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30 April 2013 a post by Ian Adams. 1 comments.

Fire and Fertility

It's been a long winter in the South Hams of Devon. But during the last few days something has changed. We've seen the first swallows arriving from the far South, the trees are beginning to green, daylight is continuing long into the evening, the dawn chorus rings vibrantly over fields carpeted in daisies, and the first aromas of the warmer times to come (we hope) are in the air. Whatever has lain dormant is discovering its fertility. Something new is coming into being. More ...

30 April 2013 a post by Simon Marshall. 2 comments.

A Rising Fire - Poems for Beltane and Pentecost

Beltane is a season of growing strength, of passion and of the fertility of the approaching summer. It is a time to seek new inspiration which will inspire our work and our creative lives. It is also traditionally a time of cleansing and revitalising, so that the coming summer months will be all the more fruitful and fertile. It seems natural, then, that the most significant elemental symbol of Beltane is fire. More ...

01 May 2012 a post by Pauline Warner. 0 comments.

The Bride, The Groom and The Tree

Every tree now garmented in fresh lushness. No longer stark sentinels against steely skies, every tree mellows and unfolds the greening of creation. Summer is a coming in. All creation joins in the pulsating , throbbing rhythm – the Dance of Awakening Life. More ...

01 May 2012 a post by Steve Hollinghurst. 0 comments.

Communion for May Day and the feast of St George

St Georges Day comes close to May day so this May Day Beltane worship has a nod to that day in it’s reading which combine the imagery of the mother giving birth and the dragon that represents the destructive power of evil – the themes of Beltane, the fire, the focus on fertility and new life, are also woven in. this si a celebration of the new life God gives and also a time to reflect on our loves and losses, the mending of broken relationships and the blessing of other relationships old and new. More ...

13 May 2011 a post by Ian Adams. 1 comments.

Beltane Blessing

A favourite book of mine happens to be one of the most important pieces of work ever produced in the collecting and recording of social history in the British Isles. The Carmina Gadelica by Alexander Carmichael [1832-1912]. More ...

01 May 2011 a post by Bruce Stanley. 0 comments.

Dying to dance in Beltane

Beltane is traditionally a time to celebrate vitality and fertility; a time for flowers and dancing and the coming of summer. Around me the leaves are out on all but the Ash trees and the Blackthorn blossom is already passing – so why am I apprehensive? More ...

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