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Come, my readers… and join me here in the Crossroads as we celebrate the Winter Solstice. Come pull up a chair and warm yourself by the fire as we prepare to be visited by the various characters who represent the rich and glorious medley that is Midwinter.
 
THE SUN IN THE GREENWOOD
written by

John and Caitlin […]

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Before I continue with my Yule Series, I would like to take a moment to talk about a little book of poetry I am familiar with.

Or to be more precise, I’m familiar with its author.
She’s MoonRose Nightingale, my good friend and neighbor here at the apartment complex. She and her husband FyreDraconis are fellow […]

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“Turning Towards the Morning”
by Gordon Bok

When the deer has bedded down
And the bear has gone to ground
And the northern goose has wandered off
to warmer bay and sound,
It’s so easy in the cold to feel
the darkness of the year
And the heart is growing lonely for the morning

Oh my Joanie […]

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From the Greek and Roman culture of Helios, Sol, and Apollo (see my previous post on these gods), we now move north toward the colder climate of the British isles, to meet a deity who came to personify this time of the year…
the Cailleach.

artwork by Thalia Took
www.thaliatook.com
In Irish and Scottish mythology, the Cailleach […]

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WyndSinger steps inside the circle with his new harp, Tristan. He is clad in a flowing blue, floor-length robe. There is a gold braid on his left shoulder and his long, salt & pepper hair flows free down his back. The harp, standing at five feet tall, glows as the fire bounces off the walnut. […]

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This will be my last post for awhile…
Yours truly is taking a break from blogging to focus on some other priorities in my life - I’m going to be busy for the next few weeks as I relocate to a new home and begin a new job.
While I am a little nervous about all the […]

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One of my earliest teachers and favorite writers regarding Paganism is Starhawk, author of the classic publication The Spiral Dance, which is generally considered required reading for anyone wanting to develop a better understanding of Paganism and especially Wicca or Witchcraft. Starhawk has been a well-known and well-respected leader in the Pagan Community for over […]

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One of my internet friends, Robin - whose photographs have been displayed on a number of my posts here at the Crossroads - has begun a little project over on her own blog site… known as Bountiful Healing.
The other day she put up a picture of a crayon box, along with a wonderful quote from […]

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Every once in a while I come across a post that really speaks to the heart and soul of what I think and feel…
as a Woman
as a Deaf person
as a Pagan
as a living, breathing human being dealing with living, breathing issues.
I came across such a post today. It was written by a friend of mine […]

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Today I’m doing a little housecleaning in the Spirit Room, readying it for Litha - the Summer Solstice, which will soon be occurring on June 21st. As I vacuumed and dusted and rearranged and altered my altars yet again, my eyes fell upon the following framed poem, which was written especially for me a year […]

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