A few rainy day thoughts during my visit to Baptist Hill Cemetery in Auburn, Alabama. Opened in the late 1800s, this fascinating site served as the city's first "black" cemetery. The property contains over 500 marked graves, as well as many, many more unmarked graves. The oldest grave dates to 1879. Many of those buried [...]
My ancestry.com DNA results are in! Here's a quick recap video, and an Uusi Pagan Otherworlds Tarot draw to give some insight into my ancestry quest for the coming year. From Uusi's "Notes from the Pagan Otherwords" guidebook: Knight of Swords: All Romantics ride this horse. Untamed, untranslatable. Their spirit soaring into the unknown. That [...]
Babylon Mother Goose (Traditional) How many miles to Babylon? Three score miles and ten. Can I get there by candle-light? Yes, and back again. If your heels are nimble and light, You may get there by candle-light. Featured photo credit: Mike Labrum via Unsplash.
Twelfe Night, or King and Queene Robert Herrick (1591-1674) Now, now the mirth comes With the cake full of plums Where Beane's the King of the sport here; Besides we must know, The Pea also Must revell, as Queene, in the Court here. Begin then to chuse, (This night as ye use) Who shall for [...]
New Year Mother Goose (Traditional) Wassail, wassail, to our town, The cup is white, the ale is brown: The cup is made of the ashen tree, And so is the ale of the good barley. Little maid, pretty maid, turn the pin, Open the door and let us come in: God be here, God be [...]
Ceremonies for Christmasse Robert Herrick (1591-1674) Come, bring with a noise, My merrie merrie boyes, The Christmasse Log to the firing; While my good Dame, she Bids ye all be free; And drink to your heart's desiring. With the last years brand Light the new block, and For good success in his spending, On your [...]
Awen ac Awenydd Allan o dywyllwch caf fy ngeni Allan o waed caf fy ngeni Allan o ysbryd caf fy ngeni Yn canu o Annwn Tri phelydryn golau Tri phelydryn llais Tri phelydryn wirionedd I oleuo â rhyfeddod Ac yn torri’r galon wytnaf Yn canu o Annwn ~ Out of darkness I am born Out [...]