Monday, May 1, 2017

Beltane Blessings

I can't remember how many years ago I wrote this for the Earth First! Journal, but it comes back to me as a reminder of "the reason for the season" as those of a younger religion might say:

Beltane marks the midpoint between the spring equinox and the summer solstice -- a time of the world coming alive.

The smooth, muscular curves of the supple boughs of a young Aspen. The pulsing rise of Birch sap. Rushing water. Lush moss.

Or maybe its the scent of Chapparal hanging heavy in the air after a desert rain.  Or the wind blowing in from the sea on the first warm day of spring.

The living world seduces us, bringing us into our bodies, calling us to taste, smell, see, and feel.
Beltane is a festival of fertility and lust. The Celts marked it with wild excess – bonfires and sweaty ecstatic dancing and heady Heather (or Psilocybe cubensis)  mead, and lovers sneaking off into the forest at night, bringing back green boughs in the morning. The festivities began when the Hawthorn bloomed and continued until May's “Honey Moon” began to wane.   

The Hawthorn has powerful associations with the Fae.  The Tuatha de Danaan are said to have arrived in Ireland from out of the northern mists on Beltane as the Hawthorn bloomed -- and the Celtic sons of Mil also arrived from Spain and launched the war that would bring the Danaan down on Beltane as the Hawthorn bloomed.  And it was under the Hawthorn that Thomas the Rhymer met the Queen of Elfland who would take him away for seven years.
The Maypole, mummer's dances involving the Fool and Jack in the Green, the custom of leaving flowers on doorsteps on May Day, are all remnants of older Beltane traditions.   

In much of modern pagandom, the erotic energy celebrated at Beltane is cast in terms of heterosexual reproduction.   But in the wild and to our wild selves, the force of Eros -- vibrant, vital, lusty life -- knows no such limits and categories.   The ecstasy of the Earth emerges in myriad forms.  And we experience it viscerally when we allow ourselves to be fully present.

Terry Tempest Williams writes:

"Erotic means 'in relation.' Erotic is what those deep relations are and can be that engage the whole body - our heart, our mind, our spirit, our flesh. It is that moment of being exquisitely present. It does not speak well for us as a people that we even have to make the distinction between what is erotic and what is not, because an erotic connection is a life-engaged making love to the world that I think comes very naturally. Eroticism, being in relation, calls inner life into play."

The hunger for wildness that stirs the blood, the fierce love of the living Earth are fed by our sensual experience of the wild world around us – be that the delight in seeing a dandelion cracking through the concrete of a Manhattan sidewalk or the sharp intake of breath when you wade into a snowmelt stream in the high Rockies. Williams writes – “No longer numb, we feel the magnetic pull of our bodies toward something stronger, more than simply ourselves. Arousal becomes a dance with longing. We form a secret partnership with possibility."





23 comments:

Unknown said...

Beautifully written, I am feeling a pull like I've never felt before to the meanings and history of Beltane, rebirth, reawakening, magnetism to the energy connections between bodies, lust for powerful connections...and stirring the wildness within us all, bring it on Mother Nature!!

rose of Walk in the Woods - she/her said...

Lovely. I do LoVe this lusty time of year.

JESSICA said...

ALL THANKS TO DR WILLIAMS FOR THE GREAT DEED HE HAVE DONE FOR MY DAUGHTER?
My daughter suffered from autism for more than 2 years which we started experiencing in her when she turned 1 year and 5 months we all thought it will end but got even worse as days went by. We tried all several treatments and therapy prescribed by various doctors we met but to no avail, she lost total concentration and always complain of sensitivity to sound . She usually tells me she haves poor eyes contact. This were steady disorder that disrupted her entire life, even at night she slept less because of this.It was during a casual conversation with a friend that i learned about Dr Williams herbal medicine I was able to contact him on his email address. and give him all the necessary information that he needed,few day later he sent me the herbal portion and his medicine was able to restore her back to normal and she is very okay now without any side effects whatsoever. If you have autism, do not hesitate to contact him on drwilliams098765@gmail.com for advice and for his product. I hope this also helps someone out there

sofy grass said...

how long does aurogra 100 last know at online

nataligrass said...

Check out more vidalista-10 centurion laboratories At Online.

Leonardo DiCaprio said...

