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Alban Elfed – Lament for the End of Summer

In the Alps, particularly in Austria, farmers still keep their livestock high up on mountain pastures called Almen (singular: Alm) over the summer months. There, cattle and other grazing farm animals are held rather loosely to regenerate from the winter … Continue reading

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Finding Ethical Guidance in Lore

Let me begin this blog entry with thanking all the folks who read the previous blog entry about Lughnasad Magic of the Alpine Corn-Cutters, and for their “likes” in the various apps of social media. For this piece, I would … Continue reading

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Lughnasadh Magic – The Alpine Crops Cutters

As many of you know, one of my major interests is finding traces of Celtic tradition and lore in the Alpine region, home to the Hallstatt Celts and their successors. Since there are no written sources telling us that such … Continue reading

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Vaselen – Awakening The Spring Maiden

Now that the festival of the returning light – many call it by its Irish name Imbolc – has passed, time must not be wasted. The agricultural cycle of the year is already in full swing, even though we cannot … Continue reading

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Imbolc – Let’s Bring The Light Back!

Imbolc is a festival of light in many – if not all – regions of the Celtic lands. In the Alps, whence these ancient peoples came, and in the German speaking lands in general, the concept of light is even in … Continue reading

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Eine einfache Nachspeise für den Samhain-Festtisch

Der Herbst hat die Blätter der Ahornbäume, die bis zum Übergehen mit Zucker gefüllt sind, bereits leuchtend orange, gelb und rot gefärbt hier in Neuengland. Eines der Dinge die diese Farbenpracht des Indian Summers offensichtlich bedeuten ist, dass Samhain, das … Continue reading

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Heiden, Hausmannskost und Wein

Als bei meinem Vater das Alter immer weiter fortschritt, hatte ich eine Idee. Warum nicht gemeinsam mit dem Alten Herren ein Buch schreiben? Gesagt getan, vor etwas mehr als einem Jahr schlug ich ihm vor, ein Kochbuch zu machen. Er … Continue reading

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