Summer is coming! Several of today's articles we've gathered for the Pagan News Beagle discuss Pagan celebrations of that sunniest and warmest of seasons, both modern and ancient. All this and more in this week's Watery Wednesday!
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Lines drawn in the sand, or in my case on the road. There is a place on my drive to work where the road is wide enough for two lanes though it isn’t marked that way. At one point, there are yellow lines on the road to mark the beginning of a left turn lane. Even though there is nothing in the road to stop it, people change over to the right lane, then move back into the left lane to make their turn.
This always makes me chuckle. You can clearly see there is nothing in the road, if you just keep moving forward over the top of those yellow lines, you would be in the left turn lane. Yet daily, people follow the lines that push them into the right lane before they switch back to make their left turn....
In my previous post about Old English béag, "ring, arm-ring, neck-ring, torc, crown," I was utterly remiss not to have mentioned what is perhaps the word's most obvious link with modern witchcraft.
The fairly obscure Gardnerian term bigghes refers to the High Priestess' parure, i.e. her matched set of jewelry: wristlets, necklace, crown. (Parure. Good old English: we really do have a word for everything. And if we don't, we just pick one up from someone else. Small wonder it's the sacred language of the witches.) The kinship with the Old English word is obvious.
Survival or revival? Wicca being a child of the 20th century, the latter seems indicated here. What it does show is that those early witches were doing their research.
Just as we still do today.
Gaia is calling you to come here now. She was the one who called you into this life, into this journey on Earth. Being whole means being in the fullness of this relationship. Acknowledging the depth of her call, and the power of your yes. Are you still aware of your first partner, or are you flirting with all the other guests? Like in any relationship, you are asked to live this yes day to day, minute to minute. To be in the space where your yes was born. Become aware of your feet on the earth. In that touch it’s all happening. Take a moment. Take 7 Minutes. Open up to the bliss that follows.
Too often we start after a while taking our partner for granted. Tantra teaches us to go back to who really opens your heart, again and again. Break in that divine love. Break open. Become whole.
Once again it's that time of the week: Fiery Tuesday! For today's Pagan News Beagle we've gathered stories from across the web regarding the various political and social issues that have gotten Pagans fired up. Follow the links below to read about animal rights, Memorial Day, environmentalism, and more!