SPECIAL THANKS TO DR WILLIAMS FOR THE AUTISM CURED HE
RENDER TO MY SON.
I'm giving a testimony about Dr. WILLIAMS for the great deed he have done for my family, he has
the natural cure to autism, he cured my son from autism ,
though I went through different website I saw a testimonies about this
Dr Williams, I was like: 'Dr Williams have the autism cure why are
people still suffering from it?' I thought of it, then I contact Dr Williams, I didn't believe him that much, I just wanted to give him a try, he replied my mail and Needed some Information about my son, then I sent them to him, he prepared the (CURE) and sent it to me through Courier Service he gave my details to the Courier Office, they told me that 1-3 days I will receive the package and my son took the medicine as prescribed by Dr Williams and i took my son for check-up 1 week after finishing the medicine, then the autism was not there anymore, if you are suffering from autism you can also contact him on his via email address: drwilliams098675@gmail.com for his help.

Anonymous said...

Mac Support Canada, Apple technical Help Canada, Apple support Canada+, Apple Mac support Canada, Apple Support Phone Number Canada, Apple Technical Support Canada, Mac Support Phone number, Mac Technical Support Canada, Apple Mac Support Toll free Number, Apple Online Support Canada Phone Number, Apple Mac Help Canada Phone Number, Apple Technical Help Number, Apple mail Support Number, Mac online support Phone Number, Mac Support toll free Number Canada, Apple Toll free Number

Anonymous said...

Epson Printer Support Phone Number, Epson Printer technical Support Phone Number, Epson Printer Support Canada, Epson Printer Online Support Canada, Epson Printer Technical Support Canada, Epson Printer drivers Support, Epson Printer Support Number Canada, Epson Support Canada Phone Number, Epson Printer Helpline Canada, Epson Printer Help Canada Phone Number

Anonymous said...

Hotmail Outlook Technical Support Phone Number Canada, Hotmail Support Canada USA, Outlook Support Canada USA, Hotmail Outlook Support Contact Canada, Outlook Hotmail Help Phone Number Canada, Hotmail Online Help Canada USA, Contact Hotmail Outlook Support Canada, Outlook Technical Support Phone Number Canada, Hotmail Outlook Technical Support Number Canada, Hotmail Outlook Technical support canada, Hotmail Outlook Technical phone Number Canada, Outlook Technical support Number Canada, Outlook Hotmail Help Number Canada, Outlook Support canada Phone number, Microsoft outlook support canada,Microsoft technical support canada, Outlook online support contact number

Anonymous said...

gmail assistance number canada, Gmail Password Reset Canada, Gmail Password Recovery Canada, gmail help canada, gmail support canada, gmail support phone number Canada, gmail contact number Canada, gmail support number Canada, gmail helpline toll free number Canada, gmail help phone number Canada, gmail online technical support number Canada, contact gmail support Canada, Gmail Customer Care Number Canada, Gmail Technical Support Canada, Gmail Online Technical Support Canada, gmail online technical number Canada, Gmail support phone number canada, Gmail Technical help canada, Gmail Toll free number canada, Gmail help canada phone number

Anonymous said...

Microsoft Support Canada, Outlook Support Number Canada, Microsoft Outlook Support Canada, Windows Technical Support Canada, Microsoft Support Number Canada, Microsoft Online Support Phone Number Canada, Microsoft Office Support Canada, Outlook Technical number canada, Contact Outlook Support Canada, Outlook Technical Support Phone Number Canada, https://www.microsoftsupportcanada.com/, contact Microsoft online support canada, Contact microsoft computer support canada, Outlook technical help canada phone number

Unknown said...

HOW DR PERFECT ENLARGEMENT CREAM HELP ME TO ENLARGE MY PENIS YOU CAN ADD HIM UP ON WHATSAPP +1(256) 251 3614

My name is David Richardson from USA I want to share a testimony of how Dr Perfect herbal mixture cream saved me from shame and disgrace, my penis was a big problem to me as the size was really so embarrassing and I was also having weak erection problem. I can't make love to my wife and my penis was just too small, a full grown man like me having 3 inches penis and to worsen it I don't last long in sex I can't even last four minutes it was really a big shame to me. My wife was really tired of me because my sex life was very poor, she never enjoyed sex, I was always thinking and searching for solutions everywhere until when I saw a testimony of how Dr Perfect herbal mixture cream have been helping people regarding their sex life, so I decided to give him a try and to my greatest surprise in less than one week of taking the herbs my penis grow to 10 inches I couldn't believe my eyes and as I speak now my penis is now 10 inches long and I don't have weak erection anymore. I can make love to my wife longer in bed. And my marriage is now stable my wife is now enjoy me very well in bed. All thanks to Dr Perfect for enlarging my penis he indeed save my marriage. You can contact him at solutiontoallproblems1@gmail.com or you can add him up on WhatsApp +1(256) 251 3614. He also specializes in the following things
Herpes virus
Cancer
Hsv
Chronic venous disease
and others

Men's Health said...

