where much of the community, church folk or non church folk alike will celebrate the birth of Jesus, and more importantly, we celebrate the incarnation of ‘GOD’ which is just a fancy way of saying read more…

Powerful Whispering Of New Beginnings

By Edwina: Samhain is upon us and it offers an opportunity to follow your heart’s desires. Witches, Wiccans, Druids and other Pagans all take advantage of seasonal changes, to help empower and manifest positive change in their lives. Why not give it a try yourself? Every 31st of October eve, to 1st of November eve, read more…