Witchy Wizdom

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Spring is here, and the sidhe bring you the luck of the Irish!

In Celtic folklore there exists an invisible realm inhabited by Otherworldly beings known as the Sidhe (fey People). They are considered to be a distinct race,anthropomorphic in appearance, but not quite human. It was said they had powers beyond those of men to move quickly through the air and change their shape at will. The legend of the Sidhe predates the Christian era, going back as far as the arrival of the Celts in 300 BCE (perhaps earlier).

When the Celts first came to Ireland, they found that the Tuatha De Danaan, the people of the goddess Dana, already had control of the land. The sons of Mil fought them in battle and defeated them, driving them 'underground' where it is said they remain to this day in the hollow hills or Sidhe mounds.

Rural folk have described several types of Sidhe people, some who walk the land after sunset, some who travel through the air at night and others that guard sacred groves and magical lakes.

The bean nighe (Celtic Gaelic for "washer woman"), is a type of fairy, seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld. She is a type banshee who wanders near deserted streams where she washes the blood from the grave-clothes of those who are about to die.

The Ghillie Dhu is a guardian spirit of the trees. He is kind to children, but generally wild and shy. Said to be dark haired, he is described as clothed in leaves and moss. He especially likes birch trees, and is most active at night.

leanán sídhe "Barrow-Lover" is a beautiful fey known as the concubine of the fairy mounds. These seductive spirits often take on human lovers who are said to live brief, though highly inspired, lives.

The Sluagh were the spirits of the restless dead. Sometimes they were seen as sinners, or generally evil people who were welcome in neither heaven nor hell, nor in the Otherworld, who had also been rejected by the Celtic deities and by the earth itself. They are almost always depicted as troublesome and destructive.

A Fuath is dangerous water spirit. They are associated with hate and vengeance, often found in the sea, rivers, fresh water, or lochs. It is said they place eye-catching trinkets on the riverbanks in order to lure children closer to the edge. As they wandered within her reach, she would then grasp their ankles and drag them under the surface of the water.

Bean Nighe by Atomhawk
Fuath by Mar1aHase


Spanish Fork

Festival Of Colors in Spanish Fork, UT

Saturday March 29, Sunday March 30, 2014

Gate Price $ 3.00, Kids Free

Click here to Register Online, Buy Colors, Meals, T- Shirts, etc.

Or pick up Tickets, Colors etc. from the Spanish Fork or

Salt Lake City Temple Gift Stores starting March 1st.

10 am – 8 pm Daily

Tickets, Colors etc. Available at the Gate on the Day of the Festival

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Om Lotus
Schedule of Entertainment on the Main Stage Saturday
 10:00 am – 11:15 am Prem

DJ Drez 11:15 am – 11:45 am

11:45 am – 12:15 pm  Atma & Bhangra Yoga
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm:  Jai Krishna & the Ananda Groove
Ananda Groove

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lokah Bhakti & the Bhakti Dance


2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Kirtaniyas Bass Mantra & DJ Drez

 3:15 – 4:30 pm Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm DJ Drez
Prajna Viera & Ben

6:30 – 7:00 pm Lokah Bhakti

Lokah Bhakti
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Inside the Yoga Pavilion – Stage # Two
(Color Throwing in the Yoga Pavilion Prohibited)

Noon – 1:00 pm – Kimberly Preston & Acro Yoga


1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Temple Bhajan Band

Temple Bhajan Band

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Yoga with Stuart Landsee


3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Dub Step Yoga with Jessica Winderl

Jessica Winderl

4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Atma & Bhangra Yoga

Atma Yoga

5:15 pm – 6:30 pm The Laguna Beach Yoginis (Kumudini, Dharma Shakti, Theresa & Lokah Bhakti)

Lokah Bhakti
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Schedule of Entertainment on the Main Stage

11:00 am Jai Krishna & Ananda Groove

12:00 pm Atma Bhangra Yoga Dance

12:15 pm Kirtaniyas Bass MantraDJ Drez

1:15 pm Lokah & Bhakti Dance

1:30 pm Prajna Vieira & Mukti

2:30 Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe

3:30 pm Ghosh Brothers

Pavilion Stage Sunday

(Color Throwing in the Yoga Pavilion Prohibited)

