The Christian Celebration of Halloween

Am I a Heretic? Before I go on, I know what a lot of you may be thinking at this time… “Christians celebrating Halloween? That’s so wrong! So very wrong!”, or worse, “You’re celebrating the Devil’s day? You can’t be a Christian – you’re an apostate / a ‘condescending horse’s rectum’!” Seriously, that last bit are the … More The Christian Celebration of Halloween

Plants Meditation – 12. Yew

 Plants Meditation Image: Wikimedia Commons  Plant Name: Yew  Symbolism: Everlasting Life Survival after death  Information: This tree hollows out over time to give stability and durability over hundreds of years, regenerating from below. Its longevity is extended into perpetual life by the growth of daughter shoots which flourish around the mother tree as she gradually … More Plants Meditation – 12. Yew

Plants Meditation – 11. Ivy

 Plants Meditation Image: Wikimedia Commons  Plant Name: Ivy  Symbolism: Connection Dependence Friendship Immortality  Information: Ivy is an evergreen plant, surviving even the hardest of winters, and is immortalised in the ancient carol, “The Holly and the Ivy”. Its association with the winter comes from the bringing in of evergreen plants into places of worship to … More Plants Meditation – 11. Ivy

Plants Meditation – 10. Silver Birch

 Plants Meditation Image: Wikimedia Commons  Plant Name:  Silver Birch  Symbolism: Pioneering Fire Resilience  Information: Birch is one of the first deciduous trees to wake after the Winter and since ancient times has been seen as representing renewal and new beginnings. The birch tree sheds part of itself almost constantly, whether catkins, leaves, twigs or seeds. … More Plants Meditation – 10. Silver Birch