We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

The Simple Life. Bah, Humbug

Samain                               Moon of the Winter Solstice “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity. I say let your affairs be as one, two, three and to a hundred or a thousand. We are happy in proportion to the things we can do without.” – Henry […]

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Reimagine

Samain                          Moon of the Winter Solstice Jon sent these two links.  Wish I’d had’em when I owned that farm up near Nevis, Minnesota.  I might still be up there, motoring around on some of these very clever inventions.  They show what an ingenious […]

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Samhain: 2010

Samhain                                                    Waning Harvest Moon In the ancient Celtic faith Samhain (October 31) and Beltane (May 1) were the only holidays.  W. Y. Evans-Wentz gave a folklorist’s account of that faith in his first book, . Evans-Wentz wrote this amazing work, little known in spite of his later and famous first translation of the Tibetan  Book […]

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In and Down

Fall                                          Waxing Harvest Moon 60 pink daffodils have a new home in the soil surrounding two cherry trees and a pear tree.  These trees are the first ones visible out our kitchen window, so the blooms will cheer us up as spring begins to break winter’s hold next year.  Bulb planting relies on, requires darkness.  […]

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Still Reading Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Summer                                              Waning Strawberry Moon “if your vision is for a year, plant wheat. If your vision is for ten years, plant trees. If your vision is for a lifetime, plant people.”- Chinese Proverb Ever have days that just happen, disappear with little trace?  The last couple have been like that for me.  The ear, the […]

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Ordinary Time

Winter                              Full Cold Moon In just two days those of us who follow the Celtic calendar will celebrate the coming of Imbolc.  I’ll write more about it on Monday, but I wanted to note here the difference in timber and resonance between post-Epiphany January and the holiseason just ended.  We move now into the ordinary […]

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A Taoist Druid with a Spading Fork in Hand

25  86%  28%  ompn SSE bar29.95 rises  windchill25  Imbolc                 Waning Crescent of the Winter Moon The struggle I talked about yesterday is a symptom of a shift in attention in my inner life.  When I pursued meditative and contemplative practices related to Christianity, the experience enriched and deepened me.  When I moved away from Christianity, the […]

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