Feast of Brigid

The Feast of Brigid The red-haired girl draws milkin a pail from the earth. The earth is a spotted cowwith teats that are geysersand anthills and rotten logs. The red-haired girlstrokes and strokesthe dark soil. When the milk rises in spurtsshe catches its arc of white frothto give out to visitors. At the gate ofContinue reading “Feast of Brigid”

Today’s Cards 26.01.22- Eight of Swords

Today’s card is taken from Tarot of Mystical Moments by Catrin Welz-Stein. The Eight of Swords. First of all, what can we see?  In this deck we have a large Angel, naked, they are sitting on the floor or what appears to be in an ornate vintage style birdcage. Their wings are open and spreadContinue reading “Today’s Cards 26.01.22- Eight of Swords”

Today’s Reading – Four of Swords – 20.01.2022

Today’s card – taken from Tarot of Mystical Moments – by Catrin Welz-Stein Like the more traditional card here we have our protagonist lying horizontally, but not on a tomb, she’s not a knight, or the effigies of a knight, she is, may I suggest,  not dead, but a young woman/girl lying, well more cradle,Continue reading “Today’s Reading – Four of Swords – 20.01.2022”

Candlemass 2nd February

Bede records in his Reckoning of Time (A.D. 725) the use of candles at the Feast of Purification was common in his day.  (Latin Text) O]n the feast of St Mary, the whole populace with the priests and ministers goes on procession through the churches and the city neighbourhoods, all singing devout hymns, and carrying in theirContinue reading “Candlemass 2nd February”

Michaelmas – 29th September

Through him the archangels sing your praise, the angels fulfil your commands, the cherubim and seraphim continually proclaim your holiness; the whole company of heaven glorifies your name and rejoices to do your will. Therefore we pray that our voices may be heard with theirs, for ever praising you …: “Eat a goose on MichaelmasContinue reading “Michaelmas – 29th September”

Would to God that all the Lords people were Prophets. William Blake (28th November 1757 – 12th August 1827)

  The Garden of Love I went to the Garden of Love, And saw what I never had seen: A Chapel was built in the midst, Where I used to play on the green. And the gates of this Chapel were shut, And Thou shalt not writ over the door; So I turn’d to the Garden ofContinue reading “Would to God that all the Lords people were Prophets. William Blake (28th November 1757 – 12th August 1827)”

24th June – The Feast day of Saint John The Baptist…

Salome’s name in Hebrew is Shalomit, [ or Shalom] which means ‘peace’. Ah! thou wouldst not suffer me to kiss thy mouth, Jokanaan. Well! I will kiss it now. I will bite it with my teeth as one bites a ripe fruit. Yes, I will kiss thy mouth, Jokanaan. I said it; did I notContinue reading “24th June – The Feast day of Saint John The Baptist…”

Throned in splendor, immortal Aphrodite!

Hymn to Aphrodite Throned in splendor, immortal Aphrodite! Child of Zeus, Enchantress, I implore thee Slay me not in this distress and anguish, Lady of beauty. Hither come as once before thou camest, When from afar thou heard’st my voice lamenting, Heard’st and camest, leaving thy glorious father’s Palace golden, Yoking thy chariot. Fair theContinue reading “Throned in splendor, immortal Aphrodite!”

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