Beltane, May Eve, Beltaine, Bealtaine, or May Day: April 30 or May 1

When it comes to Pagan blogs… Tumblr is always bustling with holiday posts. I enjoy pagan symbologies just as much as any other religious symbolism. Esoteric Freemasonry symbolism I find to have the rarest, oldest hence purest, and it reaches all the way to Babylon and Sumer, prior Egyptian religion in its deepest systems of teaching the mysteries. That’s why you get all that anti Freemason crap from many Christian groups but it’s all part of the truth behind Christianity. In religious iconography nobody has the beauty and flair that modern paganism likes to put out in the interwebs. Christians can sometimes get all upset with pagan fertility rituals and it’s male god being a horned god it takes on a devilish look to some folk. It’s not what it appears though in wearing those glasses, seeing those perceptions. It’s not worship of a devil. They don’t believe in a monotheist good and evil world. My second attempt at marriage taught me a lot, as she was a Wiccan. (Anti mormon too and hated my family’s religious beliefs, thinking them to be just as evil as Christians see the devil or paganism to be.) I didn’t buy into all of my Dad’s Mormon beliefs and studying the occult was a result of wanting to know the truth behind the symbolism and the fear of many folk who don’t understand it. Anyway… here’s a great Tumblr post on Beltane.

Beltane is the time of the marriage and union of the Goddess as Mother Earth and the God of the Greenwood. It is an ancient fertility festival marking the beginning of the planting cycle. The festival was to ensure a good growing season and a bountiful harvest. Beltane is light-hearted and joyful.