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Ancient Calendar: Old Midsummer, Lamps at Zau: June 24, 2010

We have a VERY interesting Ancient Calendar today and it all revolves around herbs, plants, fires, and magic. In ancient calendars past, today was considered to be Old Midsummer day. So if you were trudging through the countryside, it would have been normal to see huge bonfires burning on the top of hills, and or many gatherers out there picking herbs, harvesting plants, and so forth.

See on Midsummer day, the power and healing properties herbs and plants are known to have, are intensified big time! So this day was excellent for grabbing what one needed for potions, spells, healing, and or so on.

This day was also all about celebrating the highest point of the year.  It was a time when the sun and our solar system (celestial sphere) moved equally towards the stationary stars.

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Now off to Ancient Egypt….

In Egypt, there was once a city called Zau (today Sa el-Hagar) located in what is known as the Nile Delta. Once long, long ago, when Egypt was true to their gods & goddesses, a great festival would be had in Zau where all would gather and burn lamps.

If you would like to read more on the Dynasty and those of Zau, I found these links for you:

Sais, Egypt – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zau (Sais)

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Ancient Calendar: June 16, 2010 : Teardrops of Isis

Everyone ready for the Ancient Calendar for today?

Here we go…we ONLY have one, but what a beautiful one it is. I tell ya, those Egyptians might not have partied it up like the Greeks and Romans, but when it came to celebrations or what was sacred, they made it sound as sweet as a whisper…or look as spectacular and breathtaking as a sunset…

Let this evening be NO different…

The Egyptians called it, Night of a Teardrop.

On this night, when the moon rose high in it’s sky, Isis shed one blessed and mournful tear for her beloved, Osiris. That precious tear was then collected into the palm of the Goddess of the River Nile, Satis, in which she placed it within’, causing the Nile to bring forth it’s annual flood. Even in Isis’ pain, something divine came forth.

So, if this night brings tears to your eyes, for whatever reason, know that while the pain might be gruesome, there may still come a blessing from them.

And may Isis bless you all…although I am sure she already has.

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