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The Merry Month of May?

I once wandered into a pagan festival in Edinburgh by accident. A friend and I had curiously followed the crowds and sound of drumming, ending up at Calton Hill Beltane. People painted blue or red danced past by torchlight, then a group of women in white. A marriage-like ceremony between a white-clad woman and a...
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Going Greek on Edinburgh’s Calton Hill

Travel / European Travel : Europe A La Carte (2 years ago)

A Greek style acropolis sits atop Calton Hill in Edinburgh. The 1829 National Monument which commemorates Scottish soldiers and sailors who died in the Napoleonic Wars, took its inspiration from the Parthenon in Athens. Many assumed... Read Post

Beltane Weekend Astrology

Lifestyle : Planet Waves (5 years ago)

Dear Friend and Reader: This is Beltane weekend; some Celtic folklore regards the entire month of May as Beltane, the festival of spring. Here is an article from a few years back that coves the subject well, and here is another that... Read Post

REVIEW: Thurston Moore “The Best Day”

Entertainment / Music : This Is Book's Music (21 hours ago)

Is it me or does Thurston Moore sound happy on his new album? Is that why he calls it The Best Day ? He doesn’t sound festive as if he’s ready to put on some beads and dance throughout New Orleans during Mardi Gras but it just sound... Read Post


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