Tag Archives: Samhain

Gate of the Year – for Samhain

I said to the one who stood at the Gate of the Year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And the angel said: “Go out into the darkness                                     and put your hand in the hand of the One. That will be to you better than a light                                     […]

Samhain/Beltaine @ EarthGaia May 2022 C.E.

In our orbit around Mother Sun, our everyday sacred journey[i], Earth’s tilt moves us into the Seasons of Samhain and Beltaine, as they are named in Old European traditions. It is the cross-quarter Moment between Equinox and Solstice: that is, in the Southern Hemisphere between Autumn Equinox and the Winter Solstice, and in the Northern […]

there is nothing we have not been

Ancient peoples, our ancestors knew this: “I have flown as an eagle, Been a coracle on the sea, I have been a drop in a shower. A sword in hand, A shield in battle, A string in a harp, Nine years in enchantment, In water, in foam, I have absorbed fire, I have been a […]

Beltaine/Samhain @ EarthGaia November 2021

As our planet Earth, and we Her inhabitants, orbit Mother Sun in our everyday sacred journey[1], we move into the Seasonal Moment of Beltaine/Samhain (as it is named in Western Indigenous tradition). It is the cross-quarter transition between Equinox and Solstice: that is, into High Spring towards the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and […]

Samhain/Beltaine Moment @ EarthGaia May 2021

As our planet Earth, and we Her inhabitants, orbit Mother Sun in our everyday sacred journey[i], we move into the Seasonal Moment of Samhain/Beltaine, the cross-quarter between Equinox and Solstice: that is, in the Southern Hemisphere into Deep Autumn towards the Winter Solstice, and in the Northern Hemisphere into High Spring towards the Summer Solstice. […]

Beltaine/Samhain @ EarthGaia November 2020 C.E.

As our planet Earth, and we Her inhabitants, orbit Mother Sun in our everyday sacred journey[1], we move into the Seasonal Moment of Beltaine/Samhain (as it is described in Western indigenous tradition), the cross-quarter transition between Equinox and Solstice: that is, into High Spring towards the Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and into Deep […]

We are the Ancestors: May We be Interesting Food

Our present lives are formed by all who came before us. We are in-formed by them, whether conscious or not. In PaGaian Samhain ceremony as it has been done traditionally, participants are invited to remember the ancestors in this way: Let us remember our ancestors, those who have gone before, whose lives have been harvested, […]

Samhain/Beltaine Moment @ EarthGaia May 2020

As our planet Earth, and we Her inhabitants, orbit Mother Sun in our everyday sacred journey[1], we move into the Seasonal Moment of Samhain/Beltaine, the cross-quarter between Equinox and Solstice: that is, into Deep Autumn towards the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, and into High Spring towards the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. The […]

Threads of Gold in the Compost

There are threads of gold in the compost, if one has the vision for it. And we may take the golden thread, exclaim the strongest natural fibre known – our creative selves, our imaginations – for the building of a new world made sacred, of our conceiving: yet beyond our knowings, across the vast Darkness between […]

Beltaine/Samhain Moment @ EarthGaia

In our everyday sacred journey around Mother Sun – the “Turas”[i]of our planet Earth – our orbit moves us into the Seasonal Moment of Beltaine/Samhain: the cross-quarter Moment/Season between Equinox (Spring S.H./Autumn N.H.) and Solstice (Summer S.H./Winter N.H.): that Moment will be at is 17:14 “Universal Time” on the 7th November … that’s November 8th 3:14 AEDT Australia […]

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