One Journey, Many Paths~July

* 7/1: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that alienation and hunger for possessions results from ignorance of interconnectedness. * 7/1: Day endangered species became internationally protected (1975); day to celebrate all the world’s … [Read more...]

One Journey, Many Paths~June

* 5/26 eve to 6/24 eve: Ramadan--Muslim month of purification by self-reflection, fasting from sunrise to sunset, peace-making, and helping those in need. Ramadan Truce (through Eid al-Fitr). * 5/30 eve to 6/1 eve: Shavuot/Feast of First Fruits--Jewish … [Read more...]

One Journey, Many Paths~May

* 4/28 eve to 5/3 eve: Floralia--Old Roman festival devoted to Flora, Goddess of Flowers. * 4/30 eve to 5/2 eve: Beltaine--Old Celtic/Welsh feast of Blodeuwedd (Goddess of Flowers) and Llew (the Oak King - God of the waxing Sun). * 4/30 eve to … [Read more...]

One Journey, Many Paths~April

* 3/1 to 4/15 (OC 2/27 to 4/7): Lent--Christian time of purification by self-reflection, peace-making, reparation for harm done, and helping those in need. Lenten Truce (through Easter). * 3/28 to 4/5: Navaratri--Hindu festival honoring Great Goddess … [Read more...]

One Journey, Many Paths~March

* 2/27 to 3/12: Losar/Tibetan Buddhist New Year (Year 2144: the Fire Bird) & Monlam Chenmo/Great Prayer Festival--Commemorates miracles performed by the Buddha. Rituals, dances, and sculptures are offered to drive out evil spirits and to protect and … [Read more...]

One Journey, Many Paths~February

* 1/31 eve to 2/2 eve: Imbolc/St. Brigid’s Day--Old Celtic/Irish feast of Goddess Brigid; merged with the Christian feast of St. Brigid. Fires were lit to welcome Her as She traveled about blessing fields, animals, and people. * 1/31 eve to 2/3 eve: … [Read more...]

One Journey Many Paths January 2017

January 2017... * 1/1: New Year’s Day (Gregorian Calendar). * 12/21 to 1/9: Hopi & Zuni Soyala New Year Festival of purification and renewal. * 12/25 to 1/5: Yule--Old Anglo-Teutonic festival honoring God Freyr, Goddess Freyja, and God Balder. * … [Read more...]

One Journey, Many Paths~December

* 11/29 to 12/12: Hopi & Zuni Shalako Festival--welcoming back to the pueblos the Kachinas/Kokos - Spirits of Nature and the ancestors that provide protection, health, fertility, and food. Kachina/Koko Dances invoke the Spirits into masked dancers. * … [Read more...]

One Journey, Many Paths~November

* 10/31 eve to 11/2 eve: Samhain--Old Celtic/Welsh New Year and feast of Cerridwen (Goddess of Death) and Beli (the Holly King - God of the Waning Sun). * 10/31 eve to 11/7 eve: Mid-Autumn/Day of the Dead/Hallowmas--Festival marking the transformation of … [Read more...]

One Journey, Many Paths~October

* 10/1: Mindfulness Day--Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that fear and hatred of others results from ignorance of interconnectedness. * 10/1 eve to 10/10 eve: Muharram/Muslim New Year (Year 1438) & A’ashurah. The Five Pillars of Islam are … [Read more...]