Goddess Matters Johanna Stuckey
Here and Now Patricia Monaghan
Gardening Mary Swander
Divination Nancy Vedder-Shults, Ph.D.
Seasonal Victoria Slind-Flor
Wise Woman Tradition Susun Weed
Reader Contribution Kathy Stanley
Reader Contribution Mut Danu
Upper Midwest Gwyn Padden
Non-fiction in Review Madelon Wise
Fiction in Review Dahti Blanchard
Editorial Sage Starwalker
Crossword Puzzle Feral & Sage
Cover Art Andrea Church
In the Celtic tradition, the two greatest festivals of all are Bealtaine and Samhain the beginning of Summer and the beginning of Winter. To the Celts, as to all pastoral peoples, the year had two seasons, not four; subtler divisions concerned crop-raisers rather than cattle-raisers. .. 1st May was an important one in old Ireland. On that day the women, children and herdsmen took the cattle off to the summer pastures, or 'booleys' (buaile or buailte), until Samhain. The same thing still happens, on the same dates, in the Alps and other parts of Europe. "
(Janet and Stewart Farrar, A Witches Bible Compleat, Vol. 1)