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Lammas 2015

I wish all of my readers a happy Lammas, and ask that whatever your beliefs may be, you all receive happiness and prosperity in great abundance.

Blessed Be!

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The sacred whore may have largely ceased to exist in the mundane world of matter, but she still exists in the human unconscious.  And in the West, it has pleased her for a number of centuries now to work under the stage name Mary Magdalene.  –  “Magdalene’s Day”

Today is the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene, who was almost certainly not a whore; however, as I’ve explained before, that hardly matters.  Most people raised in the Christian tradition think of her as the patroness of whores, and that’s more important than any official designation.

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Summer Solstice 2015

Litha by MMelusine (2012)
The apparent path of the sun will reach its northernmost point at 16:39 UTC today; this is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest in the Southern.  Happy Litha, dear readers, and Blessed Be!

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May Day 2015


This sabbat’s illustration is by Mike Slaton; click on the link to see his other work!  And if you’re an artist and would like to do an illustration for the summer solstice or Lammas, please contact me as soon as you can!

Have a lusty Beltane, dear readers, and Blessed Be!

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May Eve 2015

Today is May Eve, long recognized as the spring equivalent of Halloween.  For the past few years I’ve presented lists of scary things to enjoy on the day; in 2012 it was my list of the scariest short stories, in 2013 my list of the scariest television show episodes, and in 2014 a collection of all sorts of different scary things.  In the leadup to Halloween each year, I usually call attention to spooky links and horror-themed columns, and of course a lot of my stories are horror; since Halloween “Left Behind“, “Magna Mater” and “Surprise” all fall into that category.  So if you’re unfamiliar with the May Eve traditions, read up on them in my previous columns, and if you’re a fan of horror fiction there are a number of treasures here for your enjoyment.  Blessed Be, dear readers, and pleasant dreams!

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Easter 2015

Easter Goddess by Thienbao (2013)
Happy Easter, dear readers, and Blessed Be!

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Vernal Equinox 2015

Ostara Witch

The apparent path of the sun will cross the celestial equator at 22:45 UTC tonight.  Happy Ostara, Dear Readers, and Blessed Be!

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