Noon – 1:00 pm Laguna Beach Yoginis

(Kumudini, Dharma Shakti, Theresa & Friends)

1:00 – 2:00 pm Temple Bhajan Band

2:00 – 3:00 pm Atma & Bhangra Yoga

3:00  – 4:00 pm Lokah & Bhakti Dance

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Ancient Tradition

In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colorful sight. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, black and silver). People in small groups are seen singing, dancing and throwing colors on each other. Though liquid colors are used in India (where it’s warm) we prohibit them, as we don’t want anyone to catch cold on account of the festival. Dry is better for photographs as well.
Modern Adaptation
Holi has long traditional links with several legends. According to one popular legend, the word Holi is derived from the demoness, Holika. She was the sister of Hiranya Kashipu (the name meaning love of gold and a soft bed), a demon king, who having defeated the Gods, proclaimed his supremacy over everyone else in the Universe. Enraged over his son’s ardent devotion to Lord Vishnu, Hiranya Kashipu decides to punish him. He takes the help of his sister, Holika, who is immune to any damage from fire. Holika carries the small boy Prahlad into the fire but a divine intervention destroys her and saves Prahlad from getting burned. Thus Holi is celebrated to mark the burning of the evil Holika. Her effigy is consumed in the fire!
Holi is celebrated with special importance in the North of India. It solemnizes the love of Radha and Krishna. The spraying of colored powders recalls the love sport of Lord Krishna and His devotees.
The color, noise and entertainment that accompanies the celebration of Holi bears witness to a feeling of oneness and sense of brotherhood. The festival brings home the lesson of spiritual and social harmony!!
A BYU student who has attended for several years, Stephanie Christiansen says, “I love the gaiety, the hilarity of it all! An unforgettable way to usher in the spring season. Even first time comers swing into the spirit of the event, as white and dark skin colors quickly disappear under layers of green, red, purple, and blue powders. “
Anjali Mangala said. “I haven’t been back to India for a dozen years, but today throwing the colors, a flood of memories transported me back to my hometown and my childhood.”
Since the Utah Krishna Temple started celebrating Holi in its own innovative way 15 years ago, there have been many imitators who use these same videos and photos to masquerade as the original. Be assured the Los Angeles event will be organized and managed by the same crew which has done the Spanish Fork event for 15 years, and it will be AWESOME!

Buy Holi (Gulal) Colors and Color Run Powder Bulk for the best price

If you are planning a Color Event (City Event, School, Non-Profit, Family Reunion, Birthday, Photo Shoot, Color Run, etc.), these below quoted prices are the best you’ll find anywhere. By purchasing from the temple you are getting an environmentally friendly product, non toxic, biodegradable, skin safe, as well as helping the temple to do its spiritual work. Color Festivals, Color Runs, & Color Parties in the Western World all started from right here in Spanish Fork, Utah, where we’ve hosted Holi, the Festival of Colors, for over 15 years. Buy Holi Powder and Colors Bulk from this site and help us promote pure color events in their original spirit.
Note: These colors are sold for normal festival use in an outdoor setting. Not for use inside or where there is excessive heat.

