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Edinburgh Beltane Fire Festival 2016

This May Day we travelled up to Edinburgh for the Beltane Fire Festival.  It is something I have been wanting to do for a long time having been attracted by the idea of a mass celebration of this important seasonal festival.   2,749 more words


A Bright New Start for Beltane by Alys West

For as long as I’ve wanted to write I’d hoped to one day sign with a literary agent.  And then I did and it was nothing like I’d imagined.  824 more words

June on the Riverbank

Snapshots along the Wheel of the Year:

It’s that beautiful time of year between Beltane and the Summer Solstice, when the world is maturing but not yet fully crowned by the path of the Sun.

Summer Solstice

Beltane 2016

Ovate: Deana

Method: Fire Scrying

Blazing heat — there’s a redirection coming and if  we put in the effort, the gods and Kindreds will walk with us.


Ostara & Beltane

It’s been a while since I last posted anything, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy 😊

I’ve been working two jobs these last few months, so that left me little time to paint. 35 more words


Hawthorn Flowers At Last

Here’s a poem about hawthorn from my book ‘See with Heart’. Traditionally said to indicate the start of summer, hawthorn, also known as may blossom, is flowering quite late here this year. 29 more words

Janey Colbourne

Inside the Fire Festival

Last few months I was very busy,  many changes in my personal life, but also I became a part of Beltane Fire Society. As one of the photo-pointers I’ve been observing and documenting preparations and the Beltane Fire Festival, taking place every year on Calton Hill, near the city center of Edinburgh. 200 more words