Category Archives: Ritual

Samhain

When the nights begin to chill and the leaves turn color and begin to fall, my thoughts turn to All Hallows’ Eve. Not the rampant candy fest Halloween but the older holiday, the tridium of Allhallowtide, which lasts three days … Continue reading

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Creatures of the Dark – The Illusive History of Vampires

The notion of vampirism has existed for millennia. Cultures such as the Mesopotamians, Hebrews, Ancient Greeks, Manipuri and Romans had tales of demons and spirits which are considered precursors to modern vampires. Despite the occurrence of vampire-like creatures in these … Continue reading

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Feng Shui for Fall

With house renovation proceeding a a glacial pace and chaos constantly threatening to take over the house it seemed like a good idea to do some feng shui for fall. Tony has progressed from lawn man, to yard man to … Continue reading

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Chongyang Festival Oct 7

The 9th day of the 9th lunar month is the traditional Chongyang Festival, or Double Ninth Festival. It usually falls in October in the Gregorian calendar. In an ancient and mysterious book Yi Jing, or The Book of Changes, number … Continue reading

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Dashain Festival Oct 5th – Oct 10th

There is something about October. Around the world there are holidays and festivals celebrating the triumph of good over evil and of light over darkness. The Festival of Dashain is celebrated by Nepalese people around the world for just this … Continue reading

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October Calendar

October is my favorite month for a lot of reasons but I just found a new one. The first of the month is International Coffee Day!! International Coffee Day was inaugurated on October 1, 2015 in Milan, Italy at Expo … Continue reading

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Friday Files: Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th 0ccurs one to three times a year, when the 13th of the month falls on a Friday. It is famous for being an unlucky day. For me it has always been the opposite, and in fact it … Continue reading

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