Leila Raven's Blog (8)

A wander through the garden....

Stepping out my back door of my little 1950's house

onto the old peeling deck

It's been hung with home-made green glass lanterns

made from old florists vases I've hung with twine and sewn beads on…


Added by Leila Raven on May 18, 2011 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Today May 15 is Mercuralia

Mercuralia falls on the Ides of May, which means the middle of the month or the 15th of May. This is a festival to honour the Roman God Mercury who became known as Hermes in the Greek Tradition to follow.

This festival of Mercury was predominantly…


Added by Leila Raven on May 15, 2011 at 3:44pm — 1 Comment

This Friday is Friday the 13th...

Beliefs around the origins of Friday the 13th vary, depending who you consult.

Essentially it's a combination of two different threads of superstition coming together. Firstly that Fridays are unlucky and secondly that…


Added by Leila Raven on May 11, 2011 at 9:20pm — 2 Comments

White Lotus Day - May 8

A celebration of Theosophists celebrated May 8, anniversary of the passing of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky  founder of the theosophical society.

White Lotus Day is a celebration that encourages meditation about the metaphor of the lotus plant. The lotus is born under mud and grows through muck and water to surface for air and sun. This growth is identified with man's life, born…


Added by Leila Raven on May 7, 2011 at 11:00pm — 7 Comments

Chalices and Incense

Chalices and Incense


chalices and incense

pentacles and charms

light the candle

and toss the runes

Some think that ritual

that fair exotic spice

is the making of magic

and is bound in sound advice

But all these things are tools

not the place where magic is found

magic is creation

nothing hidden or profound



Added by Leila Raven on April 7, 2011 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Do you recognize me? Am I familar? Being authentic self

(Katt is my nickname, and many of my friends know me by that name so many of my older images are tagged with it)


For me I believe integral to the process of enlightenment is being authentic self. What does this mean? I don't have all those answers, I'm still working on it. I do…


Added by Leila Raven on March 24, 2011 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

MegaMoon? Moonageddon?

This Saturday we will have one of the largest full moons in well, many moons... a couple of decades. I don't know about you, but I'm hoping for clear skies to catch a glimpse of that big beauty.

I've been around for more than a couple of decades, and I…


Added by Leila Raven on March 15, 2011 at 3:38pm — 3 Comments

Making sense of disaster, history and myth.

Namazu ~ The Earthshaker

Making sense of disaster, history and myth.

According to ancient Japanese legends earthquakes are caused by a titanic catfish, Namazu.…

Added by Leila Raven on March 12, 2011 at 6:07pm — 2 Comments

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