The Spring Equinox and Eggs

A Brief History of the Chicken and the Egg In honor of the Spring Equinox I am going to talk about the ritual uses of eggs and egg decorating, but before I can get into that I must tell you the history and symbolism of our friend, the humble chicken. The chicken was first domesticated in…

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The Akkadian Origins of the Prince of Angels

  St. Michael the Archangel mirroring the pose of his predecessor Reshef.    Summary TL;DR: The Archangel Michael is so ancient that you can trace his name back to around at least 1600 BCE, a thousand years before he is ever mentioned in Judaism. He appears to have found his way into Hebrew via the Babylonian Exile…

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Colonialism, Mysticism, and Poison Wheat

“The problem is half of neo-paganism and especially occultism is a product of neocolonialism, orientalism, racism, and antisemitism. That number is more than half the second you visit any generic New Age section in a bookstore. It can’t just be a trimming of the more offensive looking branches of these groups. Folks need search for root…

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