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Full Blood Moon

In our not too distant past November was the time of the year when livestock that couldn't be sustained over winter would be killed and the meat preserved. Although on the face of it, a brutal practice, there can be few things more cruel than watching an animal fade with cold or hunger. Killing a… Continue reading Full Blood Moon

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A Halloween Spell

You can whisper to the dead at this time of year and they will hear you, Even the long dead, whose eyes no one living has ever seen, If you have an ache, you can ask them to help you heal it. If you have lost your way, you can ask them to light you… Continue reading A Halloween Spell

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All Hallows Eve ‘Soul Cakes’

Halloween (All Souls/All Hallows) is derived from the ancient Celtic festival called “Samhain” or “Feast of the Dead”. It has traditionally been celebrated with bonfires, especially on high ground, in order to light the soul’s way to heaven. Many cultures have their own version of a similar festival at this time of year, and isn't… Continue reading All Hallows Eve ‘Soul Cakes’

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September Skies and The Harvest Moon

September is the meteorological start of the Autumn and was named by the Romans as 'seventh month', when March used to start the year. That would be lovely wouldn't it? If we could just skip January and February. During September, the length of the day will shorten by an average of 2 hours across the… Continue reading September Skies and The Harvest Moon