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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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Knowing the Unknown Unknowns

A couple of days ago, I had a pretty good idea who I am when I woke up that morning. Going to bed later that day was a different matter. Much – and nothing – has changed. How so? Well, … Continue reading

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Fasching – Carnival in the Alps

Next Tuesday, folk living in some areas of this our planet are going to celebrate what is known as Carnival. May that be in Rio de Janeiro, in Venice, New Orleans, or in the German city of Mainz, people will … Continue reading

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30 Days of Women and Herbs – Frauendreissiger – Nr. 3

(Deutsche Version unter der Englischen) The third herb in this special encyclopedia is one of my favorites. Before I go into details, though, a comment for English speakers: The folk lore I keep quoting in this blog is sometimes hundreds … Continue reading

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Muttertag, Weltweit

English Version Als ich unlängst dieses Bild auf Facebook (GMO-Awareness) sah, kam mir folgende Sage aus den Alpen in den Sinn: In Östen bei Umhausen sollen einst wirkliche Hexen gelebt haben. Sie wussten jedes Unglück bei Vieh und Leuten immer … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day, Globally

When I saw this picture on Facebook (GMO-Awareness) the other day, an Alpine myth came to mind, that I’d like to share here: It is said that witches lived near the Tyrolean village of Umhausen. They knew when something bad was … Continue reading

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Walpurgis Night!!!

As many have celebrated the Beltane festivities on the Northern Hemisphere over the past weekend (some may wait for the sixth night after the New Moon, or until the Hawthorn blooms where it yet hasn’t), I am sitting here in my couch, sipping a … Continue reading

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