We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

May the Circle Be Unbroken

Fall                                                                                  Falling Leaves Moon This calendar, circular, with the sun’s hourly presence each day indicated […]

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Timely

Imbolc                                               Woodpecker Moon In case you feel confident, assured, certain about your worldview, I invite you to read the current Scientific American special issue on Time.   You know all those hard […]

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Sacred

Imbolc                                                                  Full Bloodroot Moon “Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.” – Ernest Hemingway A wordy sentence for the master of terse.  Still.  Not only is it true, it will […]

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5 Useless Days

Winter                                                          Waning Moon of the Winter Solstice Now we come to my favorite days of the year, those between Christmas and New Years.   When I used to work for the Presbytery (a part of the Presbyterian church analogous to the Catholic diocese), no one in the church world wanted to talk to judicatory staff just […]

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The Great Wheel

Lughnasa                                                       Waxing Back to School Moon Tomorrow we move into the fall equinox position on our yearly orbit.  In this sense time recurs again and again and again, each spot on the orbit revisited as Earth passes along on its ancientrail.  Of course, the orbit changes slightly each year and the solar system moves further […]

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How to Use Time Well

Summer                                       Waning Grandchildren Moon Once upon a time a young man, now turned old, began again to consider a quest that had eluded him, eluded him since those days long ago when he left the small village and went off to school.  The quest had always seemed simple.  In each day given to us there […]

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What Time Is It?

Summer                         Waxing Strawberry Moon A bit more on time.  Cybermage, Woolly Brother and sheepshead player William Schmidt begs to differ on the notion of cyclical time.  He references the geology of Minnesota and, I imagine, the information about the evolution of the universe which he so wonderfully makes understandable with lights and rope. It is […]

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Summer. It’s About Time.

Summer Solstice                                      Waxing Strawberry Moon   The longest day of the year.  Light triumphant, streaming, steaming.  The darkness held at bay. Summer Solstice This is an astronomical phenomenon transformed and translated into a spiritual one.  We humans have over millennia taken solstice and equinox alike as moments out of time, a sacred caesura when we […]

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Tincture of Time

Beltane                                     Waning Planting Moon Bee work inside.  Kate finished several honey supers and three hive boxes plus frames before she left.  I didn’t know how many I would need in her absence.  All but one of the honey supers now have foundations.  I ran out of foundations and will have to order more.  All the […]

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It’s About Time

Fall                                      Waxing Blood Moon On the I-Google page there is a widget that shows the progression of night and day across the globe.  In Singapore it is Friday already, 12:30 p.m. Lunch time.  Here in the middle of North America we have blackness.  This is another of the rhythms of nature, the one so familiar […]

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