Sexual Harassment – Reclaiming the Past

 

Once upon a time, the coming together of two people in sexual union was a sacred, joyous rite that was the human equivalent of spiritual ecstasy – love in its purest, highest form that transcended lust. It was private, too, never discussed with others.

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Halloween, a Day of Remembrance

Halloween,on Tuesday, is one of the oldest spiritual festivals, and deserving to be remembered – properly.

Its origins go back to the Celtic festival of Samhain (summer’s end), but there are links also to the festival of the dead known as Parentalia and also Hallowtide when the saints are honoured and the spirits of the dead are prayed for. It is the time when magic is abroad and the ephemeral dimensions mingle with our third dimensional reality, and it deserves to be honoured for the sacred nature of this annual marker.

Halloween

Halloween 1833 in Ireland

Halloween has been trivialised over recent years and become more of a spooky celebration for children than anything else, its Celtic roots ignored. Remember, however, that just as leylines are created and strengthened by the march of thousands of pilgrims over centuries, so too the consistent celebration of ancient spiritual festivals embeds their meaning and power into the energies of earth and in the psyche of man. The memory of the true Halloween lives on in all of us, even if our minds have forgotten.

For me, living in my Celtic sanctuary of mountains and water, this day is important in my spiritual calendar. I will remember the great men and women who have striven to bring spirituality to earth since it was first seeded; the souls of the departed and in particular the souls of those making their way Home now. I will remember the Beings, once souls themselves, who work so hard to help us through our great transition, and I will remember the souls of those who have helped me personally, human and animal and more besides. I will give thanks for the magic of this great adventure of Life and will honour the Mystery.

These are extraordinary times and the day of Halloween is an extraordinary day, truly deserving of remembrance by all awakened souls. Even souls that are awake can forget, however – even you? Perhaps this time you will remember.

 

Painting by Daniel Maclise

 

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HiQuakes, and Treading Lightly

 

For me to talk about the HiQuake Database sounds boringly dry, but its focus is something of such importance to the survival of Earth  that everyone should know of it. It is a catalogue of harm.

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This Harvest Moon – Choose your Way Well

You choose your way, your path, your life with every breath, and the Full Moon sitting esoterically in the sign of Libra this week is a reminder to you of your absolute power to direct your human journey.

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Mexico, and the Power of the Gods

 

The human tragedy of the latest earthquake to shake Mexico reminds us of planetary secrets and the power of the Gods, if we choose to see.

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Irma, Part of a Perfect Storm

 

Heavy winds pounded my home last night, and its cedar frame rocked like a ship on rough seas as wood outside and inside crackled and  the great River Wye roared her power.

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A very Feminine September Full Moon

 

As I await the coming of the September Full Moon on Wednesday, I will be glad when the dominant presence of the Moon Priestess retreats and her mood changes, hopefully though improbably to be softer and kinder.

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The Future of Life on Earth

 

Sir David Attenborough said yesterday, at the Edinburgh International Television Festival, “I feel better than ever about life on Earth.”

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A Solar Eclipse to Remember

Monday’s Solar Eclipse makes August one of the most important months of the year. Even though it will be visible, remarkably, across most of the United States, we all will be affected by it, wherever we are in the world. We will sense it, too.

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