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Lughnasadh Draws Nigh

I’ve noticed lately the influences of the approaching cross-quarter “season” of Lughnasadh.   The sun has fallen lower in the sky (it’s down to a declination of around 18 degrees now, 5 degrees lower than at summer solstice); the air is … Continue reading

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Lughnasadh and Autumn’s Approach – Part 2

looking at the mountain looking at the sea… autumn evening –Kobayashi Issa Could there be a simpler or more sublime invocation of the delights of Autumnal contemplation and reflection than this?  Issa was a master! In part one we visited … Continue reading

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Lughnasadh and Autumn’s Approach – Part 1

“To the beeches of Neldoreth I came in the Autumn. Ah! the gold and the red and the sighing of leaves in the Autumn in Taur-na-neldor! It was more than my desire.” -Treebeard, Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien … Continue reading

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July Sky: Heart of the Lion/ess

The month of July was for many ancient cultures, including the Egyptians and Celts, the doorway through which we passed from summer towards fall.  The month is unfolding a rather dynamic play of major characters between the twin bright faces … Continue reading

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While Summer hoards his gathered wealth of jewel-like acorns and leaves perfectly preserved in ditches and under majestic oaks, and, wearing his golden cloak of burnished grasses in the wild fields under rolling hills, contemplates his radiant festival of light … Continue reading

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Some Notes Near the End of Summer

The dragonflies of Lughnasadh have passed again into the fading pages of the summer’s Book of Guests.  The door to the invisible temple of the summer sun is drawing closed, as the red-robed monks usher us lay visitors outward onto … Continue reading

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It’s been rather cool here in the Motherload recently.  And refreshing!  Clear skies, leaves just starting to turn.  Autumn began last week, on Tuesday at 2:19PM PST.  The Celts considered the months of Autumn to be August, September, and October. … Continue reading

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