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Litha, The Summer Solstice
Litha is also known as the summer solstice, Midsummer, All Couples Day, and Saint John's Day. Litha is one of the fire festivals and occurs on the longest day of the year. This is the time of year when the sun reaches its highest apex, at the Tropic of Cancer....
Holidays >> Mid Summer
Pagan Mythology
Is the traditional story presented as an historical event that serves to illustrate part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon. The mythological beliefs a culture shares gives shape to its actions and choices....
Paganism & Wicca >> Holidays
Mid Summer Sabbat Ritual
This Sabbat celebrates the Goddess. She is now with child, as is nature with the bounty of the coming harvest. This is a time when energies abound, & is a good time for magick/purification rites. The altar can be decorated with summer herbs, greenery, &...
Holidays >> Mid Summer
False Memory Syndrome and the Inquisition
Memories are modified by circumstance and environment There is a new witch hunt in the United States. It has no need for proof and there is no reprieve. It is sufficient to be accused, and the lingering stench never fades. It is sexual abuse of children. The...
Saga of Times Past >> History & Anthropology
Ritual - Expression of Will, Art and Creativity
Most of our lives involve traditions, regular observances. These might relate to annual or seasonal holiday, it might just be meeting a friend every year at a particular time to go shopping, or have a beer and catch up. The main thing these informal...
Paganism & Wicca >> Ritual
The 'W' Word (Witch), What Does it Mean?
The other day I sat down and again tried to define what it is that I am doing. We are talking about beginning our church next year, but a church of what? I am the type that is most comfortable with a clear and complete understanding, so I began at the...
Religions >> Paganism & Wicca
Values in the Balance
We in the Pagan community pride ourselves on our tolerance for difference. Differences in lifestyle, sexual preference, orientation and expression, race, orthodoxy, tradition, ritual structure, costumes, positions on nudity, personal interaction styles, etc....
Holidays >> Mabon

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'Amazake': The wintertime sake that isn't what it seems
Amazake sellers were considered such an integral part of summer in Edo (modern-day Tokyo) that “amazake” is still a kigo (a word or phrase indicating the season) used in haiku.
HAPPENING NOW (& Sunday): Arts In Nature Festival @ Camp Long
That's one of dozens of short poems on cards lining a path into Camp Long as you enter this weekend's Arts In Nature Festival, presented by the Nature Consortium. It's on until 9 tonight and again from 11 am-6 pm tomorrow, and it's a chance to immerse ...
Vikings Haiku
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The Art of Concision: A Look at Haiku
A further basic feature is the kigo (season word). In Sutejo's poem, it is the snow of winter. In the following haiku by Masaoka Shiki (1867–1902), the persimmon is a season word for autumn.
Report: Jose Mourinho tells Oscar he is part of his Chelsea plans
After all this summer will be the first since 2010 that he has had a summer off, having playing in the U20 World Cup, Olympics, Confederations Cup and World Cup over the past four summers.

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