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The Rites of Spring

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We find ourselves again in the middle of spring, at least those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Where I live the sun is setting later and later, the trees are in full bloom and the first fruits of the season, mainly strawberries, are starting to come in by the bucket load. Admittedly my favorite season is autumn with its colors, cool breezes that are fragrant with the scent of drying leaves and abundant harvests, but as…
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Saint John’s Eve

Saint John the Baptist Icon

Saint John’s Eve, so called because it is the evening before the feast of St. John the Baptist, is a notorious night for performing all sorts of magic from many European and Afro Caribbean traditions. The origins of this observance lay in ancient Pagan traditions that regarded the summer solstice (June 21-22) as sacred and magical since it is the shortest of the year. In Christian times the observance came to be known as Saint John’s Eve…
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That Time of Year Again: Saint John’s Eve

St John's Night Fire Painting by Astrup Jonsokbal 1912

In Voodoo Saint John’s Eve, the 23rd-24th of June, is considered to be the most powerful night of the year for doing any kind of spiritual work. I have been planning this years St. John’s service since the end of April and have been incredibly busy.  I am happy to re-share an article about this particular night and some of the Voodoo traditions associated with it.  I wish you all and happy and magical Saint John’s Eve. Voodoo…
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