Prices for large 100 gram (most companies only sell 70 grams) packets with 4 color printing are as follows:
1 – 49 bags $ 1.75
50 – 99 bags $ 1.50
100 to 499 bags $ 1.25500 – 999 bags $ 1.151,000 – 1,999 $ 1.002,000 up email for pricing
  • Bulk starts at $ 4.00 lb. for smaller quantities and will go down as quantities increase.
  • Call Caru at (801) 787-1510 and/or email to make your event a huge success!
If you would like to do more than just purchase from this site, but as a school, or non – profit, INVITE US to Bring the Indian Holi, Festival of Colors, to your venue, please call Caru at (801) 787-1510. We have our own truck, stage, tents, feather flags, performing artists, and COLORS. Have COLORS, will travel!!!! We own the United States Trademarks on both “Festival of Colors” and “Color Fest.”
Buy holi powder, Color Run Powder and colors bulk
The Holi Festival is bringing brightness to cities around the World
Remarks from Purchasers:
“I cannot thank you enough for all that you did to help me with my event. It was on Sunday and it was SPECTACULAR.  Please see our Special Strides FB page to truly appreciate how awesome the day was. We had the perfect amount of paint and the day was beautiful.” Karen, Monroe, NJ
“If you have any other elementary schools contacting you about the Holi powder it was a great success. The obstacle course was an amazing part of the event. We had three stations where we threw color run powder and it worked beautifully. We had more fun than we expected we would ever have. We put cheap white shirts and sunglasses on the kids which they loved. Thank you for the phone advice and the amount of powder was perfect!” Jennifer, Danville, Cal
“Thank you for the awesome colors!!! My Fiance and I used them in our engagement photos and it was so much fun! We have gotten lots of comments about it and have been asked several times where we got the powders from. Hopefully you’ll be having many more orders from the South Dakota area.” Jaimie
“I just wanted to let you know that our first event using your color was a great success. We have used color from several sources and the quality of yours is superior.” Jason, Benton, KS
“It went very well and the color was much more vibrant than any other color run powder we have seen!  The quality of the product was amazing. Thanks so much for working so well with us. ” Lynn, Chicago

Ordering Tips to buy Holi powder and colors bulk.

Color Run Powder For Color Runs Bulk:

Holi powder
Planning a Color Event? School, Non-Profit, Family Reunion, Photo Shoot, Birthdays, Colorful Wedding Ceremony, Color Run etc.?
Provide 3/4 – 1 pound of bulk in four different colors per participant for 4 color zones. Individual Packs: Provide one 100 gram pack per participant plus order ½ pack for each participant for extra Color Run Powder sales.
For example if your event has 100 participants you should order a minimum of  seven 5 kg bags (77 pounds) or amaximum of nine 5 kg bags (99 pounds) in 4 different colors for 4 color stations & 150 individual packs for participants & color sales.
For Festivals or Parties Individual Packs: Provide three to five 100 gram individual packs per participant.
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We have assorted colors (violet, green, pink, orange and yellow) in 100 gram bags. Corn starch, permissable cosmetic grade dyes, & fragrance. Will not harm grass. If a large crowd throws the colors on grass, hose the grass down, turn on the sprinkler system or pray for rain. Least likely to stain people and clothes if maximum amount is shaken out dry before showering or washing. These FAQs were created for our Color Festival but many of the points will be valid for a Color Run as well. For more tips on cleaning up, here is a link which will be helpful; Clean Up After A Color Run.
We are the largest dealer of Indian originated colors in in the USA, and do same day shipping. Colors are non toxic, skin friendly, and not harmful to the environment. MSDS available upon request. They have been used at our own events which draw 75,000 people for 15 years, and our euphoric customers include United Way in three states, American Heart Association, Hands of Hope, Hospices, Easter Seal Affiliates, Film Companies, Boy Scouts,  Church Camps,  YMCA’s, Sports Commissions, Municipalities, Elementary Schools, High Schools, as well as Universities like Tulane, Notre Dame, Amherst, Wellesely, Cal. Poly Pomona, Penn State, Dalhousie, Trinity College and too many more to name.
Our colors are the brightest, our prices are the least expensive (We will NOT be undersold), and our customer service is unmatched. We ship so fast you’ll freak. No “usually ships within 48 hours”. Our colors will be on their way before you put the phone down. We have no paid employees, only zealous volunteers determined to be the best at what we do.
Orange, Yellow, and Pink are also perfect for after dark runs where “black lights” are employed.
Prices for large 100 gram (most companies only sell 70 grams) packets with 4 color printing are as follows:
1 – 49 bags $ 1.75
50 – 99 bags $ 1.50
100 to 499 bags $ 1.25500 – 999 bags $ 1.151,000 – 1,999 $ 1.002,000 up email for pricing
  • Bulk starts at $ 4.00 lb. for smaller quantities and will go down as quantities increase.
Call for even better prices on larger quantities. We also have violet & blue 100 gram packets on sale for .60 which have faulty printing, and require a little care not to stain. We can send you photos as an email attachment.
Buy Holi powder and Color Run Powder
We have bulk colors in 1 kg (2.2 pound bulk bags) and 5 kgs (11 pound bulk bags). Colors are Pink, Light Blue, Violet, Orange, Yellow, & Green. They sell for $ 4.00 per pound in smaller quantities and prices will go lower as the quantities increase.
  • Our preferred method of remittance for smaller sales is through in favor
  • Thus we can print the shipping label right from the remittance notice.
  • For credit card sales over $ 1,000.00 there is a 3 % surcharge.
Call Charu at (801) 787-1510 to make your order. Buy Holi powder and colors bulk in 55 lb. boxes (we can “Mix & Match” inside a box): Violet, Green, Blue, Pink, Yellow, Red, and Orange. We also have all these in 200 lb drums. Huge quantities in stock and same day shipping. Or we can store your goods and ship them when you need them. UPS Ground takes 4 days most places in the USA.

