Through my weekly radio show, I strive to create a medium for pagan, and spiritually progressive voices. Mainstream media has neglected these bards, great thinkers, and earth spiritualists. Yet their ideas, stories and songs can help us better understand the connections between earth as sacred entity and living sustainably amongst ourselves and our environment. I hope you enjoy listening to these ideas, philosophies, songs and stories as much as I enjoy sharing them with you.
Welcome to Wheel of Wonder midwinter blog. I write this in the middle of the Twelfth Night Celebrations. The original "12 days of Christmas" fall between the Winter Solstice and the beginning of the Roman New Year (about December 21 - January 1). Its the time of the Saturnalia, Alban Artuan, The Festivals of Lights, and Yule! Last week I shared the silversongs of solstice, and the response was great. Nearly 1/2 dozen phone calls (unusual for an early Sunday Morning). I had occasion to share information on observances of the Solstice and neo-pagan public rituals of the modern age! It also was an occasion for Poetry, inspired by the season.
as Math, son of Mathonwy would hear it on the wind so do I...
The snowy whoosh of winter skis shooshing down their tracks Thrilling the wind as they ride smoothly down curvaceous hillsides
The Hare has turned ivory white The pale Lynx follows pounces fast Icy, wintry jaws of death clamp down
like the crusty snow, surrounding limbs of the sacred, naked, oaken tree a haze of frost paints needley fingers of the silver-blue, and dark green trees
The fir tree has its winter coat too and bobbles, bangles, and ribbons as well dressed for its wake after its final, deadly fall And yes they celebrate that too
all this, I hear I hear it on the wind
written by Ray, solstice 2011
I hope you enjoy the blog, and Wheel of Wonder. Now going into its third year! The picture to the right was found on a great blog: celtic queens.blogspot.com