There’s a wealth of folklore about the hawthorn which is well-worth
considering when thinking about Beltane. For example, in
at least the hawthorn is widely regarded as one of our most sacred and
mystical trees – home of the fae, a portal between this world and the
Land of Faerie . And this day of celebration is regarded as the only
day of the year where it is considered safe to bring it into the house.
is always a stimulating and exciting ceremony which has a way of
providing some surprisingly vivid and fascinating seerwork – this most
usually connected to natural cycles.
If you do not want to get
yourself too deeply involved in ritual celebration there are plenty of
other things you can do to acknowledge Beltane – have a carefully
controlled bonfire, cook potatoes in the embers, and share them with
people you love as dusk slips into night. What the patterns
sparks trace against a darkening sky. And then put
fire out, thoroughly and carefully of course. [More...]
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