May Day, Summerdaeg, Walpurgis… trying to discern the pre-Christian celebrations and origins of this holy tide can be a bit tricky.
I love this time of year, and the reburgeoning of the land as the flowers bloom and the weather warms. Walpurgis is always a beloved celebration for me.
If you haven’t had luck finding woodruff or waldmeister syrup to make your own version of the Waldermeisterbowle Punch recipe, here is another much beloved punch I’ll make as well.
One of the most pleasant memories of my childhood was being read to, or reading books myself. My bibliophilia has followed me into my adult life. But parents of a polytheist persuasion have a hard time finding book resources for our children reflecting some of our own values.
On a lark I recently picked up the children’s book, Tomie DePaola’s The Legend of the Bluebonnet as a souvenir on a recent wildflower viewing trip in Texas.
Continue reading “Book Recommendation – Legend of the Bluebonnet”
May Day, or Walpurgis Night is just around the corner.
To help get in the mood (and to allow you guys a chance to pick up ingredients) here’s a recipe for a traditional May Day Punch from Germany, known as Waldermeisterbowle.
I love it when others call out hypocrisy.
Read Jon’s accurate analysis and commentary on Rhyd’s actions: http://jonupsalsgarden.blogspot.com/2016/04/double-standards-part-one.html?spref=fb&m=1
Sometimes I feel that the G&R crew is like Trump, trying to profit and gain their own power by being miserably prejudiced against others, and so arrogantly self assured that only they are right.
Remember they are proud of being ‘radicals’ but all too often those who proudly wear that name use it as an excuse for hate-mongering.
Galina Krasskova, reminds us of some of the things that have come out of Rhyd, and how it evokes atrocities from human history.
Take Him At His Word – http://wp.me/p59Y9v-T7
Sometimes the drama llamas and misinformation I see on the internet regarding the Gods and relationships with them, just makes my head hurt. I thought it might be beneficial to just say a few things to many of the newer faces we have among us.
When it comes to connecting with any deity, there’s two easy things you can do to start that relationship off:
Hail to the Thunderer.
He who drives.
He who hallows.
He who protects.
He who is loud.
He who is fierce.
The graphic quotes from an invocation I sing to Thor. Those with a copy of Skalded Apples can use the sheet music in there for Idunna and Bragi’s invocations, as I use the same base melody.