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Lighting The Baal Fires…

Tune into “The Beltaine Celebration” playing now on Radio Free EarthRites! Today’s Offerings…. The Links What’s Coming Up on Earthrites: THE INVISIBLE COLLEGE The Articles: Maio & The Poetry: Poetry and Songs of Beltaine… The Artist: Norman Lindsay On Norman Lindsay: Norman Alfred William Lindsay (February 22, 1879 – November 21, 1969) was a prolific artist, sculptor, writer, editorial cartoonist and scale modeler. He is widely regarded as one of Australia’s greatest artists. His sumptuous nudes were highly controversial, and…

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WALPURGISNACHT

A small edition for Saturday. This edition is aptly named WALPURGISNACHT. This would be April 30th, celebrated by Goethe in “Faust”. Have a great weekend, and happy reading. Gwyllm ______________ WALPURGISNACHT Walpurgis Night which is celebrated on 30th of April is originally a heathen spring festival. The heathen deities Wodan and Freya are said to have conceived Spring that night. It was a feast of sacrifice in which the focus was formed by the drink of love and a green…

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For Beltaine is Coming…

NOW IS THE MONTH OF MAYING Now is the month of Maying, When merry lads are playing, Fal la Ia la Ia. Each with his bonny lass A-dancing on the grass, Fal Ia la Ia Ia. The spring, clad all in gladness, Doth laugh at Winter’s madness, Fal Ia Ia Ia Ia. And to the bagpipes’ sound, The nymphs tread out the ground. Fal Ia Ia Ia Ia. Source: IN PRAISE OF ALE or Songs, Ballads, Epigrams, & Anecdotes Relating…

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The Fairy Child…

Here is the Offering for today! one of my great delights is discovering a new poet (well new to me). This would be Ciaran Carson, from Ulster. Wonderful Stuff! I hope you enjoy. Gotta head out, Gwyllm On The Menu: Heap o’ Links Cyber Life Links Story: The Fairy Child Poetry: Ciaran Carson Art: Our Mr. Bosch! _______ Heap o’ Links… LEYLA`S CHAYHANE Second sight Sion/Plantard Part 1 Sion/Plantard Part 2 —– Cyber Life Links: World of Warcraft Memorial Service…

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Beltane Soon…

On The Music Box: Silence…. We were heading south for Beltane Celebrations; but due to business and attending matters we will be lighting the Baal Fire on May Eve at Caer Llwydd. We have devoted this edition of Turfing to the celebration of Beltane/Beltain, getting it in a bit earlier than usual… Spring is coming to its glorious climax here in the Arboreal North, and May-Eve will see the beginnings of True Summer in. On the Menu: The Links The…

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Rabi’a Al-’Adawiyya

Welcome To the Tuesday Installment. Today’s entry is devoted to Rabi’a Al-’Adawiyya, a Sufi Saint and Poet from Basra, Iraq. She is reverred throughout the middle east. I hope you enjoy this one! Gwyllm _______ The Links: StoneFridge Swallowed alive in his house… 9th Circuit: Schools Can Ban Racist, Anti-Gay T-Shirts Honour amongst thieves _______ The Article: Rabi’a al-’Adawiyya, an 8th Century Islamic Saint from Iraq (an extraction from a larger article) By Kathleen Jenks, Ph.D. One of the most…

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The Mystery of it All

“The answer is never the answer. What’s really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you’ll always be seeking. I’ve never seen anybody really find the answer– they think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.” – Ken Kesey ________ Dandelions. Thousands of…

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A Sunny Saturday

On The Music Box: Shabazz Beautiful Day In Portland… Gordon K. came through for a short visit. Talked Kids, Music, Absinthe. A very pleasant visit indeed. Pics tomorrow? Looks like a great day for gardening though a mite chilling still. Be kind to yourself, get outside and walk away from the computer, now! (I need to follow my own advice!) Pax, Gwyllm On The Menu For Saturday… The Links The Article: Rumsfeld Zeros in on the Internet The Poetry: Guillaume…

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A Celebration: 50 Years of HOWL!

I am looking for some Allen Ginsberg Audio… for Earth Rites Radio. I hope you will join in on this celebration of 50 years of HOWL… maybe the most important poem of Americas’ passing through the 20th century. I first read it when I was a teenager. I admit, I didn’t understand it all, but what I did, I loved. I find coming back to it over the years gives me great joy. Sometimes I wonder if Ginsberg was Blake…

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Dream Time Express…

On The Radio: Bicycle Day Celebration/Ozric Tentacles.. ________ Hope the day is full of beauty for ya… Pax, G On The Menu: The Links… The Quotes… (are back!) The Articles: Neolithic boat replica to be launched in Scotland & We Are The Torturers… The Poetry: Robert Graves The Art: Mati Klarwien Thank You Mati! ________ The Links: Russian Researchers Claim to Have Solved Mystery of Crop Circles Biologist Claims To Have World’s Largest Shrimp Man killed in cigarette accident Hen…

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