Sildenafil Citrate 100mg (Generic viagra 100mg) is also known as the brand-name drugs Viagra, and it is a generic prescription drug, which is come in the form of a tablet and liquid and both are taken by mouth, which is only given by a doctor. Sildenafil Citrate is the active ingredient in both preparations. Generic Drugs are usually cheaper than the brand-name version.

lluisbones said...

Buy Super Vidalista Online is used for Enlarged prostate gland in male, Increased blood pressure in lungs and other conditions. Know about the uses, side effects, price, composition, substitutes, How it works, Lowest Price Online. Super Vidalista Online buy with lowest Price Ever Online Pharmacy. Super Vidalista Reviews.

Buy Eriacta 100mg Online is used for Enlarged prostate gland in male, Increased blood pressure in lungs and other conditions. Know about the uses, side effects, price, composition, substitutes, How it works, Lowest Price Online Eriacta 100mg Online buy with lowest Price Ever Online Pharmacy. Eriacta 100mg Reviews.

Buy Fildena 100mg Online is used for Enlarged prostate gland in male, Increased blood pressure in lungs and other conditions. Know about the uses, side effects, price, composition, substitutes, How it works, Lowest Price Online Fildena 100mg Online buy with lowest Price Ever Online Pharmacy. Fildena 100mg Reviews.

Buy Fildena 50mg Online is used for Enlarged prostate gland in male, Increased blood pressure in lungs and other conditions. Know about the uses, side effects, price, composition, substitutes, How it works, Lowest Price Online Fildena 50mg Online buy with lowest Price Ever Online Pharmacy. Fildena 50mg Reviews.

Buy Fildena 120mg Online is used for Enlarged prostate gland in male, Increased blood pressure in lungs and other conditions. Know about the uses, side effects, price, composition, substitutes, How it works, Lowest Price Online Fildena 120mg Online buy with lowest Price Ever Online Pharmacy. Fildena 120mg Reviews.

lluisbones said...

Buy Fildena 150mg Online is used for Enlarged prostate gland in male, Increased blood pressure in lungs and other conditions. Know about the uses, side effects, price, composition, substitutes, How it works, Lowest Price Online Fildena 150mg Online buy with lowest Price Ever Online Pharmacy. Fildena 150mg Reviews.

Buy P Force Fort 150mg Online is used for Penis erection, High blood pressure and other conditions. P Force Fort 150mg Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Order P Force Fort 150mg Online From Trusted Online Pharmacy Medypharma . Best Price In USA.

Buy Super P Force Online is used for Penis erection, High blood pressure and other conditions. Super P Force Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Order Super P Force Online From Trusted Online Pharmacy Medypharma . Best Price In USA.

Buy Vigora 50mg Online is used for Penis erection, High blood pressure and other conditions. Vigora 50mg Tablet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Order Vigora 50mg Online From Trusted Online Pharmacy Medypharma . Best Price In USA.

Buy Tadarise 10mg Online is a name for generic Cialis, an erectile dysfunction medication based on Tadalafil. Know about tadarise 10 mg uses , Price , How to take , Side Effect , How to use .cheap Tadarise 10 avail in USA. Tadarise Review by Online Trusted Pharmacy Medypharma. Order Tadarise Now !

lluisbones said...

Buy Tadarise 40mg Online is a name for generic Cialis, an erectile dysfunction medication based on Tadalafil. Know about tadarise 40 mg Reviews, uses, dosage, Price , How to take , Side Effect , How to use. cheap Tadarise 40 sunrise. Tadarise 40 for sale Online . Order Tadarise 40 Now !

