Spirit of Place: Tesselaar Tulip Festival (Part 3 of 3)

At the Tesselaar Tulip Festival there was more on than just tulips…there was some art too…these were my favourites:

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There was also clog dancing in full costume:

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An old timey pipe organ raising money for charity:

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Display and workshops on how to make wooden tulips:

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And of course there were windmills tucked away everywhere:

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All images (C) T. Georgitsis 2015

 

 

 

Cheiro’s Wisdom

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“Everyone knows that “the face can wear a mask,” that a person may be a good actor and put on a certain expression that may deceive even the best judgment.

But hands cannot change as the result of a mere effort to please; the character they express is the real nature of the individual—the true character that has been formed by heredity or that has grown up with the person by long years of habit.”

by Cheiro

 

 

Spirit of Place: Tesselaar Tulip Festival (Part 2 of 3)

 

I loved seeing the tulips blooming all throughout the farm. Shows that spring is truly here!

These were some more images I managed to capture with my iphone, of some other favourites I came across which I couldn’t identify due to lack of signage or the like…

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Then you have the fields of tulips which are just so eye catching and beautiful you almost feel like you are in Holland…except for all the people taking selfies in the middle of the fields 😉

 

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All images (C) T. Georgitsis 2015

Spirit of Place: Tesselaar Tulip Festival (Part 1 of 3)

 

Every spring for 4 weeks the Tesselaar Tulip Festival happens in Silvan (country Victoria, Australia).

This year I went during the Dutch Weekend (I mean they are known for their tulips no).  They had transformed the tulip farm into a mini-Holland with food, costumes, folk dancing, barrel organ music, market stalls, windmills, games and historical displays.  There was also sculptures among the tulips from artists around the country.  The festival runs for two more weeks and for more information see here: http://www.tulipfestival.com.au

These were my favourite tulips which I remember the name of:

 

The “precocious” 

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The “high roller” 

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The “gavota” 

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The “poppy”

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All images (C) T. Georgitsis 2015

 

 

 

Putting Isiopolis Under Her Wings…at least for now

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A Portrait of Isis, by Feather Collector. See it here.A Portrait of Isis, by Feather Collector. See it here. This reminds me of a vision I had of Her long ago.

My fellow lovers of Isis,

I have been writing this blog since May of 2009 and it seems that the time has now come to put it on hiatus. I don’t know for how long. A while.

As some of you may know, I work full time at a rather demanding job. This leaves me only weekends to write. Since 2009, I have been spending pretty much all of that writing time on this blog, leaving me none for other projects.

The good news is that I find I have a significant new writing project to which I wish to devote that time. Yes, a book, but I won’t say what it is right now. It, too, will be a while. There’s much research and much meditation still to be done. But you can be sure it…

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Brief Descriptions on Wicca Traditions: Elphame

Lady Tamara von Forslun set up The Church of Wicca and created the Elphame tradition of Wicca in the 70’s – 80’s in Perth, Western Australia.  Tamara’s mentor and teacher was Rhiannon Ryall who initiated her into the craft as a teen.  The Church of Wicca received legal registration as a church in 1989 which made it Australia’s first legal wiccan church.  It became defunct in the early to mid 2000’s due to some infighting and Tamara stepping down from her role as Arch High Priestess.

Elphame wicca is based on Gardnerian and Alexandrian Wicca and heavily influenced by ceremonial magick. The degrees start as cowan (seeker) witch (1st degree) priest/ess (2nd degree) and high priest/ess (3rd degree) when the person hives off to form their own coven.

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The Alternative Spirit (Issue 7): Regular Hekate Column – Hekate & Samhain

In this issue of of The Alternative Spirit Magazine,​ I have written on Hekate and how you can honor her during Samhain and you can purchase your copy here:

http://alpinenirvana.wix.com/alternativespiritmag#!/c4fi

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The Australian Pagan Magazine (Issue 11): Wep Ronpet

In issue 11 of the Australian Pagan Magazine my regular Kemetic article focuses on the Ancient Egyptian New Year Wep Ronpet and I have included how to celebrate it.  You can purchase your copy here:

http://www.theaustralianpaganmagazine.com/store/prods/issue-11-the-australian-pagan-magazine-spring-edition/

 

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