Monthly Archives: September 2014

Invocation to the Green Man of the Apple Tree

Hail, Green Man of the Autumn! Apple tree of immortality Whose branches hide the white hind, Whose fruit nourishes all, Whose juice gives gladness To those who work your Earth, Whose seeds show the pentad of the eternal Goddess, Tool … Continue reading

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Sarsen Stones

Today, Wiltshire has the highest concentration of prehistoric World Heritage monuments on the planet. But why does this county in southwest England boast such an extraordinary concentration of monumental Stone Age culture in such a relatively small area? New research … Continue reading

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Stonehenge

What is Stonehenge? A number of theories have been proposed to explain the purpose of Stonehenge. Some scholars have focused on the sunrise alignment of the monument, which can be viewed by an observer on midsummer morning standing in the … Continue reading

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Autumn Equinox

The autumnal equinox falls on September 23 in 2014, marking the official first day of autumn as well as the festival, Mabon, in the northern hemisphere. Mabon is a harvest festival, the second of three, that encourages us to reap … Continue reading

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Lughnasadh

For the Celts, who lived in central Europe, Lugh was worshipped as a deity of the Sun. This connection with the sun may explain his name (it means “shining one”), and it also may account for the attributes that he … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

When you research through the few books that try to tell the complete history of Luton you are told that the name of the town comes from its relationship to the River Lea. So how true is this? Well in … Continue reading

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White Horse Uffington

The Uffington White Horse is a highly stylized prehistoric hill figure, 110 m long (374 feet), formed from deep trenches filled with crushed white chalk. The figure is situated on the upper slopes of White Horse Hill in the parish … Continue reading

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