'Seasons' Chapter

Christmas

The Gregorian calendar is pretty confusing when it comes to understanding seasonal mysticism. Even if you insist on believing in coincidence, then some event patterns are persistent enough that they have taken on a life or spirit of their own. Thus we have various seasonal figures, and some religions project their figure to replace others that respected nature more.

Looking back over world myths, they were not just one epic event after another. In the myths, there were still very mundane things happening as well. But there were those who when they saw the time was ripe for a great work, they took hold of that time, that season, that energy, and according to the stories they reshaped our entire world. Why supposedly has this stopped being possible?

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” William Blake (English visionary Mystic, Poet, Painter and Engraver. 1757-1827)

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” Yoko Ono (Japanese Artist and Musician wife of John Lennon (1969-1933), b.1933)

Rhythms of the Season

Strangely, as the places around the world seem to have very different climate and we associate this season with winter, the actual universally symbolic element is the winter solstice. Many of even the modern traditions are focused on and symbolize… Seek More

Magick Of Christmas

The magick of this holiday is primarily based on the season, specifically the winter solstice. The winter solstice is more or less the bottom of the year. The longest night and the clearing of old influences. The Gregorian calendar, in… Seek More

Christmas Miracles

Magick, as it’s talked about mostly in this day and age, is about personal practices. But miracles, on the other hand, are events that come about in a way that cannot be artificially produced. They are acts of the spirits,… Seek More

Preparing For The New

What should we do to prepare for upcoming changes and the new year? Let’s bring this to something easily related to. For a good many people, this holiday has a dark pall that hangs around it. They find it very… Seek More

On The Threshold

Even if you don’t subscribe to metaphysical influences, many sceptics believe in a phenomenon that has been called mass hysteria. I offer that these are more mass movements of social consciousness than hysteria. And in this Christmas season, which has… Seek More

Spirit Of The Holiday

Any thoughts about the spirit of the holiday, friends? I like to think it’s not about stuff, but presents are important maybe more for the giver than the receiver. I agree. I had a fair number of things before I… Seek More