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Inflection Points

Samain                                                                           Thanksgiving Moon A day of ice. Dewpoint and temperature have danced together for the last 24 hours. Right now 15 degrees and dewpoint of 12. Result. Ice. My least favorite weather condition and one in which I will not drive unless I have to. The hoarfrost on the lodgepoles is beautiful and the light […]

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What’s My Sign?

Samain                                                                         Thanksgiving Moon At Bean Fosters Coffee House off Golden Ridge Road I wandered into a new phase of thought. Suitable for birthdays and holiday giving in Korea a red envelope contained money to pay my astrologer. Elisa sat in the back at a large table for four, today’s ubiquitous laptop in front of her; […]

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A Permeable Self

Samain                                                                  Thanksgiving Moon Tarnas uses Jung to make a bridge to astrology. First, he credits depth psychology, especially Freud and Jung, with moving Enlightenment rationality into the realm of a neo-primal worldview. The collective unconscious is a vast sea in which we all swim, our inner life effected by and effecting this outer context. That […]

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I Know

Fall (last day)                                                                 Healing Moon The weather gods have chosen an apt offering for the last day of fall, 8 inches of snow. In true Colorado fashion it will probably be here tonight and tomorrow, gone by Thursday if not late Wednesday. Looking forward to it. A difference between Colorado and Minnesota exists in forecasting […]

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A Fool on the Hill

Fall                                                                                        Healing Moon I will not be attending the Woolly Mammoth’s centennial retreat (just kidding, 31 0r 32, something like that). But Charlie Haislet has proposed the Parsifal legend, the Grail quest, as a theme in the paragraph below. I’m going to write my answer here. Parsifal and the Grail quest – it still works […]

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Akedah

Lughnasa                                                                  Harvest Moon Off I went to seminary in 1971, knowing Minnesota not at all and the world of academic Christianity almost as little. When classes began that fall, there were full day and half day classes. Core curriculum subjects like church history, theology, ethics, and biblical study were full day. I don’t recall right […]

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Eternal Return

Lughnasa                                                                Harvest Moon Lughnasa and the Harvest Moon. We are in the season of reaping what has been sown. From the first of August or so until Samain on October 31st gathering in is the main theme on the Great Wheel. The fall equinox, Mabon, is near. September 22nd. It comes with the Harvest Moon, […]

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Sweet

Lughnasa                                                                  Harvest Moon Tomorrow, in our second religious school class, this one unscripted by Moving Traditions, we’re going to do a get to know each other exercise. Your life in 5 objects. Taking my cue from the American History in 101 Objects display at the Smithsonian, I’ll start with my own five objects: a newspaper, […]

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The Journey, It’s Always About the Journey

Lughnasa                                                           Waning Summer Moon We may be inching toward a diagnosis for Kate’s nausea. As successive hunches and medical tests have identified nothing wrong with her G.I. tract, trés frustrating, one of Kate’s early notions might turn out to be correct. She saw her rheumatologist, Dr. Westerman, yesterday and he conceded that gastroparesis may be […]

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Pilgrimage

Summer                                                                                    Monsoon Moon Returning to the auld sod. September of two years ago was my last trip to Minnesota, that one for a day long Woolly Mammoth retreat in Stillwater. This time it’s Groveland UU’s 25th anniversary and their acceptance as a covenanting community of the UUA. Kate and I were part of Groveland from […]

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