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Brightener of Darkness, hail! Keeper of Clearness, Opener of the Depths. Gifts of plenty are arising, Winter wonders, white snows’ fall. Joyful be the heart within us, Open wide the guesting door, Wisdom waken in abundance, Warm our beings to the core. ~ Celtic Devotional: Daily Prayers and Blessings, by Caitlín Matthews Ring the bells […]

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Tomorrow We Enter the Halcyon Days

by Beth on December 13, 2014

Halcyon days, now wars are ending. You shall find where-e’er you sail Tritons all the while attending With a kind and gentle gale. ~ Halcyon Days by Thomas Shadwell (1642 – 1692) If you’ve been reading my blog a while, you know that every year I invite you step into a magical Time Out of […]

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Welcoming the Dark of the Year at Samhain

by Beth on October 31, 2014

I am the hallow-tide of all souls passing, I am the bright releaser of all pain, I am the quickener of the fallen seed-case, I am the glance of snow, the strike of rain. I am the hollow of the winter twilight, I am the hearth-fire and the welcome bread, I am the curtained awning […]

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In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.   ~ Antonio Porchia, poet (1885-1968) Here at the threshold of the year, the magical doorway of Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere, and the final harvest and ancient Celtic New Year of Samhain in the northern […]

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Blessings of Mabon and the Autumn Equinox

by Beth on September 22, 2014

Hail! Journeyer of the Heavens, Queen of Brightness, King of Beauty! Gifts of gladness richly bringing, Autumn sheaves and red leaves’ fall. Generous be the heart within us, Open be our hands to all, Justice to be in equal measure, Harvest thankfulness our call. ~ Greeting to the Autumn Equinox by Caitlín Matthews, A Celtic […]

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