Fairy Tale for Assertive Women

 Fairy Tale for Assertive Women

Once upon a time, in a land far away, a beautiful, independent, self-assured princess happened upon a frog as she sat contemplating ecological issues on the shores of an unpolluted pond in a verdant meadow near her castle.

The frog hopped into the Princess’ lap and said: “Elegant Lady, I was once a handsome Prince, until an evil Witch cast a spell upon me. One kiss from you, however, and I will turn back into the dapper, young Prince that I am and then, my sweet, we can marry and setup housekeeping in yon castle with my Mother, where you can prepare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my children, and forever feel grateful and happy doing so.”

That night, on a repast of lightly sauted frogs legs seasoned in a white wine and onion cream sauce, she chuckled to herself and thought: “I don’t think so.”


Turok’s Cabana

Calendar of the Sun for September 28

Calendar of the Sun

28 Halegmonath

Day of the Nile: Hapi’s Day

Colors: Blue and green
Element: Water
Altar: Upon cloth of blue and green place a statue of Hapi the river god, a sheaf of bulrushes, incense of frankincense, and a bowl of river water.
Offerings: Help to clean up a riverside.
Daily Meal: Fish.

Invocation to Hapi

All: Akhet Peret Shemu!
Caller: Hail, Prince of the Great River!
Hail, Lord of the River Horse,
Keeper of the swimming cattle
With their outstretched open mouths.
Hail, Lord of the currents,
Whose flood time brings the fertile soil
To the red desert sands.
All: Akhet Peret Shemu!
Caller: Hail, Prince of the Great River!
You are the thin green line of life
That sustains the people of the desert,
Making them the people of the River.
Without your gift, there would be no place
For the other gods to place their feet.
All: Akhet Peret Shemu!
Caller: Hail, Prince of the Great River!
We honor you for your great gift,
And we honor the spirits of all rivers in your memory.
Bless us with fertile days
And flood us with your blessings.
Hail Hapi, Lord of the Nile!
All: Hail Hapi, Lord of the Nile!
Akhet Peret Shemu!

(The river water is passed around, and each is anointed with it. The rest is poured out as a libation, and the rite is over.)

[Pagan Book of Hours]

Ah, This Will Put A Smile On Your Face – Pondering old age

Pondering old age

How do I know that my youth is all spent?
Well, my get up and go has got up and went.
But in spite of it all I am able to grin
when I recall where my get up has been.

Old age is golden-so I’ve heard it said-
but sometimes I wonder when I get into bed,
with my ears in a drawer and my teeth in a cup,
my eyes on the table until I wake up.

Ere sleep dims my eyes I say to myself,
“Is there anything else I should lay on the shelf?”
And I’m happy to say as I close my door,
my friends are the same, perhaps even more.

When I was young, my slippers were red,
I could pick up my heels right over my head.
When I grew older, my slippers were blue,
but still I could dance the whole night through.

But now I am old, my slippers are black,
I walk to the store and puff my way back.
The reason I know my youth is all spent,
my get up and go has got up and went.

But I really don’t mind when I think, with a grin,
of all the grand places my get up has been.
Since I have retired from life’s competition,
I accommodate myself with complete repetition.

I get up each morning, and dust off my wits,
pick up my paper and read the “obits”.
If my name is missing, I know I’m not dead,
so I eat a good breakfast and go back to bed



Saint of the Day for July 24 is St. Michael, the Archangel

Saint of the Day

St. Michael, the Archangel

Patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police, and sickness

St. Michael, the Archangel – Feast day – September 29th The name Michael signifies “Who is like to God?” and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as “one of the chief princes,” and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell. He has been especially honored and invoked as patron and protector by the Church from the time of the Apostles.

Although he is always called “the Archangel,” the Greek Fathers and many others place him over all the angels – as Prince of the Seraphim. St. Michael is the patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police and sickness.

Deity of the Day for July 7th is Gwydion (Welsh)

Deity of the Day

Gwydion (Welsh)

Druid of the mainland gods; son of Don; brother of Govannon, Arianrhod, Amaethon (god of agriculture). Wizard and Bard of North Wales. A many-skilled deity like Lugh. Prince of the Powers of Air; a shape-shifter. His symbol was a white horse. Greatest of the enchanters; warrior-magician. Illusion, changes. magic, the sky, healing.