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Full Crow Moon...March 16th
The Full Moon of March is known as the Full Crow Moon, Full Worm Moon, Full Crust Moon, Full Sap Moon, or Lenten Moon. Full Moon names date back to Native Americans from the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins, hence the name Full Worm Moon. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.

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 all donations made will go towards our goal of saving 10,000 homeless pets in 2014.
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Watch for a brilliant shot of a bat drinking nectar with a tongue 1.4 times its height -- comparable to a human with a 9-foot tongue:

Filmmaker Karen Bass shares some of the astonishing nature footage she's shot for the BBC and National Geographic -- including brand-new, previously unseen footage.
"Archaeologists have made major breakthroughs in their understanding of the famous Staffordshire Hoard after it was brought together in its entirety for the first time since its discovery.

The hoard was discovered buried in a field five years ago, but now all 4,000 parts have been collected for study."

Staffordshire Hoard reassembled for first time since 2009

Customs and Traditions
The person who was to become St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about AD 385. His given name was Maewyn, and he almost didn't get the job of bishop of Ireland because he lacked the required scholarship.

Far from being a saint, until he was 16, he considered himself a pagan. At that age, he was sold into slavery by a group of Irish marauders that raided his village. During his captivity, he became closer to God many believe it was a way of survival.

He escaped from slavery after six years and went to Gaul where he studied in the monastery under St. Germain, bishop of Auxerre for a period of twelve years. During his training he was key in for teaching the church how to force convert the Pagans to Christianity.

Patrick was quite successful at his forced converts of Pagans, given a choice of life or converting. This fact upset the Celtic Druids. Patrick was arrested several times, but escaped each time. He traveled throughout Ireland, establishing monasteries across the country on ancient Pagan ritual sights he destroyed.

His mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years. After that time, Patrick retired to County Down. He died on March 17 in AD 461. That day has been commemorated as St. Patrick's Day ever since.

Much Irish folklore surrounds St. Patrick's Day. Not much of it is actually substantiated.

Some of this lore includes the belief that Patrick raised people from the dead. He also is said to have given a sermon from a hilltop that drove all the snakes from Ireland. Of course, no snakes were ever native to Ireland, and some people think this is a metaphor for the conversion of the pagans. Though originally a Catholic holy day, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into more of a secular holiday.

One traditional icon of the day is the shamrock. And this stems from a more bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. He used it in his sermons to represent how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit but this symbolism was taken from the Pagans elements of the Goddess: Maiden, Mother and Crone which is much older. His followers adopted the custom of wearing a shamrock on his feast day.

The St. Patrick's Day custom came to America in 1737. That was the first year St. Patrick's Day was publicly celebrated in this country, in Boston.

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The March full moon will rise on Sunday night (March 16) in a brilliant display that will allow Internet denizens to investigate the site of the most brilliant.

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We are disappointed to announce that S.B. 112 “Gamefowl Fighting Amendments” did not pass Utah’s Legislature this year, and Utah remains the only state in the West without felony cockfighting penalties. The bill, which would have made cockfighting a Class A misdemeanor on the first offense and a third-degree felony on the second and subsequent offenses, did very well in Utah’s Senate, and we made impressive headway gaining new support in the House of Representatives.

