Modern Animism - Pan Society, LTD

poetry

Poetry and the Promise of Spring

There are lots of themes with the Promise of Spring: fertility, rebirth, inhaling, receiving, remembering, cleaning, renewal, healing, smithcraft, calling in protection and prosperity, relighting the fires, and - poetry! Why poetry? Perhaps it's because winter is often drab and feels like something to be endured....

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mercury retrograde

Mercury in Retrograde in a Nutshell

Maybe you've heard of Mercury in Retrograde before, but didn't know what it meant or how it might affect you. Here's the deal in a nutshell. What is Mercury in Retrograde? Mercury is the planet of communication. You might find this easy to remember by recalling that...

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rowan

Rowan Full Moon Ritual

The rowan tree's strongest energies are: protection against enchantment or manipulation, discrimination, astral travel, connection to ecstasy, universal unconditional love, higher consciousness, connection to the mystery, and gateways between this and that. As we are nearing the Winter Solstice, a liminal space between peak darkness...

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cultural christmas

Observing a Cultural Christmas

Now is the time of year when we see all the comments about Christmas being a pagan holiday. Some say that Christmas observances should be abandoned. Some say a simple Winter Solstice observance is best. If you ask ten people, you will get ten answers....

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