Halloween Spooks

My religion taught me that the devil had been given dominion over earth and his demons walked the earth in spirit form. That it was their intent to lead me into temptation and drag me into the depths of hell and join them in their misery. Evil spirits lived under my bed, in dark closets and in the forest surrounding my home. The only time I was safe was in the presence of a man who held the priesthood or in a room that had been recently cleansed and consecrated.

May Day

When I was young and the community was in its infancy we celebrated May Day with great exuberance.  It was a celebration of spring and a welcoming of the sun and longer, warmer days.  The tetherball pole that stood on the church/school playground was transformed into a May Pole. Children were hand selected to participate in decorating the May … Continue reading May Day

Jesus, Bunnies and Eggs…Oh My

In the commune we did not celebrate the death of Jesus; but his birth, his life, his purpose, and his ascension. As a little girl we celebrated the birth of Christ on April 6th and his resurrection on the Sunday immediately following. It was common knowledge that Jesus was born in the spring; it was … Continue reading Jesus, Bunnies and Eggs…Oh My