As we experienced in 2013, the House of Representatives could not agree on the bill’s language and the clock ran out as the 2014 Legislative Session came to a close at midnight on the night of March, 13th. It is important to note, the House did pass S.B. 112, but only by removing some important language regarding the intent to use roosters for fighting—such as language regarding the intent to use roosters to fight by possessing fighting implements (i.e. gaffs, which are sharp razor blades that are attached to the legs of the roosters for a fight). The House also removed the critically important third-degree felony for a second offense language, thus only increasing the offense from a Class B to a Class A misdemeanor. Having made these changes, the bill was sent back to the Senate for concurrence. The Senate refused to pass this weakened version of the bill and asked the House to rescind the changes and return to the prior language. Unfortunately, the Representatives could not reach an amicable vote and, with six votes shy of the original language being accepted, the clock ran out.

Please know that The Humane Society of the United StatesASPCA andThe Humane Society of Utah will revisit this bill again in 2015! Thank you to all of our members and volunteers who worked hard to strengthen Utah's laws and be a voice for the animals! Big thank you to Senator Gene Davis and Rep. Johnny Anderson, the sponsors of the bill, for their hard work as well.
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Those ones who hurt us, may we learn from them experiences.
Those who were there for us in dark times.
Those who weren't there when we needed them the most.

Sometimes our battles must be fought alone in order for us to grow, learn and become stronger individuals. 

Be strong for your people, family, children but most importantly for yourself.

Today we pray with the wakinyan (thunderbeings) makazju oyate (rain nation) to bring life back to the people.


Legends and Lore of the Old Powers –What is Myth?

Excerpt from: World Mythology, Roy Willis, Editor (2)

(1) Myth – derived from the Greek word, ‘mythos’ meaning ‘speech, thought, story, anything delivered by word of mouth’. 

(2) “It was only after the work of the Greek writer Herodotus in the 4th century BC, particularly his history of the war between the Greeks and the Persians, that the concept of historical fact became established in ancient Greek thought.

In contrast, mythos then came to mean ‘fiction’ and even ‘falsehood’ as distinct from ‘logos’ the ‘word of truth’.

From that time on, it was also recognized that ‘logos’ always has an identifiable author who, in the [monotheistic] traditions may be God himself; whereas mythos comes down to us anonymously, from some remote source and time beyond calculation.

Despite the contemptuous dismissal of mythos by Herodotus, mythical stories have continued to grip the imagination through the centuries and there have been numerous attempts by scientists and philosophers to discover the secret of their lasting appeal.

In the early modern era, the Italian Giambattista Vico in his ‘Scienza Nuova' (New Science) of 1725 argued that myths were not distorted versions of biblical narratives as was generally accepted at that time, rather, they were imaginative attempts to solve the mysteries of life and the universe, and as such, were comparable, at an earlier stage of human development, with modern scientific theories.

The fact that seemingly archaic tales can relate directly to the way society is organized in the present, does not imply that myths cannot contain a variety of other meanings, perhaps equally or more important.

A fertile ground for myth-making is the type of small scale society where people are more or less equal and where there is little occupational specialization or class structure.

Typically, the nearest thing to a specialist found in such a society is the Shaman, the expert in exploring the invisible worlds above and below the human domain and in bringing back, for the benefit of all, knowledge and wisdom from these realms.

…myth ceaselessly changes and develops; it somehow never loses touch with its roots in tribal shamanic experience.

Because this experience is about the interconnections between all aspects of life – visible and invisible, terrestrial and celestial, human, animal, vegetable and mineral – myths cannot but be all-embracing and cosmic in their range.

Thus, myth registers and conveys meaning in the deepest sense.”



(2) World Mythology; Roy Willis, General Editor; Henry Holt Reference Book, First Edition (1993)

Image: KAM (shaman) by omerh

The Gulabi Gang.

The Gulabi gang was founded in 2006 by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five, as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women.

