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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/5/2008 7:05 AM (#9987)
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Another thread evoked some research into Lamasstide (1 August), and I found this interesting link to the Wiccan Calender, which others might already know about, but I found helpful.

http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/holidaysandcelebrations/a/2008_Cale...

It appears also that in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Juliet was born on Lammas Eve:

"Even or odd, of all days in the year,
Come Lammas-eve at night shall she be fourteen."

http://www.william-shakespeare.info/act1-script-text-romeo-and-juli...

Blessed Be !!

Edited by Paul Joseph 9/5/2008 7:16 AM
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soulfire
Posted 9/5/2008 11:30 AM (#9989 - in reply to #9987)
Subject: RE: Wiccan Calender



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Yep. Although Lamas is taken from the Catholic 'loaf-mas' from long time ago as far as I understand. Aug 1 is also called Lughnasadh. ..."referring to Lugh, the Irish sun god. However, the funeral is not his own, but the funeral games he hosts in honor of his foster-mother Tailte. For that reason, the traditional Tailtean craft fairs and Tailtean marriages (which last for a year and a day) are celebrated at this time. " (fr wicca.com)

Pretty interesting... It is the first harvest. Mabon is the second and falls on the equinox. I'm having a pot luck to celebrate...

Now, would Lammas eve be like Christmas eve (wouldn't it?), so that Juliet was born on July 31? My daughter's b-day...
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/5/2008 11:35 AM (#9992 - in reply to #9989)
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Namaste Kirsten ... a propitious birthday then !

Shakespeare packed into his plays quite a lot of esoteric references I think, to old and older Ways. Hence I suspect it was not without meaning that he placed Juliet's birthday there ...

The sun-god thing is fascinating too, in connection with other solar religions x
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mruppert
Posted 9/5/2008 8:48 PM (#9998 - in reply to #9987)
Subject: RE: Wiccan Calender



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Hello all:

     I am curious as to how you might translate the following:

Goruchel Dduw golochir ym hob va

Goruchel ei enwau yn hebrea

Eli eloi ac adonai aco ac alpha

Peryv nev parhaus gwrdda.........

     This is probably as close to Druid as we will come..and looks suspiciously like old Welsh!

Peace and Love, areith lif dewin, parahawd hyd ffin,

Marty and Drucats, Luckystar, Poppyflower, and SissyGrendel

P.S. Oh yes, Peejeh...you will find two words in some bibles, pretty much exact.....it is what he cried when he knew he was forsaken!



Edited by mruppert 9/5/2008 8:53 PM
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/6/2008 5:53 AM (#10012 - in reply to #9998)
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Marty ?

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=dh0woT7NkKI
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instinctual
Posted 9/6/2008 9:05 PM (#10021 - in reply to #9987)
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Tull! 1978, Madison Square Garden. There we were, there I was. Paul, I clicked on your link and Keith ( hubby ) proclaimed, "That sounds like Jethro Tull, "My God". That in and of itself made me smile. I have a new location, for anyone who happens to care!





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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/7/2008 8:07 AM (#10028 - in reply to #10021)
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I care Instinctual ! May see you there ... amazing you were at that concert ... I was inspired to learn the flute watching Tull ... bumped into Ian Anderson in the Florida airport lift, c. 1982 ... may see you in your new location !! xx
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instinctual
Posted 9/7/2008 10:41 AM (#10029 - in reply to #9987)
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You did? How fantastic! He has such a way about him and has such a talent! That must have been amazing...

Plenty of room, by the way on the peace train to the Happy Place! Come one, come all x
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/7/2008 3:36 PM (#10043 - in reply to #10029)
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Well it was, except I think he thought I was a stalker.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 8/2/2016 3:40 AM (#27743 - in reply to #9987)
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Here is the Lammas Tide thread, back from and old times sake

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Disa
Posted 8/2/2016 4:26 AM (#27745 - in reply to #9987)
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TY, PJ for reviving it. Very interesting.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 8/2/2016 5:41 AM (#27746 - in reply to #27745)
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You are more than very welcome Disa:

Lammas also receives a mention in an old Scots ballad, The Battle of Otterburn:

http://www.musicanet.org/robokopp/scottish/itfellab.htm

35 stanzas, here is the first:

It fell about the Lammas tide,
When the muir-men win their hay,
The doughty Douglas bound him to ride
Into England, to drive a prey.

xo
PJ
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