Ancient Calendar & Pagan Holidays: June 4: Socrates

Guess what happened on this day way back in 470 (Or 469) BCE?

Today happens to be Socrates’ Birthday.

Believe it or not, there are not many of images out there of Socrates. Even worse, his writings didn’t seem to survive the tests of time – or the coming generations of men. This is surprising given he was a famous Greek Philosopher.

Because his writings have seemed to have disappeared, we have to reply on other sources to tell us all about him and what he believed in. Those sources happen to be Aristophanes, who wrote a humorous play about him called, The Clouds. We also have Plato, Xenophon, and Aristotle.

Now, while Socrates–like most Greeks–loved his fill of wine and good-times, he was also said to be a soldier. Plato said he was praised and given honor for his bravery, but then, convicted of impiety, (lacking respect for a god or gods), by the Athenians. That being said, sources also claim that’s only part of the truth. It wasn’t that Socrates had no respect for a god, but that he had no respect for the Athenian Judicial system.

A really great web page concerning this man can be found HERE.

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Magical Moon: June 4th, 2016

We will see a New Moon on June 4th, 2016.large New Moons are also known as Dark Moons.  This is the time of the wise and ever-so-powerful Crone. This is a great time to invoke her aide and knowledge.

This moon also symbolizes the Hidden Face of the Goddess and our transformation from womb, or through the tomb, as the path to rebirth and new beginnings.

This is a time of rest, love, and the preparation of regeneration.

New Moons are fantastic for divination, meditating and dark power magic.

During a New Moon, one may work spells, rituals or enchantments that revolve around banishings, exorcisms and cleansings.

Tap into the power of a New Moon to rid yourself of negativity, of unwanted things or desires. Clean the slate, so to speak, in order to prepare a foundation for all that is new.

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