A Midsummer’s Poem
Supreme God of morning, Lord of the light
Goddess of sunrise with beauty and might
Midsummer is breaking with light’s brilliant spark
Great be the day light, small be the dark
Fire, fire burning bright,
On this eve of Solstice night.
We bid fare-thee-well to Holly King
Welcome rebirth Oak King brings.
Inviting warmth of hearth and home,
Evokes presence of Goddess womb.
Where life renewed finds first spark,
Yearly wheel turns to light from dark.
Blessed be children of the light
In the Scandinavian tradition the "Little Elder Mother" is called Hydelmoder which translated…Continue
Added by Priestess Maighread Birdsong on July 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
I have been wondering how to honor the first moon of the New Year and what God/Goddess to evoke in my ritual. I'd seen some lovely Full Moon Altars with lovely decorations and talismans but did not feel compelled or drawn to one over another. Then today I passed by this lovely Shinto Shrine and new that it was something…Continue
Added by Priestess Maighread Birdsong on January 6, 2015 at 2:45pm — No Comments
A tale is told about the Buddha, Gautama (563-483BC), the Indian prince and spiritual leader whose teachings founded Buddhism. This short story illustrates that every one of us has the choice whether or not to take personal offense from another person's behavior.
It is said that on an occasion when the Buddha was teaching a group of people, he found himself on the receiving end of a fierce outburst of abuse from a bystander, who was for some reason very angry.
Added by Priestess Maighread Birdsong on May 9, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments
Put yourself into a comfortable position and relax. Close your eyes.
Now go inside yourself. For some people this is very easy, and they need only shift their consciousness inward. Other people need an image, such as walking through a door, pushing through a barrier, or climbing a staircase with a set number of stairs (10 or 13 is good), to illustrate the transition and assist them in making it. Use whatever technique works best for you to make that shift…
Added by Priestess Maighread Birdsong on March 17, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments