Samhuinn

To all Druids all over the Earth and my readers, have a Blessed Samhain.

And Happy Samhuinn!

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Calan Gaeaf

A good article about Samhain/Samhuinn. Definitely worth the read. Please feel free to share far and wide.

Truth Heart Shout

“Death is there to keep us honest, and constantly remind us we are free” – Dan Fogleberg

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Some call it Halloween, some call it Samhain, but since this upcoming “Holiday” is about honoring the Ancestors, I like to use the Welsh name for it- Nos Calan Gaeaf, because I have a lot of Welsh Ancestors, and the Welsh culture is something I feel drawn to.
Broken down, Nos is “night”, Calan is “New Year” and  Gaeaf is “Winter”, so what we have all together is the night before “Calan Gaeaf” or the the Night Before Winter New Year.  In most traditional cultures, the New Year starts when the larders are full, harvest is in, life is bountiful and we are optimistic we will make it through the long winter ahead.

I am purposefully “anti” American Holidays, because they have been

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Samhuinn – Halloween, Winters Start, Guising, Divination and Fires

http://www.cailleachs-herbarium.com/samhuinn-halloween-winters-start-guising-divination-and-fires/

Holloways: Roads Tunneled into the Earth by Time

A note of thanks to Spirit of Old for the link to the article.

 

Atlas Obscura

Truth Against The World #11

If this presidential election cycle has taught us anything, it is that we need section reforms in the worst way. Let me be clear, the voting process is fine. Its the campaigning that needs to be revised.
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As it stands today, the modern election campaign is roughly a year and a half to two years long. During this time, presidential hopefuls try dig up as much dirt on the competition and pigeon hole their values and beliefs and their voting records. All of their voting records, for and against, are available on the internet. Roughly everybody has internet access in their house today. whether it be on a smart phone, tablet device or a home computer. If they do not have either of these, internet access is a (relatively) free service at your local library. You may need to pay for membership in the library.
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The campaign season needs to be shortened from a year and a half to two years, to six months. Will the politicians find this unacceptable? Absolutely! And I am fine with that.
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But the real problem is that the Democrats and the Republicans ( including the Tea Party Republicans ) hold all the power. This was not intended by the Founding Fathers. We are taught in school that America is for the people, by the people. In the current political climate this is no longer true. It is an illusion we are taught to pacify us. To indoctrinate us so we won’t challenge their claim to the power they hold dear.
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By now you might be wondering what power I’m referring to. Political clout. Influence. Affluence. Power. If the current election process were to be changed or reformed in any way that allows to a third or fourth party  to participate, the Democrats and the Republicans would team up and do everything  to get them to drop out of the race.
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The two majority parties mentioned above do not want to share the power with a member of the Socialist Party or the Green Party. This is because if they share this power, the most likely have the insane fear that either The Socialist Party or the Green Party would do what they did. That they would steal [ all ] the power for themselves. But would they really keep the power for themselves? Or would they return the power to the people where it belongs?
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In closing I leave you with this. Both Bernie Sanders and Jesse Ventura were independents. Bernie is/was a  political independent with democratic leanings. And Jesse Ventura who was in politics as a independent at first switched affiliation to the democratic party. And that presently there are no Green Party members in either the U.S. Senate or the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Now. Ask yourselves why that is.