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Santa Lucia Day

Saint Lucy or Santa Lucia, was a wealthy young Christian martyr, killed in Syracuse, Sicily, by Diolcletian.  Her feast day in the West is 13 December . Her name comes from lux, lucis “light,” and she is the patron saint … Continue reading

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Diwali October 27

One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolises the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.” During the celebration, temples, homes, shops and office buildings are brightly illuminated. The preparations, and rituals, … 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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Citrinitas – The Alchemy of the Sun

Citrinitas, also referred to as xanthosis, is a term given by alchemists to “yellowness.” It is one of the four major stages of the alchemical magnum opus, and literally referred to “transmutation of silver into gold” or “yellowing of the lunar consciousness.” In alchemical philosophy, … Continue reading

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The Fullness of Light – Sext

Sext, or Sixth Hour, is another of the fixed times of prayer of the Divine Office  of almost all the traditional Christian liturgies. It consists mainly of Psalms and is said at noon. Its name comes fromLatin and refers to … Continue reading

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Santa Lucia Day

Saint Lucy or Santa Lucia, was a wealthy young Christian martyr, killed in Syracuse, Sicily, by Diolcletian.  Her feast day in the West is 13 December . Her name comes from lux, lucis “light,” and she is the patron saint … Continue reading

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Autumn Light

“Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.” — William Allingham The autumn light is different. It is not just the romanticism of poets that it takes on a golden hue. … Continue reading

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