Beltaine Pontifications

by Michelle Lasley

Michelle Lasley is a mother, wife in Pacific Northwest learning to balance green dreams with budget realities.

April 29, 2020

Introduction to Episode

In this episode, I discuss Beltaine – a pagan fire festival. I share some things I have noticed over the seasons, what makes this time of year different from others, where we came from, and what we can look forward to. I also bring up the aspect of the God and Goddess and as it relates to this time. 

As stated, the wheel of the year. A symbolic representation of how the we honor the sun, the stars, and the seasons.

Sidewalk chalk art – this is one way I express my passions for creativity. And, in this way, I am honoring our seasonal transitions and honoring my need for creativity.

More sidewalk art. This was May 2016.

Recommended Resources

  • Alexander, Sky. The Modern Guide to Witchcraft: Your Complete Guide to Witches, Covens & Spells. © 2014, Adams Media an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., Avon, MA. 
  • Lister, Lisa. Witch: Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic. © 2017. Hay House, London, UK. 
  • Llewellyn’s 2020 Sabbats Almanac. © 2019. Llewellyn’s Worldwide Ltd., Woodbury, MN. 
  • Starhawk, Diane Baker, and Anne Hill. Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions. © 1998, Bantam Books, New York, NY. 

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