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Walk Warily

Category: Festivals | Date: 5 July 2016

Walk Warily, walk warily, be careful what you say: because now the Sunderers are hovering round, the Dividers are close upon us, dogging our every breath and watching our every step, and beating their great wings in our panting faces. The angels are standing back, the angels of the kiss. They wait, they give way now to the Sunderers, to the swift ones the ones with the sharp black...

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Natural Learning Through Seasonal Festivals

Category: Festivals | Date: 5 July 2016

Written by Jennifer S on August 15th, 2011 (Edited for the southern hemisphere experience)   “Celebrating festivals can bring us consciously to what we all experience instinctively in our daily lives, the changing cycles of the seasons and of life itself. Through various festivals and rituals we acknowledge and celebrate our connection to and our responsibility toward each...

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I care and you matter – thoughts on Michaelmas

Category: Festivals | Date: 5 July 2016

By Didi Offerman   It is 240 years since James Watt perfected the steam engine; 130 years since Daimler and Benz invented the petrol engine.  Now we have aeroplanes flying at twice the speed of sound, space probes on Venus and Mars, the computer entering every aspect of our lives etc and we are living in the time of the Archangel Michael. What is Michaelmas?  Before we can...

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Festivals

Category: Festivals | Date: 5 July 2016

Festivals are a celebration of the seasons of the year and connect us to the world around us. They fall in an annual rhythm that can be strengthening to the physical body of the young child. For me, a festival celebrates the coming together of earthly and cosmic forces. Festivals create communities of human beings by celebrating the harmony of earth and cosmos, of matter and spirit....

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