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May Full Moon: Flower Moon

Native Americans named May’s full moon (which occurs on Saturday, May 18) the Flower Moon for obvious reasons. May is the month when everything is coming into full bloom and there are flowers popping up everywhere. It’s a time for … Continue reading

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Spring Ritual

Here is the ritual we used at Sunday night’s Welcoming Circle: SPRING RITUAL CASTING THE CIRCLE—David Taliesin Light the green candle and say: Ostara is behind us, Easter is before us, And spring has just begun. Baby plants are emerging … Continue reading

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March Full Moon: Worm Moon

“Other seed fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundredfold…Let anyone with ears to hear listen!” [Mark 4:8-9, NRSV] According to the Farmer’s Almanac, March’s full moon “is … Continue reading

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Crystal Reading Stand

Recently I was in Europe and beheld this wonderful reading stand at the back of the Abbey Cathedral in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Displayed on it is an illustrated gospel manuscript (located on both sides of the stand). I share it … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Invincible Light

“The light shines in the darkness, And the darkness did not overcome it.” (John 1:5, NRSV) While writing a sermon on the first chapter of John, I came across this interesting observation from Karoline Lewis in her Fortress Preaching Commentary … Continue reading

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September Full Moon: Raven Moon

September’s full moon is this coming Monday, September 24. Native Americans call it the Harvest Moon if it falls nearest to the Fall Equinox, or Full Corn Moon if the Harvest Moon occurs in October. Some tribes also call it … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Wildcrafting

On a recent walk with my dog, I came across a nice patch of mugwort on a favorite trail of ours. I made note of its location and watched it grow for several weeks, hoping to harvest some of it … Continue reading

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