Dia de los Muertos

Many blessings on this Dia de los Muertos.
May you walk with the wisdom of your ancestors.

(Marigold Catrina by Sylvia Ji, copyright reserved)


October Full Moon

Many Blessings of the October Full Moon!
We give thanks for the final harvest of the year.
(photo copyright M. Moreno)


News: Navratri

"Navratri -- which commences on 13 October -- is celebrated to honour Goddess Durga and her nine forms. The celebrations begin on the first day of the month of Ashvin according to the Hindu calendar."

(photos of Garba dance and Aarti ritual, copyright Reuters)


News article: Yoruba Festival

"Held every year in a sacred forest on the outskirts of the southern Nigerian city of Osogbo, the Osun-Osogbo Festival is a two-week-long celebration of the Yoruba river goddess Oshun. The festival, which begins with a traditional cleansing of the town (Iwopopo) and ends in a procession of the people to the Osun-Osogbo sacred grove, attracts attendees from all over the globe."

(photo copyright Ife Martins)


Roman Priestess

Ivy-crowned Priestess offering incense over altar flames.
Roman diptych, circa 400ce.