Naturalistic Paganism

Category: Jon Cleland Host

[Starstuff, Contemplating] “Celebrating the Sun on Summer Solstice” by Heather and Jon Cleland-Host

On Solstice, we celebrate both the amazingness of the fragility and impossibility of Life and the overwhelming joy of the Life all around us. This is it! Isn’t it AMAZING?!

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[Starstuff, Contemplating] “Hearing our Ancestors” by Jon Cleland Host

At times, our Ancestors can seem closer or farther away, though they are always within us – in our trillions of copies of our DNA. Though Samhain is half a year away, here is one of many times that I heard my distant Ancestors.

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[Starstuff, Contemplating] Celebrate the Earth! by Heather and Jon Cleland-Host

Beltane (Spring Equitherm): Celebrate the Earth! The Earth is a-bloom on Beltane (May 1 in the Northern Hemisphere).  The days are getting warmer.  Trees are budding and beginning to flower.  Tulips are poking up through the soil and unfolding into…

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[Starstuff, Contemplating] “New Life on the Spring Equinox (Ostara)!” by Heather (and Jon) Cleland-Host

We grasp these first signs of Spring with excitement and joy, but it does not compare to the joy of our Ancestors. The return of Spring was the end of the death in winter, the return of life. It was hope. The signs of the return of Spring and the fertility of the Earth were of great importance. It is why they persist to the modern day:

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[Starstuff, Contemplating] “Our Powerful Sabbats” by Jon and Heather Cleland Host

This turns each season, each month, even each week is a special gift, not to be repeated until another year has gone by!

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