Category Archives: Ritual

I Ching

I used to work with the I Ching before I fell into the black hole of corporate overtime. I decided with all the potential changes in the wind, the Book of Changes was the perfect tool to assess and plan. … Continue reading

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Lughnasadh Aug 01

Lughnasadh   is a ancient Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season originally held on the first of August in Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.  This marked a cross quarter day about halfway between the summer solstice … Continue reading

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Yin and Yang for a Balanced Life

The concept of yin and yang appeared in China as early as 1300BC. It was found inscribed on oracle bones used for divination and referred to the movement of the sun and its changing aspect on the land. Literally translated … Continue reading

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Caturday Thoughts – St John’s Eve Jun 23rd

St John’s Eve is the vigil of the feast of St. John the Baptist. It coincides very closely with midsummer or the summer solstice. The Nativity of John the Baptist is one of the oldest festivals of the Christian church … Continue reading

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Problem House

The house I live in has many peculiarities. Some days I thought there was a ghost. Weird noises go with an old house on a concrete block foundation in an area where the ground is shifting. But late at night … Continue reading

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Clear and Bright qīng míng 清明 Apr 4th

On the fourth we passed into the period of Clear and Bright. It is clear and bright (when it’s not raining), and the weather becomes noticeably warmer. A misnomer, particularly in southern China, but perhaps more accurate for where I … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

I am a big fan of the movie “Groundhog Day”. All the characters are believable and the cast do a very good job in bringing them to life.  Every year I try to watch it on the day. Most years … Continue reading

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