Category Archives: History & Myth

The Spring Equinox – Ostara

In pagan times people celebrated the path of the Sun from high in the sky and warm to low in the sky and cool – the seasons. In this way they honored the growth cycle of crops – planting, tending, … Continue reading

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Food of the Gods

Food of the Gods The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge A Radical History of Plants, Drugs, and Human Evolution By Terence McKenna   I recently read this book originally published in 1992 while doing some research on psychoactive … Continue reading

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Scattering Stars Like Dust

“We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.” – Rumi In olden times we humans lived in a magical world filled with gods and goddesses, nature spirits, shamans, healers, alchemists, astrologers and others steeped in knowledge of the … Continue reading

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Joseph Campbell: All Religions Are True But None Are Literal

Joseph Campbell (1904 – 1987) was a teacher of comparative mythology and comparative religion – a true scholar.  Bill Moyers did a PBS series of interviews with him entitled The Power of Myth – it brought a lot of Campbell’s … Continue reading

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Litha – Summer Solstice

June 21, 2015 In Pagan times the Sabbats (from the Greek ‘sabatu’ meaning ‘to rest’.) were festivals honoring the growth cycle of crops – planting, tending, harvesting and allowing the land to rest.  They celebrated the path of the Sun … Continue reading

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Wheel of the Year – Winter Solstice – Yule

The Wheel of the Year Winter Solstice – Yule December 21, 2014 In Pagan times the Sabbats (from the Greek “sabatu” meaning to rest) were festivals honoring the growth cycle of crops – planting, tending, harvesting and allowing the land … Continue reading

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At Last You Found Out

At Last You Found Out “Jesus Christ knew he was God. So wake up and find out eventually who you really are. In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy and you’re blasphemous, and they’ll either put you in … Continue reading

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Discovering Wisdom – The Book

Discovering Wisdom – The Book I have published a book entitled Discovering Wisdom – When We Realize We Are Love, Everything Shifts.  My pen name is Ann Ranson.  Actually that is my maiden name.  It’s like going back in time … Continue reading

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I Ching – the Book of Changes

I Ching – the Book of Changes We have had a spiritual revival in the West dating back to the 1960s, maybe before.  Ideas from the East – Buddhism, primarily – ideas of acceptance, of being part of all existence, … Continue reading

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Tarot – The Wonder of Being

Tarot – The Wonder of Being “The first and foremost essential service of a mythology is this one, of opening the mind and heart to the utter wonder of being.”  — Joseph Campbell The Tarot is a deck of cards … Continue reading

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