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I Celebrate Beltane

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    Oh Sun of Paradise - bring your full heat upon

    me until I'm melting in the pain of your pleasure - until futile arms of resistance no longer push back but reach towards. Let the ecstasy of your paralyzing beams penetrate my subtle flesh and stir up the whirlwinds of my spirit. I feel my heart gallop like a wild horse...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 1 Response May 2, 2015

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    My Solitary Beltane/May Day Ritual~

    On April 30 into May 1st we Pagan types celebrate Beltane. Beltane is a fire festival honoring the return of the earth’s fertile phase. Beltane is most usually celebrated around the fiery fingers of a robust merry bon fire and dancing beneath a colorful maypole. I have read...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 8 Responses May 1, 2012

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    My May Basket

    One first morning in May years ago I was sitting in my study getting school lunch money ready when someone pulled the door shut. Then I heard a knocking at the door. I opened it, no one was there. Hanging on the door knob was a red construction paper basket filled with fresh wood...
    datura datura 56-60, F 22 Responses May 1, 2009

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    I don't, mostly because I am not a teenager anymore O.o .. I am not looking to receive any gifts from my partner on that day, I guess I am quite a catch, aren't I! lol
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    I perform ceremonies on the evenings of Beltane and Samhain simple bonfires dancing and offerings
    Megansback Megansback 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This song has been on repeat all week. Probably the reason why im such an emotional wreck. Tbh this is exactly how i feel... Can you tell me, how can one miss what she's never...
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    PLEASE DON'T TRY TO CONVERT ME. . . Merry meet one and all. I am a pagan and have been for a good many years now. I am studying to become a high priest and a celebrant so i am...
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    It was so nice seeing my father celebrate his birthday. The fun and joy he had of having the family in town, opening presents and most importantly it was about him. It makes me...
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    i have never heard of this festival. http://news.yahoo.com/spanish-town-celebrates-bizarre-turnip-throwing-festival-144138028.html
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    I have spent 16 years of my life in this school...and I have had these annual school events throughout my life again and again....these were the last time I attended those as...
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    It all started when i was in my college. i was good in studies and was a member of my band too. i was short in attendance always because i used to go out for events. I had a group...
    champabhi champabhi 26-30, M Jan 22

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    it's funny, we drink to celebrate, mourn, and just about every thing else. today I'm celebrating a small victory, being able to full up the gasstank and buy dinner for me and my SO...
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    It's my birthday, but it doesn't feel like anything special. Though I'm being forced to celebrate it..... *sigh* why are 16th birthdays such a big deal??
    PrinceTheRipper PrinceTheRipper 18-21, T Jan 19

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    amee100 amee100 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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