A Walpurgisnacht/May Day Vigil Ritual Menu

As we collectively shelter in place to slow the advance of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the world and the Wheel continue to turn. Spring is rolling around into summer (at least, in many places in the Northern Hemisphere), and we have come to that major pillar of the annual celebrations of many Pagans, May Day …

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Walpurgisnacht and the Veil of Memory

In Northern European folklore from Ireland to the Czech Republic, the 30th of April is "May Eve", which the Germans named for the Catholic St. Walpurga as Walpurgisnacht and believed to be a time when witches and evil spirits were abroad. It is believed—like Hallows in October—to be a time when the "veil" between the …

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May Celebrations That Aren’t About Sex

  Hooray, hooray, the first of May Outdoor fucking begins today!              —old saw So, Atheopaganism is a pleasure-positive path. That's Atheopagan Principle #10: so long as others and the Sacred Earth are respected, we believe that joy and fun and feeling good are our birthrights as humans. And that includes …

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Loving the World: An Atheopagan Sex Magic Primer for May Day (NSFW)

CONTENT WARNING: This post contains frank discussion of sexuality, and is meant for adults. If you're not one, please stop reading and go elsewhere. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... Loving the World: An Atheopagan Sex Magic Primer for May Day (NSFW) Spring is often thought of as the season of sex. Trees …

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How’s that Maypole Thing Work?

Merry May! I thought I'd write a post about Maypoles because many people want to do Maypole rituals for May Day but don't know the details. So here goes... First, you're going to need a pole at least 12' long and 5" in diameter. These dimensions are important: you need to embed at least 18" …

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