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Sol sistere,The Sun stands still.It pauses before moving on again.Face to the Sun,We call to the realms,Land, sea, and sky,Ever around us.We reach for the hallows,Well, tree, and fire,Ever around us.We offer to the Kindreds,Ancestors, Nature Spirits, and Shining Ones,Ever around us.With the breath of Inspiration,We reach for the Earth Mother,Ever beneath us,As we pause,With the Sun,Sol sistere.Solstice Blessings to all, whereever they may be.

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An argument for continuing to permit to carry weapons at festivals.

(Editor's note: This article was written in 1990, so many of the resources it recommends may be out-of-date. Be sure to verify that any newsletters or organizations still exist before sending any funds!)

Originally published in Druid's Progress #8

Our story so far: In the first few episodes of our continuing saga, All My Oakgroves, we've established two key concepts for understanding the world(s)views of the Indo-European Paleopagans. The first concept is a polytheological and sociological one called the "trifunctional ideology," discovered by Georges Dumezil and his followers. The second is a related cosmological one of the "Three Worlds plus Fire," identified, I believe by me, from a variety of Dumezilian and other IE studies.

by George Cooney

In order to be at peace, it is necessary to feel a sense of history - that you are both part of what has come before and part of what is yet to come. Being thus surrounded, you are not alone; and the sense of urgency that pervades the present is put in perspective. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

(Originally published in Druid's Progress 12)

(Originally published in Druid's Progress 11)

In today's society we are accustomed to the separation of church and state. One of those functions which falls on the 'state' side of the formula is the handling of crime, or justice. This is so ingrained in our way of thinking that one person, when asked about ADF's response to crime, replied that if a crime isn't committed specifically to defame our organization, it should be of no concern to us.

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