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Thursday The 22nd: Mabon Ritual and Potluck.

The Fall Equinox falls on a PPW night this year, so our always amazing Sabbat ritual is going to be extra special this year. We will talking about Mabon meanings, myths, and stories before the break, then we will be having an empowering rite of gratitude and recognition…with a special story based on the Mayan Pantheon. 12 more words


The Red Thread, the Red Heifer, and Red Ritual by Jill Hammer

There is an old Jewish custom to use a red thread, tied around a bedpost or a child’s wrist, to keep away demons.  In particular, the red thread is said to keep away Lilith, the female demon who steals children.  1,084 more words


What shall we do with the drunken Druid?

This post is prompted by something Halo Quin wrote on her blog about being put off by early experiences of drunken Druid rituals – you can read that here – … 702 more words


Continuing Pre-Christian Traditions in the Czech Republic by Ivy Helman

Pelišky was one of the first movies I watched in the Czech Republic.  It takes place in the year (maybe years) before the Soviet Occupation.  It follows the lives and struggles of ordinary families.  1,164 more words