More and more people, particularly in the alternative field, know that they don’t have to stick to a conventional religious or secular/humanist funeral service. They know that they can ask a celebrant to tailor-make a service that suits their needs and interests, and on the OBOD website we list members who offer to do this: (See here).
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Shafts of light Through cathedral windows. Dappled shade Upon the leaves Beneath my feet. Bird song In the branches above.
In the distance Hind and fawn Cross the forest track.
The sweet fragrance of autumn Fills the misty air.
A gentle breeze Moving colours To the forest floor.
So precious Such beauty, So hard to find Such peaceful sanctuary.
Another in a series of works inspired by Celtic Tales. For more see http://angela-samson.blogspot.com/
"This book is a veritable feast of creativity focusing on the essence of the Greenman, our connection to the land and the passion that drives us to live within glorious spiritual 'Greening' that is with us today.
This book is a journey for the soul, an uplifting and shining collection of stunning artwork, photography, poetry and prose, blessings, meditations and personal stories. Much of this work has been gifted by the green-spirited souls who have come to know Slippery Jacks. It is their gift to you.
The full Moon of Tinne (Holly) will cast light upon the celebration of Lughnasadh this
August 1st at 11:27 EDT. The Fire Festival of Lughnasadh is associated with the Sun in Leo and
with the Perseaid meteor showers. Lughnasadh recalls the turning point when migrating people
settled into farming communities. As the first of three harvest festivals, Lughnasadh gives
The next little Moon will be found in her home sign of Cancer. She likes to be in Cancer and
there is much about the sign of Cancer, which refers to her qualities as the queen of flux and
flow. Cancer is the sign of the oceans, and we often forget that this is a planet largely covered by
seawater. The Moon rules the tides of the ocean and the tides within us. Of course, the last full
The true story of a psychic adventure that turned into an uplifting spiritual pilgrimage. In June 1989, the author began following a series of psychic messages and significant synchronicity that led him to discover the enigmatic mystery of St Bega, the sacredness of the British landscape and ultimately to experience the divine reality of the Celtic tradition of mysticism, miracles and magic.
Andy has recently published 2 ebooks available at http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/AndyOldfield.
"The Monday Rebellion" is a free short story, that draws on the well-known rhyme about the days of the week - Monday’s child is fair of face etc - and tells what happens when the days of the week decide to rebel against the established ordering and slicing of reality.
First, let’s set the Poets’ league,
‘Tis not a thing Heaven has foreseen;
In formless silence the Poet dawns,
To call of Muse, the Poet forms.
There’s not a thing to do but listen,
As rhythmic aeons leave soul to glisten;
Thunderstruck once the Wild One,
Willingly leads your soul to song.
Stepped steeply into Nature’s weeping,
Finds fine the form of Tradition’s keeping;
A gardener of the endless soul,
Finely tuned tongue on endless roll.