Happy belated Samhain!
Nov02

Happy belated Samhain!

So, it’s the new year for us on the Path (I do recognize that Muggles still have eight weeks to go before they catch up, but such is the nature of these situations). I admit candidly that I have not blogged enough for a long time, that I haven’t made enough time for reflection this last year. It’s been a busy, hectic, stressful cycle (for both pleasing and distressing reasons). That’s my only excuse: I just...

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Samhain 2011: RIP Grampa
Nov02

Samhain 2011: RIP Grampa

It was a glorious day: The colors were vibrant, but just past their prime, and there were icicles everywhere. There had been a snow storm the night before, so the symbolism was perfect. There was beauty everywhere, though it sometimes seemed a bit browbeaten. The earth is going to sleep for a spell. And we are on the cusp of rest and temporary death. The sky was incredible – the colors in the clouds were gorgeous. I trekked up...

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Happy Birthday to me :)

Today I am 34 years old… wait, no. I’m 23, as I said in the RentMen video interview. I forgot (old age will do that to you). At any rate, today is the first day of the new year in my belief system (one’s birthday/naming day is the beginning of personal years, whereas Samhain/Halloween is the new year for everyone as a community), and I am looking forward to some exciting times. I hope you are all healthy, happy,...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

In my belief system Samhain (known to most people as Halloween) is the last day of the year. It is the Day of the Dead; however, it isn’t a morbid holiday. It’s the time when you say goodbye to loved ones and pets, especially those who have transitioned to the next life in the last year; it’s the time to remember¬†and be thankful for¬†domesticated animals and harvested plants, because their deaths give the living...

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