Posts Tagged ‘Pagan

20
Apr
14

Untilled Fields

“Awake! arise! the hour is late!  Angels are knocking at thy door!  They are in haste and cannot wait!  And once departed come no more.  Awake! arise! the athlete’s arm Loses its strength by too much rest;  The fallow land, the untilled  farm Produces only weeds at best.”       Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  

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I most often take an image and find a meaningful poem, passage, quotation to pass along that enhances the image’s appeal. The plow in the field, overgrown and neglected, brought to my mind the passage of time, the changes within a family, the death of a farmer, the loss of will, the economics of farming, the history of what was.

So, I researched “untilled fields” for a meaningful passage. What I found was a stark, historical reference to tyranny, pagan/religious conflicts, death, spirits and fairies and beliefs melded into farmers in Scotland and Ireland that left land untilled for reasons in conflict with the monarchy, the church, the prevailing beliefs. Well, that was all too grim for my original inspiration…which to me is grim enough…the loss of local farms and family history. Still, as I do almost everyday, I learned something new. 

20
Feb
14

Bonfires: Primitive Celebration……….

photography-bonfire-camping-montana-theresa muncy-swittersbBonfires (Bone Fires) go way back and a little research reveals they rate right up there for fertility, Beltane, (crops/humans), keeping bad spirits at bay, welcoming positive, seasonal changes, celebrating the pending victory over a rival (combat, sports) and on & on.  The campfire usually stays contained and lower (suitable for conversation, day dreaming, warmth) But, the bonfire draws out images of pagan energy and perhaps intoxication? Watch those sparks! Almost looks to be headless torso rising up out of the flames.

17
Apr
10

PETA v. Santeria Rituals (Fire Up the BBQ…ur, a pit..whatever)

“Neighbors of Betty Marquez in Tracy, California, are upset that the practitioner of Santeria is holding religious gatherings and performing animal sacrifice at her home. Marquez, who is quick to point out that the animals are slaughtered humanely, and eaten afterwards, says she feels as if she is being harassed,…”

“PETA, perhaps feeling that their racist, sexist, sizeist, anti-Semitic, misogynistic, and transphobic campaigns haven’t been going far enough, they now feel the need to attack minority religions as well by getting involved in a local spat. Never mind the sheer hypocrisy of calling animal sacrifice “abuse”, while they “humanely” euthanize thousands of healthy unwanted animals…” The Wild Hunt No, I am not sure how I ended up at a Pagan-Wicca-Alternative Faiths site.

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