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At noon on the first day of the festival, we blew the horns. Then we pulled the young Corn King in his chariot through the grove in which the gathering was held.
By the next day, word had begun to spread. A few came out to watch the Corn King in his noon progress among his people.
The third day, there were more. Some would bow, or kneel by the side of the way to receive his blessing as he passed. These he would shower with kernels of corn.
As the week went on, people began to join the procession. They brought their children to receive the Harvest Lord's blessing. Late arrivals to the festival heard about the processions by word of mouth.
People had known the Young Lord since his boyhood, during the festival's earliest years. They had watched him grow up there, year by year. Now they welcomed his triumph. Grown to beautiful, golden manhood, he was everyone's son, everyone's beloved.
"The disseminating moon is nearly full but not quite. It has faded from full but is more than half illuminated. This is the phase of the moon where you switch from sending your energy out into the world to looking within yourself to see what is working well and what needs changing. You have brought in all the positive energy of the waxing moon. Now it is time to use that energy to discard the chaff in your life. What needs to change? Even the most balanced and positive person can have problems letting go. At these times you have to accept that some chaos is bound to occur and you have to just ride through the bumpy rapids. This phase is about small changes and preparing to let go of the negative aspects of your life. These meditations help you begin that process." Moon Affirmations
Like the change in the moon, this is a time to make small changes. What is one thing you do or say about yourself which is negative? Do you stand in front of the mirror and say - I don't like - fill in the blank. I have done this often. I don't like my face, never have. The nicest thing I could say about my face was I had nice eyebrows and unique eye color (hazel so brown/green)....
I've been on staff for this small retreat for [mumble] years and have attended for many more before that. Dragonfest is a family-friendly pagan and polytheist retreat situated in the foothills outside Denver, Colorado. This retreat is my home away from home that I only get to visit for a short 5 days, once a year. It is the place I dream of when stress has taken over my life. It is the place where I feel the most accepted. Since it has been awhile since I've posted anything due to an extremely busy summer, I thought I'd tell you about this year's Dragonfest which ran August 3 - 7, 2016.
Magic is the science and art of causing effect to occur in conformity with our will. This will has to be focused and expressed creatively, through images, symbols, ritual, art or music - anything that connects us to the flow of Awen. The Faerie Enchantment cards are designed with these ideas in mind. -- Ian Daniels
I love it when I find beautiful, useful oracles on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. It seems that this is the golden age of publishing for the bold, the innovative, the avant garde--especially for those who create and produce independently (i.e. without the strictures and interference of traditional publishers)....
Series: The Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles...