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 (in the Southern Hemisphere where I am), it is 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 […]

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 […]

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