Month: September 2008

The Spiral Dance Ritual


San Francisco Reclaiming's annual Halloween ritual brings together over a thousand people to dance the spiral of regeneration.A glimpse of a true Pagan ritual.What is The Spiral Dance?The holiday popularly known as Halloween is the time of year known to witches as Samhain, when the veil is thin between the worlds of the living and … Continue reading The Spiral Dance Ritual

Shamanism:: Foundation for Shamanic Studies founded by Michael Harner


The Shaman is usually regarded as a healer as well as a mediator between thenormal - ordinary - world or reality, OR, and the spiritual world, the socallednon-ordinary reality (NOR). He is an expert for communication withthe helpingspirits by changing his everyday consciousness to an alteredstate and"journeying" to NOR to retrieve power and information for … Continue reading Shamanism:: Foundation for Shamanic Studies founded by Michael Harner

Owl’s Wings: The Lady in the Moon


Owl's Wings quotes the classical chinese autum equinox moonfestival:During the Moon Festival, people eat special yuek beng (moon cakes) - madeof all sorts of delicious ingredients - from ground lotus and sesame to all kinds of sugary fillings.Along with these cakes, shops sell colored paper lanterns, traditionally in the shapes of animals and, more recently, … Continue reading Owl’s Wings: The Lady in the Moon