Beltane Fire Society. As darkness falls, torches are set aflame and the rhythmic pounding of drums fills the air.
A magical procession sets off around Calton Hill, led by the May Queen and her court. They encounter many fantastical characters in the form of painted and costumed performers and acrobats. The Green Man is killed by the May Queen, stripped of his Winter guise and resurrected in a dramatic ritual performance, before the lighting of the traditional Beltane bonfire to welcome Summer. When 30th April 2016 Gates open at 8pm Performance begins around sundown Event ends at 1.30am Where Calton Hill, Edinburgh Entrance by Waterloo place The festival will be live Tweeted from @beltanefs and @scotland, with photos and video clips also posted on Facebook. If tickets sell out and we reach capacity for Calton Hill, we will have to close the gates and stop admissions.
Tickets Tickets for Beltane 2016 are available exclusively from Tickets Scotland.CLICK HERE TO GO TO TICKETS SCOTLAND’S WEBSITE AND ORDER TICKETS. Gaia philosophy. While there were a number of precursors to Gaia theory, the first scientific form of this idea was proposed as the Gaia hypothesis by James Lovelock, a UK chemist, in 1970.
The Gaia hypothesis deals with the concept of homeostasis, and claims the resident life forms of a host planet coupled with their environment have acted and act as a single, self-regulating system. This system includes the near-surface rocks, the soil, and the atmosphere. While controversial at first, various forms of this idea have become accepted to some degree by many within the scientific community. These theories are also significant in green politics. Predecessors to the Gaia theory There are some mystical, scientific and religious predecessors to the Gaia philosophy, which had a Gaia-like conceptual basis. Lewis Thomas believed that Earth should be viewed as a single cell; he derived this view from Johannes Kepler's view of Earth as a single round organism. Range of views Gaia hypothesis. Celtic Earth Spirit - Celtic Earth Spirit - Home.
Lilith. By Alan G.
Hefner A female demon of the night who supposedly flies around searching for newborn children either to kidnap or strangle them. Also, she sleeps with men to seduce them into propagating demon sons. Legends told about Lilith are ancient. The rabbinical myths of Lilith being Adam's first wife seem to relate to the Sumero-Babylonian Goddess Belit-ili, or Belili. One story is that God created Adam and Lilith as twins joined together at the back.
In another version of the myth of Lilith, she was Adam's first wife before Eve. Adam complained to God who then sent three angels, Sanvi, Sansanvi and Semangelaf, to bring Lilith back to Eden. The True Gospel of Lillith. Kenyon Cox - Lillith (1892) "But the Orphics say that black-winged Night, a goddess of whom even Zeus stands in awe, was courted by the Wind and laid a silver egg in the womb of Darkness; and that Eros, whom some call Phanes, was hatched from this egg and set the Universe in motion.
Eros was double-sexed and golden-winged and, having four heads, sometimes roared like a bull or a lion, sometimes hissed like a serpent or bleated like a ram. Spirit Horse Foundation - Sacred Man:Sacred Woman. We invite you to come and learn this ancient art of living at our annual summer ceremony.
No experience is needed. Come alone or with your partner and renew life, yourself and your relationships. You’ll be someone else at the end! (There is no uninvited intimacy) You may feel ok as a man or as a woman and you and your relationships may be doing fine, but in this culture some part of you is likely to be aching with loneliness, knowing you have never been seen, part of you never addressed in the way your ancient heart has waited for. Has she ever been really seen? Beltane: Britain's ancient festival is making a comeback. Celebrating Winter Solstice - Circle Sanctuary. By Selena Fox Winter Solstice has been celebrated in cultures the world over for thousands of years.
This start of the solar year is a celebration of Light and the rebirth of the Sun. Why do mornings still get darker after the winter solstice? 20 December 2014Last updated at 19:22 ET Today is the shortest day of the year, so it should follow that mornings will start getting brighter from now on, shouldn't it?
Not necessarily, writes Kris Griffiths. Winter Solstice 2014: Shortest Day Of The Year Marked By Pagan Celebrations. In 2014, the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere will begin on Dec. 21 at 6:03 p.m.
EST. To calculate the turning point in your time zone, click here. Officially the first day of winter, the winter solstice occurs when the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun. Everything you need to know: Winter solstice 2014. Sunlight on Earth, on the day of the winter solstice.
The north polar region of Earth is in 24-hour darkness, while the south polar region is in 24-hour daylight. Gif via Wikimedia Commons. Looking for this? NASA quells rumor: Days of darkness in December Late dawn.