Pagans on the Path
Pagans on the Path is a monthly feature in which members of the Pagan community are asked one question pertaining to issues and ideas important to the individual practitioner and the wider Pagan community.
This month’s question: What’s your favorite season and why?
Dion-Isis of Redondo Beach is an eclectic Isian. She is also a co-founder of the Iseum of Isis Paedusis and a member of Pacific Unitarian Church. You can visit Denise at www.denisedumars.com
“I will choose fall. There’s a ‘witch’ consciousness in the air. I love all the harvest festivals and I also love the melancholy aspects of the season. My favorite holiday is El Dia de los Muertos. Knowing that most pagan cultures had a similar rite sometime in autumn around the time of Samhain and Day of the Dead makes me feel more connected to ancient cultures. Also, with Halloween being the second-largest holiday in terms of retails sales in America, I feel inspired to see that even the secular aspects of the day are now ingrained in our society.”
Marsha Lange of Covina is a Dianic Witch and a Yogini in a Shakta Tantric path known as Sha’can. She is a member of Inland Moon, a chapter house of Abbey of Avalon, member of the Kali Mandir of Laguna Beach, as well as the Goddess Temple of Orange County. She is also a devotee of Mata Amritanandamayi. You can visit Marsha on Facebook
“My favorite season is fall. Even though the season is all about turning inward and preparing to rest and renew it feels so dramatic with its hot/warm dry days followed by cold nights along with the stark contrast of light and shadow lending that theatrical touch. It’s at this time I feel even closer to ‘that which makes the universe spin.’ It is also the time of my two favorite holidays, Hallows where we commune with the incomprehensible and Navaratri where our true Selves as the goddess Durga battle our negative tendencies for our soul.”
Scott Gilliam of Mar Vista is a Hermetic Pagan and Buddhist with a bit of Yogi/Shaman mixed in. He is a psychotherapist who does healing work. You can visit Scott at www.soultender.com/
“My favorite season is the fall. This is where I feel the energy of the summer fall into the earth and nurture its depth. I love the fall because I feel a balance between introspection and extroverted activity. The sun is mild and the moon is bright, the cold winter breeze mixes with the remnants of the summer heat in a very special alchemical dance. The night’s are getting longer the days shorter, the inward journey begins.”
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