Gulabis visit abusive husbands and beat them up with laathis (bamboo sticks) unless they stop abusing their wives.

The Gulabi gang is a group of Indian women vigilantes and activists originally from Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh, but reported to be active across North India as of 2010

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Happy Venus-Day

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Children's Spell

Of all childhood pastimes, wishing is one that most people Remember fondly. The enchanting thing is that many traditional Wishes are actually folk spells. Think of wishing on the first star appearing.

The accompanying rhyme Is actually an incantation! Tossing a coin in a well with wishes can also become a magical
procedure just by adding a verbal component or visualization. This particular spell combines the coin with starlight For easy recognition for the child.

Find any silver- colored coin with the child's birth year on it. Have him/her take it out at dusk and wait for the first star to appear. As it does, have him/her hold the coin up to the starlight saying:

Catch the starlight in this coin so bright
I'll get the wish I wish tonight.
Within this coin my wish is carried
The Magic will grow when it is buried.

Have the child put the coin in an area of rich soil where it will remain undisturbed so the spell can grow to manifestation.

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Had such an amazing time walking around with these animals. Can you caption this photo?

With Ostara coming up, I thought this would be a great little project for kids and adults alike.

I know I have a small stash of empty toilet paper tubes (you can wind yarn around them for a center-pull ball), and I'd like to grow some things this year. So, perhaps, I can set up a little starter area and let my daughter help me fill them with dirt and she can watch them grow.

Does anyone know any hardy flowers and herbs, some foods, that a 2-year-old can help grow? We have a nice little plot in our backyard and I want to use it this year, unlike last year.

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How To Hold a Rebirthing Ritual for Ostara
Spring is a time of rebirth, and new life.
Take advantage of this, and celebrate new beginnings.
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Spring has finally arrived! March has roared in like a lion, and if we're really lucky, it will roll out like a lamb. Meanwhile, on the 20th of the month, we have Ostara to celebrate in the northern hemisphere. It's the time of the vernal equinox of you live in the Northern Hemisphere, and it's a true marker that Spring has come. Here are some simple rituals and celebrations you can try for Ostara.
If you're one of our southern hemisphere readers gearing up for Mabon, the fall equinox, be sure to read the links in the sidebar off to the right!

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Ostara Rebirth Ritual
Spring is the time of year when the cycle of life, death, and rebirth is complete. As plants bloom and new life returns, the theme of resurrection is ever present. As Ostara, the spring equinox, arrives, it's the season for that which has gone dormant to become revitalized, alive, and reborn. This ritual includes a symbolic rebirthing -- you can perform this rite either as a solitary, or as a part of a group ceremony. Ostara Rebirth Ritual
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Ostara Labyrinth Meditation
Ostara Labyrinth Meditation
Many people use labyrinths as problem solving
and meditative tools.
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The labyrinth has long been considered a place of magic and introspection. Labyrinthine designs have been found in nearly every major religion, and are an integral part of many ancient cultures. Labyrinths have been found all over the world. They are, in essence, a magical geometric shape which helps define sacred space. A labyrinth is not the same as a maze -- there is only one path in, and one path out. Use this ritual to focus on the balance of the season: Ostara Labyrinth Meditation
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Ostara Rite for Solitaries
Ostara is a time of balance. It is a time of equal parts light and dark. At Mabon, we have this same balance, but the light is leaving us. Today, six months later, it is returning. Spring has arrived, and with it comes hope and warmth. Deep within the cold earth, seeds are beginning to sprout. Ostara Rite for Solitaries
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The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Chocolate Rabbit
How To Celebrate Ostara with the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Chocolate Rabbit
Celebrate Ostara with the ridiculously silly
Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Chocolate Rabbit.
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Sure, Ostara is a time to celebrate spirituality and the turning of the earth, but there's no reason we can't have a good time with it as well. If you've got kids -- or even if you don't -- this simple rite is a great way to welcome the season using some things that are readily available in the discount stores at this time of year! Bear in mind, this is meant to be fun and a little bit silly. If you think the Universe has no sense of humor, don't even bother clicking the link. All Hail the Chocolate Rabbit
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