Category Samhain/Deep Autumn

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 – […]

Transformation (a poem)

Transformation   Completely dismantled – all the stock taken out of the cupboards. Strip them bare Pull apart my knowings – rip them open, let the connections be severed.   Expose all the parts, every cell to the sunlight   de-toxify throw away move it all around mix it, mix it skim the dross   […]

I am the Ancient One

Folding my arms over my upper torso, I acknowledge this country that I am … an ancient land, a holy land: I only need travel to this place, be present to this place. I am She … GaiaEarth, we are all She: all “Transformations of the Ages” … this could be a title for Her/us […]

Conceptions of Samhain

Conceptions of Samhain by Glenys Livingstone Ph.D. as published in Goddess Alive! Issue 26 Autumn/Winter 2014   Samhain preparation and ceremony at my place begin with this breath meditation: Breathe deep … and as you let go of your breath, follow it down, and notice the Space between your breaths. Don’t hold it, just notice it. […]

Samhain Ceremony and Cosmogenesis

A core inspiration for the processes of the Samhain/Deep Autumn seasonal rite as it has been done here at my place for over a decade, is Robin Morgan’s poem, “The Network of the Imaginary Mother“.[1] The whole poem helped me through a gateway into new language and perceptions some 34 years ago, but the main part that […]

A Time for Conceiving the More

Samhain is a celebration of the Crone’s process of the transformation of death. She is the Old One who remembers, and from whose sentient depths the new is drawn forth. The imagined conceptions gestate in the fertility of the Old One’s growing dark. Samhain is a profound celebration of the Void – the Void before […]

Samhain Sense

Gradually over the years of practicing the Seasonal ceremonies, I understand more of the depth of the Poetry that I/we have spoken … I sense it more; words like “the Space between the breaths”. I feel its reality, fertility and presence more each time around the wheel of the year. The ceremonial art process,  religiously practiced, has been […]

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