• Tips gratefully accepted here. Thanks!:

  • Recent Comments

    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Kliff Notes. 
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Kliff Notes. 
    pm317 on Kliff Notes. 
    pm317 on Kliff Notes. 
    Lady V on Kliff Notes. 
    pm317 on Kliff Notes. 
    pm317 on Kliff Notes. 
    pm317 on Kliff Notes. 
    Lady V on Kliff Notes. 
    Lady V on Kliff Notes. 
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Kliff Notes. 
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Kliff Notes. 
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Kliff Notes. 
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Kliff Notes. 
    Ivory Bill Woodpecke… on Kliff Notes. 
  • Categories


  • Tags

    abortion Add new tag Afghanistan Al Franken Anglachel Atrios bankers Barack Obama Bernie Sanders big pharma Bill Clinton cocktails Conflucians Say Dailykos Democratic Party Democrats Digby DNC Donald Trump Donna Brazile Economy Elizabeth Warren feminism Florida Fox News General Glenn Beck Glenn Greenwald Goldman Sachs health care Health Care Reform Hillary Clinton Howard Dean John Edwards John McCain Jon Corzine Karl Rove Matt Taibbi Media medicare Michelle Obama Michigan misogyny Mitt Romney Morning Edition Morning News Links Nancy Pelosi New Jersey news NO WE WON'T Obama Obamacare OccupyWallStreet occupy wall street Open thread Paul Krugman Politics Presidential Election 2008 PUMA racism Republicans research Sarah Palin sexism Single Payer snark Social Security Supreme Court Terry Gross Texas Tim Geithner unemployment Wall Street WikiLeaks women
  • Archives

  • History

    April 2016
    S M T W T F S
    « Mar   May »
     12
    3456789
    10111213141516
    17181920212223
    24252627282930
  • RSS Paul Krugman: Conscience of a Liberal

  • The Confluence

    The Confluence

  • RSS Suburban Guerrilla

  • RSS Ian Welsh

    • You Can’t Stay in the EU or Single Market And Be For Labour’s Manifesto
      So, 30 Labour MPs have signed a letter calling for Corbyn to stay in the EU’s single market as a member. This is not possible IF Labour’s manifesto is meant seriously. EU single market law is explicitly neoliberal, it does not allow for things that Labour wants to do, like nationization. Access to the single […]
  • Top Posts

Beltane

Today is the first day of summer according to the Celtic calendar. I’m not sure you could call this a religious holiday in the Christian sense of the word. It’s more like reconnecting our modern life with the natural order of the world, acknowledging the change in the seasons and the life of the earth to ourselves.

The Beltane Fire Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland attempts to recreate the celebrations of fertility and nature that out ancestors participated in for millennia, even after the introduction of Christianity. It’s bright and colorful yet slightly dark and mysterious. Such is nature in all its forms.

This video is from a previous fire festival and follows the procession of the May Queen to meet her consort, the Green Man. Together, they light the purifying bonfire and revel in the wonders and delights of the season.

 

Be back later, talk amongst yourselves.

Advertisements

3 Responses

  1. The music of the extraordinary Loreena McKennitt would be particularly fitting as well. I am not good at linking, but one might try “The Mystic’s Dream,” or “All Souls Night.”

    • Or the Mummer’s song, I forgot what it’s called.
      Gotta get some wood for my firepit.

  2. Thank you for this. Awesome.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: