Sunday, August 06, 2006

Pagans Celebrate The End Of The Season

In his old age, the Irish sun God Lugh is still potent and capable. Even now as the days begin to shorten again in Southern Illinois, his fiery fingers are diligently tending the crops in our long growing season.

It seems a shame, then, to call attention to his autumn demise as area pagans will do Sunday in Giant City State Park.

"It's almost anti-intuitive," Tara Nelsen, founder of the Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance, said of acknowledging fall so early. "I'm really a summer girl, and I'm not ready to admit it. In September, ok, but not yet."

The reality, said Nelsen, is that it is time to turn toward the coming harvest. Full Story

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