Pagans work with fire to celebrate Beltane.
The word ‘Beltane’ roughly translates as ‘bright fire’ and is the festival to welcome the return of fertility to the land—a time to celebrate youth and sensuality.
After months of huddling near hearth fires to keep warm from Winter’s snow and ice, ancient communities moved into the village commons to dance around the brightness of Beltane fires. Hearth fires were extinguished and rekindled with flames from the Beltane fires.
The return of fertility to the land reminds us about the importance of wildness. Intimacy with our wild self opens up fresh edges for connection with mystical experience and overflows into vast reservoirs of creativity and intelligence in the world. It also helps us take our place in the inherent wildness of the natural world.[Read more…] about Dance with Fire