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The Astrean Silver Fir Tree & Decorations

Samhain 21/Nov. 20


Dear Friends and devotees of Dea,

I know that until 28 Samhain / November 27 we are still enjoying the sacred season of Autumn / Fall but the sacred season of Winter will arrive and we will be fully emerged in joyous festivities. 1,059 more words

Bits And Pieces

O.E. Hugo, Spiritualist.

O.E. Hugo, who wrote two of the more convincing hymns to the ancient gods that were produced in 19th century New Zealand, seems to have been a colourful character. 56 more words


Rose Hawthorne

I recently read the book, Rose Hawthorne, The Pilgrimage of Nathaniel’s Daughter.  There were many points that were impressive about the 1800’s American Hawthorne family, but one that stands out was how valued, loved and free girls were.  193 more words

Protection of houses against the evil in the region of Mazovia

People in the old Polish countryside were very particular about maintaining certain rites and preparing protective accessories in their household and the whole farm enclosure. These customs stemmed from pre-Christian Slavic protective rituals, and – despite the centuries of influence of the Christian church – they survived in continuity for as long as the early 20th century in many parts of the rural Poland. 661 more words


Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill 2017-2019 (UK)

This Bill is a Brexit Customs Bill. It will be given its First Reading ONLY following debate and approval of the relevant Ways and Means Resolutions on Monday (20th November). 238 more words

New UK Law

How could I grew up without Halloween

That’s the question I keep asking myself every year for the last ten or so years since I moved to the US. How could I miss this wonderful day and night? 690 more words


Everyone Should Get Their Due

Romans 13:7, “Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.” 636 more words