Category Archives: Seasons & Stardust

  1. Our Household’s Festivities For Borealis Nox – Longest Night

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    Dec 22, 2020 by Rua Lupa

    This was our 1st year home for the Winter Holidays in 13 years and so was able to be more involved for Borealis Nox – Winter Solstice / Longest Night for the Northern Hemisphere.

  2. Identity: Me, Them – Us

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    Dec 11, 2020 by Rua Lupa

    We all have an identity, it forms who we present ourselves as and informs who we align with. It is something we do not really talk about outside of an Us versus Them narrative though. I think that should change, because I believe that is where most of our societal conflicts stem from.

  3. Lets Get A Bit Medieval When Dealing With COVID-19

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    Jul 25, 2020 by Rua Lupa

    In April, when COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) had reached the point when masks were considered to be a practical tool for …
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  4. Fruits Of Our Labours, 54 A.S. / 12019 H.E.

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    May 29, 2019 by Rua Lupa

    FOOL is a whole weekend of classes on the making of pre-1600 things.
    This was the event’s 12th year and went from Friday May 17th to Monday May 20th.

  5. On The Damning of The Milk Industry

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    Mar 2, 2018 by Rua Lupa

    The Milk Industry is making a splash lately with how Millennials have ended up bring back Milk Couriers. Great news for those who love sustainability. Unfortunately many members of the public have taken this news and decided to damn the milk industry all together, citing many things that are indeed harmful practices.

  6. What Nature Has To Say About Gender

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    Feb 13, 2018 by Rua Lupa

    Is human gender expression fundamentally messed up? In a richly illustrated essay, Rua Lupa compares human thinking about gender and sex to the realities of the natural world.

  7. Answering The Most Common Childhood Question(s): Death + New Human Life

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    Nov 1, 2017 by Rua Lupa

    Its that time of year when Death is displayed in all its G(l)ory, and so is also a time when many families have to start the conversation on what Death is and how to come to terms with that.

  8. Save Herbalists from ‘Alternative Medicine’

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    Oct 23, 2017 by Rua Lupa

    The problem is that there is a conflation between ‘alternative medicine’ and ‘medicine’, and along with that, that ‘alternative medicine’ is even an acknowledged term to begin with.

  9. Druidism And Its Limits

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    Oct 20, 2017 by Rua Lupa

    Druidism, it is most commonly seen as being strictly Celtic, and that is the primary reason why I instead call myself a Saegoah – or alternatively to non-pagan aware folks, a Naturalist

  10. Religious Experiences VS Hedonism

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    Jun 8, 2017 by Rua Lupa

    My previous article, ‘Is Seeking A “Deep Religious Experience” Hedonistic?‘ had apparently been misinterpreted as saying that all experiences of ecstasy and transcendence was Hedonistic and bad…

  11. Is Seeking A “Deep Religious Experience” Hedonistic?

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    Jun 3, 2017 by Rua Lupa

    My honest personal view on this is that I find that the search for transcendence or ecstasy in order to have a “deep religious experience” is frankly hedonistic – Let me explain why.

  12. March For Science – A Canadian Perspective + Free Image For Protest

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    Apr 20, 2017 by Rua Lupa

    So yeah, this March For Science is a Big Deal. And when I first heard about it a few months ago, I had to do something to help contribute in some way. And here it is,

  13. Cultural Quandaries: Spring & Sex

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    Apr 12, 2017 by Rua Lupa

    What would we do if we were to align procreating celebration themes with how Nature normally does it – with the time frame of having your offspring in spring? This would mean human procreating themes in Late Summer not Spring.

  14. The Paradox of Tolerance Led To Fascism In America

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    Feb 23, 2017 by Rua Lupa

    Image by Rua Lupa, February 12017 H.E.

    This is an attempt to gather and make accessible the information on how we have arrived at Fascism in America

  15. Saegoah Pursuits: Creative Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping

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    Dec 20, 2016 by Rua Lupa

    As this is the time of year when we reach the climax of seasonal gift wrapping, I have decided to share some of my creative eco-friendly wrapping techniques – and there are really two primary methods to it. 1) Cloth Bag Wrapping, and 2) Paper & Paint Wrapping

  16. Holiday Problems In the Classroom

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    Oct 14, 2016 by Rua Lupa

    “Today schools are promoting and continually working on being environmental educators on how to be responsible members of our ecosystem. I’ve enjoyed seeing the promotion and use of gardening, composting, and water conservation, but seem to have a blind spot”

  17. You Can Be Pagan, Or You Can Be Atheist, But You Can’t Be Both – Or So I’m Told

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    Aug 18, 2016 by Rua Lupa

    Pagan is a label that simply has claimed me, I’m just through trying to push away from it and have accepted it.

  18. Pagan, But Not What You’re Assuming

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    Aug 10, 2016 by Rua Lupa

    Many continue the conversation assuming that I believe in supernatural beings, like spirits in the rocks, air, rivers, etc. and deities; that the Earth, Moon, Sun, Stars, are beings that care about you; that I follow the Celtic ‘Wheel of the Year’; practice magic/majick; read tarot/divination cards; and perform ceremonies that involve enchanting a circle, the elements in specific directions, and going clockwise. Mistaken on all accounts…

  19. My Favorite Solar-Earth Event and Why…

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    Aug 8, 2016 by Rua Lupa

    Here at Patheos we were asked a Summer Series Question, this time “What’s your favorite sabbat/holiday, and why?” But how do you choose a favorite holiday when you only really celebrate one?

  20. A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment – Audio Reading Now Live

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    Apr 24, 2016 by Rua Lupa

    Rua Lupa shares the vocal recording of A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment, of which they are one voice in.

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