Buy Malegra 50mg Online belongs to containt of Sildenafil Citrate . Know More about Malegra Reviews, uses , How to use , How to take . cheap generic Viagra from this online pharmacy Medypharma , get great discounts and home delivery. Order Now!

Buy Malegra 200mg Online belongs to containt of Sildenafil Citrate . Know More about Malegra 200 mg price , uses , How to use , How to take . cheap generic Viagra from this online pharmacy Medypharma, get great discounts and home delivery. Order Now! buy malegra online , cheap malegra 100

Buy Tadalista 5mg Online is containt of Tadalafil . buy tadalista 5mg From your most reliable Trusted online pharmacy Medypharma. Avail best price in USA, by your doorsteps. Order cheap Tadalista 5 mg online , buy tadalista Online.

Buy Tadalista 10mg Online is containt of Tadalafil. your most reliable Trusted online pharmacy Medypharma. Avail best price in USA, by your doorsteps. Order Tadalista 10 Now! , buy Tadalista online , tadalista india , tadalista price.

buy fildena said...

VILITRA is a medicinal potion for muting down the effect of erectile dysfunction. It has the same medicinal standard and effectivity as that of Levitra which contains Vardenafil component

Stringer Bell said...

Our online assignment is one of many services that we offer at myassignmenthelp, our writers aim to become a helping hand of the students who need a proficient assignment writing help to balance out their academics with work.

Florence said...


I started on COPD Herbal treatment from Ultimate Life Clinic, the treatment worked incredibly for my lungs condition. I used the herbal treatment for almost 4 months, it reversed my COPD. My severe shortness of breath, dry cough, chest tightness gradually disappeared. Reach Ultimate Life Clinic via their website www.ultimatelifeclinic.com . I can breath much better and It feels comfortable!

vidalistaus said...

Vidalista 10 mg is a drug that is widely used to treat erectile dysfunction in men. No other medicine should be taken with this medicine. Tadalafil is the main ingredient in this medicine. If you take more than one dose of this medicine, it may cause side effects. A doctor's advice should be sought once before taking or stopping the medicine. Visit our store vidalista.us for more information

Tadaliata said...

You can easily get the impotence treating medicine from any nearby medicine store at your nearest locality. Or else you can also choose any of the reliable online websites with offer better discount rates. Tadalista Tablets are best when consumed as prescribed by the doctor, do refer to the online website for your guidelines but consume only as the doctor prescribed.


Tadalista Store
Tadalista
Tadalista 2.5
Tadalista 5
Tadalista 10
Tadalista CT 20
Tadalista 20
Tadalista Professional
Tadalista Super Active
Tadalafil Strong
Tadalafil Chewable

Unknown said...

Sildenafil Citrate composed medicine Malegra 120, is available as a dose of 120 mg at every leading online pharmacy, drugstore, and some of the medical supply stores.
Malegra 120

Customer Support | Live Chat Service said...

How can I fix Xfinity router blinking orange?

To fix xfinity router blinking orange no internet, you must apply and execute the steps that are explained here. You can check out the steps and so you will be able to resolve the problems without any fuss or chaos. You should wait for the upgrade to finish, you must reset the router, then you should check out for loose cables, and then you must check out the splitter, and then check for service outages in your area. After that, you must try an ethernet connection, and then check out for router malfunctions, and then you should verify minimum system requirements. Once you do follow and apply the steps you can fix it.


The arris button's WPS function: how to use it?

The user can speed up connections between devices in the home or small office network by pressing the WPS button on the Arris Router. The Arris Router's WPS capability can be activated by simply pressing the WPS button when the router is on. Connect the router's power adapter to an electrical outlet and turn it on to locate the WPS button. The user must now pick "Settings" by clicking on the "Home" option. After clicking "Network," the following step is to choose "Network Setup or Network Setup Connections." Next, choose WPS, and then adhere to the on-screen directions. This explains how to use the WPS button on arris router.


How can I set up iCloud email account in Windows 10 Mail?

To find out why my icloud email is not working, you are supposed to follow and apply few important steps and instructions. To resolve, you must open mail and then select add account and then you are required to select iCloud and then enter your Apple ID email address, your name and your Apple ID password and then select sign in. Now, your account is now setup and then select done. Follow and apply the steps and so you would be able to resolve and troubleshoot the issues without any fuss or chaos. Have a look to know more about the same. You can simply go through the steps and so you will be able to fix all your issues without fuss.