The Dark is Rising

When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back;Three from the circle, three from the track;Wood, bronze, iron; water, fire, stone;Five will return, and one go alone. ~ Susan Cooper,  from The Dark is Rising Here we are, once again, at the cross roads moving into the dark half of the year. In my… Continue reading The Dark is Rising

All Souls Night

Words by music by Loreena McKennitt Bonfires dot the rolling hills Figures dance around and around To drums that pulse out echoes of darkness Moving to the pagan sound.  Somewhere in a hidden memory Images float before my eyes Of fragrant nights of straw and of bonfires And dancing till the next sunrise.  CHORUS I… Continue reading All Souls Night

Flying Potion

“We dance around in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.” ~ Robert Frost The aroma of decaying leaves is upon us, with it the oaks bear their fruit and pumpkins abound. In the ol’ Celtic tradition this was a time of harvest and closure as their year ended.… Continue reading Flying Potion