"Now is the Night of November Eve, as the Samhain rites begin.
Spirits step from the World Beyond, this night when the Veil is thin.
Coming through the Land of Shadows, awakening from the World of Dreams,
joining hands with the Children of Midnight as the Moonlight Lantern gleams.
Drifting in the Wind of Evening, Chanting words in an ancient tongue,
dancing light to the music of Fearies, as the Sacred Prayer is…Continue
Added by Hawthorne on October 29, 2018 at 11:34am — No Comments
This week we look at the so-called Holy Grail.
What is this thing that people are so enamored of? Did it even exist? People have been searching for it for hundreds of years, and it seems whenever they decide they can't find it, they create stories about it.
So, let's travel back to the 12th century, where the myth of the Holy Grail seems to have it's beginnings. And we'll take a look at some of the embellishments that have been attached to it over time.
There does seem…Continue
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This week, we continue our celebration of Autumn as we look at some of the season's important associations.
Water is one of the elements in ancient Greek philosophy, and in Occult circles it's associated with the Western Quarter of the Circle, and with the season of Autumn. So we'll look at how and why Water got associated with the Autumn as we tie in some of their similar Magickal Properties.
Then we'll take a walk into an Autumn Garden with Ellen Dugan, well known…Continue
Added by Hawthorne on October 9, 2018 at 6:38pm — No Comments
This week here on The Spiral Dance, let's create Magick through Masking. If you went to a Halloween party recently, what would you GO AS?
We all wear masks, although the extent to which we layer ourselves or are aware of them varies greatly.
Masks are a familiar and vivid element in many folk and traditional pageants, ceremonies, rituals and festivals, and are often of an ancient origin.
One reason for wearing a mask is to pretend to be someone…Continue
Added by Hawthorne on October 2, 2018 at 8:03am — No Comments