Category Beltaine/High Spring

Some Thoughts About Holy Desire

All being knows desire in elemental ways, for water, for food, for sustenance: and many beings also know desire for air, and most creatures and plants know desire for relationship in some form, and for care. We come into being with these primordial desires, this hunger, this longing – we don’t make it up[i]. Each […]

The Elemental Sensuousness of the Present Moment

As Beltaine Season comes around, it may be a time for remembering the sensuousness of the present moment, and our deep desire for this sensuousness. Deep within every present moment is the ever-present ‘glue’ that holds all things in form, that unites the Cosmos. If it were not present in every moment then we would […]

Eyes of Goddess

… the Eyes of Goddess … we walk between Her eyes in Beltaine ceremony, to be seen by Her. To be seen by Her is healing, wholing, restoring … as opposed to the patriarchal gaze that judges, evaluates, diminishes. In these recent times (this era) the act of seeing has commonly become an act of […]

Beltaine/Samhain @ EarthGaia November 2016

In our everyday sacred journey around Mother Sun – the “Turas”[i] of our Planet Earth – our orbit is now moving us into the Seasonal Moment of Beltaine/Samhain: the cross-quarter between Equinox (Spring S.H./Autumn N.H.) and Solstice (Summer S.H./Winter N.H.): that Moment will be at is 23:42 “Universal Time” on the 7th November … that’s November 8th 9:42 EST Australia – […]

Seeing Her Land: the Twin Fires of Beltaine

Once cast from the sun, light streams onto planet Earth like liquid. It freely enters us as both photon and wave. In daylight, we ingest billions of photons during every open-eyed moment. As waves, light vibrates into us. It is transduced, within several layers of retinal tissue, into electrobiochemical pulses surging deeply into the tissue […]

Becoming Beauty to Ignite Beauty

 … we become beauty to ignite the beauty of others: so it is with all the allurements of life. Brian Swimme The Universe is a Green Dragon (1984, p. 79) The above phrase concludes this paragraph by Brian Swimme regarding allurements and pleasure: Do I desire  to have this pleasure? or rather, do I desire to […]

Creativity of Beltaine Moment

Beltaine is commonly understood in recent times to be a celebration of sexuality, and frequently in particular heterosexuality … but this is a simple reduction, and only one of the valencies of a deeper significance of the Seasonal Moment, which is the extant creativity of Sun and Moon in relationship, with Earth. The notable and […]

Desire, the Universe and Earth-Sun Creativity

For Beltaine (S.H.) especially, and the celebration of Holy Desire/Allurement “We awake to a universe permeated with allurement, and our most primal desire is to become this allurement.” (Brian Swimme, The Universe is a Green Dragon, p.55) ” This bonding is the perdurable fact of the universe and happens primievally in each fresh instant, a […]

More on Holy Desire

Our desire, our longing, is the Beloved, is the Universe, desiring in us. (PaGaian Beltaine script 2013) Brian Swimme says: “I didn’t make up this desire: it is the Universe desiring in me.” and “Where does the Universe experience its ultimate desire?” … “within any particular.” (somewhere in Canticle to the Cosmos) We are united […]

Beltaine Poiesis – allurement, beauty, sight

Some of the Beltaine Poiesis for the ceremony as it is currently celebrated at my Place (in the Southern Hemisphere) in early November – the Season of High Spring: – the traditional red is commonly understood in more recent historical times to represent the fertility of the maturing female: the menarche, the first menstrual flow. Perhaps the […]

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