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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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Hume’s Edinburgh mausoleum restored

History / Ancient History : The History Blog (3 years ago)

When Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume died in 1776, his friend, famous architect Robert Adam, designed a mausoleum for him in the Old Calton Burying Ground in Edinburgh in keeping with Hume’s last wishes. Shortly before... Read Post

Review: The Great British R&B Festival, Colne – Part 2

Music / Blues : Blues in the Northwest (31 minutes ago)

THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT BRITISH RHYTHM AND BLUES FESTIVAL COLNE  MONDAY 25/AUGUST/2014 THE BRITISH STAGE The crowd was building and so was the atmosphere inside this arena. I was ready to be entertained. The first band up ... Read Post

Beltane Weekend Astrology

Lifestyle : Planet Waves (4 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


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